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Federal Street Cumberland Farms reopens

Friday, January 30, 2015

GREENFIELD — Cumberland Farms on Federal Street has completed construction of its new expanded store and is open once again. The store, which was built where Domino’s Pizza once stood, is 4,513 square feet, which is 1,500 square feet larger than the previous store. The company purchased the Domino’s property — Domino’s Pizza moved north to where Friendly’s was once … 0

NRC vows nuke plant cleanup will be paid for

Friday, January 30, 2015

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — Officials from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission tried to reassure residents that in 60 years there will be a company to pay for … 0

Rowe set to hear ideas for Fire Dept.

Friday, January 30, 2015

ROWE — The 2012 elementary school fire was the “final ... event that capped a long slow period of decline by the Rowe Fire Department … 0

How did local notables spend their day?

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

How did some of the county’s more prominent residents handle their snow day Tuesday? Here’s a sample: Robert Pura, president of Greenfield Community College, spent the morning checking email, reading The Recorder online and catching up on news on the radio and television. He also used the day … 0

Recorder columnists spend day doing what they love

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

On Tuesday, as snow fell on Franklin County at nowhere near the rate expected when everything was canceled and a statewide snow day declared, most of The Recorder’s local columnists were doing what they love most. One used the storm as an excuse to spend his time on … 0

Greenfield considers small police substation

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — The owner of two small storefronts located in the heart of the downtown has offered to lease one of them to the town so its downtown police officer has a space to operate from throughout the … 1

Will part of bank building be new home to school offices?

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town’s public school administrative offices may soon be operating out of the TD Bank building on Main Street. Mayor William Martin is reviewing a proposal to move school offices currently at the former Davis Street school to 324 Main St. temporarily until a permanent location … 0

Forecast of hyperbole

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Blizzard Juno, forecast to be historically powerful, turned out to be rather anemic in Franklin County, its predicted punch weakening to a fairly light slap Tuesday. Most residents, who had a snow day off from work and school … 0

Shelburne Falls plays in the snow

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — Ski tracks marked the unblemished snow on unshoveled sidewalks along Main Street Tuesday morning, as residents awoke to a few inches of powdery, to-die-for snow and the governor’s orders to do no driving. Hannah Chase, … 0

Good skiing once you make it to mountain

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

CHARLEMONT — A travel ban and a $500 fine for driving in Tuesday’s blizzard weren’t enough to deter some die-hards from the fresh powder of the ski slopes. Attendance was less than expected at Berkshire East Mountain Resort, … 0

New fire truck means more water faster in emergencies in Montague Center

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

MONTAGUE CENTER — Where the fire department could previously carry 500 gallons of water it can now carry 1,000, and deliver that water with four more firefighters. A doubled water storage capacity and six seats to the old … 0

Police look for leads in latest Valley Mart robbery

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — Police are still looking for a masked man who brandished a knife in robbing the Valley Mart convenience store on Mill Street Monday afternoon. Police searched the area of Mill and Deerfield streets after the robbery, reported at 3:23 p.m. and local and state police were … 0

Plastic bag documentary to be shown in Greenfield tonight

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — Greening Greenfield and Traprock Center for Peace and Justice will show “Bag It!” today at 6:30 p.m. in First Congregational Church, 43 Silver St. The humorous, award-winning film about plastic follows Jeb Berrier as he navigates the plastic world. He asks questions like, “Are plastic bags … 0