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Does town want to revive Highland Park?

Thursday, February 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — If the town is going to revive Highland Park and its pond, returning it to the busy park it once was with skating, fishing and other recreational activities, it is going to take a lot of work that will have to be done in phases, according to the task force assigned to look into it. The task force, … 0

Happy 250th: Ashfield featured in Yankee Mag.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

ASHFIELD — This picturesque town got an extra birthday present for its 250th anniversary: a five-page spread in the March issue of Yankee Magazine. The … 0

Two rain gardens to be installed at Greenfield education centers

Thursday, February 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town will soon become even greener if a local environmental group has its way. Barbara Francis, a member of Greening Greenfield, said … 0

Woman scuffles with cops during traffic stop arrest

Monday, February 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — A local woman faces drunken driving and assaulting a police officer charges after a weekend arrest. Suzanne Mitchell, 52, of 173 Conway St., pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Monday to charges of operating under the … 0

Northfield seeks nominees for town positions

Monday, February 23, 2015

NORTHFIELD — If you’d like to run for town offices, there’s still time to throw your hat in the ring for the May 5 annual town election. Nomination papers are available from the town clerk’s office until Thursday. They must be submitted to the Board of Registrars by … 0

Bernardston caucus set for March 9

Monday, February 23, 2015

BERNARDSTON — Election season is fast approaching, and there’s still time to run for town office. A nonpartisan town caucus will be held at 7 p.m. March 9 in Town Hall. Residents may also pick up nomination papers from the town clerk’s office, and return them by 5 … 0

A cool thing to do

Sunday, February 22, 2015

ASHFIELD — The residents of Ashfield couldn’t have picked a better day to hack into the frozen surface of Ashfield Lake and pull out giant blocks of ice to be stored for use during the town’s 250th Anniversary … 0

County sees road project money tighten

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The signs of “road work ahead” — from Montague and Conway to Charlemont and Orange — stretch on like so many miles of asphalt, each with a six- or seven-figure price tag, in the region’s Transportation Improvement Plan. … 0

People respond to doughnut shop's plight

Sunday, February 22, 2015

GREENFIELD — Dough to make fresh doughnuts wasn’t the only thing being raised at Adams Donuts this weekend. Due to a swiftly organized social media campaign, numerous area residents flocked to the iconic Federal Street doughnut shop Saturday … 0

Recorder earns 9 awards

Sunday, February 22, 2015

BOSTON — The Recorder has won nine awards this year in the annual New England Newspaper & Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. Three of the prizes were for first place, two were for second place and four were … 0

Safety very much part of his, GCC mission

Sunday, February 22, 2015

GREENFIELD — As the new police chief at Greenfield Community College, Luis Santamaria plans to lead by example and help the school achieve its mission in providing students with a quality education in his role of overseeing campus … 0

MassDOT: Contractor violated Stillwater Bridge weight limits

Sunday, February 22, 2015

DEERFIELD — For Lower Road resident David Goff, Stillwater Bridge represents his only practical means of reaching the southern part of town. He drives across it nearly every day, as does the school bus that whisks his daughter … 0

Cohns lead hospital capital campaign

Sunday, February 22, 2015

GREENFIELD — Local business leaders and philanthropists are leading the new capital campaign to support construction of new operating rooms and renovation of the Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s existing surgical facility Robbie and Mary Cohn have set a … 0