Farmers grateful for more typical growing season after 2023 floods devastated fields

07-16-2024 5:52 PM

After a frantic emergency response to save animals and equipment on July 10, 2023, David Fisher and Maggie Toran assessed their farm field as memories of Hurricane Irene came flooding back.At their horse-powered, community-supported agriculture (CSA)...


Mosaic mural by Ashfield artist lands on Keystone Market

07-17-2024 12:49 PM

When Ashfield artist Robert Markey looked at the empty wall on the side of Keystone Market in Shelburne Falls, he saw a blank canvas.When the building’s owners agreed that the wall could be the location of Markey’s latest mosaic mural, he was excited...


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Bulletin Board: Registration ongoing for Bridge of Flowers Classic
07-17-2024 7:05 PM

Registration for the 44th annual Bridge of Flowers Classic is still ongoing. The race is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 10 in Shelburne Falls. Runners can either sign up for the 3-kilometer run, which begins at 8 a.m., or the traditional 8K course, with...

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My Turn: How we’ve reached this place of danger
07-17-2024 4:36 PM

 Despising one-man rule, nearly all of them slave owners, men of wealth and property gathered to create the U.S. They looked to ancient Greece, and to an Indian Confederation for models and designed a government in which “some” men ruled.Selecting a...

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Gill, MA - Dan of 112 W. Gill Rd. Gill, died in the evening of July 8, 2024, at the age of 73 after a long journey of cancer and complication. The son of the late Harold Aiston and Margaret Wagner and stepson of Donald Sevene and th... remainder of obit for Daniel Frederick Aiston

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Greenfield, MA - Mary Ellen (Hazucha) Hansen of Smith Street, Greenfield, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday morning, July 14, 2024. She was the daughter of George and Mary (Lesnick) Hazucha. Mary Ellen was born September 1... remainder of obit for Mary Ellen Hansen

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South Deerfield, MA - Stanley Joseph Kopec 3rd, age 58, died while participating in his physical therapy in Ormond Beach Florida, due to a bilateral above the knee amputation. He was a graduate of Turners Falls Technical School. He work... remainder of obit for Stanley Kopec Lll

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Shelburne Falls, MA - DOLORES ROOT (Sept. 8, 1950 - July 12, 2024) Dolores Root, a resident of Shelburne Falls for many years, died in her sleep on Friday, July 12. She would have reached her seventh-fifth year on September 8. After a ... remainder of obit for Dolores Root

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