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New Greenfield restaurant serving fresh and exotic fish

Friday, August 1, 2014

GREENFIELD — A new seafood and steak restaurant has opened in an old, familiar spot on Federal Street. Ocean Grill & Steak House opened quietly a little more than a week ago in the space where Famous Bill’s and, most recently, Greenfield Grille were once located at 30 Federal St. Co-owner Jim Sands, who also owns Zoe’s Fish House in … 0

State report: Dobelle raided public funds for own use many times

Friday, August 1, 2014

WESTFIELD — Westfield State University’s ex-president who resigned after reports of extravagant spending of public money, repeatedly abused his authority, exploited more than $180,000 of … 0

Scam artists hope to dupe Deerfield residents

Friday, August 1, 2014

DEERFIELD — Have you received a phone call lately that just didn’t seem quite right? Were you offered something that seemed too good to be … 0

UMass-led team to assess smoke risks inside hunter tepees

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

AMHERST — A $700,000 grant from the federal Environmental Protection Agency will allow a team led by a University of Massachusetts researcher to travel with Native American hunters in Canada to determine how dangers from their meat-smoking practices … 0

Hampshire College selected for Title IX ‘compliance review’

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

AMHERST — Hampshire College was recently added to the list of 71 colleges being investigated by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights for its handling of campus sexual assaults, but this was not prompted by a complaint, according to an internal memo sent to the … 0

Greenfield’s latest tax bills reflect high school debt

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

GREENFIELD — The first quarter real estate tax bills due in the Tax Collector’s Office by the close of business on Friday reflect the first increases from the debt for the new $66 million Greenfield High School under construction. Mayor William Martin said this week “While our tax … 2

Training offered for emergency reserve corps volunteers

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

GREENFIELD — When disaster strikes, trained volunteers typically show up on scene to help their neighbors. The Franklin Regional Council of Governments is holding trainings for medical and nonmedical personnel who want to volunteer in times of disaster. Medical Reserve Corps volunteers assist in medical emergencies such as … 0

Portion of Dole Road in Erving to be closed Aug. 4 to 8

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

GILL — Dole Road from the Bernardston town line to the intersection with West Gill Road will be closed to through traffic from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. next week, Monday through Friday. Homes and businesses will be accessible, but the Highway Department warns delays should be expected. … 0

Greenfield splash park to open next year

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

GREENFIELD — It looks like children will have to wait until next spring or summer before they have a splash park to cool off in. Christy Moore, the town’s recreation director, said after a few delays, the town … 0

Ashfield to celebrate 200th birthday of its Town Hall

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

ASHFIELD — Ashfield’s Town Hall turns 200 this year and the town will be celebrating the unusual history of the former “New Meetinghouse,” and its move from Norton Hill down to the town center, where it now stands. … 0

Yankee Candle names new CEO

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Hope Margala has been named as the new chief executive officer of Yankee Candle Co. She enters the position after having served as the company’s president of retail and EVP Brand, Innovation and Merchandising. Margala … 0

Paying for the pipeline

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. and its parent, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, may have had a chance last week to convince 300 attendees at a Franklin Regional Council of Governments meeting why its nearly 300-mile pipeline project is needed, but this week, a nationally syndicated radio program is painting … 0

Historic Deerfield seeks volunteers for Free Fun Friday event on Aug. 15

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

DEERFIELD — Historic Deerfield is looking for additional volunteers to help run its Free Fun Friday event on Aug. 15. The event is being held in collaboration with the Highland Street Foundation, a Newton-based organization that works to … 0