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Police say hoax prompted big response to Greenfield hotel

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

GREENFIELD — Threatening phone calls that prompted a heavy police response to the Days Inn on Wednesday morning turned out to be a hoax, a case of what is known as “swatting,” according to Greenfield Police Chief Robert Haigh Jr. At 7:11 a.m. a male voice on the station’s non-emergency line told dispatchers he was in a room at the … 0

Greenfield sets Independence Day Celebration for Sunday

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town is gearing up for its annual Fourth of July Celebration on Beacon Field, and this year town officials say it’s going … 0

Mother, teen rescued from Green River

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

GREENFIELD — A mother and her 14-year-old child were rescued late Wednesday afternoon when they became trapped in a wooded area in the Green River … 0

Standing the test of time: PVMA Executive Director Timothy Neumann marks 40 years at post

Sunday, June 28, 2015

DEERFIELD — When Timothy Neumann was hired as the executive director of Deerfield’s Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association in June of 1975, he was told by Russ Miller, the organization’s president at the time, not to count on it … 0

Green River friends issue trash spotters alert

Sunday, June 28, 2015

GREENFIELD – If you run across any tires, appliances or other large junk on the banks of local rivers this summer, the Friends of the Green River, a chapter of the Deerfield River Watershed Association, wants to know about it so it can be cleaned up. Friends volunteers … 0

Vigil Thursday for Charleston shooting

Monday, June 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Interfaith Council of Franklin County and Greenfield Community College plan a vigil Thursday to honor the lives of the nine people killed June 17 at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. The vigil is to begin at 5 p.m. on the Greenfield Town … 0

Declaration of Independence to be read on town common during Fourth of July events

Monday, June 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — Town leaders and others will gather on the Town Common on Saturday once again to read the Declaration of Independence. This time, Mayor William Martin, Greenfield Fire Chief Robert Strahan and a couple of local musicians will participate. Last year, about 40 people crowded into Greenfield … 0

Greenfield teachers union threatens lawsuit

Monday, June 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield teachers union threatens legal action, saying members laid off this year have lost health insurance they were entitled to through the summer break. “The Greenfield Education Association has learned the Greenfield Schools are, with less than a week’s notice, canceling the health insurance policies … 0

Beauty: bearded and otherwise

Sunday, June 28, 2015

ERVING — Saturday’s beauty pageant stretched the definition of beauty in new and bearded directions, and organizer Lorraine Kerz was pleased. The third annual Sy’s Sizzlin’ “Womanless” Beauty Pageant brought out about 150 people and raised over $2,000 … 0

The T’s have it

Sunday, June 28, 2015

ROWE — Eyes aside, what do your “t”s say about your personality? According to handwriting analyst Bonnie Nugent of Charlemont, a T in which the horizontal stroke appears ahead of the vertical suggests a violent temper, while an … 0

County selectmen’s association grapples with school spending

Sunday, June 28, 2015

GREENFIELD — Borrowing the language of climate change, UMass planning consultant Mark Hamin told selectmen they can adapt to or mitigate the effects of an aging population and shrinking tax base relative to rising school costs. “Adaptation is, how do we maximize the existing resources and existing facilities? … 0

Movie, music streaming service coming to Greenfield library

Sunday, June 28, 2015

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Public Library is making available thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks starting Wednesday, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with Hoopla Digital. Library card holders can now download the free Hoopla Digital mobile app on their Android … 0

5 charities to benefit from 37th Bridge of Flowers road race

Sunday, June 28, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — The 37th annual Shelburne Falls Classic Bridge of Flowers Race will take place on Aug. 8, and again benefit local charities. The race begins with the Steve Lewis Subaru 3K Charity Run & Walk at 8:15 a.m. The 10K main event starts at 9 a.m. … 0