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Opening doors for immigrants: UMass Dining’s Pam Adams finds work for Haitian community

07-12-2024 7:34 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

AMHERST — On the 10th floor of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus Center, Samuel Noel, a welder by trade, works as a dishwasher — his first job in the United States.Noel, a Haitian immigrant who moved to Greenfield’s Days Inn shelter on...


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Town officials want ‘junk car’ removal sped up near river in Charlemont

07-12-2024 7:11 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

CHARLEMONT — After a yearslong effort mandating that Stagecoach Auto Repair remove the more than 200 unregistered “junk cars” it has stored along its 80-acre site on Route 8A, the Conservation Commission voted unanimously to draft a letter to owner...


Frontier Regional School Honor Roll, Fourth Quarter

07-12-2024 6:07 PM

Seventh Grade Maximum Honors: Jimin Ahn, Mara Allium, Eli Bauer-Clapp, Lillian Berthiaume, Micky Brownlow, Cassidy Casey, Brooke Charest, Wes Chilton, Bailey Cusson, Chloe Cusson, Esther Ehle, Wesley Evans, Trinity Fellows, Benjamin Gates, Aaliya...


Greenfield Notebook: July 13, 2024

07-12-2024 5:54 PM

The Reptile Nook visiting library GREENFIELD — Agawam-based outreach program The Reptile Nook is bringing reptiles to the Greenfield Public Library on Wednesday, July 24, at 6 p.m.The program is open to families with children ages 3 to 12. Attendees...


‘Summer Day on the Buckland Common’ back for eighth year

07-12-2024 4:53 PM

By ADA DENENFELD KELLY

BUCKLAND — For the eighth year, several Buckland organizations are joining forces to put on the “Summer Day on the Buckland Common” event.The free event will be held on Saturday, July 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Buckland Common is located at 17...


PHOTOS: A van-tastic event

07-12-2024 4:25 PM


As wastewater treatment plant nears finish line, damaged pipe crimps celebration

07-12-2024 4:22 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SOUTH DEERFIELD — While the near-completion of the South Deerfield Wastewater Treatment Plant is welcome news for residents, the reveal of a damaged effluent pipe to the Connecticut River is likely less so.As the yearslong project approaches the...


Beacon Hill Roll Call: July 1 to July 5, 2024

07-12-2024 4:20 PM

By BOB KATZEN

Beacon Hill Roll Call records local representatives’ and senators’ votes on recent roll calls from the week of June 24 to June 28. There were no roll calls in the House or Senate last week.Clean fuel standards (S 2829) The Senate, 1-39, rejected an...


Ashfield voters to consider 911 infrastructure, tennis court rehab spending requests

07-12-2024 3:40 PM

By ERIN-LEIGH HOFFMAN

ASHFIELD — Voters are asked to convene at Town Hall on Monday at 7 p.m. to consider three Special Town Meeting warrant articles pertaining to 911 infrastructure at the schools and a tennis court rehabilitation project.Articles 2 and 3 ask for $6,812...


Longtime Quabbin Mediation leaders honored upon retirement

07-12-2024 2:31 PM

By ADA DENENFELD KELLY

ORANGE — The North Quabbin community gave thanks to two longtime Quabbin Mediation leaders this week as they begin their retirements following decades of work in conflict resolution, mediation and active bystander training. Executive Director Sharon...


4 partial demolition plans presented for Erving’s International Paper Mill

07-12-2024 2:29 PM

By ERIN-LEIGH HOFFMAN

ERVING — The Selectboard this week got a glimpse at four potential design plans for partial demolition and restoration of the International Paper Mill property.The $1.49 million property at 8 Papermill Road, which was seized by the town for back...


Dog of the Week: Tee-Bug

07-12-2024 9:34 AM


Greenfield councilors debate proposed Code of Conduct

07-11-2024 6:44 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

GREENFIELD — In a lively debate that touched on free speech, social media and censorship, the Appointments and Ordinances Committee voted 3-0 to unanimously recommend that City Council President John Bottomley bring a proposed Code of Civility before...


Orange officials talk disbanding Armory Commission, seeking financial review

07-11-2024 6:28 PM

By ERIN-LEIGH HOFFMAN

ORANGE — Addressing a lengthy agenda on Wednesday, the Selectboard approved the creation of a new subcommittee to curb dock issues at Lake Mattawa, a plan to dissolve the Armory Commission and a motion to task Town Administrator Matthew Fortier with...


Commission hears challenge to tipped worker ballot question

07-11-2024 4:07 PM

By CHRIS LISINSKI

The national group pursuing a ballot question that would increase what Massachusetts employers must pay tipped workers faces a new 11th-hour obstacle that could imperil its fate.A restaurant industry trade group higher-up filed an objection with state...


Greenfield Notebook: July 12, 2024

07-11-2024 3:36 PM

Info session to talk recycling transition GREENFIELD — Sean Kelleher, Greenfield’s SWIFR (Solid Waste Infrastructure for Recycling Grant Program) recycling outreach coordinator, will be at the Greenfield Public Library on Tuesday, July 16, from 10...


Greenfield woman appointed to Probate and Family Court judgeship

07-11-2024 3:34 PM

By MAX BOWEN

GREENFIELD — After receiving rave reviews during public hearings, Alexandra Flanders of Greenfield has been appointed by the state’s Governor’s Council as an associate justice of Probate and Family Court.Wednesday’s appointment followed a hearing...


Greenfield Police Logs: July 1 to July 8, 2024

07-11-2024 2:28 PM

Monday, July 19:26 a.m. — Illegal dumping reported at Bootlegger’s Footwear Center on the Mohawk Trail. Services rendered. 10:34 a.m. — Vandalism reported at the Franklin County Fairgrounds on Wisdom Way. Services rendered. 10:53 a.m. — Attempted...


Leyden native shines light on dementia, abandoned mills with pair of photography exhibits

07-11-2024 1:10 PM

By ADA DENENFELD KELLY

Years after seeing his grandparents struggle with different forms of dementia, Leyden native Joe Wallace decided to use photography to help him process the experience.The result, a portrait series called “The Day After Yesterday,” showcases...


Jarvis Pools and Spas in Turners Falls branching out as UPS shipping location

07-11-2024 11:38 AM

By ERIN-LEIGH HOFFMAN

TURNERS FALLS — After a century in business, Jarvis Pools and Spas on Unity Street is diving into a new service for customers by becoming an authorized UPS shipping site.Corey Fitzpatrick, one of three owners of Jarvis Pools and Spas, explained that...


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