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

Mahar grads urged to appreciate the little things in life

Friday, June 5, 2015

ORANGE — “Please see your lives for what they are and what they could be. Keep your eyes open because every day we are here is a day we have been given, may we ever be thankful for … 0

Frontier: For life advice, ask a kindergartner

Friday, June 5, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — In the Internet age, crowd-sourcing has become much easier, with technology like Google allowing us to connect with each other instantly. In fact, integrating Google into classrooms has become a hot topic at the Frontier … 0

‘Show everybody what it means to be a Turners Falls graduate’

Friday, June 5, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — “The world can be a scary place, but I’m more than confident you will achieve your dreams,” Turners Falls High School Principal Thomas Osborn told the 60 graduates-to-be Friday evening. “We believe in you because … 0

After starting a business at 15, Mohawk senior ready to work for her future

Thursday, June 4, 2015

SHELBURNE — If all goes according to plan, graduating Mohawk Trail Regional High School senior Halley Glier will be working in marketing or advertising in France in about five years. Glier, 18, of Shelburne, is one of hundreds … 0

Pioneer supt. suspends nine seniors found with pot and alcohol on school trip, which will keep them from graduation ceremonies

Thursday, June 4, 2015

NORTHFIELD — After an effort to change the disciplinary action for the events of last weekend’s senior trip to Ocean City, Md., during which nine students were found in possession of marijuana and alcoholic beverage containers, Pioneer Valley … 5

GCC graduates 40 newest nurses

Thursday, June 4, 2015

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College graduated 40 from the registered nurse program Thursday, the 50th graduation since the program’s start, and took the opportunity to announce an expansion of the school’s partnership with Elms College to include nursing. … 0

Aiming for inclusion, Center School begins transgender scholarship, all-gender bathrooms

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Center School, which teaches kindergarten through Grade 8, is in the process of initiating a tuition scholarship for transgender students at the behest of an anonymous donor. “We’re just beginning to (raise money) for … 0

UMass food scientist wins award for rapid pathogen detection

Sunday, May 31, 2015

A University of Massachusetts food science researcher has won an award for developing a method of rapid pathogen detection in food. The researcher, Sam Nugen, engineered viruses to identify and separate microbial contaminants from food. His methods may help food manufacturers skip the wait time for safety test … 0

UMass Amherst Hadley Farm, and its Bay State Morgans, reach out with public riding instruction

Sunday, May 31, 2015

AMHERST — A summer-long program of adult riding instruction for everyone from novices to advanced equestrians begins today at the University of Massachusetts Hadley Farm Equine Center. It is a first-of-a-kind effort for the UMass Amherst riding program, according to director and instructor Anne Wiktor. She said horses … 0

Bike rodeo, no bull, set for Sunday

Sunday, May 31, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Public Schools are pushing bicycle safety Sunday , although they promise it will be fun, too. A bike rodeo, behind the Greenfield Middle School on Federal Street, is intended to encourage bike riding for … 0