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Stoneleigh-Burnham School celebrates class of 2015’s diversity at graduation Friday

Friday, May 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — In her student address at the Stoneleigh-Burnham School graduation Friday, Grace Powers shared a vision she had of her fellow classmates someday running the United Nations. Powers, of Northfield, was one of 28 students from eight countries to receive her diploma in a packed Stoneleigh-Burnham gymnasium. She said her worldly-wise and history-obsessed class was the inspiration for her … 0

Charlemont Ambulance files ‘action plan’ with state

Friday, May 29, 2015

CHARLEMONT — To improve its response rate and keep its license, the Charlemont Ambulance Task Force has submitted an action plan spelling out how this … 0

Feed them and they will come?

Friday, May 29, 2015

ORANGE — Will providing dinner and free child care help the town raise attendance at the annual town meeting on June 15? That’s the hope … 0

GCC/Elms partnership yields first class of bachelor’s candidates in social work

Friday, May 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — Six of the graduates receiving bachelor of science in social work degrees at Elms College’s commencement this year weren’t typical Elms students. They were the first cohort of students to complete the Elms bachelor’s degree program at Greenfield Community College. The students entered the program in … 0

Storm damage causes power outage in Conway

Friday, May 29, 2015

CONWAY — Hundreds of residents lost power after a storm brought down tree limbs and damaged utility poles Thursday night. Eversource spokesperson Priscilla Ress said Conway was hit by storms twice, the first of which occurred around 6 p.m. Wednesday and caused an outage. “Once we got that … 0

Greenfield Savings donates $10K to Arms Library roof restoration

Friday, May 29, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — The Arms Library has one more good neighbor helping to “Put a Roof On It” — Greenfield Savings Bank. This week, the bank gave the 101-year-old library $10,000 toward the library’s capital campaign, which includes … 0

Autism group to benefit from free soup and game night at Hope & Olive

Friday, May 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — On Monday, Community Resources for People with Autism is partnering with Hope & Olive restaurant for its monthly Free Soup & Games Night. This event is a monthly benefit held at the restaurant where people are invited to a free buffet of soups and breads donated … 0

Baker talks energy, budget during Yankee Candle visit

Thursday, May 28, 2015

WHATELY — Yankee Candle is Franklin County’s largest employer and during a short visit Thursday afternoon, Gov. Charlie Baker called it a success story to be replicated across the state. During a short tour of the Pioneer Valley … 2

Arts Block, Pushkin have new owner; local periodontist outbids local developer for downtown buildings

Thursday, May 28, 2015

GREENFIELD — The local developer who wanted to buy two landmark buildings in the heart of downtown has been outbid by a Greenfield periodontist. Steven Goldsher, owner of Pioneer Valley Periodontics on High Street, said he bought the … 1

Greenfield offers Northfield resident assistant supt. job

Thursday, May 28, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield School Committee Thursday night voted to offer the newly created job of assistant superintendent for curriculum, instruction and professional development to Jen McKusick of Northfield. McKusick is principal of Oak Grove Elementary School in … 0

Greenfield to replace streetlights with energy-efficient LEDs

Thursday, May 28, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town expects to replace all of its cobrahead streetlights with energy-efficient ones by the end of summer. Greenfield received $65,000 from the state Department of Energy Resources last year for the project. Mayor William Martin … 1

Second Helpings celebrates 15 years of feeding people

Thursday, May 28, 2015

GREENFIELD — When Maggie Sweeney started Second Helpings community meal with Deerfield Academy at St. James Church 15 years ago, she never dreamed it would grow like it has over time. But, Sweeney said its growth is both … 0

A farmers market sprouts in Heath

Thursday, May 28, 2015

HEATH — Heath may be a great place to live — but if you need groceries, you have to leave town. That’s why Jessica Van Steensburg is hoping to start a Saturday Farmer’s Market in the town’s Community Hall. Van Steensburg says the town may not have a … 0