Former Greenfield Police Chief Haigh: ‘I am forced to say goodbye’

02-21-2024 9:14 PM

GREENFIELD – In his retirement letter to Mayor Ginny Desorgher, former Police Chief Robert Haigh Jr. said he was stepping down “because of your refusal to support this department and your chief.”“It is with such disappointment and sadness that I must...


Adding up the losses at Red Fire Farm: $1M in damages includes barn full of supplies and memories

02-21-2024 10:40 AM

GRANBY — Days after a large fire engulfed Red Fire Farm’s barn and farm store on Carver Street in Granby on Saturday afternoon, farm staff slowly recounted the equipment and inventory lost in the fire, as well as the memories attached to them.The fire...


Sports


Class C semis: Top-seeded Lenox locks down Franklin Tech, 51-36
02-21-2024 9:53 PM

LENOX — On Wednesday night, top-seeded Lenox took one step closer to redemption, jumping out to an early 13-point lead, en route to a 51-36 victory over No. 4 Franklin Tech in a PVIAC Western Massachusetts Class C semifinal.One year after losing in...

Opinion


My Turn: The root causes of Middle East war
02-21-2024 9:35 PM

 No one has explained why young GIs were sleeping in a Jordan desert when harm came to them. Those generals who appear on TV are only up to speed about attacks, counterattacks, counter-counterattacks and so on. The military has to justify its...

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Arts & Life


Sounds Local: Watermelon Wednesdays celebrates 25 years of acoustic music series: Plus, Iron Horse announces initial lineup
02-21-2024 2:05 PM

Watermelon Wednesdays, the acoustic music series that presents concerts and workshops at the historic West Whately Chapel and the Whately Town Hall, will celebrate its 25th year in 2024. Paul Newlin of Whately, a devout music fan, heads up the series,...

Obituaries

Obit photo for Francis J. St. Germain Jr. Francis J. St. Germain Jr.

Francis J. St. Germain, Jr. Turners Falls, MA - Francis J. St. Germain, Jr., 95, of Millers Falls Road died Saturday 2/3/24 at home. He was born in Montague on January 30, 1929, the son of F... remainder of obit for Francis J. St. Germain Jr.

Obit photo for Nina Leone Nina Leone

Shelburne, MA - Nina Leone February 15, 1920-February 17, 2024 Nina Leone, 104, passed away two days after her birthday with her daughter Maria by her side, during a visit from her gra... remainder of obit for Nina Leone

Obit photo for Sarah Chapman Sarah Chapman

Greenfield, MA - Sarah Chapman, 67, of Greenfield, passed away on February 10th after a short battle with cancer. Sarah was originally from Ossining NY and moved frequently as a child. She ... remainder of obit for Sarah Chapman

Obit photo for Eleanor Smith Eleanor Smith

South Deerfield, MA - Eleanor D. (Gromaski) Smith of South Deerfield, passed away on February 10th, 2024, at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton Mass. Eleanor (Ellie aka Tinkerbell))... remainder of obit for Eleanor Smith

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