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Sunderland open house seeks input on village center’s future
03-19-2024 1:16 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SUNDERLAND — As the town continues to develop its vision for its village center, residents are invited to a public workshop to get directly involved with the process and share their ideas for the future of downtown Sunderland.The workshop will be held...


As new season approaches, Pioneer Valley farmers plagued by streak of hardships
03-15-2024 3:29 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

Farming is already a tough field to make one’s living. Throw in three consecutive years of extreme weather and personal burnout and you’ve got a recipe for what is shaping up to be another difficult year for local farmers.With the weather whiplash of...


BlueWave pitches another agrivoltaic solar array in Northfield
03-14-2024 6:43 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

NORTHFIELD — Town residents got one of their first looks at a new proposed solar array on Pine Meadow Road while also getting an opportunity to talk to the developers on Wednesday during a Planning Board information session.BlueWave Solar is returning...


Amid lukewarm response to sale proposals, Whately committee seeks leeway on plan for historic school
03-14-2024 1:22 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

WHATELY — Having received two responses to a request for proposals (RFP) for the sale of the Whately Center School, members of the Center School Visioning Committee are asking for more time to come up with an idea to retain the historic building.Jenny...


Conway puts potential South County Senior Center partnership on pause
03-14-2024 12:10 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

CONWAY — After a Council on Aging review and months of discussion, the town is putting the prospect of joining the South County Senior Center on hold for now.The main sticking point, Selectboard Chair Philip Kantor said, was there are too many...


National Park Service to survey Deerfield River
03-13-2024 2:52 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

DEERFIELD — The National Park Service will conduct a reconnaissance survey on the Deerfield River to see if it is eligible to be designated as a National Wild and Scenic River.A designation would protect free-flowing sections of the Deerfield River —...


Airport, culvert funding up for votes at Montague’s Special Town Meeting
03-12-2024 2:17 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

MONTAGUE — Articles pertaining to airport funding, a culvert replacement and the Police Department’s participation in Civil Service will be up for votes at Thursday’s Special Town Meeting.The meeting will be held at Turners Falls High School starting...


Frontier students prep for ‘fun-loving’ but ‘emotional’ performances of ‘Mamma Mia!’
03-12-2024 11:38 AM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Friday night and the lights are low, looking out for a place to go? Frontier Regional School has the answer, with its production of “Mamma Mia!” Folks are invited to break out their summer clothes and prepare for a Greek vacation as...


Frontier School Committee approves $12.9M budget for FY25
03-08-2024 1:13 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Following its presentation earlier this week, the Frontier Regional School District School Committee approved a $12.9 million fiscal year 2025 budget on Thursday evening.The FY25 budget represents a 3.14%, or $395,037, increase over...


$50K grant will fund geothermal heat study in South Deerfield
03-07-2024 5:38 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

DEERFIELD — With the help of a $50,000 grant, the town will explore the feasibility of a geothermal heating and cooling system for the proposed town campus project.Over the next year, Deerfield will explore the possibility of using the earth below...


Longtime employees buy Kitchen Garden Farm in Sunderland
03-07-2024 10:47 AM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SUNDERLAND — The change of the seasons, as farmers know, often brings a slew of other changes along with it, and at Kitchen Garden Farm, this spring brings the largest change of all.Soon, the farm will change hands for the first time since its...


Yankee Candle settles $1.2M class action lawsuit over time clock rounding
03-06-2024 12:04 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SPRINGFIELD — More than 2,400 current and former Yankee Candle employees are eligible to split $1.2 million from a class action lawsuit brought forward by an employee alleging the company failed to pay workers for “thousands of hours of work” due to...


Greenfield School Committee OKs FY25 budget proposal with 5.29% increase
03-04-2024 5:51 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

GREENFIELD — The School Committee has approved a $24.2 million budget proposal for fiscal year 2025, with administrators summing up the budget as the next step in a series of efforts to improve students’ education and experiences.The proposed budget...


Greenfield expands hybrid meetings, access to online recordings
03-03-2024 4:01 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

GREENFIELD — With additional hybrid functionality and more consistent uploading of recordings, the city is hoping to expand residents’ accessibility to local government meetings of numerous boards and commissions.In an effort to improve government...


Greenfield Housing Authority seeks new executive director
03-03-2024 12:09 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Housing Authority will begin the search for a permanent executive director following the departure of Thomas Guerino.Guerino, who served as the agency’s executive director for roughly three years, recently left the...


At state budget hearing at GCC, school officials share unique challenges faced by rural districts
03-01-2024 5:05 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

GREENFIELD — At the Joint Committee on Ways and Means’ fiscal year 2025 state budget hearing on Friday, the focus was on statewide education and local aid. At the regional level, though, legislators, school officials and community members from up and...


Deerfield Academy, Conway Grammar School partner to bring Spanish lessons to classroom
03-01-2024 2:25 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

CONWAY — When the three Deerfield Academy students walked into Jeremy Brunaccioni’s kindergarten class Wednesday morning, they were greeted by a wave of “Holas!” from their newest amigos.The visit was part of a continuing partnership between Deerfield...


Nash’s Mill Road in Greenfield to close through April 19 for water main installation
03-01-2024 1:02 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

GREENFIELD — Drivers on Nash’s Mill Road can expect detours through April 19, as the city announced Friday the installation of a new 12-inch water main.Work is set to begin Monday, March 4, on the $656,920 project, which will be funded through...


Lunt Neighborhood Action Group to work with Greenfield Board of Health on accelerating site cleanup
02-29-2024 6:10 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

GREENFIELD — With the first Lunt Silversmiths Public Involvement Plan (PIP) meeting in two years, the Lunt Neighborhood Action Group reaffirmed its priorities, particularly in regard to accelerating cleanup of the site, as well as announcing the Board...


Grinspoon award winner ‘brings out the best in students’ at Greenfield Middle School
02-29-2024 1:26 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

GREENFIELD — About 14 years ago, Greenfield Middle School teacher Jessica Carriveau nominated a fellow first-year teacher for the Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award. Now, the favor has been returned. The Greenfield School Department declared...

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