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Lamson & Goodnow moving to Westfield; Property sold to Ashfield man

Friday, March 27, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — After 178 years in Shelburne Falls, Lamson & Goodnow Manufacturing Co. will be moving to Westfield. Chief Operating Officer James Pelletier said that on Thursday he signed a lease, which takes effect on April 1. The lease was signed a day after 12.5 acres of Lamson’s 18-acre property and buildings were sold for $1.3 million to businessman … 0

Mayor tells inspectors to check all restaurant hoods for compliance by end of 2015

Friday, March 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — Restaurant owners who know or suspect their kitchen hoods are not up to code or lack fire suppression systems would be wise to … 0

Berkshire Gas extends freeze to Sunderland

Friday, March 27, 2015

SUNDERLAND — Berkshire Gas Co. has expanded the moratorium on new customers to include Sunderland, citing constraints on the capacity of natural gas pipelines to … 2

Prepping for the perfect prom: Free for the taking, dresses, tuxes line GHS lobby

Friday, March 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — Sarah O’Sullivan spun around in her new long, green gown as her friends raved over the dress. Down the hall, Valenka Kosick browsed through four racks of dresses in search of that perfect, elegant gown. And … 0

Shelburne Free Library to archive historic Fidelia Fiske collection

Friday, March 27, 2015

SHELBURNE — When Elizabeth Antaya became director of the Shelburne Free Public Library last April, she got a parting bonus from retiring librarian Libby Burnham: a box of letters and items that once belonged to Fidelia Fiske — … 0

Pioneer announces superintendent candidates

Friday, March 27, 2015

NORTHFIELD — After a closed-door search, three finalists for superintendent of Pioneer Valley Regional School District have emerged. All are New England educators with decades of experience. One will replace outgoing Superintendent Dayle Doiron. Francis Baran is the superintendent of the Woodstock, Conn., public schools. Baran has been … 0

Frontier towns support long-range planning

Friday, March 27, 2015

SUNDERLAND — The four towns of the Frontier Regional and Union 38 school districts support spending money on a study that would look at how town offices and school space could be consolidated to save money. During a … 0

Conway bylaw proposals slated for town meeting

Friday, March 27, 2015

CONWAY — Conway’s Planning Board has proposed a scaled-down version of the zoning bylaw revisions it brought before town meeting last year, hoping to address a few outstanding issues regarding large-scale solar installations and roadside debris. Chairman Joe … 0

Argotec gets tax break from state

Friday, March 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — The plastic-film manufacturer that recently received a tax break from the town in exchange for adding 50 jobs over the next five years has also received a tax break from the state. Argotec Inc., which is … 0

Wendell scholarship deadline is April 30

Friday, March 27, 2015

WENDELL — The Wendell Scholarship Committee has established a new scholarship for resident students, Dollars for Wendell Scholars. Students who live in Wendell and are seeking post-secondary education at a college, university or technical school may apply by completing the application, available at local high schools and in … 0

Town spends $100,000 more than it budgeted for snow and ice; DPW crews begin spring cleanup

Thursday, March 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town spent about $100,000 more than it budgeted for snow and ice this year. For the past four years, the town has budgeted $200,000 for snow and ice. This year, it spent between $297,000 and … 0

Former Erving police sergeant says he wants $250K because he was unjustly forced to resign

Thursday, March 26, 2015

ERVING — A former police sergeant is seeking $250,000 from the town, claiming he was unjustly forced to resign. Corey Greene resigned from the Erving Police Department in April 2014, a month after he was suspended without pay from his post as sergeant pending investigation of a barroom … 0

Towns question Frontier budget reversal

Thursday, March 26, 2015

SUNDERLAND — The Frontier Regional School Committee’s decision to reinstate funding for six positions and raise its budget by about 2 percent may not stand if the district’s four towns have their way. The budget will be presented … 0