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Jerry’s Place to reopen on Monday

Thursday, November 20, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Three weeks after a drunken driver plowed through the wall of Jerry’s Place at Elm and North Main streets, the popular breakfast and lunch spot will re-open Monday after undergoing extensive repairs and renovations. Owner Jerry Dagrosa said he plans to re-open at 6 a.m., even though there won’t be any exterior windows until replacement bay windows … 0

Surprise! Turners firefighters help deliver baby

Thursday, November 20, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Local firefighters made a special delivery Thursday afternoon. “We brought a little girl into the world today, right in the back of … 0

Will Orange OK $490K for new school study?

Thursday, November 20, 2014

ORANGE — Residents will vote at a special town meeting on Dec. 4 on whether to fund the next step in building a new elementary … 0

Charlemont man denies larceny, fraud charges

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A Charlemont man denied charges in Hampshire Superior Court Tuesday related to two alleged schemes that prosecutors say let him cheat his former employer, Dietz Construction of Easthampton, out of thousands of dollars. Andrew Dufresne, 42, of 119 Main St., Apt. 1R, pleaded not guilty to … 0

Hospital envisions advisory group with community input

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

GREENFIELD — By next fall, community members may be able to provide input on what services their local hospital should have and in what direction it should head. Baystate Franklin Medical Center President Steven Bradley has proposed creating a community advisory group for the hospital that would include … 0

Tractor-trailer lands on side, no one hurt

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

DEERFIELD — A tractor-trailer rolled onto its side in the left lane of Interstate 91 southbound Monday night. State police logged the accident at 8:50 p.m., with all patrols clear at 11 p.m. once the truck was righted. There were no injuries. The Shelburne barracks log did not … 0

Shelburne clerk’s office to be closed

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

SHELBURNE — Outdoorsman and Town Clerk Joe Judd says his office will be closed on Thursday , Monday and Dec. 1 “in observance of hunting season.” His regular hours are Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. … 0

Bigger West County Pantry opens at Cowell Gym Wednesday

Monday, November 17, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — After 11 years of providing food to low-income hilltown families within the Shelburne Falls Senior Center, the West County Emergency Food Pantry is moving into a larger space of its own. The pantry opens its … 0

Greenfield to evaluate all teachers by end of school year

Monday, November 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield School Department is planning to evaluate 100 percent of its teachers and administrators by the end of the school year in an effort to catch up with the rest of the state on the new educator evaluation system. The state Department of Elementary and … 0

Job fair to honor ‘Hire a Veteran’ Month

Monday, November 17, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — To honor and celebrate all veterans on national “Hire a Veteran” Month, the Franklin Hampshire Career Center is hosting a job fair at the Career Center’s Northampton location at 178 Industrial Drive. The event is scheduled from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday. From 9 to … 0

Forester concerned about pipeline route

Monday, November 17, 2014

As Massachusetts environmental officials negotiate with Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. about alternatives to its main proposed route across Massachusetts, one private forest owner has raised concerns that a new alignment to avoid state-owned conservation land could jeopardize his own protected timber land. The recently announced “Article 97 Avoidance … 0

Emerald ash borer prompts wood quarantine

Monday, November 17, 2014

One little bug is causing big problems for trees and loggers in Massachusetts. On Monday, a statewide quarantine on ash lumber and all hardwood firewood went into effect, in an effort by the state Department of Conservation and … 0

Baystate expresses commitment to local hospitals

Monday, November 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — As the Baystate Health System moves forward, one of its main goals under its new leadership is to offer quality care and services closer to home at the community hospitals at a lower cost. “The more … 0