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Conway man charged with being fugitive from Florida

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A Conway man was arraigned Tuesday on a charge of being a fugitive from Florida,where he allegedly sold cocaine. Williamsburg Police arrested Gene F. Malloy, 55, on Main Street about 10 p.m. Saturday on a fugitive from justice warrant issued in Putnam County, Fla., for the sale of cocaine. Malloy was arraigned in Hampshire District Court on Tuesday before Judge Thomas Estes, and is due back in court … 0

Conway puts project for new highway garage out for bidding requests

Monday, September 1, 2014

CONWAY — To obtain a realistic estimate of how much a new highway garage would cost the town ahead of a special town meeting, Conway’s Selectboard has issued a request for bids from contractors. At a special town meeting June 16, the project failed by two votes. Opponents said the $3.6 million proposal … 0

Neighbors: Falling into Franklin County Fair season

Monday, September 1, 2014

Hello neighbor. This weekend was the unofficial start to fall and we all know what that means. Yes, the days are getting shorter and soon temperatures will begin to drop — I’m not even going to mention the white stuff, yet. But fall also means the Franklin County Fair, lots of fun festivals, crispy apples and hot cider with cinnamon and a welcomed … 0

Neighbors: Fireworks fun, but lots more to summer ahead

Monday, July 7, 2014

Hello, neighbor. Greenfield’s Fourth of July celebration and fireworks display did not disappoint on Saturday. I went to Beacon Field with grandson Justin around 7 p.m. The first thing we did was take a “choo-choo” train ride around the grounds. Just before that, I ran into Greenfield Recreation … 0

Woman thought to have drowned in Deerfield River accident

Sunday, July 6, 2014

CONWAY — Firefighters worked until dusk Sunday evening to recover the body of a woman presumed to have drowned in a tubing accident in the Deerfield River. Conway Fire Chief Robert Baker said a group of six or … 0

National forest panel plans first meeting

Sunday, July 6, 2014

The next step toward creating a new kind of national forest in northern Franklin and Berkshire counties is in the works, with regional planners creating an advisory panel. The Mohawk Trail Woodlands Partnership Advisory Committee, composed of one selectmen’s representative from each of the region’s 20 towns, along … 0

Conway selectmen plan to spend more money to advance garage project

Friday, July 4, 2014

CONWAY — Despite narrow defeat of the highway garage project last month, the Selectboard has voted 2-1 to spend another $50,000 so the project can go out to bid ahead of another try for voter approval in September. … 0

Neighbors: Happy Fourth of July

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Hello neighbor. Happy Fourth of July! I am working today, but hope you are all having a great time. It may be that as you read this the rain is falling hard — that was the forecast of the National Weather Service in Taunton — but that’s fine, … 0

Pipeline compressor station raises questions

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The natural gas pipeline project that’s planned to pass through nine Franklin County towns includes an element that few may be aware of: a barn-sized compressor station to maintain pressure on the line. The pumping station, which a Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. map of its proposed Northeast Energy … 0

County women lead Habitat for Humanity

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Two Franklin County women are the new leaders of Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity, a 20-year-old organization that helps build homes for low-income families. The local Habitat chapter Tuesday named Megan McDonough, 33, of Colrain, executive director of the organization that has built nearly three dozen affordable houses … 0

Conway to form task force to evaluate proposed gas pipeline

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

CONWAY — The Conway Board of Health has issued letters to other boards and committees in town requesting the formation of a task force to evaluate the impact of a proposed natural gas pipeline that is proposed to pass through Conway and eight other Franklin County towns on … 0

Bus fare

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The state budget passed this week by the Legislature will give the county’s sprawling regional school districts a huge savings for school bus expenses by reimbursing 90 percent of the cost — the highest in decades. “It would … 0

Neighbors: Introduce yourself to your neighbors

Monday, June 30, 2014

Hello neighbor. Here I go again, thinking about what it means to be a neighbor. I remember a time when people knew their neighbors. They spoke with them, sat next to them in church, ran into them in the grocery store, talked over the hedges about their days … 0