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Sweet ending: Adams Donuts owner upbeat about its future

Monday, March 2, 2015

GREENFIELD — Adams Donuts owner Carrie Brown was upbeat about the local doughnut institution’s future Monday, with more than half its original stay-in-business fundraising goal reached and a revised goal within reach. The 59-year-old shop was threatened with being shut down on March 17 when fire officials had earlier discovered the fryer hood did not meet code or have a … 0

Local social service agency behind governor’s plan for homeless families in hotels

Monday, March 2, 2015

GREENFIELD — The executive director of an organization that has been working to help homeless families adjust to life in two local hotels for the … 1

Read Across America Day

Monday, March 2, 2015

GREENFIELD — “You don’t need a fancy office. That’s what’s great about being an author. You just need a paper and pencil,” said Natasha Lowe, … 0

Montague to put Strathmore Mill out for development bid again

Monday, March 2, 2015

MONTAGUE — The town will release another request for a developer to take all or a portion of the former Strathmore Paper Mill off the town’s hands, this time narrowing the focus to a single building in the complex. “Despite better judgment, I remain optimistic about the fate … 0

New scholarship for LGBTQI students, allies

Monday, March 2, 2015

GREENFIELD — The PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) Franklin Hampshire Chapter has announced a new scholarship for graduating seniors in Franklin and Hampshire counties. Known as the Eric Collins Memorial Award, the scholarship will be given to two graduating seniors, one each in Franklin … 1

Entergy still tight-lipped on Vt. Yankee emergency plan

Monday, March 2, 2015

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — The Vermont Yankee site vice president refused to answer questions last week about Entergy Nuclear’s plan to sharply reduce the emergency planning zone around the closed reactor. This followed a promise made about 30 minutes earlier by Entergy to be “transparent” on the decommissioning process. … 0

Turners man arrested on gun charges

Monday, March 2, 2015

This story has been corrected from a previous version. GREENFIELD — A Turners Falls man was arrested with an unlicensed gun after a disturbance in a local housing development, according to police. Juan Rodriguez, 25, of 66 4th … 0

Orange workshop roof collapses from snow; official issues warning

Monday, March 2, 2015

ORANGE — The roof of an abandoned workshop collapsed under the weight of accumulated snow, the damage noticed Monday morning after a light snowstorm. Orange Building Commissioner Brian Gale said the building at 701 East Main St. is a total loss. “It’s an older building and this was … 0

Burst pipes soak elementary school in Leverett, displace students

Monday, March 2, 2015

LEVERETT — Elementary School Principal Margot Lacey said she hopes students will be back in their regular classrooms later this week after frozen pipes that burst on Feb. 18 and 24 caused serious damage to walls, ceilings and flooring. Lacey was on a back-country skiing trip in Yellowstone … 0

Neighbors: Precipitation prognosticator: only two or three snowfalls left

Monday, March 2, 2015

Hello neighbor. I’ve got some good news! Winter is technically almost over and Franklin County’s precipitation prognosticator Farrah Pomeroy agrees. Farrah had counted 17 of the 23 snowfalls she predicted early this winter by Feb. 25 and, of course, we had another one this past weekend. That makes … 0

Greenfield dog licenses now available

Monday, March 2, 2015

GREENFIELD — Dog licenses are now available in the town clerk’s office. All dogs are required to be licensed by April 1. Fees are $10 for spayed and neutered dogs and $15 for males and females. If a dog has not previously been registered, owners must present a … 0

All (outdoors) access pass

Sunday, March 1, 2015

WENDELL — Three years ago, a single bite from a tick or mosquito changed Granby resident Cindi Gazda’s life forever. A small amount of blood wasn’t the only thing the insect took from her that day — the … 0

Greenfield house earns builder energy award

Sunday, March 1, 2015

GREENFIELD — It all added up for this former math teacher, given the net sum of skyrocketing energy costs. So he built a net-zero energy saltbox. And it scored big. From the outside, the only thing saying the … 0