Byline: By AL NORMAN

Mitch Speight and Joan Marie Jackson bought their Victorian home in Greenfield in 1997. The couple, who are costume designers for theatrical shows,...

I picked up the ringing phone and recognized the voice. Something was wrong. My friend kept mumbling “um, um,”— and finally asked: “Who am I...

On Feb. 9, the 4-member Greenfield Ordinances Committee won a gold medal for speed-skating on thin ice. In just 2 minutes 39 seconds, the committee...

On Oct. 13, 2021, 64 million Americans received some good news from the Social Security Administration: Social Security checks would rise by a 5.9%...

My Turn: Building a better Medicare

11/14/21

When elderly people were first created, they had no eyes, ears, or teeth. For this reason, when federal lawmakers got around to enacting Medicare...

On Aug. 6, the Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG) unveiled a plan that would provide $75,000 in public funding for free and reduced...

Residents in the Western Mass. town of Southwick (pop. 9,740) have defeated a proposal from one of the largest used car dealers in America. On July...

Alice, 77, lives a short drive from Greenfield. She received a Facebook Messenger text from a work colleague named Ron, who told her she could...

Massachusetts began administering COVID-19 vaccines on Dec. 15, 2020. One hundred four days later, on March 29, Gov. Charles Baker announced the...

Back in the early 1980s, I recall meeting U.S. Sen. Claude Pepper of Florida, the elderly rights champion, at a rally of advocates in Cambridge...

In a November, 2019 Greenfield referendum, 3,294 voters supported a new library, 2,068 voted against the library, 6,478 voters stayed home. 72% of...

I recently logged onto the Massachusetts COVID-19 vaccine appointment scheduling website, looking to help a few elderly friends who had been unable...

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