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Body in river identified as Greenfield man

Friday, April 18, 2014

SUNDERLAND — The identity of the dead man pulled from the Connecticut River April 19 has been identified. The Northwestern District Attorney’s Office has identified the man as Stephen Bradley, 28, of Greenfield. Area police had been looking for Bradley since Jan. 26, when Erving Police found his car parked at the end of the French King Bridge, along with his keys and wallet. Bradley’s body was found floating in … 0

Man on bridge railing rescued

Thursday, April 17, 2014

ERVING — Shelburne Falls State Police Trooper Joshua Hanssen kept a potentially suicidal man from jumping off the French King Bridge, just after midnight early Thursday. According to Shelburne Falls State Police logs, Hanssen assisted the man off the railing and secured him. The man was taken to the Baystate Franklin Medical Center for a mental health evaluation. Montague and Erving Police officers … 0

Neighbors: Easter community meal open to all

Thursday, April 17, 2014

First, I’d just like to wish everyone a happy Easter, happy Passover or happy spring, whichever you prefer. Then, I’d like to get right to telling you about some upcoming events, because there are plenty. EVERYONE IS WELCOME to a free Easter ham dinner community meal at the Greenfield Alliance Church, 385 Chapman … 0

Building imaginations: LEGO Lady brings program to Erving

Sunday, February 16, 2014

ERVING — From submarine-construction to chess to space travel and an extremely one-sided war, the floor of the Erving Public Library was a hive of activity Sunday afternoon. “I’m making a war against all these guys,” explained Eden … 0

Workshop: Financial skills for town officials

Sunday, February 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — The regional government is inviting town officials and volunteers to a workshop aimed at financial skills for town officials. “Show Me the Money: Financial Skills for Selectboards” will be held Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Olver Transit Center. “The workshop will provide invaluable … 0

Neighbors: Happy Valentine’s Day

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Hello neighbor. Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Hope you all have a wonderful day with that special person or those special people. I’ve got a lot to tell you about, so here goes: THERE WILL BE A VALENTINE’S DAY … 0

Dropout rate down

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — District administrators announced this week that years of effort have paid off with a Turners Falls High School dropout rate below the state average. “We’ve recently learned that after many years of working ... we’ve reduced it to a rate that’s below the state average … 0

Tech budget up 5.4%, cuts art program

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The Franklin County Technical School Committee Wednesday night approved a preliminary budget up $518,917, with an uncharacteristic 5.4 percent increase to the sum requested from member towns, and went on to cut the art program to make room for two new classrooms. Business Manager Russ … 0

Stormwater has no place in rivers

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

There’s plenty to be learned from a visit to Orange’s Riverfront Park. Apart from a place for the community to come together along the Millers River, it’s also a showcase of rain barrels, porous pavement, rain gardens, bio-retention … 0

Gill-Montague early budget figure approved by committee

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The starting point for the Gill-Montague Regional School District budget is almost a million dollars higher than the budget for the current year. The Gill-Montague Regional School Committee on Tuesday night voted 7-2 to accept the preliminary budget presented by the administration in the amount … 0

Neighbors: Lots leading up to Valentine’s Day

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Hello neighbor. I have to say that I was happy to see the snow fall this week. Franklin County looks so fresh and clean and children of all ages are having so much fun. My daughter and son-in-law couldn’t wait to get on their snowmobiles Thursday night — … 0

Letter: A stranger’s kindness

Thursday, February 6, 2014

On Friday, Jan. 31, around 11 a.m., I was driving down Seventh Street toward the canal bridge in Turners Falls, when I experienced car problems. My car broke down just passed the curve near the old Railroad Salvage. A very kind gentleman came to my rescue. He pushed … 0

Snowmobilers, skiers rejoice

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

While many people lamented the wet, heavy snowstorm on Wednesday with shovels and salt in their hands, snowmobilers across Franklin County rejoiced, hoping to rev their engines across hundreds of miles of white-blanketed trails this weekend. With only … 0