All about the bees: 14th Bee Fest draws record attendance, new statue unveiled at fire station

05-19-2024 1:11 PM

GREENFIELD — From 9 a.m. Saturday, when families began making their way to the Second Congregational Church’s front lawn, to the unveiling of Greenfield’s 12th bee sculpture, “Fearless,” outside the Greenfield Fire Department’s new station on Main...

Northfield’s Thomas Aquinas College bids farewell to Class of 2024

05-20-2024 1:54 PM

NORTHFIELD — Thomas Aquinas College’s New England campus bid farewell to its Class of 2024 on Saturday, marking just the third commencement exercises on the East Coast since the campus opened its doors in 2019.His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke...



My Turn: Unraveling the mystery — Warmer sea, cool land
05-19-2024 1:52 PM

 Why did sea surface temperatures go up when summer air temperatures did not? This perplexing question arose after last summer’s unusual findings.Ocean surface water temperatures off Boston, Portsmouth and Portland were nearly 2 degrees Fahrenheit...

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Hotfire Bar and Grill to open Memorial Day weekend in Shelburne Falls
05-16-2024 1:17 PM

SHELBURNE FALLS — The former site of the organic restaurant Hearty Eats at 24 Bridge St. is being transformed into Hotfire Bar and Grill, serving burgers, an eclectic array of sandwiches and comfort foods like macaroni and cheese and chicken...


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Obit photo for Louis D. Manica Louis D. Manica

Greenfield, MA - Louis D. Manica, 77, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 11, 2024 after a period of declining health, with his loving family by his side. Louie was born in Greenfield, MA on May 20, 1946 the son of Louis C. and ... remainder of obit for Louis D. Manica

Obit photo for Albert H. Rimbach Albert H. Rimbach

Ashfield, MA - Albert H. Rimbach, Jr., 76, of Creamery Rd., passed away May 13, 2024 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. Al was born in Rockland County, NY on May 22, 1947 the son of Albert H. and Helen (Mathewson) Rimbach. ... remainder of obit for Albert H. Rimbach

Obit photo for Judith A. McCarthy Judith A. McCarthy

Judith "Judie" A. McCarthy Greenfield, MA - Judith Ann (Clarke) McCarthy, 82, of Albert Ave died Monday 5/13/24 at home. She was born in Greenfield on January 23, 1942, the daughter of Franklin and Florence (Demers) Clarke. Judie attende... remainder of obit for Judith A. McCarthy

Obit photo for Constance Towler Constance Towler

Constance "Connie" Towler Greenfield, MA - Constance (Fassell) Towler, passed away peacefully on April 30th after a brief illness. At the time of her passing, Connie had been residing at Regal Manor in Greenfield, MA. She was born in Ada... remainder of obit for Constance Towler


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