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Shannon (Hosmer) Gamlin, a U.S. Army veteran who served in Iraq, admits the transition back to civilian life has been tough. Now living in Colorado, she has been back to Greenfield to spend time with her family.
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Transition back to civilian tough for this veteran

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Editor’s Note: This is the last in an occasional series of stories about the homecoming experiences of local war veterans. GREENFIELD — Shannon (Hosmer) Gamlin says it hasn’t been easy returning to a life she walked away from a decade ago. “After all I’ve been through and all I’ve seen, it’s difficult, for instance, to hear someone freak out about missing their favorite TV show,” she says. Gamlin, 30, joined the U.S. Army when she was 20 years old. She left four years ago with a Purple Heart, a medical discharge and some issues she is yet to fully resolve. She served as a military … 0

Happy to be outstanding in his fields

Sunday, March 30, 2014

GREENFIELD — In the early morning summer hours, before orthopedic doctor Jeffrey Hayer spends his days treating patients with arthritis, broken bones and muscle injuries, he drives to the 200-tree orchard he’s planted in Heath. On his 56 acres on the side of a mountain, Hayer will water and cut the trees that … 0

Happy to be in the local picture

Sunday, March 16, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — There’s always another story for Tim Lindop to shoot for Montague Community Television, whether it’s this week’s selectmen’s meeting or last month’s finance board session. But Lindop has his own story — one that’s taken him to the Amazon, the Chinese border with Kyrgyzstan and elsewhere. It’s also taken him … 0