M/clear
43°
M/clear
Hi 69° | Lo 42°

Sea of tires

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — It looks like the local watershed council will have a bigger job than it thought it would when it begins its annual Source to the Sea riverbank cleanup this year because it recently discovered a sea of an estimated 3,000 to 4,000 tires dumped along the Deerfield River. Maureen Pollock, the town’s conservation agent and assistant planner, said … 0

Serving in the hospital, and in the community

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — This year, new Baystate Franklin Medical Center President Steven Bradley will be using his political and community development skills to help mobilize people … 0

Fast and perilous

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — Phil Brown is scared that someone is going to get hurt or worse along a stretch of Munson Street that runs from Fairview … 0

Hoop dreams, heroin nightmares

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — Chris Herren made it from the midsize coastal city of Fall River to his home team, the Boston Celtics. His path was paved with stints in rehab as he struggled with escalating substance abuse running the … 0

Competing pipeline plan would use existing routes

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

There’s another pipeline project being proposed through New England, but this one would travel along existing pipeline routes. Northeast Utilities and Spectra Energy Corp. have announced plans to expand natural gas access to New England and to end bottlenecks that have driven up prices when demand spikes in … 0

Kinder Morgan begins FERC filing process

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. made its proposed Northeast Energy Direct Project official Monday, with a “pre-filing” to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The 36-inch diameter pipeline, which would include 167 miles in Pennsylvania and New York and another 177 miles between Wright, N.Y., and Dracut, north of Lowell, … 0

Towns to legislators: Tax-exempt land unfair hit in western Mass.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

HAWLEY ­­— It wasn’t just Hawley’s loss of $172 per year in tax dollars for 120 acres of forest in a state Supreme Judicial Court decision that sparked Tuesday’s meeting with state legislators, but a request for legislation to protect rural, tax-poor towns from being drained of too … 0

Mohawk, teachers sign 3-year contract

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

BUCKLAND — Teachers in the Mohawk Trail Regional School District will get a 3.3-percent pay raise this year, now that a new three-year agreement has been reached between the School Committee and the Mohawk District Education Association. The … 0

Mohawk alumnus new vice-principal

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

BUCKLAND — Jesse Porter-Henry, who graduated from the Mohawk Trail Regional School in 1999, has been hired as the school’s new assistant principal. Porter-Henry started his full-time position this week, working with another Mohawk graduate, Principal Nancy Dole. … 0

Mystery poll quizzes people on Vt. Yankee

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — A telephone poll that questions residents about the potential continued operation of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant is not the work of Entergy Nuclear, a company spokesman said Monday. “We are not doing it. This is not Entergy at all,” said Martin Cohn, a … 0

Local c ultural councils seek funding proposals

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Orange ORANGE — The Orange Cultural Council has $4,580 to give out for local projects. The council is hosting a special session to help applicants review and fill in applications on Sept. 20 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Moore-Leland Library in North Orange, which is fully … 0

First residential solar system approved in Greenfield since new ordinance voted

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — Tina Schneider of Graves Road will be the first Greenfield resident to install a ground-mounted solar system in her backyard after being granted a special permit under a new town ordinance. The Zoning Board of Appeals approved the permit after reviewing Schneider’s plans. In December 2012, … 0

Property eyed for senior housing on Sunderland meeting warrant

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

SUNDERLAND — More affordable senior housing could be coming to Sunderland if voters approve buying 2.8 acres on North Main Street. A “yes” vote at Friday night’s special town meeting, which will begin at 7 p.m. in Sunderland Elementary School, would authorize the selectmen to borrow $265,000 to … 0