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Franklin County’s YMCA hosting pre-New Year’s Eve party
12-28-2023 1:27 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

GREENFIELD — Get ready for snacks, sips and sparkles at the pre-New Year’s Eve party at Franklin County’s YMCA on Saturday, Dec. 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. “Our vision is to host a community event that is celebratory of the year and that feels accessible...


A Page from North Quabbin History: Working women in Greenfield
12-25-2023 8:00 AM

By CARLA CHARTER

In 2015, when Erving resident Sara Campbell was working as a town engineer in Greenfield, she noticed two books in the town clerk’s office that peaked her interest. The books were labeled “Married Woman’s Business Certificates.”“In Massachusetts,...


DA’s office: Court case backlog in Mass not an issue in Franklin, Hampshire counties
12-21-2023 5:43 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

The backlog plaguing courthouses across much of the state seems to have spared Franklin and Hampshire counties, where the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office reportedly put many cases to bed while in-person jury trials were suspended during the...


Memories of the Fancy Food Show
12-19-2023 3:43 PM

By TINKY WEISBLAT

In decades past, when my mother lived in the New York area and I consequently had a home base there, I used to attend the Fancy Food Show.Sponsored by the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade, this enormous trade show took up (and still...


Greenfield teen bakes up miracles
12-18-2023 4:33 PM

By EVELINE MACDOUGALL

If you relish culinary challenges, you might attempt to provide scrumptious treats for everyone in your social circle, even if some people are dairy-free, others gluten-free (GF), and still others nut-free. And of course, baking for vegans adds a...


Turners Falls shooting suspect can be released on $20K bail, judge rules
12-15-2023 3:33 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — The Springfield man accused of shooting a man in Turners Falls during the summer and fleeing the scene can be released on $20,000 bail, a Franklin County Superior Court judge ruled this week.Gil Viera, 30, of Springfield, had previously...


Bernardston man to serve 5 to 7 years for witness intimidation, restraining order violation
12-15-2023 2:00 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — A Bernardston man was sentenced to five to seven years in prison on Thursday after a jury last month convicted him of witness intimidation and violating a restraining order.Antonio P. Candello, 53, will be transferred to the...


Ways to reduce trash this holiday season
12-11-2023 2:10 PM

By AMY DONOVAN

During the holiday season, the average American family disposes of 25% more trash than they usually do, according to data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.Think about your household: could some of this trash be reduced, reused, recycled...


Nature Photo Contest
12-10-2023 11:24 AM

  


Late officer’s ‘profound impact’ continues with memorial fund to help formerly incarcerated
12-08-2023 5:30 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is rejuvenating the campaign honoring a young officer’s memory by raising money to help the formerly incarcerated to overcome financial obstacles and re-enter society.The Sgt. Jacob Garmalo Memorial...


8 seniors honored for ‘outstanding’ academic achievement, community involvement
12-08-2023 5:29 PM

By MARY BYRNE

TURNERS FALLS — Each year, students from across the state, including in Franklin County and the North Quabbin region, are recognized by their respective superintendents for their academic achievement and community involvement.The annual award is...


Book Review: ‘Words to Live By’ anthology gives cancer diagnosis a voice 
12-08-2023 4:12 PM

By TINKY WEISBLAT

Book Review: “Words to Live By,” created by John Bos, Pam Roberts, Keith Carver, and James McDonald (Cancer Connection, 130 pages, $20)John Bos first met Pam Roberts almost two decades ago when he took part in one of her “Spirit of the Written Word”...


Shelburne partners with Franklin Tech for construction of pocket park pavilion
12-08-2023 1:29 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

SHELBURNE — Thanks to a partnership between the town and Franklin County Technical School, a new pavilion is being added at the pocket park at the corner of Bridge Street and Deerfield Avenue, marking Phase 2 of the construction effort. The town...


A new twist on the latke
12-05-2023 5:23 PM

By TINKY WEISBLAT

Hanukkah begins tomorrow night, Dec. 7, at sunset. Sunset arrives earlier and earlier at this time of year as we approach the longest night of the year.To bolster our spirits in the darkness, holidays like Hanukkah and Christmas celebrate the gift of...


Northfield man sentenced to two years in prison after rape conviction
12-05-2023 5:13 PM

GREENFIELD — A Franklin County Superior Court judge sentenced Ethan Hatch, 20, of Northfield, on Tuesday to serve two years in state prison and three years of probation following his conviction on three counts of rape and one count of...


Athol man sentenced to 18 months in shooting incident 
12-04-2023 5:36 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — An Athol man will remain free another week before serving time in county jail after pleading guilty to eight charges stemming from a domestic incident involving a firearm on April 30, 2022.Timothy Chandler, 37, had his sentence stayed...


West County Notebook: Dec. 4, 2023
12-04-2023 11:58 AM

Ashfield Historical Society hosts Victorian carolingASHFIELD – The Ashfield Historical Society will host Victorian caroling on Dec. 9 at 11 a.m. in front of Town Hall.The group will be caroling up and down Main Street. They will end at the Historical...


Annual holiday lights display to ‘bring some joy’ at Franklin County Fairgrounds
11-29-2023 2:56 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — Born out of the COVID-19 pandemic, “Light Up the Fairgrounds” is returning for its fourth year this weekend at the Franklin County Fairgrounds. Based on Springfield’s Bright Nights, the drive-thru holiday lights showcase will be held for...


$127K grants to benefit Wendell Meetinghouse, Franklin County Fairgrounds
11-21-2023 11:48 AM

By DOMENIC POLI

Two volunteer groups affiliated with Franklin County destinations recently received Massachusetts Cultural Council grants to finance much-needed projects.The Friends of the Franklin County Fairgrounds got $77,000 from the Cultural Facilities Fund for...


‘Look no further’ than neighbors for high-quality films, chamber breakfast panelists say
11-17-2023 2:17 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

GREENFIELD — The red carpet was rolled out at Greenfield Community College on Friday morning.With the recent release of “The Holdovers,” which was filmed in Shelburne Falls as well as at Deerfield Academy and Northfield Mount Hermon School, the...

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