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Wear Orange organizers prepare display to remember gun violence victims
05-03-2024 7:00 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — Hadiya Pendleton spent part of Jan. 21, 2013, marching in President Barack Obama’s second inaugural parade. After the high school student’s life was cut short in a drive-by shooting eight days later, her friends decided to remember her by...


No contested races in Wendell’s election
05-03-2024 2:09 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

WENDELL — There are no contested races in Monday’s annual town election, and two positions have no candidates on the ballot.Polls will be open from noon to 8 p.m. at the Town Offices.Laurie DiDonato, who serves as Selectboard chair, is running for...


New Salem could see new face on Selectboard
05-03-2024 1:12 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

NEW SALEM — Monday’s election will see no contested races, though a new candidate is running unopposed to fill a two-year term on the Selectboard and there are two positions on the School Committee for which there are no candidates on the ballot.Polls...


The house that therapy built: Multimedia artist Lisa Winter to display “My House” at the Wendell Meetinghouse this Sunday
05-03-2024 12:31 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

Lisa Winter is a multimedia artist who has dabbled in miniatures for decades, but life as a registered nurse during a time of political turmoil (and, eventually, a global pandemic) took a toll that led her to therapy “just to sort things out.” The...


Battery storage bylaw passes in Wendell
05-02-2024 6:00 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

WENDELL — Town Hall was packed Wednesday night with 102 registered voters eager to have their voices heard on a bylaw regulating battery energy storage systems, which was overwhelmingly approved. The Special Town Meeting warrant article was proposed...


1989 homicide victim found in Warwick ID’d through genetic testing, but some mysteries remain
05-02-2024 11:05 AM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — It took nearly 35 years, but the human remains found just off Route 78 in Warwick in 1989 have been identified as belonging to Constance (Holminski) Bassignani, who was 65 years old at the time of her murder.The Northwestern District...


Office of Travel and Tourism director tours Franklin County, looks to increase presence
05-01-2024 5:44 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

Looking to increase her department’s presence around the state, the executive director of the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism recently visited some of Franklin County’s tourism destinations.Kate Fox was taken on a whirlwind tour around the...


Judge sets bail for Millers Falls assault suspects
04-30-2024 5:58 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — Two men accused of beating another nearly to death in Millers Falls the night after Christmas can be released if they post $2,500 bail and submit to GPS monitoring, a Franklin County Superior Court judge ruled on Tuesday.Brendon Collette,...


Former Greenfield man granted new trial after 1995 murder conviction, walks free
04-30-2024 4:59 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — A former Greenfield man serving a life sentence for a 1994 murder was released from prison on Tuesday, three and a half months after the state Supreme Judicial Court ordered that a new trial be held in his case.Elvio J. Marrero, 63,...


Orange Selectboard declares armory as surplus property
04-30-2024 2:15 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — The Selectboard has voted to designate the Orange Armory as surplus property, the first step for the town in ridding itself of the 111-year-old structure.The armory, located at 135 East Main St., has fallen into disrepair. The Selectboard...


Wendell voters to decide on battery storage bylaw
04-29-2024 4:04 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

WENDELL — Residents will convene at Town Hall on Wednesday to have their voices heard on a proposed bylaw brought by citizens to regulate battery energy storage systems.A Special Town Meeting is slated to begin at 7 p.m., with two articles on the...


‘I have found great happiness’: The Rev. Timothy Campoli marks 50 years as Catholic priest
04-28-2024 9:19 AM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — The Rev. Timothy Campoli was ordained on April 6, 1974. There is little way he could have predicted he would mark his 50th year in the Catholic priesthood by celebrating Mass exactly a half-century later, but that’s precisely what...


McGovern, Gobi visit development sites in Greenfield, Wendell
04-26-2024 5:53 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

Though they lay dormant now, the former Wilson’s Department Store in downtown Greenfield and the former depot store and post office in Wendell were once bustling hubs of thriving communities.On Friday, U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern and Director of Rural...


Hawley selling military dump truck
04-26-2024 3:03 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

HAWLEY — Want a military dump truck? If you’ve got the money, one could be yours.Hawley is using municibid.com, an online auction site for government surplus, to sell a 1990 BMY-Harsco M9229A2 6x6 military dump truck. The acceptance of bids from...


Montague Cemetery Commission dedicating town’s first green burial site
04-25-2024 5:57 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

MONTAGUE — Judith Lorei, a member of the town’s Cemetery Commission, says residents have been asking about green burial options for years, but there was no cemetery in town that allowed it.That is, until now.On Saturday at 10 a.m., the Cemetery...


Ethics Commission raps former Leyden police chief, captain for conflict of interest violations
04-25-2024 5:36 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

LEYDEN — The State Ethics Commission’s Enforcement Division has accused the former Leyden police chief and captain — who are husband and wife — of violating the conflict of interest law through various misdeeds.Daniel and Gilda Galvis broke the law by...


New Salem event will turn gun parts into gardening tools, jewelry
04-25-2024 12:38 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

NEW SALEM — A Connecticut nonprofit will send representatives to town on Saturday to demonstrate how something that is often associated with tragedy can be converted into an instrument furthering new growth.Swords to Plowshares Northeast members will...


New buyer of Bernardston’s Windmill Motel looks to resell it, attorney says
04-25-2024 12:07 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

BERNARDSTON — The Windmill Motel was sold at auction earlier this month to a private out-of-state lender.The motel at 497 Northfield Road, which was opened by Kolman Nemes in 1981, was bought for $750,000 on April 10, according to Marianne Sullivan,...


Erving rejects trade school’s incomplete proposal for mill reuse
04-24-2024 5:48 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ERVING — While the Selectboard was forced to reject the lone procurement submission for the former International Paper Mill because it was incomplete, members hope the applicant’s idea could be a window to future opportunities.Hancock Academy is...


Judge dismisses case against former Buckland police chief
04-22-2024 6:40 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — A former Buckland police chief’s court case on charges of indecent assault and battery has been dismissed by a judge one year after it was continued without a finding.James T. Hicks, 57, last May admitted the prosecution had sufficient...

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