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David Fisher of Natural Roots farm in Conway tills his land with draft horses.
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Pipeline worries Natural Roots Farm

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

CONWAY — In 1998, David Fisher came to Conway with the dream of establishing a farm that would embody his ecological ideals and reverence for all life — a farm powered entirely by horses, allowing it to operate independent of fossil fuels like gasoline and diesel fuel. That dream eventually took root, along with a variety of vegetables and other … 0

Geologic maps needed for study of pipeline

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

While the proponent of a natural-gas pipeline that would cross 64 miles of Massachusetts may be including some detailed maps of its route in its … 0

West Nile Virus found in local mosquitoes

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — Two random mosquito samples taken by state health officials near the Deerfield line in Greenfield have tested positive for West Nile Virus, but … 0

For Northfield’s Nick Fleck, poetry is all about emotion

Sunday, August 23, 2015

NORTHFIELD — With over 50 years of poetry studies under his belt, Northfield resident Nick Fleck never thought his writing — stemming from a lifelong passion — would land in the hands of a publisher. Within the 90-page … 0

Local scout makes Eagle ranking

Sunday, August 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — Seventeen-year-old John Maloney has been working toward a goal for more than a decade, and on Thursday he reached it. Maloney, who was born, raised and lives in Greenfield with his parents Martha and Mark and … 0

UMass notches a record year for patents

Sunday, August 23, 2015

AMHERST — The University of Massachusetts was awarded 65 U.S. patents during the past fiscal year, a record amount for the system, which has doubled down on increasing research in recent years, university officials say. “Cutting-edge research by our faculty puts us in the upper echelon of universities … 0

Hampshire County Briefs

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Route 9 diner to reopen with new owner this fall HADLEY — A family that owns and operates several restaurants in the Pioneer Valley — including four in Amherst and South Hadley — intends to reopen the former Route 9 Diner as Johnny’s Roadside Diner this fall. Andy … 1

Hepatitis C rate increases sharply in county

Friday, August 21, 2015

GREENFIELD — Franklin County’s Hepatitis C rate has risen dramatically in recent years, outpacing the statewide increase. The viral liver infection increase raises questions about its connection to spreading heroin use, the long-term financial impact on state-supported health … 0

Trophy-worthy tomatoes :Leyden farmer’s cherry varieties takes top spots in statewide contest

Friday, August 21, 2015

LEYDEN — You may see more spring in the step of Dancing Bear Farm’s Tom Ashley at the Bernardston Farmers Market now that two of his cherry tomato varieties have won top spots in the state’s 31st annual … 0

Budget veto override means funding for homeless youth

Friday, August 21, 2015

GREENFIELD — Two years ago, Andrew Sutton of Greenfield had found himself in a bit of a rut. At home, his relationship with his mother had grown tense — especially when he became romantically involved with a woman … 0

Kings Gym outgrowing Main Street space

Friday, August 21, 2015

GREENFIELD — The owners of Kings Gym on Main Street in the heart of downtown Greenfield are hoping to move to the former J.H. Smith Co. property on Chapman Street by spring. Husband and wife Sean and Robin King said they’ve been in negotiations for two buildings at … 0

Old Home Days may be numbered for annual Warwick parade

Friday, August 21, 2015

WARWICK — Unless parade participation suddenly increases during Warwick’s Old Home Days, this might be the last year the event features a parade. Old Home Days committee Chairwoman Colleen Paul said parades aren’t easy to coordinate due to … 0