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‘The trail is coming back’: Colrain man looks to play role in reviving Route 2 with luxury inn
01-17-2023 5:58 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

SHELBURNE — When Brolin Winning worked outside smoking meat at Smokey Bro’s BBQ on the Mohawk Trail, he would often stare up the hill at the abandoned Anchorage Nursing Home and think, “I can do something really cool with that place.”Now, five years...


‘Our call to action’: Dozens gather to celebrate MLK Jr. Day at Greenfield Community College 
01-16-2023 5:09 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

GREENFIELD — In recognition that Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the only federal holiday designated as a day of service, dozens of attendees at Greenfield Community College’s annual celebration on Monday were reminded that every action taken should be...


Schell Bridge project takes funding blow in Northfield 
01-16-2023 5:08 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

NORTHFIELD — Replacement of the Schell Bridge will not be funded under the 2022 Rural Surface Transportation federal grant program, a major blow to the prospective project announced by the office of state Sen. Jo Comerford last Wednesday.“It’s...


Area lawmakers acclimate to redrawn districts 
01-16-2023 4:50 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

The region’s state legislators are getting acclimated to their newly redrawn districts but say their day-to-day lives won’t change much, as they were elected to represent the people, regardless of political affiliation, and who share similar...


Greenfield Eagle Scout celebrates milestone at last
01-16-2023 3:41 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

GREENFIELD — After completing everything needed for an Eagle Scout honor by the end of his senior year of high school, Andy Bostron finally celebrated the achievement with a belated ceremony. “You are in a very elite group of people,” Greg Williams of...


High-speed internet access expands in Bernardston, Northfield under new cable deal 
01-16-2023 11:49 AM

By BELLA LEVAVI

Almost all of the houses in Northfield and Bernardston not previously covered by Comcast are gaining coverage under a new, 10-year licensing agreement about to be signed by all parties. “When they came through western Mass. to bring towns up to snuff...


Shorthanded UMass basketball pulls away from Rhode Island
01-14-2023 11:40 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

AMHERST – Rahsool Diggins’ confidence debuted in a UMass uniform. It looks good on him.The sophomore UConn transfer poured in all seven of his career-high point total during a 12-point second half run that separated the UMass men’s basketball team...


Greenfield football coach Mike Kuchieski to be inducted into the Mass. Coaches Association Hall of Fame
01-14-2023 12:00 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

Greenfield athletic director and football coach Mike Kuchieski was sitting on a Zoom call with the Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Association when he thought he heard his name mentioned. Confused, he figured he might have just misheard. He...


‘Coming into his own’: How Dyondre Dominguez matured for UMass basketball both on and off the court
01-13-2023 6:12 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

AMHERST – Dyondre Dominguez closes his eyes at the free throw line and time travels. He leaves the Mullins Center and thinks about his family and everything that brought him to that point.“It sends me down back to where I was, and I think about how...


Disciplinary incidents at Greenfield schools drop dramatically
01-13-2023 4:32 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — Reports of disciplinary incidents at Greenfield Middle School and Greenfield High School are down significantly this school year, compared to the same period last year, according to school officials.“I think administratively, we would...


Workshop in Turners Falls offers help for fuel assistance 
01-13-2023 4:20 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

TURNERS FALLS — Amid rising fuel costs nationwide, a local nonprofit helped a small cluster of residents who sought guidance applying for fuel assistance this week.A workshop was held Thursday at The Brick House Community Resource Center as part of...


Tilton Library Building Committee appointed, temporary space sought
01-13-2023 4:09 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

DEERFIELD — With the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners’ grant paperwork signed, the town has appointed a Library Building Committee and is seeking a temporary location for Tilton Library materials and operations for when construction begins...


Like a phoenix rising from the ashes: Greenfield musician releases single and album inspired by house fire and breakup
01-13-2023 4:04 PM

By MARY BYRNE

On a Tuesday morning nearly five years ago, Chelsie Field, in the midst of grieving a romantic loss, returned home from work to find only the skeletal remains of her childhood home.“I knew these were two pivotal moments in my life,” said Field, 30,...


Through his own, unique lens
01-13-2023 4:03 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

Depending on who you ask, Franklin County is either a rural oasis of festivals, fairs and hidden gems or just a cluster of sleepy towns. Highlighted by his latest photo exhibit, local photographer Joe R. Parzych finds the beauty in both.Parzych, a...


The power of women’s hair: Photographer uses 19th-century technique to re-imagine female portraits 
01-13-2023 4:03 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

Time was when Rachel Portesi did much of her photography using Polaroid film. She loved the immediacy of the image, the way each photo was different and often didn’t quite match what her eye had seen, and what she calls “the feeling of Christmas when...


Ad hoc group appointed to mold Deerfield Human Rights Committee
01-13-2023 1:41 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SOUTH DEERFIELD — After several months of discussion, the town has appointed an eight-person ad hoc group that will be charged with outlining the role and responsibilities of a full Human Rights Committee.The ad hoc committee will be tasked with...


‘Always about the kids’: Well-loved educator Barrett recalled for lives she touched
01-12-2023 8:41 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Each year, the graduating senior girls of Frontier Regional School would walk across the street to join Principal Martha “Marti” Barrett for a traditional tea time at her home.“She used to invite the graduating girls to her house for...


Alpine ski: First PVIAC race of season takes place at Berkshire East
01-12-2023 8:36 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

CHARLEMONT — Racers from around Western Mass. made the trip to Berkshire East on Thursday, braving the rain to compete in the first PVIAC alpine ski race of the season. The defending state champion Mohawk Trail girls team looked like it didn't skip a...


Officials: Northern Tier Passenger Rail could cost $2.1B
01-12-2023 6:14 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation shared two options for providing passenger rail service from North Adams to Greenfield and Boston during a virtual workshop on Wednesday, with price tags ranging from $1.044 billion to $2.187 billion.With...


Fast start leads Deerfield Academy girls hockey past NMH (PHOTOS)
01-11-2023 8:33 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

GILL — Deerfield Academy girls hockey coach Brooke Fernandez saw her team’s offense come to life in a 2-2 tie against Lawrenceville on Saturday, and the momentum gained from that carried over into Wednesday’s game against Northfield Mount Hermon. The...

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