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Baker talks energy, budget during Yankee Candle visit

Thursday, May 28, 2015

WHATELY — Yankee Candle is Franklin County’s largest employer and during a short visit Thursday afternoon, Gov. Charlie Baker called it a success story to be replicated across the state. During a short tour of the Pioneer Valley Thursday afternoon, Baker stopped by the company’s production facility in Whately, where he toured the factory floor, spoke with employees and held … 2

Arts Block, Pushkin have new owner; local periodontist outbids local developer for downtown buildings

Thursday, May 28, 2015

GREENFIELD — The local developer who wanted to buy two landmark buildings in the heart of downtown has been outbid by a Greenfield periodontist. Steven … 1

Greenfield offers Northfield resident assistant supt. job

Thursday, May 28, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield School Committee Thursday night voted to offer the newly created job of assistant superintendent for curriculum, instruction and professional development to … 0

Senior FarmShare enrollment period open

Monday, May 25, 2015

A local food advocacy agency’s Senior FarmShare program offers low-income seniors access to low-cost, fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables at the height of the growing season. The application period for participation is open until June 1. Eligible seniors can apply to participate at one of the 13 … 0

Neighbors: Grandparents: Share your stories

Monday, May 25, 2015

Hello, neighbor Many times in my travels throughout the county, I am stopped by other grandparents who have read about my grandsons Justin, Owen and Travis. They thank me for sharing my stories every now and then, and then they share some of their own with me. Over … 0

New Salem Dems to caucus Saturday

Monday, May 25, 2015

NEW SALEM — Democrats in New Salem will be holding a caucus on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the Stowell Building on South Main Street. They will be electing two delegates and one alternate to the 2015 Massachusetts Democratic Convention, where Democrats from across the state will gather … 0

UMass Amherst epidemiologist leads study looking for link between phthalates and breast cancer

Monday, May 25, 2015

AMHERST — Reliable data are lacking on whether phthalates, the plasticizing and solvent chemicals found in such products as cosmetics, shampoo, flooring and medical tubing, affect human breast cancer risk. Now epidemiologist Katherine Reeves at the University of … 0

Sacrifices for our nation

Sunday, May 24, 2015

ROWE — As the nation, today, honors its soldiers who died in battles of every era, a psychotherapist specializing in “the war after war” says we need to re-sanctify the age-old compact with our warriors if we’re ever … 0

Thousands settle in for music, fun at Strangecreek

Sunday, May 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Strangecreek Campout kicked off the New England summer music festival season over the weekend, but if you only stayed for the music, you missed half the fun. To get the most of the three-night festival, … 1

Room to grow: Digging that first arrival at the garden

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Editor’s Note: This is the third installment in an occasional series on one family’s adventure in their first year in a community garden at Just Roots farm in Greenfield. The big news in the garden is small, red … 1

Greenfield native fixed planes during WWII

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Elizabeth “Betty” (Grader) Stange still looks to the sky each time she sits outside her home in Florida, and she dreams about the day she flew her uncle’s plane into Turners Falls Airport. A Greenfield native, Stange was … 0

DA grads ‘ready to dance with the world’

Sunday, May 24, 2015

DEERFIELD — Graduate Conor Sullivan promised the crowd at Deerfield Academy Saturday that he was about to give one of the best, most heartfelt, tear-jerking speech they’d ever heard. “If it fails to live up to those expectations, … 0

Harvard prof. to NMH grads: Do great things with your education’

Sunday, May 24, 2015

GILL — “You are needed, you are needed to pick up the broom and start sweeping,” Professor James Engell of the Class of 1969 told Northfield Mount Hermon 2015 graduating class Sunday. Engell, Harvard professor of English and … 0