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Six North Quabbin residents face kidnapping, assault charges
02-17-2023 7:10 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — Six North Quabbin residents face charges of kidnapping and other crimes as a result of an assault in which two people were reportedly held against their will for four hours in an Athol house on Feb. 1.Athol residents Franklin L. Payne, 46,...


‘Loop by Loop’: Hooked rug exhibition on display at Wendell Free Library this month
02-12-2023 11:58 AM

By DOMENIC POLI

Walking into the Wendell Free Library and taking a left will bring you to a wall-mounted selection of publications that includes at least five copies of Rug Hooking magazine, which contains photographs and articles about the art and craft.But pop in...


Town officials: SoulFest music festival not coming to Northfield
02-08-2023 3:47 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

NORTHFIELD — After months of controversy, town officials announced this week that the 2023 SoulFest Christian music festival will not be held in Northfield.The proposal had been heavily scrutinized by the Northfield Selectboard during meetings since...


Heath man gets 5 years for 2020 armed attack on friends
01-31-2023 6:15 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — A Heath man was sentenced to five years in jail on Tuesday for trying to “hunt down” two of his friends in the woods while intoxicated in October 2020.Olin D. Schwenger-Sartz, 39, will serve consecutive 2½-year sentences at the Franklin...


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,...


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...


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...


Bernardston man pleads not guilty to witness intimidation, violating restraining order
01-09-2023 4:01 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD – A Bernardston man pleaded not guilty in Franklin County Superior Court on Monday to witness intimidation and violating a restraining order aimed at protecting a family member he previously pleaded guilty to strangling.Antonio P. Candello,...


After 35 years, Orange Town Moderator Christopher Woodcock bids adieu 
01-09-2023 12:03 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — When annual Town Meeting convenes in June it will mark the first time in 35 years Christopher Woodcock hasn’t called the session to order.The lifelong Orange resident has opted not to run for another term as the town’s moderator, ending a...


Healing together: Therapeutic riding program in Bernardston to hold fundraisers for new horse Foxy
01-06-2023 6:04 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

BERNARDSTON — Being led around Stony B Acres’ riding arena, Foxy walks with a slight but noticeable limp.A former show horse for an equestrian team at the University of Findlay in Ohio, the chestnut mare in her teenage years had her competition career...


Community meets three Charlemont Selectboard candidates
01-05-2023 6:48 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

CHARLEMONT — The three candidates vying for two Selectboard seats made their appeals to the public on Wednesday evening in a lightly attended meet-and-greet at Hawlemont Regional School.Robert Handsaker and William Harker are competing for the...


Barnhardt Manufacturing to close Colrain plant, lay off 31 workers by end of January
12-06-2022 6:00 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

COLRAIN — Barnhardt Manufacturing Co. has announced its Main Road plant will cease operations at the end of January, laying off all 31 employees in the process.Company President Lewis Barnhardt said in a statement Tuesday that “business loss and other...


Orange losing town administrator, community development director
11-03-2022 5:28 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — The town’s payroll will look considerably different by springtime, with both the town administrator and community development director recently announcing their impending departures.Gabriele “Gabe” Voelker, who also serves as town treasurer,...


Wheeler Mansion to host haunted house
10-21-2022 5:34 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

You’ve possibly known a haunted house to be held in a school or an armory. But how about one inside a 15,000-square-foot Gilded Age brick mansion built for a sewing machine millionaire’s wife and eventually owned by a Masonic sisterhood called the...


Attorney for drug syndicate defendant wants photos impounded
10-06-2022 6:36 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — The attorney for one of the 18 people charged in connection with an alleged cocaine trafficking syndicate that had been operating out of a Greenfield barbershop has filed a motion to impound purportedly compromising photos of his client...


Judge reaffirms $100K bail for Rhode Island man in Northfield crash
10-03-2022 5:39 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — A Rhode Island man accused of hospitalizing seven motorcyclists while driving under the influence of drugs on Route 10 in Northfield last spring is still being held on $100,000 bail, Judge Michael Callan reaffirmed on Monday.Ryan T....


Gill-based coach, limo and bus company sold to Beacon Mobility
09-21-2022 9:40 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GILL — Travel Kuz, the fifth-generation coach, limousine and school bus company headquartered on Main Road, has joined the growing Beacon Mobility family of businesses, it was announced Wednesday.The Gill company, which is nearly 100 years old, will...

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