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Greenfield bench project a lesson in collaboration

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — A five-member group called Greenfield Rejuvenators is teaming up with the town, jail, a high school teacher and his students and local organizations to install up to another 50 benches in the downtown. The new benches are made from recycled materials like the green plastic ones already found along Main Street and on the Town Common, but they … 0

Andrews blasts mailing as ‘misleading attack’

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Rep. Denise Andrews, D-Orange, is lashing out against what she says is a “misleading attack mailing” by the conservative advocacy organization Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance “on … 0

Franklin County Opioid Task Force regroups, continues

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — The area Opioid Task Force met Tuesday for a look at the big picture of addiction in Franklin County and at reports from … 0

Will $150K be enough to save Mahar dam?

Sunday, September 14, 2014

ORANGE — Will available funding be enough to save Mahar dam? That is the question for discussion at the next Mahar School Committee Finance and Facilities meeting slated for 2 p.m. on Sept. 22 at the school. The … 0

Montague senior center planners hired

Sunday, September 14, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Montague has hired the firm Catlin and Petrovick Architects for the planning study to lay the grounds for a new senior center. The Montague Board of Selectmen approved Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority Community Development Director MJ Adams’s recommendation to hire the firm … 0

Colrain road closures, paving starts Tuesday

Sunday, September 14, 2014

COLRAIN — The town Highway Department will be repaving several roads starting Tuesday. These roads will be temporarily closed while the work takes place. Paving hours are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., so residents should plan accordingly. Here are the scheduled closings: ∎  Jacksonville Road, one-way traffic on … 0

Charlemont-Hawley Cultural Council deadline

Sunday, September 14, 2014

CHARLEMONT — The Charlemont-Hawley Cultural Council is now accepting grant applications for the 2015 fiscal year. Applications may be submitted by individuals, schools, and/or cultural organizations. Cultural programs include such events as concerts, festivals, lectures, theater, dance, and film. The Council gets so many applications that its members … 0

Greenfield youth makes Eagle Scout cleaning up Energy Park

Friday, September 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — Eighteen-year-old Daniel Burgos will reach another milestone in his life on Sunday — one he’s been working toward for 11 years. Burgos, who actually became an Eagle Scout on July 7, will be officially recognized by … 0

Buckland eyes Mayhew site for garage at special town meeting

Friday, September 12, 2014

BUCKLAND — Without a highway garage since 2008, town officials will go back to voters one more time on Sept. 25 with another option: to lease the vacant Mayhew Steel Products plant for at least one year. Also on a special town meeting agenda is a proposed “Small … 0

Greenfield looks to relocate school offices

Friday, September 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — Plagued by leaky roofs and poor ventilation, the town is looking for ways to move the school administrative offices out of the 141 Davis St. building by the end of the year. With support from the superintendent’s office, Mayor William Martin said, the town is determining … 0

Can a Board of Health stop the pipeline?

Friday, September 12, 2014

DEERFIELD — Could Deerfield’s Board of Health have the power to prevent Kinder Morgan’s controversial Tennessee Gas Co. pipeline from passing through town? Cristobal Bonifaz, a lawyer from Conway, thinks so, and the Deerfield health board seems ready to follow his lead down that path. But the Federal … 0

New bakery coming to Main Street in Greenfield

Friday, September 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — There will soon be a standalone bakery in the heart of downtown, again. Frosted Bake Shop will open in the space next door to Wilson’s Department Store in mid October, according to co-owner Shelly Phillips. There hasn’t been an independent full-service bakery in Greenfield for more … 0

‘The wall is coming down’

Friday, September 12, 2014

ORANGE — The Orange veteran who set out in March to hike the 2,180-mile Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine did not make it all the way because of an injury, but he said he came back a … 0