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2 plead not guilty in alleged cocaine trafficking ring
03-21-2022 5:50 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — Two more people connected with an alleged cocaine trafficking ring operating out of a Greenfield barbershop pleaded not guilty in Franklin County Superior Court on Monday after their cases were transferred from Greenfield District Court...


Take two: Hollywood visits Shelburne Falls for second straight year
03-18-2022 5:16 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SHELBURNE FALLS — Despite the first 70-degree day of the year, it was holiday season in the village once again as production crews unraveled faux snow and unpacked cameras Friday in preparation to film “The Holdovers.”Onlookers in the village are just...


Orange District Court judge speaks to gravity of role, encourages Mahar students to reach goals
03-15-2022 4:26 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — It was in March 2020 when the western world was starting to feel the squeeze of COVID-19 and one of Laurie MacLeod’s family members suggested a Zoom pizza party.“And I said, ‘What’s Zoom?” she recalled Tuesday. MacLeod, like millions of...


Authorities investigating body found near Millers River in Athol
03-14-2022 6:52 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ATHOL — State Police detectives assigned to the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office are working with the Athol Police Department to investigate the unattended death of an Orange man.The body of Ralph C. Cloukey, 45, of Royalston Road in Orange,...


9 not guilty pleas in connection with alleged cocaine syndicate
03-13-2022 2:02 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — Franklin County Superior Court on Friday afternoon saw nine pleas of not guilty entered in connection with an alleged cocaine trafficking syndicate that had been operating out of a Greenfield barbershop.Jason Nadeau, 40, of Ludlow, and...


Listening with his camera: The late photographer Don Hunstein captured a golden age of music 
03-11-2022 2:27 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

It’s arguably one of the most iconic album covers of all time, certainly in the folk and pop world: a young Bob Dylan, on the cusp of stardom, walks down a slushy street in Greenwich Village in New York City, hands in his pockets and shoulders hunched...


A second wind: Peter Knapp tackles life changes and crises through his art
03-09-2022 6:00 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

Back when he was a student in the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the late 1960s/early 1970s, Peter Knapp imagined he might have a career as an artist. He studied woodcuts, drawing and painting and, after graduating in 1972, had a studio for...


Rich Larsen of Shelburne Falls setting 5K records at age 70
03-07-2022 5:06 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

Richard Larsen wasn’t even running 5-kilometer races until a year ago. The 70-year-old Shelburne Falls resident has been running competitively for over three decades, but in recent years has done more mountain running as it’s better on his body. After...


Chapel rededicated at Thomas Aquinas College in Northfield
03-07-2022 5:05 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

NORTHFIELD — At least 300 people donned their Sunday best as Bishop William Byrne, of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield, visited Thomas Aquinas College on Monday for the rededication of the Our Mother of Perpetual Help Chapel.The bishop...


Not guilty pleas for 5 in alleged cocaine syndicate
02-25-2022 10:03 AM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — Five of the 12 people arrested in December in connection with an alleged cocaine trafficking syndicate operating out of a Greenfield barbershop pleaded not guilty in Franklin County Superior Court on Thursday afternoon after their cases...


Leverett boy drowns in Puerto Rico
02-23-2022 7:40 PM

By BRIAN STEELE

LEVERETT — A sixth grade student at Leverett Elementary School, known as a soccer star who liked to compete with his friends to see who could read the most books, drowned on Sunday in Puerto Rico after he was swept away by violent waves.The family of...


Greenfield mother charged with battery of baby
11-17-2021 3:57 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — A Greenfield woman is being held on $5,000 bail after allegedly abusing her baby to the point of causing injuries that include a skull fracture, bite marks, a jaw fracture and a brain bleed.Alexis C. McClure, 24, of School Street, pleaded...


Finding joy in art: New exhibit at Augusta Savage Gallery celebrates the Black community
11-10-2021 7:04 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

Like millions upon millions of people across the world, Eesha Suntai was horrified by the murder in May 2020 of George Floyd, who died after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kept his knee on Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes...


Turners Falls murderer dies in prison
11-02-2021 8:18 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

SHIRLEY — Gregory Martino, the former Greenfield man sentenced to life imprisonment for what turned out to be the first of four unrelated domestic violence killings in Montague over a 20-month period in the late 1980s, died of cardiac arrest on July...


Former Buckland chief pleads not guilty to new sexual assault charges
10-29-2021 7:06 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — The former Buckland police chief facing a sexual assault charge in Northampton District Court pleaded not guilty in Greenfield District Court on Friday to three additional counts of the same charge, indecent assault and battery on a...


Former Athol man pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges in Superior Court
10-27-2021 7:41 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — A Springfield man formerly of Athol was arraigned in Franklin County Superior Court on Wednesday on more than two dozen charges related to the alleged sexual assault of two children.Jose Oquendo, 49, pleaded not guilty to seven counts...


Greenfield man shares harrowing tale of beaver attack
09-21-2021 7:29 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — A local man will soon find his story in a wilderness and environmental medical journal after surviving a gruesome attack from a presumably rabid beaver while swimming in a remote Franklin County pond two weeks ago.Mark “Pres” Pieraccini,...


Plainfield tree bark basketmaker inspired by Native American ancestry
09-17-2021 4:47 PM

By BERA DUNAU

PLAINFIELD — Jennifer Lee is maintaining the traditional Native American craft of making tree bark baskets, using materials she harvests from her own property.Lee learned how to make the baskets from a combination of being taught by other Native...


Investing in the future at Big River Chestnuts Farm in Sunderland
09-07-2021 4:42 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SUNDERLAND — At first glance, it might seem like Jono Neiger’s 7-acre plot of land next to the Connecticut River is an unkempt, chaotic mess, with underbrush spilling from the rows of young chestnut trees.However, there’s a method to the madness for...


Sirum Equipment in Montague closing its doors after 60 years
09-02-2021 2:07 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

MONTAGUE — After six decades of service, Montague’s Sirum Equipment is closing for good Sept. 4.Owner Adam Sirum simply said that “it’s time” that he steps away from the family business. The latest in a line of successors that includes both his father...

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