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Lane Construction scale house gutted by fire

Monday, August 3, 2015

NORTHFIELD — The scale house of Lane Construction in Northfield was gutted by fire Monday night. Fire Chief Floyd “Skip” Dunnell of the Northfield Fire Department said reports of an explosion and fire at the Mount Hermon Station Road asphalt plant came in around 8:58 p.m. Firefighters arrived to find the scale house and operations building fully engulfed, with heavy … 0

Greenfield wireless network will need utilities’ OK

Monday, August 3, 2015

GREENFIELD — It may take a little longer than the mayor had expected to turn on Greenfield’s downtown hybrid fiber-wireless broadband network, but he said … 0

Group objects to co. owner’s investment in pipeline

Monday, August 3, 2015

The lawyer for an environmental consortium challenging the proposed Northeast Energy Direct project is protesting the decision by Berkshire Gas Co.’s parent company to invest … 0

Three vie for Sunderland administrator job

Thursday, July 30, 2015

SUNDERLAND — Collaboration and communication topped the list of skills that the three candidates for Sunderland’s vacant Town Administrator position said were most important in carrying out the tasks and responsibilities of the town’s top managerial role. The three candidates, Michele Giarusso, a former selectman and current finance … 0

Neighbors: Don’t leave children or pets in vehicles

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Hello neighbor. Today I want to talk to you good folks about leaving children and pets in vehicles this summer. Please don’t! Leaving them in a hot vehicle could be deadly. If you are out and about with … 0

Energy Facilities Siting Board hearing set for Aug. 5

Thursday, July 30, 2015

DEERFIELD — The Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board will hold four public hearings to hear directly from residents, officials, and other interested persons about their concerns relating to the proposed Kinder Morgan natural gas pipeline project. The hearing in Franklin County will be held Aug. 5 at 7 … 0

Driver uninjured after branch falls on car in Deerfield

Thursday, July 30, 2015

DEERFIELD — A Deerfield man is OK after his car was struck by a falling tree branch on River Road around 5:45 Thursday evening. The incident followed a brief but intense thunderstorm during the afternoon. Old Deerfield Fire Chief Chet Yazwinski said the driver was traveling south on … 0

South County Senior Center director needed

Thursday, July 30, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The South County Senior Center seeks a new director following the resignation of Diana Damon earlier this month. Those with a bachelor’s degree in gerontology, social work or related field are preferred, but the center will consider related experience along with an unrelated bachelor’s degree. … 0

Organic farming conference comes to UMass in August

Thursday, July 30, 2015

AMHERST — A neurologist and a consumer activist will give the keynote speeches at this year’s Northeast Organic Farming Association summer conference, with the theme: “Healing the Climate, Healing Ourselves,” at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The conference will take place from Friday, August 14, to Sunday, August … 0

UMass Amherst neuroscientist’s clarifies prefrontal cortex’s role

Thursday, July 30, 2015

AMHERST — Results of a new study reported by David Moorman of the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Gary Aston-Jones of Rutgers University suggest that adjusting behavior based on previous events involves an unexpected mix of neurons working together in the brain’s prefrontal cortex. Findings appear in the … 0

FERC gets an earful: Scores turn up the heat on regulators over pipeline

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — Federal regulators got an earful Wednesday night from nearly 600 people at an environmental scoping hearing on Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project. The region’s entire state legislative delegation, Congressman James McGovern and … 1

Adams terror suspect pleads not guilty

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — The Adams man indicted last week on illegal firearms and assault charges in connection with an alleged plot to engage in terrorism on behalf of the Islamic State group pleaded innocent to both charges during his … 0

Downtown officer will have own office on Main Street

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town’s downtown patrolman will soon have an office he can call his own. Greenfield Police Department will move its downtown officer, Cody Guilbault, into a small office in the same building as Greenfield’s Planning Department … 0