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Pam Roberts in the Shelburne Falls Yoga Studio.  Recorder/Paul Franz

Yoga, writing workshop for those diagnosed with cancer

Monday, July 21, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — Twenty years ago, Pam Roberts was diagnosed with breast cancer. Every week through treatment and rehabilitation, Roberts attended a writing workshop, where she found that no matter what prompt was given, she’d write about her experience with cancer. “I found it so healing,” Roberts said. Now, Roberts, who lives in Shelburne Falls, helps others fighting cancer with their own healing process by teaching writing and yoga workshops throughout New England. She has led the workshops, which are for people at any stage of the cancer journey, for 10 years. On Aug. 2, Roberts will lead a free one-day workshop, Spirit of the … 0

Neighbors: Head to the North Quabbin for some summer fun

Monday, July 21, 2014

Hello neighbor. I was really excited to read last week that the North Quabbin will be getting some help from the state to boost tourism. It’s such a beautiful area — and you all know how much I love the Quabbin Reservoir. There are other attractions in that area: Starrett Museum in Athol, Swift River Historical Society Museum in New Salem and Tully … 0

WMECO closes Greenfield building

Monday, July 21, 2014

GREENFIELD — Western Massachusetts Electric Co. has closed its service center in Greenfield, but six of its more than 20 employees who worked out of that center will stay in Franklin County. Four linemen, an electrician and a troubleshooter will work out of WMECO’s substation in Montague City. “We’re bringing a presence back … 0

Fireworks company under fire

Thursday, July 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — Mayor William Martin says the town will not accept an agreement with the New Hampshire company that has been providing Greenfield’s Fourth of July fireworks display for the past 20 years until an investigation into whether … 0

Letter: Pipeline resistance

Thursday, July 17, 2014

I think Mayor William Martin, Gov. Deval Patrick and other professional politicians are too quick to accept offers of “economic renewal” from any proposed gas pipeline company of which Kinder Morgan is only one. Extreme vigilance is needed by all of us who reside in western Mass. (and … 0

Fireworks fraud?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — It appears that the town may not have been getting the biggest bang for its buck, at least for the past couple of years, when it comes to its annual Fourth of July fireworks display. At … 0

Council tables vote on noise ordinance veto

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — Town Council has eight to 10 days left to vote on whether it will override the mayor’s veto of a noise ordinance it passed in June. The ordinance, which has been criticized by several town leaders … 0

Greenfield pumping station covered bridge repairs on track

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — The town continues to do repairs to the 41-year-old wooden covered bridge that spans the Green River on Eunice Williams Drive in the area known as the “pumping station.” Town Engineer Sara Campbell said the bridge, … 0

Letter: The Mideast mess

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I am a former United States Marine and would no doubt be described as a hawk rather than a dove. Yet given the recent events in the Mideast, Iraq, Afghanistan among them, I have to feel that we have wasted badly a large number of our young military … 0

Greenfield to implement teacher evaluations

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — After two years of negotiations, Greenfield Public School teachers and administrators will begin evaluating teachers this fall using the new state educator evaluator system. A team of about 12 to 20 educators, including some administrators and teachers with representation from the elementary, middle and high school … 0

Man robs Planet Gas clerk at gunpoint

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — Police searched Tuesday for a man who entered the Planet Gas station that morning with a bandanna over his face and a pistol in his hand and left with money. No arrests had been made at … 0

GBA’s SummerFest begins on Friday

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — Downtown will be abuzz with shoppers on Friday and Saturday when SummerFest opens with sidewalk sales and all sorts of activities for adults and children. Greenfield Business Association’s two-day SummerFest will be held Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. … 0

GCC fundraising campaign beats goal

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — In its efforts to inspire hope through education, the Greenfield Community College Foundation raised $103,443 beyond its goal for its 2014 annual campaign. The GCC annual Fundraising Campaign raised $928,443 to support the college, surpassing the … 0