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Firefighters remove an injured man from the ice of the Deerfield River below the Cheapside bridge on Saturday.
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Man rescued from river

Sunday, January 25, 2015

DEERFIELD — Turners Falls firefighters retrieved an injured man from the frozen surface of the Deerfield River below the Cheapside bridge Saturday night after a passerby reported a man dangling his legs from the railing. Greenfield and Deerfield police responded at 10:25 p.m. to a report of a suspicious subject on the bridge and arrived to find a 25-year-old man lying injured on the ice below, Sgt. Harry Ruddock III said in a Deerfield Police statement. According to the Greenfield Police Department incident log, a caller reported seeing a man sitting on the railing of the Routes 5 and 10 bridge, then a few minutes … 0

Supper for Six fundraiser set for Feb. 10

Sunday, January 25, 2015

GREENFIELD — With February school vacation approaching, it means a relaxing week off for students, but it also is a time when many families struggle to feed their children without the school meals. The Women’s Way of the United Way of Franklin County hopes to make it a little easier for struggling families. On Feb. 10, Women’s Way will collect nonperishable food for … 0

Pyers resigns: After paid leave, Greenfield economic development director leaves post

Friday, January 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town’s economic development director has resigned as of Feb. 2 at 5 p.m., and the mayor said Friday he is taking some responsibility for the 63-year-old official’s decision. Robert Pyers of Florence, who has been in the position since July 7, 2009, presented his letter of resignation to the town … 0

Neighbors: Celebrate MLK Day by doing service

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Hello neighbor. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which we will celebrate on Monday, is not about having a day off, but instead about doing service for your neighbors and community. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” King said. The civil rights … 0

Chimney fire extinguished

Thursday, January 15, 2015

GREENFIELD — A Thursday morning fire was confined to the chimney of a house at 77 Newton St., after a passerby reported seeing smoke and flames coming up the chimney flue at 9:32. The Greenfield Fire Department found smoke showing from the ridge of the roof. Firefighters had … 0

Letter: Column shines light

Thursday, January 15, 2015

I would like to compliment a recent My Turn by David Keith of Deerfield. The piece, titled “For Private Gain,” was timely, important and extremely well written and researched. Mr. Keith pointed out the abundance of natural gas supply currently available to residential and industrial users in the … 0

Center for New Americans offers workshop on immigration, expanded services

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

GREENFIELD — To keep local immigrants on top of what President Obama’s recent immigration action means for them and what steps to take, the Center for New Americans is offering workshops on the new changes. On Jan. 26, the nonprofit will hold a workshop at The Brick House … 0

Police investigating purse snatching

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

GREENFIELD — Police are looking for a man who snatched a woman’s purse in the downtown area and then tried to use a debit card at local convenience stores as the account was canceled. According to the department’s logs, the incident occurred on School Street at 5:43 p.m. … 0

Sandri wants beer, wine license

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

GREENFIELD — A.R. Sandri Co. Inc. plans to renovate its full-service gas station at 295 Federal St. and add a convenience store that sells beer and wine. According to Chief Operating Officer Michael Behn, the full-service gas station … 0

Greenfield issues holiday rubbish collection schedule

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

GREENFIELD — Due to the holiday on Monday (Martin Luther King Jr. Day), the following will be the rubbish and recycling schedule: Monday’s collection on Tuesday, Tuesday’s collection on Wednesday, Wednesday’s collection on Thursday, and Thursday’s and Friday’s collection on Friday. It is important to have the rubbish … 0

Battery? Check, panels ...?

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

GREENFIELD — Having won a state grant to buy a battery storage system for a solar array envisioned at the new high school, the town now needs to find more money for the solar panels themselves — a $724,500 feature that was cut early on from the high … 0

Alleged meth cook arraigned in Superior Court

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

GREENFIELD — A man arrested with what police say was a portable methamphetamine lab in the back of his mother’s car in Athol in October pleaded innocent this week in Franklin County Superior Court to manufacturing the illegal and highly addictive stimulant. Joseph Hamel faces a single charge … 0

Green River House running transit center cafe

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

GREENFIELD — Each Tuesday at 7 a.m., Kelly Goodwin of Deerfield preps the lunch combos and snacks and heats up coffee and hot tea. After bus passengers at the John W. Olver Transit Center on the corner of … 0