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Frontier tennis repairs back in play

Friday, April 18, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Funding for repairs to the Frontier Regional School tennis courts will come before townspeople for approval this spring after all. The Deerfield Community Preservation Committee reconsidered Thursday night and voted unanimously to recommend the request to town meeting on April 28. The only town left to recommend the request to town meeting is Conway. The Whately and … 0

Pioneer cuts $225,000 from proposed budget

Friday, April 18, 2014

BERNARDSTON — The Pioneer Valley Regional School Committee has lowered its proposed budget by nearly a quarter of a million dollars. The district was able … 0

Body in river identified as Greenfield man

Friday, April 18, 2014

SUNDERLAND — The identity of the dead man pulled from the Connecticut River April 19 has been identified. The Northwestern District Attorney’s Office has identified … 0

Greenfield school board considers backup plan in superintendent search

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — Worried that one of the two remaining school superintendent finalists may pull out of contention, the Greenfield School Committee will begin looking for an interim leader for next year in case it has to reopen its search. School board members stressed Tuesday that they still hope … 0

Sunderland school board reduces budget by $52,980

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

SUNDERLAND — The Sunderland Elementary School Committee is reducing its budget request by $52,980 to help close the town’s budget gap. The committee voted Tuesday to adjust its budget down to $2,104,000. With the changes, the committee is asking to spend $18,268, or 0.88 percent, more than the … 0

Entergy files to do away with 10-mile emergency zone

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

VERNON, Vt. — Owners of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant want to do away with the 10-mile emergency planning zone surrounding its reactor after it ceases operation at the end of this year. The zone, which includes portions … 0

Town Council tables vacant property ordinance

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Town Council has tabled a proposed ordinance that would require all property owners to maintain their properties, at least to the point that they don’t abandon them and let them slip into disrepair. Several councilors said on Wednesday night that they wanted the ordinance to … 0

Mayor waits for council’s OK to put in Lunt bid

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — It could be up to a month before the mayor knows whether he can put a bid in for part of the former Lunt Silversmith property on Federal Street. Town Council will have to approve the mayor’s request for Greenfield to purchase 6.62 acres of the … 0

Design of new Conway highway garage in works

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

CORRECTION: The Police Department will continue to be housed in the town office. CONWAY — After a seven-year wait, the town is moving closer to making a new highway garage a reality. On Monday, the Board of Selectmen … 0

Car hits house on Chapman St.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — A Chapman Street house was damaged when an elderly woman drove her Chevy Impala into it Wednesday. “I was in the room where it happened. I’m really shook up,” said Kimberly Claine, who owns the house … 0

20 seniors to get break on property taxes in Greenfield

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — Twenty of the town’s seniors are about to get a break on their property taxes. A new program will allow qualified seniors 60 and older to apply for a credit of up to $500 on their property taxes by volunteering as many as 62.5 hours to … 0

Greenfield Arbor Day celebrates trees

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Tree Committee and the Department of Public Works have invited town residents to come to an Arbor Day celebration of the value and beauty of trees on Friday, at 12:45 p.m. This year, elementary school students at the Discovery School at Four Corners at … 0

Greenfield holiday trash collection

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — Due to the upcoming Monday holiday (Patriots’ Day), the following will be the trash and recycling pickup: ∎  Monday collection will be on Tuesday. ∎  Tuesday collection will be on Wednesday. ∎  Wednesday collection will be on Thursday. ∎  Thursday and Friday collections will be on … 0