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Pedaling cycling safety

Sunday, August 31, 2014

GREENFIELD — One group of local bicycling enthusiasts left their wheels behind this weekend, opting instead for a pile of brooms and shovels. Members of the newly formed Greenfield Area Bicycle Coalition spent most of Saturday afternoon cleaning up the sides of Turners Falls Road, which they said is a notoriously dangerous section of town to ride on. About a … 0

God’s stories in a new light

Sunday, August 31, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — For the past year, Mark Liebowitz, Nancy Katz and David Punches have been working to tell the Genesis/Biblical creation story within 32 … 0

Kiwanis clambake closes out summer

Sunday, August 31, 2014

NORTHFIELD — Good old-fashioned clambakes are a New England summertime tradition and Northfield resident Ray Zukowski knows all the tricks to do it right. Zukowski, … 0

Demo derby going to the dogs?

Sunday, August 31, 2014

GREENFIELD — If you’re up to the challenge, you could help homeless dogs and get a chance to drive a demolition derby car at the Franklin County Fair. Rambutt Racing has teamed up with the Franklin County Sheriff’s … 0

The Literacy Project teaches 15,000 adult students in 30 years

Sunday, August 31, 2014

GREENFIELD — In a classroom at the top floor of the E.A Hall Building on Bank Row, Joe Panzica of Greenfield tirelessly teaches adult students how to read, write and do math at the same time he is trying to build their confidence and motivation. For 16 years, … 0

Alternative food storage in Ashfield

Sunday, August 31, 2014

ASHFIELD — If you have a garden of any size, now might be the time you’re thinking of what to do with excess produce. Burying it in a trash can in the backyard might be an option. “What … 0

Pedestrian treated after being hit by vehicle Sunday in Leverett

Sunday, August 31, 2014

LEVERETT — A male pedestrian was taken to Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield for injuries after he was struck by a vehicle on Long Plain Road Sunday at 12:45 p.m. State police trooper Nicole Morrell said the driver of the vehicle, Geraldine Cinquantini, 71, of Leverett had … 0

Free lunch at Greenfield elementary schools

Sunday, August 31, 2014

GREENFIELD — All students at Newton, Federal Street and the Academy of Early Learning schools will be provided a free daily lunch this school year regardless of their family income. The free lunch program is an addition to the free breakfast program already offered at all schools. The … 0

GCC traffic to be rerouted for rotary work

Sunday, August 31, 2014

GREENFIELD — As Greenfield Community College students, staff and visitors start the fall semester on Tuesday, they will have to use another route to exit the campus. Starting on Tuesday, the state Department of Transportation is reclaiming and paving the road at the school’s entrance onto Colrain Road, … 0

Erving Notebook

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Cultural grant application time ERVING — The town’s Cultural Council has set an Oct. 15 deadline for organizations, schools and individuals to apply for grants to support cultural activities in the community. The council will also entertain funding proposals from schools and youth groups through the PASS Program, … 0

S. Deerfield trucking company fined by DEP

Sunday, August 31, 2014

DEERFIELD — Local trucking company Henry C. Kocot & Sons Inc. has been fined $3,000 by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection after it was found to be in violation of a number of hazardous waste paperwork rules and wastewater disposal rules. The violations included failures to maintain … 0

Facing foreclosure: Pushkin, Arts Block on auction block

Friday, August 29, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Pushkin and Arts Block buildings — popular entertainment venues seen as key components of the town’s downtown rejuvenation — are in foreclosure, with the properties set to be auctioned Sept. 22. The Pushkin, at Main … 0

County gets 1 applicant for marijuana dispensary

Friday, August 29, 2014

GREENFIELD — Patriot Care Corp. is one step closer to opening Franklin County’s first medical marijuana dispensary. On Friday, four nonprofits submitted applications to run dispensaries in the seven counties without a dispensary applicant. Patriot Care is the … 0