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GCC finds home for practical nursing program

Thursday, July 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College is moving its LPN practical nursing program to a Cooley Dickinson-rented space in Florence, minutes from the hospital’s Northampton campus. The LPN program has been in something of a transient state, housed in GCC’s downtown Greenfield satellite for a semester since losing space in the Veterans Administration hospital in Leeds. GCC President Bob Pura said the program has been in the Northampton area for years. … 0

Technical School to hold barbecue fundraiser

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Chicken, music and the opportunity to catch up with friends from the Franklin County Technical School’s 39-year history will raise money for current students heading out into the world. The Franklin County Technical School Alumni Association holds its seventh annual gathering Aug. 15 at the Millers Falls Rod and Gun Club, advance tickets available at the 210 Turners Falls Road … 0

GCC gets $632,000 for scholarships

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

GREENFIELD — The National Science Foundation has awarded Greenfield Community College $632,000 for five years of scholarships of up to $10,000 for students in four science disciplines. The NSF’s Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics program, S-STEM, seeks to increase the success of low-income academically talented students pursuing degrees in the STEM disciplines. At GCC, a new scholarship program will be open … 0

Greenfield Public Schools Notebook

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

New food service director, farming in the wind GREENFIELD — Madison Walker has the helm of the Greenfield Public School cafeterias, and other things food. Walker began June 1 as food service director. Superintendent Jordan Harper announced her hiring at the School Committee’s June meeting. Walker is a … 0

Math & Science Academy debate continues Sat.

Monday, June 15, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield School Committee will meet Saturday for a second crack at discussion of the Math and Science Academy. The committee was to discuss a proposal to restructure and move part of the academy at its regular monthly meeting June 10, but — reacting to questions … 0

UMass lauded for community service

Sunday, June 14, 2015

AMHERST — For the eighth year in a row, the University of Massachusetts has achieved recognition for its community service projects from the Corporation for National and Community Service. The organization placed UMass on the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, according to a statement from … 0

Newton School may keep fourth-graders

Friday, June 12, 2015

GREENFIELD — Newton Elementary School’s current third-graders may stay put in the fall, like their peers at the other Greenfield elementary schools, rather than moving to the middle school. Earlier left out of a planned return to a K-4 structure at the elementary schools due to a space … 0

Rumors rule after Math and Science Academy discussion gets short shrift

Thursday, June 11, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Math and Science Academy was a topic of sustained discussion at this week’s meeting of the Greenfield Public School Committee, but discussion was limited to rumors. The agenda for the meeting contained the acronym MSA … 0

UMass to raise tuition 5%, adds technology fee

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

BOSTON — A five percent University of Massachusetts tuition hike and a new $250 technology fee received preliminary approval Wednesday, pushing the proposed in-state bill to attend UMass Amherst and live on campus to more than $25,000. The UMass board of trustees’ Committee on Administration and Finance approved … 0

Community comes together to teach ‘LifeSkills’

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

GREENFIELD — A health education curriculum emphasizing an indirect approach to drug and other risks continues to gain ground in Franklin County schools. “All of the middle schools in Franklin County and the North Quabbin have been or are being trained today in the curriculum, and a few … 0

Four Rivers students fight for immigrant rights

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

GREENFIELD — Laura Tabachnick’s ninth-grade social studies students at Four Rivers Charter Public School didn’t just study society this spring, they’re trying to change it. “They’ve been working with me and with someone at the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition to advocate for some meaningful change to … 0

NMH alum pledges up to $5M for scholarship

Monday, June 8, 2015

Gill — With his pledge to donate $5 million over the next five years to the Northfield Mount Hermon School, class of 1950 alumnus Richard Gilder will help make possible the construction of a new academic building and … 0

Greenfield High grads

Monday, June 8, 2015

GREENFIELD — The following students, who graduated from Greenfield High School this weekend, were inadvertently omitted from a list of graduates in Monday’s paper. Dylan Tyler Renfrew, Lily Patrice Richards, Aaron Rivers, Ryan N. Roberts, Kenneth N. Rogers, Tatiana Norabeth Santiago, Tyler Charles Siwek, Alina Tahij, Elena Tahij, … 0