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New Greenfield restaurant serving fresh and exotic fish

Friday, August 1, 2014

GREENFIELD — A new seafood and steak restaurant has opened in an old, familiar spot on Federal Street. Ocean Grill & Steak House opened quietly a little more than a week ago in the space where Famous Bill’s and, most recently, Greenfield Grille were once located at 30 Federal St. Co-owner Jim Sands, who also owns Zoe’s Fish House in … 0

State report: Dobelle raided public funds for own use many times

Friday, August 1, 2014

WESTFIELD — Westfield State University’s ex-president who resigned after reports of extravagant spending of public money, repeatedly abused his authority, exploited more than $180,000 of … 0

Scam artists hope to dupe Deerfield residents

Friday, August 1, 2014

DEERFIELD — Have you received a phone call lately that just didn’t seem quite right? Were you offered something that seemed too good to be … 0

UMass farm showcases field rotation, solar innovations, bee research

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Pigs and bumblebees were there, as were biochar, solar collectors and energy-saving coolers. Agricultural field day at the University of Massachusetts Crop and Animal Research Farm is an annual chance for farmers to see the … 0

In 10 years, Belly Bus Food Drive collected 17 tons

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

GREENFIELD — It’s that time of year again — the time to enjoy summer swims and refreshing creamies, but also the time when some children and families start to worry where their next meal will come from. For 10 years, the Franklin County Hunger Task Force, a subcommittee … 0

West County Notebook

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Charlemont seeks hazard plan comments CHARLEMONT — The town’s Multi-Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee, and the regional planning department has updated the town’s hazard mitigation plan. Once the updated plan is approved by Federal Emergency Management Administration and adopted by the town, Charlemont will be eligible for state and … 0

Wheeling for Healing

Monday, July 28, 2014

GREENFIELD — Last summer, Sue Cohen of East Longmeadow cycled 50 miles throughout Greenfield to support her older sister who was stricken with lung cancer and getting treatment at Baystate Franklin Medical Center. This summer, the avid cyclist … 0

Heavy rain, wind sweep through Franklin County

Monday, July 28, 2014

In Franklin County, emergency departments reported little damage from the first heavy rain storm of the day, around 7 a.m., but a second storm that flashed through the county in the mid-afternoon was less gentle. Police, firefighters, highway … 0

Erving selectmen’s chairman resigned

Monday, July 28, 2014

ERVING — The chairman of the Erving Board of Selectmen resigned late last week, days after a tense meeting with a town employee and more than a year of occasionally controversial firings. Eugene Klepadlo was first elected to the three-person executive board in 2010, winning a three-way race … 0

Pipeline walk to end with Statehouse rally

Monday, July 28, 2014

With a couple of days to rest after their statewide “rolling march” to fight the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. proposal, opponents are gearing up for a Boston rally in front of the Statehouse, where they plan to present two sets of petitions to lawmakers. The timing, Wednesday from … 0

Do you have health insurance?

Monday, July 28, 2014

GREENFIELD — Despite an initial rollout of the state Health Connector under the Affordable Care Act that was marked by glitches and setbacks, the process of enrolling people in health insurance is slowly but surely improving, according to … 0

Lower Road in Deerfield closed

Monday, July 28, 2014

DEERFIELD — Motorists using Lower Road will have to find another route as the state Department of Transportation demolishes part of the Interstate 91 bridge that crosses over the local road in West Deerfield near the Greenfield town line. The road will be closed at the Interstate 91 … 0

‘The Judge’ will open Toronto Film Festival

Monday, July 28, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — The movie filmed primarily in Shelburne Falls last summer — “The Judge” starring Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall — has been selected for the opening night film of the Toronto International Film Festival, which … 0