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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

Early G-M school budget up 5.6%

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — As initially presented, the preliminary budget for Gill-Montague schools in the next academic year is close to a million dollars higher than the current budget. The preliminary general budget presented last month called for $17,926,168. This is a $957,800, or 5.6 percent, increase over the … 0

Letter: Defining a bully

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Who is the bully? Maybe it’s the teachers who are the bullies, who say, “Do this or else.” The school is the kids. The teachers are there to guide them through. Kids will always do things that are incorrect. That’s why they’re kids. It seems the leaders, principal, … 0

Task force calls for wide distribution of Narcan

Friday, January 31, 2014

GREENFIELD — When police arrive at the scene of a heroin or prescription pill overdose they have one option: try to keep the patient breathing until the EMTs or paramedics arrive. Soon, Athol police hope to have a more proactive option in the form of a small syringe … 0

Neighbors: Girls Club of Greenfield needs help

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Hello neighbor. I’m sure many of you remember when Camp Stonehenge on Oak Hill Road in Leyden was filled with Girl Scouts attending summer camp — you may have been one of them. Sadly, the stone building has fallen into disrepair over the years, but the Girls Club … 1

Gas co. proposes new pipeline through Franklin County

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A natural gas pipeline is being proposed to run through several Franklin County towns. Residents in Shelburne and Montague have been contacted by representatives from the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. with plans for a proposed 250-mile project in Massachusetts. While there is no application with detailed maps that … 0

Major corp. will run ambulance services

Monday, January 27, 2014

Anyone in Canada’s eastern-most provinces who calls for emergency medical help will have an ambulance owned by Medavie EMS arrive at their door. The future owners of Baystate Health Ambulance have a monopoly on all emergency services in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island — a … 0

Neighbors: Lots of fun facts today

Monday, January 27, 2014

Hello neighbor. I have a few interesting facts for you today. I talked with our precipitation prognosticator just before our last snowfall and she told me we had already seen 12 snowstorms this season. We had another shortly after that, so that means we’ve had 13 of the … 0

Candlepin helps net NELCWIT cash

Sunday, January 26, 2014

ERVING — About 100 people took to the lanes to fight domestic violence by bowling Saturday. The 37th annual Bowlathon for the The New England Learning Center for Women in Transition was the biggest yet. For three hours on Saturday, each of the 24 lanes at the French … 0

Community Action offering free tax prep

Friday, January 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — Anti-poverty organization Community Action will again offer free tax preparation this year for low- and moderate-income residents in Franklin and Hampshire counties. The free service, which requires an appointment, will be available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from Feb. 4 through April 15. Community Action has … 0

Neighbors: Little too cold, but good week anyway

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Hello neighbor. Except for the bitter cold temperatures this week — just a little too cold for my liking — it has been a pretty good one. My dad is feeling better, 2½-year-old grandson Justin is growing bigger every day and coming out with some of those great … 0