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Abbie Burrows cuts her 100th birthday cake with help from her niece Abbie Hatton at The Arbors Assisted Living residential community on Monday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

Widespread family gathers as Abbie Burrows turns 100

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

GREENFIELD — Abbie Burrows celebrated her 100th birthday for the second time Monday afternoon. Born on Aug. 24, 1914, Burrows’ Sunday birthday was book-ended by two parties. Last, Saturday, she celebrated her last day of being 99 with 125 guests at the United Church of Bernardston. She enjoyed a smaller celebration Monday at The Arbors in Greenfield, where she now … 0

GCC to host new CEO of Women’s Fund of Western Mass.

Monday, September 1, 2014

GREENFIELD — After advocating for issues related to women’s rights and immigrants on the national level, Elizabeth Barajas-Román has switched to promoting change and creating partnerships locally as the new CEO of the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts. An experienced leader in policy and advocacy, Barajas-Román will now lead one of the top … 0

‘Brookie’ park to get name

Monday, September 1, 2014

GREENFIELD — The new town park where “Brookie,” the 10-foot-long fish sculpture made of spoons, forks, knives and other stainless-steel cutlery sits atop a 12-foot-tall pole on Deerfield Street, may soon have a name. Mayor William Martin and the Greening Gateway Sculpture Committee plan to go before Town Council in September with a … 0

World Eye's Florence satellite store set to close Saturday

Thursday, August 21, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — After two years selling books on North Main Street in Florence, the World Eye Bookshop is closing Saturday, though its Greenfield store remains alive and well. Jessica Mullins, owner of Greenfield’s World Eye Bookshop, in operation … 0

Letter: Learn what ‘yield’ means

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A lot of concern has been expressed about cell phone use and texting while driving causing car accidents. I am writing to express my concern for another situation that I believe is becoming much more prevalent on our roads where you find a rotary or entrance to a … 0

Gov. Patrick rolls into Greenfield on train to announce track buy

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

GREENFIELD — Gov. Deval Patrick rolled into Greenfield Wednesday aboard a passenger train to announce the state is spending $17 million to advance the Amtrak Vermonter passenger service, scheduled to begin Dec. 29. That money will buy 49 … 1

Domestic dispute and smashed windows lead to charges for Orange man and his brother

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

GREENFIELD — An Orange man and his brother from Springfield were arrested Tuesday after the two smashed the windows of a home on Riverside Drive during a domestic dispute. At 11:48 p.m., Greenfield police responded to 39 Riverside Drive, where there was a fight involving several people. At … 0

DA: Large car insurance fraud ring disrupted

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

GREENFIELD — Dozens of New York City area residents have been charged locally with defrauding car insurance companies of hundreds of thousands of dollars, by claiming to live in the Pioneer Valley to get cheaper premiums. Hampshire and Franklin county grand juries have returned indictments against 38 individuals, … 0

Letter: Lost-and-found story

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

This past Saturday, I realized that my makeshift money clip with just enough money to miss, was no longer in my pocket. I retraced my recent travels, and inquired at one earlier stop without luck. Monday, I had given up hope on recovery, as I had expected the … 0

Yankee features Franklin County

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

GREENFIELD — If you’ve been thinking about picking up a copy of Yankee Magazine, the September-October issue is the one you want, because it’s chock-full of scenes and stories of Franklin County and Greenfield. The fall foliage issue … 0

Youth Works: Help preparing to meet the world

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

GREENFIELD — When Joann Ault of Turners Falls first walked into the long hallway of Community Action Youth Programs offices on Federal Street, she expected a no-frills, no-laughs meeting with case manager Barry Scott. The 18-year-old felt focused … 0

GCC to decide medical marijuana use policy

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

GREENFIELD — With a medical marijuana dispensary proposed for the downtown, Greenfield Community College is working to develop a policy on whether to allow marijuana for medicinal purposes on campus by the spring. Currently, the school does not have a policy since the state legalized the drug for … 0

River cleanup eyes volunteers

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

GREENFIELD — Each year, John David Boles heads up the Green River Cleanup, and this year is no different. Boles said the cleanup will be held a week earlier this year on Sept. 27, and he hopes to have 300 or more volunteers show up. “We’ve got a … 0