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Former Leyden police chief Daniel Galvis charged with larceny
04-22-2024 2:21 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — Former Leyden Police Chief Daniel Galvis was in Greenfield District Court on Monday to answer to larceny charges involving town-owned police equipment.Galvis pleaded not guilty to two counts of larceny of a motor vehicle, two counts of...


MassDOT shares plans for Church Street bridge replacement in Erving
04-19-2024 12:58 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ERVING — The state Department of Transportation held a public hearing on Thursday to outline its plan to replace the Church Street bridge over Keyup Brook starting in the spring of 2025.The bridge connects Church Street to North Street, and the...


Ashfield considers seeking ‘Climate Leader’ designation
04-18-2024 2:25 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ASHFIELD — About 35 people turned out to Town Hall on Wednesday for a forum about the possibility of getting Ashfield a “Climate Leader” designation from the state and what that would entail.The Energy Committee hosted Chris Mason from the state...


County cleanups on tap for Earth Day
04-17-2024 5:12 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

Residents across Franklin County plan to get their hands dirty in celebration of Earth Day, with various cleanup events on the horizon.In Colrain, residents can roll up their sleeves and pick up roadside litter as part of “Spruce Up Colrain.” There is...


Orange man gets 12 to 14 years for child rape
04-16-2024 3:21 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — An Orange man will spend 12 to 14 years in prison after being convicted in Franklin County Superior Court of aggravated rape and abuse of a child.David Prue, 36, was sentenced by Judge John Agostini on Tuesday morning following a jury...


15th annual NELCWIT fundraiser set for Thursday
04-16-2024 11:26 AM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — The Friends of NELCWIT will hold the 15th annual “Power to Persevere” fundraiser on Thursday, and this year’s event will be the first to include a dance element.The celebration, set for 5 to 8 p.m. at the Guiding Star Grange on Chapman...


With eye toward teaching firearm safety, Mahar’s Junior ROTC adding air rifles
04-15-2024 5:00 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — It appears Ralph C. Mahar Regional School’s Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps will participate in competitions with an air rifle aspect next year, though the program’s instructors are still waiting on air tanks, targets and other...


Tea Guys of Whately owes $2M for breach of contract, judge rules
04-12-2024 4:45 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

WHATELY — Tea Guys LLC must pay more than $2 million to a Baltimore tea company due to a breach of contract, a Franklin County Superior Court judge has ruled.The small business in Whately was sued last summer by Zest Tea LLC and had two bank accounts...


Mahar’s ‘Frozen Jr.’ performances start May 3
04-12-2024 1:20 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — It appears all COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted in the kingdom of Arendelle.Students in Ralph C. Mahar Regional School’s Theater Department in 2020 were about six weeks away from the opening night of “Frozen Jr.” when the production was...


Ashfield conference to explore life after incarceration
04-11-2024 2:08 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ASHFIELD — St. John’s Episcopal Church has planned a half-day conference on Saturday to explore how previously incarcerated individuals experience re-entry into society, what kinds of support they need to adjust to life outside of prison and ways to...


‘Glamping’ resort proposed in Charlemont
04-10-2024 4:03 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

CHARLEMONT — About 20 people crammed into a room at Town Hall on Tuesday for the first public hearing about an Agawam couple’s plans to buy the Warfield House Inn and convert the site into a mountainside resort.Jeffrey and Jennifer Neilsen hope to buy...


Families fume at Orange Elementary School Committee over LPN hire
04-09-2024 5:11 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — Community members on Monday expressed their disgust with the Orange Elementary School Committee over the hiring of unqualified man as Fisher Hill School’s licensed practical nurse.Robert Davis, who was employed from Oct. 2 to Feb. 28,...


Sen. Markey informs Deerfield Elementary students about online privacy law
04-09-2024 12:40 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Fifty-two students coming of age during a time enveloped by social media and online influence spoke with U.S. Sen. Ed Markey on Monday to discuss proposed legislation that would update a law enacted 26 years ago to better protect...


Post-pandemic hardship prompts Between The Uprights closure in Turners Falls
04-09-2024 11:18 AM

By DOMENIC POLI

TURNERS FALLS — Between The Uprights, a sports bar at 23 Avenue A, has gone out of business, as owner Lew Collins closed the doors for good on March 31.Collins took to Facebook on Thursday to break the news to the community and explain the rationale...


Wendell World War II memorial found online in California, returning to town
04-08-2024 5:01 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

WENDELL — Thirty-four states in this country have a Springfield. Twenty-four include a Madison. As for a Wendell, that number sits at five — in Massachusetts, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Minnesota and Idaho.That’s why determining that the Bay State...


Early success in Greenfield prompts statewide launch of Family Treatment Court
04-07-2024 4:01 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

Early success in the Franklin County Probate and Family Court has spawned a statewide launch of Family Treatment Court sessions to address the needs of families involved in Juvenile Court cases in which substance use is a contributing factor.PATHS...


Warwick resident tapped as new building inspector in Wendell
04-05-2024 12:48 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

WENDELL — The town will soon have a new building inspector, as Justin Gale accepted the part-time position after Selectboard members voted unanimously to offer him the job.The Warwick resident interviewed for the job at the March 6 meeting, where he...


Climate expert to speak at All Souls Church in Greenfield
04-04-2024 12:58 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — William Moomaw is accustomed to giving lectures on the effects of climate change, but not from the pulpit of a place of worship.That is set to change on Sunday morning, when the retired Tufts University professor will visit Greenfield to...


School nurse resigns after Orange administrators discover lack of license
04-03-2024 4:54 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — The man employed as a licensed practical nurse at Fisher Hill School from Oct. 2 to Feb. 28 did not have a proper license, a matter that is under investigation, according to the Ralph C. Mahar Regional and Union 73 school districts.Robert...


Erving man wins $4M in state lottery
04-02-2024 4:08 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — An Erving man says he plans to purchase a house and a car after winning $4 million in the Massachusetts State Lottery last month.Jeremy Bouchard played the “$4,000,000 Jumbo Cash” game with an instant ticket he purchased from the Sandri...

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