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Wheel appeal: Group wants state to kick bicycle tourism into a high gear

Friday, July 3, 2015

Franklin County’s back roads are on a roll. In Sunderland, Montague and Whately, in Shelburne, Conway and Deerfield, chances are you may be seeing more bicyclists on byways, in groups or in ones or twos, wending their way along some of the backroads that attract cyclists not only from around the county, but from other parts of New England, the … 0

Saying goodbye: Ed Porter to retire after nearly 40 years at United ARC

Friday, July 3, 2015

When Ed Porter, fresh out of a Springfield College graduate program in outdoor education and about to become a father for the first time, arrived … 0

Greenfield needs volunteers to help plan new library

Friday, July 3, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town’s library is ready to form a building committee that will take it through construction of a new library. Greenfield Public Library … 0

FERC sets pipeline scoping meeting: Will take comment on potential enviromental effects July 29 at GMS

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Federal regulators have issued formal notice for Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s Northeast Energy Direct project, scheduling a July 29 public meeting in Greenfield. The notice starts the clock for the 60-day process to decide the scope of issues considered in a environmental impact statement on the project, which … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Ashfield Jeremy L. Johnson and Heather M. Johnson to Niels Cudnohufsky and Lynda Cudnohufsky, 1147 Hawley Road, $262,000. Bernardston Veronica A. Mayrand to Christopher R. Pappademas of Greenfield, 3 Huckle Hill Road, $153,500. Peter R. James, commissioners, to Franklin Land Trust, Inc. of Shelburne, Huckle Hill Road, $160,000. … 0

Australis Aquaculture swimming in business

Thursday, July 2, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Cawing seagulls circle over a sea-sprayed wooden dock while bearded men wearing skullcaps and tall rubber wading boots use long nets to unload the day’s catch. A thick rope holds their small boat in place … 0

‘It’s like speed dating, but for businesses’ County CDC event matches small biz entrepreneurs, mentors

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

GREENFIELD — Jane Janovsky of South Hadley likes to jam. To make it, that is — the type you spread on your morning toast. A jamming hobbyist for years, Janovsky found two years ago that the spreads she … 0

Northfield compiles pipeline worries for FERC

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

NORTHFIELD — The Selectboard is asking residents to submit written comments and concerns regarding the proposed natural gas pipeline and compressor station for Northfield so they can be presented to the federal agency that will decide if or how the project is built. A Federal Energy Regulatory Commission … 0

PVMA hosts 4th of July events in Old Deerfield

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

OLD DEERFIELD — The Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association is welcoming back re-enactors from the Stone Soul Peter Brace Brigade and Mass. 54th Colored Troops of Springfield, who will encamp again on the lawns of Memorial Hall Museum on … 0

Daylily, Sugarloaf Hair Studio hope to raise enough to rewire South Deerfield town common

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Deerfield’s town common is a familiar scene for Jane Wrisley, the owner of The Daylily on Sugarloaf Street. It’s the first thing she and her customers see when they look out the store’s front window, and each year she looks forward to seeing the group … 0

Nothing found after bridge, river search

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

MONTAGUE CITY — Reports of a man on the railing of the General Pierce Bridge prompted a search of the swollen Connecticut River after dark Tuesday, but police believe the man walked away. Turners Fall firefighter Trisha Dana said the Turners and Greenfield fire rescue boats searched the … 0

Recorder editor visits Leyden tonight

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The latest stop in Recorder Editor George Forcier’s summer tour of Franklin County is Thursday at the Leyden Town Hall from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. If you haven’t heard about the good-will tour, here is why the paper’s … 0

Greenfield to hire 36 teens thanks to state grant

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town has received a grant from the state attorney general’s office that the mayor plans to use to hire local youths to work as camp counselors and to help various town departments and on the community farm. Mayor William Martin said the $4,950 grant will … 0