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Stoneleigh-Burnham School celebrates class of 2015’s diversity at graduation Friday

Friday, May 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — In her student address at the Stoneleigh-Burnham School graduation Friday, Grace Powers shared a vision she had of her fellow classmates someday running the United Nations. Powers, of Northfield, was one of 28 students from eight countries to receive her diploma in a packed Stoneleigh-Burnham gymnasium. She said her worldly-wise and history-obsessed class was the inspiration for her … 0

Charlemont Ambulance files ‘action plan’ with state

Friday, May 29, 2015

CHARLEMONT — To improve its response rate and keep its license, the Charlemont Ambulance Task Force has submitted an action plan spelling out how this … 0

Feed them and they will come?

Friday, May 29, 2015

ORANGE — Will providing dinner and free child care help the town raise attendance at the annual town meeting on June 15? That’s the hope … 0

Trailers burn at Heath vacation campsite

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

HEATH — A small cooking fire and dry weather conditions beyond anything he’s seen in the Northeast destroyed five trailers in a seasonal camp and damaged a neighboring sixth trailer, said Fire Chief Michael Smith. The fire at 8 Lakeview drive began with a small cooking fire in … 0

Colrain seeks OK to raze ‘Blue Block’

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

COLRAIN — The Board of Selectmen wants to buy the vacant, decaying “Blue Block” apartment building at the intersection of Main and Jacksonville roads and demolish it, removing one more blighted building in what has been the traditional … 0

World Eye Bookshop late on payments; needs $15,000 by end of week

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — The owner of a local iconic bookstore, which has been in Greenfield for more than 40 years, says she is considering closing if business does not pick up. World Eye Bookshop owner Jessica Mullins said she … 0

Stone Soup Cafe: Feeding the hungry, building community

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — Three years ago, founders created Stone Soup Cafe as a way to bring a wholesome weekly meal to a diverse local population, though many are low-income or homeless. Rebecca King, who serves on the cafe’s board, … 0

Experts offer legal, technical advice to communities in pipeline’s path

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — Although less heated than many forums about the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline project that would cross eight Franklin County towns, a two-hour meeting hosted by the Franklin Regional Council of Governments raised several legal and technical considerations for many of the roughly 60 municipal officials and … 1

Mayoral candidate to hold public forum Sunday

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — The High Street resident who has decided to run against Mayor William Martin this year will kick-off her “Every Voter Matters” campaign Sunday at 1 p.m. at Greenfield Gardens Community Center on Pray Drive by holding … 0

Town Councilor kicks off campaign with her band

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Town Council Vice President, who also happens to be Precinct 7 Councilor Karen “Rudy” Renaud, has decided to run for a four-year at-large seat on the council this year, and she’s kicking off her campaign Sunday by performing with her new band Vote For Rudy. … 0

Charlemont hires administrator

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

CHARLEMONT — At last year’s annual town meeting, voters agreed to hire their first town administrator. At Tuesday night’s annual town meeting, many townspeople met her for the first time. Margaret “Peg” Dean began working for the town this spring, to oversee daily operations and to handle responsibilities … 0

Dems to caucus at Elm Terrace Saturday

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — A caucus will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the community room at Elm Terrace to elect delegates to attend this year’s Massachusetts Democratic state convention, according to the Greenfield Democratic Town Committee. The theme for this year’s convention is focused on an “action agenda,” … 0

Reynolds wins seat on Board of Selectmen

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

CHARLEMONT — Sarah Reynolds, a six-year member on the Board of Assessors, won her first election to the Board of Selectmen by a vote of 241-29 against her opponent, Charles Ricko. There were no other contests in Tuesday’s … 0