Greenfield City Council rejects $35K raise for deputy police chief

02-22-2024 4:41 PM

GREENFIELD — In a unanimous vote Wednesday night, the City Council rejected a $35,255 pay raise for Deputy Police Chief William Gordon, a decision councilors said reflects the direction of the city’s new administration.The vote came after former...


Management role: Forestry experts explain efforts to bolster forest health, climate resilience

02-22-2024 12:09 PM

With the state dealing with catastrophic consequences of climate change, the debate around forest management continues to make headlines as Massachusetts policymakers discuss the best way to maximize carbon sequestration in forests.Trees and other...


Sports


UMass hockey: After being swept by BC, Minutemen turn page to series against UNH
02-22-2024 4:05 PM

With just six regular season games remaining on the schedule, the UMass hockey team must quickly turn the page after a pair of tough losses to top-ranked Boston College this past weekend. After falling to the Eagles, 5-1, on Friday, the Minutemen...

Opinion


My Turn: Subminimum wage is a legacy of slavery — time for one fair wage
02-22-2024 5:20 PM

During the summer after my sophomore year of college, I worked as a waitress in a West Hartford diner. I earned $2.13 an hour plus tips. I had to smile at nasty customers all day long to get the tips I relied on to pay rent for a room at the YWCA in...

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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 Sandra J. McCay Sandra J. McCay

Gill, MA - Sandra "Sandy" Jean (Furcolo) McCay 78, of Gill, MA, passed away peacefully at her home on February 17, 2024. She was born on August 14, 1945, in Greenfield, MA to Michael and Do... remainder of obit for Sandra J. McCay

Obit photo for Jennifer Vielmetti Jennifer Vielmetti

Greenfield, MA - Jennifer Ann Vielmetti, of Greenfield, Mass., died on Feb 14, 2024, three weeks after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, an especially cruel and fast-moving disease. S... remainder of obit for Jennifer Vielmetti

Obit photo for Joan Esther Gabriel Joan Esther Gabriel

Bothell, WA - Our dear mother, Joan Esther Gabriel, passed away peacefully at home in Bothell, WA surrounded by family on January 27, 2024 at the age of 85 years old. She was born in Quincy... remainder of obit for Joan Esther Gabriel

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