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As I See It: How Trump’s immunity can save Biden’s America
05-07-2024 1:56 PM

By JON HUER

Democrats have been unhappy with the constitutional quirks that favor rural America, in which the GOP minority often outmaneuvers the Democratic majority. Three of the last four Republican presidential candidates won elections without winning the...


Connecting the Dots: Disconnected
05-07-2024 1:56 PM

By JOHN BOS

On April 25, the Biden administration finalized a highly anticipated suite of rules to cut hazardous, planet-warming pollution generated by power plants in one of its most significant environmental actions to date. The EPA estimates the power plant...


Western Mass school leaders rally for funding at State House
05-06-2024 4:50 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

BOSTON — Western Massachusetts school committee members and educational leaders took to the State House Monday morning to advocate for policy changes and increased funding for the region’s school districts. At the Massachusetts Association of School...


Providing opportunity for people to grow: The United Arc of Franklin County’s annual Gardening with Steve event a highlight of spring
05-06-2024 4:16 PM

By EVELINE MACDOUGALL

Steve McConley credits his wife, Doreen, for his interest in growing plants. Doreen brought solid gardening skills to their union, and Steve appreciates her encouragement. The McConleys have a garden at their Bernardston home, and now Steve shares...


Greenfield Notebook: May 6, 2024
05-05-2024 1:44 PM

Peck leading workshop on iris paper folding GREENFIELD — Margot Peck will lead a free iris paper-folding workshop at the Greenfield Senior Center on Wednesday, May 8, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.Iris folding is done by arranging and layering strips of...


Change in federal drug classification could help cannabis shops
05-05-2024 11:11 AM

By JAMES PENTLAND

In the wake of the Justice Department’s proposal to reclassify cannabis as a less dangerous drug, dispensary owners say the change would help their business, especially on taxes.“The immediate impact would be for the government to treat us like other...


Community Legal Aid expands Disability Benefits Project to Franklin County
05-04-2024 4:01 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

GREENFIELD — Community Legal Aid, a nonprofit that offers free civil legal support to elderly and low-income residents in western and central Massachusetts, has expanded its Disability Benefits Project into Franklin County, a change that coincides...


Bringing forth ‘the world as it ought to be’: Community Action celebrating 60 years
05-03-2024 7:14 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

GREENFIELD — For the first time since the start of the pandemic, Community Action Pioneer Valley welcomed volunteers, legislators and community partners for its annual meeting — and celebrated an important milestone, too.The regional supportive...


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...


Greenfield’s All Souls Church to host 20th annual Anti-Racism Film Festival
05-03-2024 2:01 PM

By MAX BOWEN

GREENFIELD — The Social Justice Committee of All Souls Church will present its 20th annual Anti-Racism Film Festival on Sunday, May 5.The festival will be held in the sanctuary of the church at 399 Main St. There will be three, two-hour films, each...


Valley Bounty: Delivering local food onto students’ plates: Marty’s Local connects farms to businesses
05-03-2024 12:28 PM

By LISA GOODRICH

Nick Martinelli, CEO of Marty’s Local, began his career with a stint at the Farm School in Athol, hoping to learn how he might participate in the local agricultural economy. While conducting market research in 2015, he recognized there was a lot of...


Fogbuster Coffee Works, formerly Pierce Brothers, celebrating 30 years in business
05-02-2024 3:33 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

GREENFIELD — Three decades ago, Sean and Darren Pierce, two brothers in their mid-20s, decided to start selling coffee — a business venture that was funded by a roughly $30,000 mountain of credit card debt.Today, the Greenfield-based Fogbuster Coffee...


World Labyrinth Day event in Greenfield to promote unity, peace
05-02-2024 2:27 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

GREENFIELD — In recognition of World Labyrinth Day, the Friends of the Community Labyrinth will hold a “Walk as One” event on Saturday at 1 p.m., in which residents will come together to navigate the labyrinth on the side lawn of the Episcopal Church...


Greenfield homicide victim to be memorialized in Pittsfield
05-01-2024 7:36 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

GREENFIELD — Services for Christopher Hairston, 35, who was identified as the victim in last week’s slaying on Chapman Street, will be held Thursday at the Devanny-Condron Funeral Home in Pittsfield from 4 to 6:30 p.m.Hairston, a drummer from...


‘Stand up for our democracy’: Voting rights activist John Bonifaz keynote speaker during Law Day event
05-01-2024 6:24 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

GREENFIELD — Middle and high school students from across the county gathered at the Franklin County Justice Center on Wednesday to learn about the importance of democracy and the laws involved with protecting it.President Dwight Eisenhower established...


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...


DA to announce breakthrough in 1989 unsolved homicide in Warwick
05-01-2024 4:10 PM

GREENFIELD — Authorities have scheduled a press conference on Thursday morning to announce what they say is a major breakthrough in the case of human remains found in Warwick in 1989.Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan, First Assistant...


Sounds Local: Broadway star returns to Greenfield for concert: Kevin Duda to sing with Franklin County Community Chorus this Sunday
05-01-2024 3:39 PM

By SHERYL HUNTER

There’s nothing like the powerful sound of voices joining together in song, and you can experience that when The Franklin County Community Chorus celebrates its 10th anniversary with a concert on Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m. at the Greenfield High School...


Greenfield Notebook: May 2, 2024
05-01-2024 2:03 PM

May 3: ‘Delightful Dots Pop-Up Shop’ GREENFIELD — The Baystate Franklin Medical Center gift shop is sponsoring a “Delightful Dots Pop-Up Shop” in the hospital lobby on Friday, May 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale, ahead of Mother’s Day, will feature...


Pushback: Your home’s power plant could save our energy grid
05-01-2024 6:01 AM

By AL NORMAN

Tonight, voters in Wendell will act on a new general bylaw regarding licensing requirements for battery energy storage systems. Last Saturday, Shutesbury voters adopted a very similar bylaw. By voting “yes” on this bylaw, Wendell residents will...

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