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Using their energy to help kids

Friday, November 28, 2014

GREENFIELD — With a powerful shout of “Kyah!” Greenfield Tae Kwon Do Center red belt Benjamin Yu drove his foot through three solid pine boards, snapping all of them at once. Black belt student Liz Schwaiger, who was holding the board ready for Yu’s strike, took the splintered halves and tossed them on to a growing pile of timber in … 0

‘It’s so widespread’: Tree crews, utility workers pushing to keep up with old, new electricity outages

Friday, November 28, 2014

Franklin County is gradually getting back to normal after Wednesday’s holiday-eve snowstorm that left thousands without electricity for the holiday, downed scores of tree limbs … 0

Power outage brings gift of family time

Friday, November 28, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — Thanksgiving — even without heat, electricity, Internet or telephone service — is still a day a gratitude. And those left in the … 0

Deerfield Notebook

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Register today DEERFIELD — Town Clerk Barbara J. Hancock will hold voter registration hours in Deerfield today from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. for residents to register to vote in the Dec. 8 special town meeting. Today will be the last day to register for the special town … 0

Salvation Army sees increased need

Monday, November 24, 2014

As the holiday season comes upon us this week, the Salvation Army in Greenfield is noticing an increased need in the community for food and clothing. The food pantry shelves are going bare. Requests for food assistance has … 0

Order up: Jerry’s Place re-opens after a month of repairs

Monday, November 24, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Bacon is sizzling and spatulas are flying for the first time in almost a month at Jerry’s Place. Deerfield Selectman David Wolfram and his wife, Mary, were among some of the first hungry patrons to … 0

Falls Cable seeks volunteers, more local shows

Monday, November 24, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — After investing $60,000 in new television and broadcasting equipment, Falls Cable TV Corp. is seeking volunteers and ideas for more shows about the local community. Besides broadcasting selectmen’s meetings, this local-access cable station also airs … 0

Pipeline route may detour into N.H.

Monday, November 24, 2014

A route through New Hampshire for Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s project has emerged as the primary route for the planned pipeline. TGP, which earlier this month proposed several alternatives to a route that would cross nine Franklin County towns on its path from Wright, N.Y., to Dracut, plans … 0

Kinder Morgan, Franklin County Chamber of Commerce organize meeting on pipeline for businesses

Monday, November 24, 2014

A statewide industrial group, together with the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, has scheduled a Dec. 2 “business community energy briefing” to discuss Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed pipeline. The meeting, which is open by invitation only to the chamber’s board members and to large energy users, is … 4

Sheriff loans K9 cruiser to Orange

Monday, November 24, 2014

ORANGE — The town’s police dog and handler found themselves temporarily without a cruiser last week. An inspection last week turned up problems with the department’s 2001 Ford Crown Victoria used by officer Clay Rushford and police dog Matte, a German shepherd. The car, which had about 150,000 … 0

BFMC reopens in-patient wing

Monday, November 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — After eight years, Baystate Franklin Medical Center is re-opening the Spoke 5 medical-surgical ward as a fully active unit today, a sign in the rise in people seeking care from the Greenfield hospital. Spoke 5 has been used in the past only during high surges in … 0

N. Quabbin Chamber of Commerce refuses pipeline co. membership

Monday, November 24, 2014

ORANGE — When is a business’s interests not necessarily in the interest of a business group? The North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce had pause over that question when it considered whether to accept Tennessee Gas Pipeline parent company Kinder Morgan for membership. The chamber’s 12-member board of directors … 0

Northfield special town meeting OKs spending

Monday, November 24, 2014

NORTHFIELD — The town approved $163,340 in surplus spending without debate in Monday’s special town meeting. Residents applauded the approval of a $220,000 land conservation project, the Alderbrook Meadows Sanctuary, which won’t end up costing taxpayers. It will fund a conservation restriction on a 145-acre South Mountain Road … 0