Mass. Senate backs end to ‘home equity theft’

05-28-2024 4:19 PM

The state Senate unanimously passed an amendment to its annual spending plan that would prohibit municipalities and private companies from taking the entire equity of a home in the event of a tax lien foreclosure, a piece of legislation that, if...

Protesters decrying US role in Gaza siege set flag afire outside McGovern’s office

05-28-2024 8:01 PM

NORTHAMPTON — Protesters angered by Israel’s most recent deadly attack in Gaza brought a metal trash can and an American flag to the sidewalk outside Rep. Jim McGovern’s Pleasant Street office on Tuesday.As passersby honked in support or shouted...


WMass softball: Greenfield-Franklin Tech, Turners-Lee set for championship games Wednesday
05-28-2024 5:19 PM

Going into the season, there was a case to be made that the top three softball pitchers in the entire MIAA Division 5 field resided in Franklin County.That would Greenfield’s MacKenzie Paulin, Turners Falls’ Madi Liimatainen and Franklin Tech’s Hannah...


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My Turn: Not Quabbin-ize, but eyes on the prize
05-28-2024 4:36 PM

The story of the “lost” towns of the Quabbin Reservoir [“Don’t Quabbin-ize us on clean energy,” Recorder, May 17] is a sad one, but it does raise the question of when an individual or collective should be asked to sacrifice for the greater good....

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Le Petit Oiseau Bakery opens (camper) doors in Ashfield
05-23-2024 11:15 AM

ASHFIELD — Sita Bird and her husband have always loved vintage trailers. So after 15 years of self-taught baking and running an at-home special order baking business, Bird decided to renovate a 1963 camper and fill it with her homemade goods.The...


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Speaking of Nature: The telltale song of summer: Singing green frogs welcome me back to the Thinking Chair
05-27-2024 6:01 AM

For most people, Memorial Day marks the first day of summer. The official first day may not actually be observed until three weeks later, but the three-day weekend gives people a chance to get outside and fire up the grill, or perhaps even go camping....


Obit photo for Elliot Rowsey Elliot Rowsey

Keene, NH - Elliot Rowsey, age 86, died May 14, 2024 at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, NH. Elliot was born on April 26, 1938 in Boston, Massachusetts, the child of Charles Rowsey and Edith Rowsey (Knight). Elliot graduated from Newbur... remainder of obit for Elliot Rowsey

Obit photo for Theodore R. Cromack Theodore R. Cromack

Shelburne, MA - Theodore Robert (Ted) Cromack passed away at home on May 22nd with his wife and children by his side. He was born in Greenfield, MA on October 16, 1927, to Theodore Royal and Minnie (Messer) Cromack. He grew up in Colrai... remainder of obit for Theodore R. Cromack

Obit photo for Jonathan G. Tuttle Jonathan G. Tuttle

Shutesbury, MA - Jonathan G. Tuttle (83) of Shutesbury passed away on January 20, 2024 in Leeds at the home of his sister, Deb (Deborah L. Jacobs). Jonathan was a committed trade-union leader with a lifelong dedication to working famili... remainder of obit for Jonathan G. Tuttle

Obit photo for Winona M. Corse Winona M. Corse

Conway, MA - Winona M. Corse, 88, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at Greenfield Rehabilitation and Nursing Center after a period of declining health. Winnie, as she was known to many, was born October 13, 1935 in Florence, Massachuset... remainder of obit for Winona M. Corse


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