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Greenfield Girls Softball League opens its 2024 season (PHOTOS)
04-21-2024 11:16 AM


GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Girls Softball League kicked off its season on Saturday at Murphy Park, with Franklin First Credit Union squaring off against Freedom Credit Union in Junior Division action. Behind a trio of hits and three strikeouts in the...

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


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


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...

$194K will support Children’s Advocacy Center staffing, expanded North Quabbin footprint
04-02-2024 11:31 AM


GREENFIELD — The Children’s Advocacy Center of Franklin County and North Quabbin has secured $194,000 in federal funding to sustain its number of clinicians and expand its reach into the North Quabbin area.Executive Director Jeffrey Trant explained...

Diamond in the rough: Locals working to rehab Orange’s Spear Field for softball players
03-14-2024 2:41 PM


ORANGE — A local youth league is recruiting volunteers and monetary donations to help give area softball players a field of their dreams.The board of directors for Athol-Orange Chuck Stone Baseball/Softball has decided to renovate the abandoned Spear...

Youth sports: FCHA Green 14U captures back-to-back GSL championships
03-11-2024 4:27 PM

It’s been quite the winter season for the Franklin County Hockey Association 14U Green team.The club nabbed a championship in the Tier IV Small Division at the Massachusetts Hockey State Tournament, and followed that up this past weekend with another...

Local roundup: Jocelyn Antes, Mia Marigliano compete in inaugural New England Girls Wrestling Championship
03-04-2024 5:24 PM

The inaugural New England Interscholastic Girls Wrestling Championship took place on Friday and Saturday at Providence Career & Technical Academy in Rhode Island, with a pair of local athletes competing. Frontier’s Jocelyn Antes and Franklin Tech’s...

Bulletin Board: Greenfield Knights of Columbus Hoop Shoot winners crowned
02-01-2024 9:55 PM

The Greenfield Knights of Columbus Hoop Shoot took place on Saturday at Franklin County’s YMCA in Greenfield. Greenfield’s Savannah Thomas was the winner in the age nine girls group. On the boys side Kent Warner of Leyden won the age nine group, South...

Bulletin Board: Greenfield Knights of Columbus Hoop Shoot set for Saturday
01-23-2024 3:45 PM

The annual Greenfield Knights of Columbus Hoop Shoot will be held on Saturday at Franklin County’s YMCA in Greenfield. The event is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m., with registration getting underway at 2:30 p.m. The hoop shoot is open to all boys and...

Survey data finds unhealthy habits among youth on decline
10-27-2023 4:19 PM


GREENFIELD — Most unhealthy habits among youth have been trending downward in the past few years, according to data recently released by the Communities That Care Coalition.The Franklin Regional Council of Governments program surveyed 1,439 eighth,...

Orange sisters pen bilingual detective book
10-17-2023 6:20 PM


ORANGE — It is not unheard of for a library to host an event so authors can read their work to the public and answer questions. But those writers typically don’t have homework and bedtimes.Emma Barrett, 11, and Belley Barrett, 8, recently published...

Dave’s Arcade opens in Orange, with reduced amusement fee OK’d by Selectboard
08-10-2023 3:36 PM


ORANGE — The Selectboard voted this week to reduce the automatic amusement license fees for Dave’s Arcade for this year to help the operation get off the ground.State law requires municipalities to charge businesses $20 to $100 each year for every...

Montague sunflower maze fundraiser to support kids with communication difficulties
08-10-2023 3:07 PM


MONTAGUE — Working alongside Montague’s elementary schools and the Parks and Recreation Department, Our Family Legacy Farm co-owner Natalie Spatcher is working to ensure every child can express themselves at the playground, even when they can’t do so...

Experts warn of missing child hoaxes online
08-08-2023 6:09 PM


GREENFIELD — There seems to be no limit to the depths scammers will go to create a victim, with fictitious missing child posts serving as one of the latest online trends.Social media posts meant to tug at a community’s heartstrings with a youngster’s...

Greenfield theater show brings audience into teenagers’ daily lives
06-15-2023 1:26 PM


GREENFIELD — Over weeks of collecting stories and experiences of teens in a local theater group, one issue seemed to resonate with students more than others: gun violence.“One day, the majority of the group came to rehearsal after there had been a...

Views mixed on youth crime pendulum
03-26-2023 1:10 PM


GREENFIELD — The statistics are out there, but some say they don’t show the whole picture.Glance at a youth crime rates chart with proverbial blinders on and you’ll feel as though numbers have recently climbed to an unprecedented degree. But, as those...

Lack of funding brings end to local Upward Bound program
01-11-2023 7:41 PM


GREENFIELD — The local Upward Bound program that in 2021 moved from Northfield Mount Hermon School to Greenfield Community College announced on Tuesday that a lack of federal funding is forcing its closure after roughly 55 years of serving...

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