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Hack for Change: Tech for a good cause

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — A local nonprofit is getting some help with its website from a group of Pioneer Valley techies. Hack for Western Massachusetts, a regional chapter of Hack for Change, which helps nonprofits with their technology each year, will create a new website for DIAL/SELF Youth and Community Services on Federal Street in Greenfield. Each year, more than 100 people bring their “diverse digital development skills” to participate in the … 0

Experts offer legal, technical advice to communities in pipeline’s path

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — Although less heated than many forums about the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline project that would cross eight Franklin County towns, a two-hour meeting hosted by the Franklin Regional Council of Governments raised several legal and technical considerations for many of the roughly 60 municipal officials and others attending. Jeffrey Bernstein of Newton-based BCK Law told the gathering at Greenfield Community College … 1

Greenfield mayor beaming over Solar Challenge, says he’s ‘very happy’ with program’s success

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — Mayor William Martin says the town’s three-month-long Solar Challenge, which ended late last year, was a great success. Martin said he is pleased that 58 residents and businesses — mostly residents — signed contracts for a total of 501 kilowatts of solar electricity that was either ground-mounted or roof-mounted onto their … 0

Greenfield native fixed planes during WWII

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Elizabeth “Betty” (Grader) Stange still looks to the sky each time she sits outside her home in Florida, and she dreams about the day she flew her uncle’s plane into Turners Falls Airport. A Greenfield native, Stange was … 0

Proposed ordinance amendment on public demonstrations appears dead

Sunday, May 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — A proposal to alter how the town regulates public demonstrations, picketing and other mass assemblies on public property appears to have died in committee. At-large Town Councilor Isaac Mass presented the proposed changes, but after some discussion by the Council Appointments and Ordinances Committee and comments … 0

DA grads ‘ready to dance with the world’

Sunday, May 24, 2015

DEERFIELD — Graduate Conor Sullivan promised the crowd at Deerfield Academy Saturday that he was about to give one of the best, most heartfelt, tear-jerking speech they’d ever heard. “If it fails to live up to those expectations, … 0

Northfield ambulance taken for illegal ride

Sunday, May 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — An Everett man faces several charges after allegedly taking an ambulance for a ride. Greenfield Police responded to Baystate Franklin Medical Center, 164 High St., Saturday at 3:55 p.m. for a report of a stolen ambulance. While police looked for the vehicle it was returned to … 0

Full Opioid Task Force meeting Tuesday

Friday, May 22, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Opioid Task Force of Franklin County and the North Quabbin Region will hold a full-group meeting Tuesday. Dr. Ruth Potee will speak on the physiology of addiction. Potee, of Valley Medical Group, treats addiction in … 0

Greenfield holiday week trash schedule

Friday, May 22, 2015

GREENFIELD — Due to the holiday on Monday, the following will be the rubbish and recycling schedule: ∎ Monday’s collection will be on Tuesday. ∎ Tuesday’s collection will be on Wednesday. ∎ Wednesday’s collection will be on Thursday. ∎ Thursday’s and Friday’s collections will be on Friday. It is important to have … 0

Greenfield woman badly burned; neighbor comes to her rescue

Thursday, May 21, 2015

GREENFIELD — Kevin Haley of 7 Park St. said a crash from downstairs caught his attention Wednesday night around 10:30, sending him downstairs to find his neighbor badly burned and her apartment beginning to catch fire. “I heard … 0

Car vs. pole accident on Leyden Road interrupts traffic

Thursday, May 21, 2015

GREENFIELD — A utility pole and traffic took a hit Thursday night on Leyden Road. No information was available from police at the time, but an accident closed the road for a time after dark. By 9:40 p.m., detour signs were down and traffic had resumed, with utility … 0

Local machining program graduates 13 more

Thursday, May 21, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The Franklin County Technical School machine shop turned out its fourth batch of machinists Thursday through the Franklin Hampshire Regional Employment Board’s adult training program. The 13-week Middle Skills Manufacturing Initiative graduated 13 students Thursday for a total of 43 trained since the program began … 0

Neighbors: Go to a local parade and support our veterans Monday

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Hello neighbor. Memorial Day is a federal holiday for remembering people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. It originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in that … 0