A day of respect: Greenfield parade, ceremony seeks to remember the fallen, while also urging people to enjoy the day

05-27-2024 4:47 PM

GREENFIELD — After recounting the deaths of Marines Sgt. Maj. Robert Cottle and Lance Cpl. Rick Centanni, two marines who were killed in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan, retired U.S. Marine Corps Master Sergeant Jeffrey Cochran asked veterans and...

Volunteers plant 50 new trees in Northfield to celebrate town’s 350th anniversary

05-27-2024 11:36 AM

NORTHFIELD — The Northfield Tree50th Project has reached its goal of planting 50 new shade and ornamental trees along Northfield’s Main Street in honor of the town’s 350th anniversary.Organized by five members of the Northfield Garden Club, the...


Bulletin Board: Four Rivers boys take second at Div. 1 State Ultimate Tournament
05-27-2024 1:03 PM

The Massachusetts Division 1 State Ultimate Tournament took place on Saturday and Sunday in Northampton, with the Four Rivers boys earning second place. On Saturday, the Otters knocked off Northampton (13-8), Sharon (13-7) and Masconomet (12-0) to go...


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Columnist Daniel Cantor Yalowitz: Curiosity — remaining open to what is
05-27-2024 9:47 AM

It’s easy to form an opinion about anything, leave it there, and move on. Most of our news cycles and the media do just this. It’s tempting, perhaps, to go with this and leave it at that. After all, as products of mass public education in the U.S.,...

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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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