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Sacrifices for our nation

Sunday, May 24, 2015

ROWE — As the nation, today, honors its soldiers who died in battles of every era, a psychotherapist specializing in “the war after war” says we need to re-sanctify the age-old compact with our warriors if we’re ever to heal what he calls our “post-traumatic stress social disorder.” Edward Tick, the Belchertown co-founder with his wife of Soldier’s Heart, a … 0

Thousands settle in for music, fun at Strangecreek

Sunday, May 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Strangecreek Campout kicked off the New England summer music festival season over the weekend, but if you only stayed for the music, … 1

Room to grow: Digging that first arrival at the garden

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Editor’s Note: This is the third installment in an occasional series on one family’s adventure in their first year in a community garden at Just … 0

Charlemont sees selectman’s contest Tuesday

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

CHARLEMONT — Selectman’s candidate Charles M. Ricko II believes the town isn’t fully using its valuable resource — the Deerfield River — to its fullest advantage in generating revenue and promoting the town as an “outdoor recreation capital.” “We have this wonderful river,” said Ricko. “How can we … 0

Erving may be on hook for railroad work

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

ERVING — Selectmen will hold a special meeting tonight in the wake of unwelcome news about a railroad crossing. William Bembury, chairman of the Erving Board of Selectmen, said the town received a letter last week from Pan Am Railways stating that the Federal Railroad Administration had cited … 0

Board rejects Vt.’s appeal on nuke plant emergency planning exemption

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — Entergy Nuclear is an important step closer to the elimination of the 10-mile emergency planning zone around the closed Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant. In a decision released Monday, the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board … 0

Montague advocate makes case for 45-day absentee ballot requirement

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Local disability access advocate Betty Tegel this week asked the Board of Selectmen to establish a 45-day requirement for mailing of absentee ballots, saying she did not get hers until the Thursday before Monday’s town election. Selectmen agreed Tuesday to investigate and to put Tegel’s … 0

Hike into the Catamount Hills of Colrain

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

COLRAIN — On Saturday Muriel Russell of the Deerfield River Watershed Association will lead one of her popular hikes in the Catamount Hills. Weather permitting, this woodland walk will pass a vernal pool with hatching frogs, salamanders and toads, a larger pond and a running brook. The wild … 0

Shelburne police chief off active duty

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

SHELBURNE — The Board of Selectmen announced today that Police Chief Steve Walker will assume administrative duties within the Police Department while he is addressing vision-related medical concerns. During this period, Sgt. Greg Bardwell will serve as officer in charge. … 0

Motorcyclist dies after Leverett accident

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

LEVERETT — One of two motorcyclists injured in a three-vehicle accident in Leverett Sunday night has died, according to Mary Carey, a spokeswoman for the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office. Carey said Wednesday that she did not expect the identity of the person killed to be made public until … 0

Downtown Greenfield building to be razed

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town is going to have to spend its own money to raze a crumbling building on Main Street. Housing Court ordered the building at 188 Main St. be razed after the town took the owner … 1

Seeds of empowerment: Women’s GARDEN project aims to grow vegetables, independence

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

GREENFIELD — The vegetable plants now growing around NELCWIT’s offices are more than just vegetables. This week’s raised-bed plantings in front of New England Learning Center for Women in Transition’s headquarters is the culmination of a set of … 0

Recent raids net 229 bags of heroin in Turners Falls

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The Northwestern District Anti-Crime Task Force knocked down doors and arrested five Thursday at a Fifth Street apartment building. One woman faces drug dealing charges. Of the remaining four, three were arrested on outstanding warrants and the third on a charge of being present where … 0