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Warm The Children
Ashley Laramie of Turners Falls with her 3-year-old Ameliya Laramie-LaClaire. Recorder/Paul Franz

Working full time isn’t always enough

Friday, November 7, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Landing a new full-time job as a teller at a local bank has finally given Turners Falls resident Ashley Laramie something she’s been after for years — a job with a regular, set schedule. And she certainly needs it, because raising her 3-year-old daughter, Ameliya, as a single mother has proven to be a second full-time job in its own right. Making sure Ameliya stays fed, keeping a roof over her head and making sure there’s gas in her car each day to bring her to and from day care and get herself to work so she can maintain that cycle proves … 0

Warm the Children helps Northfield family

Friday, October 17, 2014

NORTHFIELD — New clothes are not a luxury that Northfield resident Lucinda Jordan is used to receiving. As an unemployed single mother of two young girls, Jordan, 27, is more accustomed to making what she does have last, instead directing her limited funds toward paying her bills and feeding her daughters, Jazilyn, 7, … 0

Winter clothes for kids help whole family

Friday, October 3, 2014

GREENFIELD — Seated around a table in his dimly lit kitchen on a rainy October afternoon, Bill Bickford helped his 18-month-old son, Sebastian, draw pictures of a beach and palm trees on a dry-erase board. Next to them, Sebastian’s mother, Tina Rider, 25, watched as her 4-year-old daughter, Serenity, played with the caps … 0