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Greenfield Center School’s outdoor toileting practices raise concern from health officials
01-27-2023 3:26 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — Health officials are working with The Center School to resolve concerns around the outdoor toileting practices for two classes of its youngest students.Chief concerns, discussed at a Board of Health meeting on Wednesday, involve the...


West Springfield PD: Greenfield man stole 7 chain saws, kitchen sink
01-26-2023 7:08 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

WEST SPRINGFIELD — A Greenfield man faces charges for allegedly stealing items — including seven chain saws and a kitchen sink — from two people in West Springfield around dawn on Thursday.Michael J. Blaine, 35, of High Street, appeared in Springfield...


Judge orders Bernardston man held without bail
01-26-2023 4:41 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — A Bernardston man who earlier this month pleaded not guilty in Franklin County Superior Court to witness intimidation and violating a restraining order aimed at protecting a family member he previously pleaded guilty to strangling has...


(Egg)shell shock: Avian flu, gas prices and more contributing to high price of eggs
01-25-2023 6:40 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

The United States is experiencing the deadliest bird flu outbreak in its history, labor costs continue to increase and the national average price of gas hovers around $3.40 per gallon.But what’s that got to do with the price of eggs? It turns out,...


Snowy road conditions cause two-vehicle crash in Colrain
01-25-2023 6:23 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

COLRAIN — A Colrain man was hospitalized with neck pain Wednesday afternoon after snowy road conditions caused a two-vehicle crash on Dwight Cross Road.According to Massachusetts State Police Trooper Eric Baumann, a black Toyota Tacoma pickup truck...


Local groups join national call to ban nuclear weapons
01-25-2023 5:01 PM

By MARY BYRNE

At least two Franklin County groups were among nearly 100 national, state and local organizations to call upon President Joe Biden this week to sign the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.In a letter sent to the president on...


Charlemont souvenir shop seeks input to redesign Indigenous statue
01-25-2023 4:33 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

CHARLEMONT — After a discussion with the creators of a petition to remove the large Native American statue from the Native and Himalayan Views souvenir shop on Route 2, the owner is seeking community input on possible new designs for the...


Girls basketball: Southwick pulls away late to defeat Turners (PHOTOS)
01-24-2023 9:14 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

TURNERS FALLS — A late push by the Southwick girls basketball team was the difference on Tuesday night.The Rams entered the final eight minutes leading Turners Falls by a 29-25 margin, but a basket down low from Lily Spera and a converted and-one...


UMass Amherst awards Ellsberg with honorary degree
01-24-2023 6:06 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

AMHERST — Daniel Ellsberg, the whistleblower who leaked classified information pertaining to the Vietnam War known as the “Pentagon Papers,” was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in a ceremony held in San...


Yankee Candle closing corporate offices in South Deerfield
01-23-2023 9:50 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Newell Brands, the parent company of Yankee Candle, announced the closure of the South Deerfield corporate offices on Monday, citing a need to adjust to “the reality of the economic environment.”In a letter from Newell Brands CEO...


Storm brings power outages to North Quabbin region
01-23-2023 7:08 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

Many North Quabbin residents were greeted by a snowstorm to start their work week, as several inches of snow fell Sunday night into Monday, causing tough driving conditions and knocking trees onto power lines.As of Monday at noon, nearly 57% of both...


Boys soccer: Turners Falls to reinstate its own program after 7 years co-oping with Franklin Tech
01-22-2023 3:39 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

Turners Falls athletic director Adam Graves had an unenviable task during his first year as the Thunder’s athletic director back in 2014.With numbers too small to continue supporting a boys varsity soccer program, Graves made the difficult decision to...


UMass hockey falls to No. 13 UConn in ‘building block’ overtime game
01-21-2023 12:14 AM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

AMHERST –  Everything but the final scoreboard indicates the UMass hockey team is on the right path. The Minutemen out shot UConn comfortably and scored more goals than they had in weeks. Their offensive pressure was consistent and bench lively.But...


Greenfield police chief: State Police will take over midnight shift in February 
01-20-2023 8:01 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — In a budgetary update that many city councilors and residents described as “fear baiting” and a “failure of leadership,” Police Chief Robert Haigh Jr. announced Wednesday that the Police Department plans to no longer staff the midnight...


Charlemont police chief focusing on recruitment, retention in 2023
01-20-2023 3:37 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

CHARLEMONT — As Police Chief Jason Pelletier steers a staff of seven part-time officers, himself included, and three civilian traffic patrollers into 2023, he advises that residents may need to discuss changes as early as Annual Town Meeting.“If we...


Land Court ruling upends permit for New Salem art museum
01-19-2023 6:54 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

NEW SALEM — The future of the New Salem Museum and Academy of Fine Art appears uncertain after the state Land Court this week annulled the special permit the town’s Planning Board issued to the facility two years ago.Husband and wife Vincent and Laura...


Former cop seeks dismissal of some child porn charges 
01-18-2023 7:51 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — A Franklin County Superior Court judge has taken under advisement two motions to dismiss filed by the defense attorney representing a former Bernardston and Buckland police officer who faces 10 child pornography charges.Judge Jane...


Mandela’s grandson celebrates King’s legacy at UMass
01-18-2023 10:23 AM

By EMILY THURLOW

AMHERST — The light from the torch for social justice burned bright as the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. was celebrated at the University of Massachusetts on Tuesday morning.The inaugural “Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Racial Healing Community...


With Barnhardt closing, Colrain residents ponder future for sewage processing
01-17-2023 6:58 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

COLRAIN — When the town’s biggest employer announced it would be closing by Feb. 1, the news inspired concern among residents who wondered where their sewage will be processed.Barnhardt Manufacturing Co. at 247 Main Road processes sewage from 19...


Jan. 6: A protest or insurrection?: Latest UMass poll splits along party lines
01-17-2023 6:12 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

AMHERST — Two years after the events of Jan. 6, 2021, when supporters of former President Donald Trump forced their way into the U.S. Capitol, the views of what happened that day remain firmly entrenched along partisan lines, according to a new...

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