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Athol’s Whipps opens 2nd building in Orange

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

ORANGE — Just “down the road” from its older, larger competitor, Whipps Inc. on Wednesday dedicated an additional 32,000 square feet of manufacturing space in the Randall Pond Industrial Park. With most of its current 67 employees on hand wearing green company T-shirts, the 37-year-old maker of flood-control gates moved into leased space where it expects to employ up to … 0

Mohawk teacher learns from China trip

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

BUCKLAND — At Mohawk Trail Regional School, Kathleen Stier is a highly regarded science teacher. But in Harbin, China, she was a celebrity. This month, … 0

Schell Bridge replacement gets one step closer

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

NORTHFIELD — After the Schell Memorial Bridge is torn down and replaced, the town won’t have any obligation to maintain it. The state Department of … 0

Reunion planned for Mohawk classes of 1968-79

Friday, August 22, 2014

BUCKLAND — Alumni of the first 12 graduating classes of Mohawk Trail Regional High School (1968-1979) will gather for a class reunion on Aug. 31, at the Charlemont Fairgrounds, just off of Route 8A, Charlemont. Gates open at noon, and events begin at 1 o’clock. Invited are Mohawk … 0

Hip hops

Friday, August 22, 2014

When Bill “Lefty” Goldfarb got the call Wednesday morning from Four Star Farms in Northfield saying, “The fog’s rising, we’ll probably start picking in about half an hour,” he and his crew at Lefty’s Brewing Co. in Greenfield … 1

Mass. State Lottery winning tickets sold in Greenfield, Whately unclaimed and set to expire

Friday, August 22, 2014

Somewhere, maybe forgotten in the inside pocket of a rarely-worn suit coat or stuck between the pages of an old magazine, is a lot of money. Two significant lottery prizes from tickets sold in Franklin County remain unclaimed, with one set to expire next week and the other … 0

De-tech-tive work pays off after robberies

Friday, August 22, 2014

DEERFIELD — A fast food bag, a change machine and the innovative use of GPS technology has helped the Deerfield Police Department catch a man they allege broke into a Pine Nook Road home on July 30 and stole several expensive items. Tyrone G. Ulmer, 43, of Belchertown, … 0

Strahan to be fire chief

Friday, August 22, 2014

GREENFIELD — The town will once again have a permanent fire chief, most likely before the end of September. Mayor William Martin has confirmed the appointment of former Deputy Chief Robert Strahan and said Edward Jarvis, who also … 0

Brewfest set for Sept. 6 in New Salem

Friday, August 22, 2014

NEW SALEM — The New Salem General Store and sponsors once again present a tasting of 30-plus brands, offering a wide variety of styles of craft beers, wines, cider, and spirits. Many of these offerings are made by micro and craft brewers and winemakers in the Pioneer Valley … 0

Annual household hazardous waste collection event set for Sept. 20

Friday, August 22, 2014

Been meaning to properly dispose of that old oil-based paint and turpentine? The annual hazardous waste collection will be Sept. 20. Register by Sept. 12 Residents and businesses must register by Sept. 12. Online registration forms may be completed at: www.franklincountywastedistrict.org. Registration forms will be available at participating … 0

Trash day, papers to printers

Friday, August 22, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Recycle your e-waste at one end of the avenue, shred confidential information at the other. Two charity drives Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at opposite ends of town request your difficult-to-dispose-of waste, and donations. The Montague Business Association hosts a paper shredding, … 0

Gill tax bills mailed

Friday, August 22, 2014

GILL — Town of Gill preliminary 2015 real estate and personal property bills were mailed on Aug. 19 to all property owners. These bills are based on 2014 values/assessments. Property owners who have not received a bill or have questions regarding payments should contact the collector’s office at … 0

UMass scientist devising software tools to analyze mobile health data

Friday, August 22, 2014

AMHERST — Computer scientist Benjamin Marlin of the University of Massachusetts recently received a five-year, $536,527 National Science Foundation award to develop machine learning-based tools for analyzing complex, large-scale clinical and mobile health data. Marlin’s project is designed … 0