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‘I have to break the cycle’

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

GREENFIELD — “I hurt everyone including myself,” he says. “I know domestic violence is a big issue. I feel ashamed. I know it’s wrong, but I have to find a way to work on myself.” “John,” whose real name was changed for this story, is serving 18 months in prison with three years on probation for three counts of assault … 0

Kulik: Cites his veteran clout to push rural issue

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Eleven-term state incumbent Rep. Stephen Kulik, who’s seeking re-election to his First Franklin District seat in the Nov. 4 election, says that even though he’s … 0

Korpita: State government needs to be more proactive

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A newcomer to politics, Deerfield Republican Dylan Korpita is trying to unseat veteran First Franklin District legislator Stephen Kulik of Worthington, saying, “It’s time for … 0

Vt. Yankee siren test set for noon Saturday

Monday, October 27, 2014

VERNON — On Saturday at noon, state and local public safety agencies will conduct an audible test of the 37 sirens located within Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant’s ten-mile emergency planning zone. The pole-mounted sirens are located in the Vermont towns of Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford and Vernon, and … 0

Neighbors: Safe Halloween fun planned for all on Friday

Monday, October 27, 2014

Hello neighbor. Here we are, just three days to Halloween — you know, when all those little ghosts, goblins and superheroes roam our streets with their parents in search of treats. A few of our towns will have … 0

New law, new partnerships

Sunday, October 26, 2014

GREENFIELD — When local police respond to an emergency these days, the chance that it is related to domestic violence is high — very high. During the last six years, for example, Greenfield police brought criminal charges in … 0

Scarecrows put on quite the display in Cushman Park

Sunday, October 26, 2014

BERNARDSTON — Climbing into the cockpit of an old orange snowmobile, 5-year-old Elise Rhodes of Bernardston prepared to tear off through Cushman Park. At least, that’s what she was pretending to do. The snowmobile doesn’t actually work and … 0

2nd suspect in Ashfield break-in still on the lam

Friday, October 24, 2014

ASHFIELD — As of Friday, a second suspect in Thursday’s break-in at Elmer’s Store was not yet apprehended, but police were still investigating the incident, according to Trooper Dustin Fitch, a spokesman for the State Police. Meanwhile, Jose Rivera, 42, of Chicopee, who was caught immediately after a … 0

Schell Bridge ‘summit’ set for Thursday

Sunday, October 26, 2014

NORTHFIELD — New developments will soon be announced for a 111-year-old bridge. Area legislators and state officials will gather Thursday to give updates on the future of the Schell Memorial Bridge. The public is encouraged to attend the … 1

No shortage of words at Greenfield annual Word Festival

Sunday, October 26, 2014

GREENFIELD — Themes from the familial to the political, poems with rhyme and rhythm or prose with neither; applause was one of the few unifying characteristics of the readings in Sunday’s open mic finale to three days of … 1

Is the ongoing domestic violence problem getting any better after decades of effort?

Sunday, October 26, 2014

“There is a real epidemic in Greenfield,” said Greenfield Deputy Police Chief Mark Williams when he discusses domestic violence. “It’s been here my whole career.” “There is no doubt we get more than our fair share of abuse … 0

A survivor herself, Betty Guetti now helps victims

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Wearing a warm smile, Betty Guetti walks with a confidence and strength that stands as a marked defiance to most of her experience growing up as a young girl. The 64-year-old Greenfield native this year celebrated her 25th … 0