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Greenfield High School Honor Roll, Third Quarter

04-20-2024 6:50 PM

Eighth GradeHighest Honors: Natalia Card, Eilish Cavanaugh, Natalia Cody, Austin Drowski, Vincent Lu, Kyra Tamsin and Rhys Urkiel.High Honors: Chloe Bigelow, Johnathon Caron, Julian Cavanaugh, Deshiana Davis, Bryce Drowski, Rose Fortin, Veralyn...


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New Realtor Association CEO looks to work collaboratively to maximize housing options

04-20-2024 4:09 PM

By ABNER ROJAS

SPRINGFIELD — As the Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley’s new CEO arrives to a Massachusetts housing market plagued by high prices and a lack of stock, he aims to work alongside elected officials to maximize the availability of different kinds of...


Montague Police Logs: April 8 to April 14, 2024

04-20-2024 2:07 PM

Monday, April 89 a.m. — Reporting party states he was making a delivery to 38 Industrial Drive and while leaving, some type of road rage incident occurred. Caller states he was thrown against his trailer by a large male in a black Ford pickup truck....


$50K allocated for Poet’s Seat Tower sandblasting as officials mull vandalism prevention

04-19-2024 3:45 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

GREENFIELD — Following an affirmative vote by City Council this week, $50,000 will go toward sandblasting graffiti off of Poet’s Seat Tower, where vandalism has proven to be a persistent problem.Department of Public Works Director Marlo Warner II said...


‘Glamping’ resort developers look to curb traffic, sewer concerns in Charlemont

04-19-2024 3:03 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

CHARLEMONT — Deliberations on the conditions and potential approval of a proposed mountainside resort will come at the Planning Board’s next meeting, as the applicant laid out potential solutions to residents’ concerns about traffic on Thursday.Jeff...


North County Notebook: April 20, 2024

04-19-2024 1:26 PM

Ham dinners to be served April 27 NORTHFIELD — St. Patrick’s Church at 80 Main St. will offer to-go meals on Saturday, April 27, from 3 to 5 p.m.Meals will consist of spiral ham, scalloped potatoes, carrots, coleslaw, a roll and dessert. The price is...


As emergency action plan is crafted, Tree House to maintain 1,500 capacity for summer

04-19-2024 1:22 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SOUTH DEERFIELD — While Tree House Brewing Co. received conditional approval to triple its occupancy, the company is sticking with its current 1,500-person capacity limit for the upcoming season as the brewery continues working with public safety...


MassDOT shares plans for Church Street bridge replacement in Erving

04-19-2024 12:58 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ERVING — The state Department of Transportation held a public hearing on Thursday to outline its plan to replace the Church Street bridge over Keyup Brook starting in the spring of 2025.The bridge connects Church Street to North Street, and the...


Proposed Colrain solar bylaw changes would add definitions, expand site plan reviews

04-19-2024 12:16 PM

By AALIANNA MARIETTA

COLRAIN — Revisions to the town’s solar bylaws that clarify what constitutes large-, medium- and small-scale projects and that expand the associated site plan review requirements are likely on tap for residents to consider at the June 4 Annual Town...


Deerfield voters to decide 8 capital projects at Town Meeting

04-19-2024 11:18 AM

By CHRIS LARABEE

DEERFIELD — As residents prepare for Annual Town Meeting on April 29, the Selectboard and the Capital Improvements and Finance committees have laid out their approved capital projects for the upcoming year.Voters will be asked to consider directly...


Beacon Hill Roll Call: April 8 to April 12, 2024

04-19-2024 11:18 AM

By BOB KATZEN

Beacon Hill Roll Call records local senators’ votes on a roll call from the week of April 8 to April 12. There were no roll calls in the House last week.$375 million for roads and bridges (H 4529) The Senate, 39-0, approved a bill that includes...


PHOTOS: Convening for a good cause

04-19-2024 11:17 AM


Shelter money fading, but ‘not at the end of the line’

04-19-2024 10:53 AM

By CHRIS LISINSKI and SAM DRYSDALE

BOSTON — State dollars for the emergency family shelter system are dwindling, and restaurateurs who for years enjoyed expanded outdoor dining and the ability to sell drinks to go remain “in limbo” amid a sustained period of legislative...


Survey shows Northfield residents want new development — but not near their homes

04-18-2024 4:24 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

NORTHFIELD — Residents want new restaurants, commercial activity, housing and business development in town, Grant Development Director Leslie Roberts told the Selectboard this week — just “not on their own streets.” Roberts presented the results of...


Quabbin Reservoir opens for fishing season on Saturday

04-18-2024 4:04 PM

By MIKE ROCHE

It’s finally that time of year again — the Quabbin Reservoir will open for fishing on Saturday, April 20, at 6 a.m.The reservoir serves as the principal drinking water supply for 3 million of Massachusetts’ roughly 7 million residents. Since 1946,...


Greenfield City Council approves borrowing $1.18M for Main Street redesign, sewer repairs

04-18-2024 4:02 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

GREENFIELD — City Council approved a combined $1.18 million in borrowing for the Main Street redesign project and for significant sewer system repairs aimed to bring the city in compliance with a state Department of Environmental Protection consent...


Greenfield Notebook: April 19, 2024

04-18-2024 2:27 PM

YMCA to host Healthy Kids Day GREENFIELD — Franklin County’s YMCA at 451 Main St. will host its annual Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 20, at 11 a.m. This free event features a variety of family-friendly activities to encourage healthy kids,...


Ashfield considers seeking ‘Climate Leader’ designation

04-18-2024 2:25 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ASHFIELD — About 35 people turned out to Town Hall on Wednesday for a forum about the possibility of getting Ashfield a “Climate Leader” designation from the state and what that would entail.The Energy Committee hosted Chris Mason from the state...


Man granted parole for role in 2001 deaths of 2 Dartmouth College professors

04-18-2024 1:55 PM

By KATHY McCORMACK

A man who has served more than half of his life in prison for his role in the 2001 stabbing deaths of two married Dartmouth College professors as part of a plan to rob and kill people before fleeing overseas was granted parole Thursday.James Parker...


LaunchSpace’s ReMake Festival returning for second year in Orange

04-18-2024 11:32 AM

ORANGE — LaunchSpace will hold its second annual ReMake Festival on Saturday to share ways to leverage makerspaces that provide space and equipment to repair, reuse and upcycle everyday items.The free event, scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m., is packed with...



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