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‘I have to break the cycle’

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

GREENFIELD — “I hurt everyone including myself,” he says. “I know domestic violence is a big issue. I feel ashamed. I know it’s wrong, but I have to find a way to work on myself.” “John,” whose real name was changed for this story, is serving 18 months in prison with three years on probation for three counts of assault … 0

Kulik: Cites his veteran clout to push rural issue

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Eleven-term state incumbent Rep. Stephen Kulik, who’s seeking re-election to his First Franklin District seat in the Nov. 4 election, says that even though he’s … 0

Korpita: State government needs to be more proactive

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A newcomer to politics, Deerfield Republican Dylan Korpita is trying to unseat veteran First Franklin District legislator Stephen Kulik of Worthington, saying, “It’s time for … 0

What will be next act for the bank?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

GREENFIELD — They say “third time’s a charm.” That’s what Franklin County Community Development Corp. hopes as it revisits what it wants to do with the former First National Bank on Bank Row, a process it has conducted … 0

Why I stayed: He had financial security

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

It was hours before “Marie” would walk down the aisle to marry “Bill,” a wealthy Oregon man she had met two years earlier. Marie, who has lived in Franklin County for 17 years and Greenfield for 10 years, had met Bill in 1995 at an outdoor concert in … 0

Franklin County Resource List

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Here is a list of resources available locally: ■ Clinical and Support Options: Greenfield; 413-774-1000. Individual, group and family counseling. ■ Community Crisis Response Team, Community Action: Franklin County and North Quabbin Area; 413-773-5090. Free support to individuals and groups affected by crime related trauma. ■ Community Resources … 0

Nurturing men — The pro-feminist man

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The key to stopping domestic violence, social workers say, is preventing it in the first place by changing cultures and attitudes and how society sees men in particular. While some local groups are trying to change men’s view … 0

Breast health: What you need to know

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

GREENFIELD — Approximately 40,000 women and 430 men in the United States will die from breast cancer in 2014. Another estimated 232,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed among U.S. women this year, according to … 0

Smashing pumpkins for a good cause

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

SHELBURNE — What do you do with your jack-o’-lanterns once Halloween is over? On Saturday, you can take them up to Hager’s Farm Stand, where they’ll go out in a blaze of glory — smashed to bits from the heights of a scissor-lift truck by local disc jockeys … 0

Deerfield Police issue summons for man who accidentally shot wife

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

DEERFIELD — The Deerfield Police Department has requested a court summons for a Deerfield man who accidentally shot his wife on Oct. 17. According to a press release issued by the department on Wednesday, officers from the Deerfield Police Department responded to reports of a gunshot wound at … 0

Drain fumes prompt evacuation of Sanderson Academy

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

ASHFIELD — A chemical reaction of cleaning fluid in a plugged-up classroom drain resulted in the temporary evacuation of about 125 schoolchildren at the Sanderson Academy Wednesday morning. The children were bused to the Buckland Shelburne Elementary School, … 0

I-91 ramp closures and Route 2 closures today; delays on Friday

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

GREENFIELD — Various lanes and ramps will be closed today near the interchange of Interstate 91 and Route 2 due to paving of about a three-mile stretch to the Gill town line. The closures and detours will be between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., so motorists should take … 0

Judge refuses to halt medical marijuana selection process

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The state high court has denied the request of preliminary injunction by a locally based nonprofit to halt the state medical marijuana selection process. The Suffolk Superior Court denied the motion filed in August against the state Department of Public Health by J.M. Farm’s Patient … 0