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Holy Trinity Church to get $500,000 makeover

Friday, April 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — The interior of Holy Trinity Church on Main Street is about to get a $500,000 makeover. Deacon Channing “Joe” Bete said the Catholic church board went to parishioners in January, after deciding it was time to do some work on the interior of the church, and asked if they would be willing to contribute. “They answered us in … 0

Plastic ban proposal could go to voters this fall

Friday, April 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — A citizens group that wants to ban plastic bags, plastic bottles and plastic foam containers in town has submitted its third proposal in … 0

Berkshire Gas rep. makes case for pipeline

Friday, April 24, 2015

DEERFIELD — Berkshire Gas Co. spokesman Christopher Farrell made a case with the region’s business leaders Friday for what he called a “critical need” for … 3

Athol man jailed for Orange hit-and-run

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

ORANGE — An Athol man who ran over a pedestrian as he tried to flee a minor fender-bender will spend the next two years in the house of correction. William West, 24, of 218 Drury Ave., pleaded guilty in Franklin Superior Court Tuesday to charges of assault and … 0

Mohawk junior class auction, foot race set for Saturday

Thursday, April 23, 2015

BUCKLAND — The Mohawk Trail Regional School junior class will hold its annual Junior Class Auction, Mohawk Rainbow Run and tag sale/bake sale this Saturday at Mohawk Trail Regional School. The tag sale begins at 8 a.m. The Rainbow Run/Walk 5k is an un-timed race in which participants … 0

Concert Saturday to benefit orphans of Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Across an ocean but with friends and contacts in one of the three countries hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak, Marina Goldman feels in a position to bear witness. “It’s incredibly frustrating to read what’s … 0

Sunderland Town Meeting to weigh pipeline resolution Friday

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

SUNDERLAND — As dozens of other towns have done since last spring, Sunderland voters will be asked to adopt a resolution opposing the proposed Tennessee Gas Co. natural gas pipeline. Though Sunderland is not among the towns on the project’s expected route from Wright, N.Y., to Dracut, many … 0

Spending smarts: GCC, Elms College business bachelor’s program means savings to students

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

GREENFIELD — With graduation approaching in June, six or seven business students at Greenfield Community College have already discussed plans to transfer to Elms College in Chicopee to continue their education. But that was before they learned they … 0

Sunderland town admin. accepts Rutland job

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

SUNDERLAND — Sunderland will soon be in the market for a new town administrator. Margaret Z. Nartowicz, the town’s current administrator, has accepted a new job as Rutland’s first town administrator. Nartowicz submitted her letter of resignation to the Board of Selectmen during its meeting Tuesday night, which … 0

Cracking the code: Lines of fun

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

GREENFIELD — Students rushed home, leaving the hallways and classrooms empty except for a classroom on the third floor of the Greenfield Middle School. Fifth-grade students sat raptly at their computers, jumped up from their seats to help … 0

Leyden broadband into forum on Friday

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

LEYDEN — Residents who are still on the fence about borrowing more than $1 million for a fiber-optic broadband network have another chance to get their questions answered Friday. An information session will be held at 7 p.m. in Town Hall to explain Leyden’s part of the 32-town … 0

Northfield anti-pipeline group blasts gas co.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Northfield Pipeline Awareness group, in a letter Monday to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, criticizes Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. for not being forthcoming with detailed, accurate information about its proposed 8½-mile path through town for the Northeast Energy Direct project. The $5 billion pipeline would also … 1