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‘A very hopeful thing to do’: In eco-friendly effort, students plant trees in South Deerfield
11-17-2023 9:00 AM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SOUTH DEERFIELD — In a partnership between schools and town government, students of the Frontier Regional and Franklin County Technical schools got their hands dirty Thursday morning through a small community service opportunity.On the grassy lawn...


Court, customers search for owner of Tea Guys in Whately
11-14-2023 6:35 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

WHATELY — The owner of Tea Guys in Whately is in hot water for not shipping products to paying customers and failing to respond to Franklin County Superior Court matters.Oliver Rich is being sued by Zest Tea LLC, a Baltimore company that alleges...


‘Jurassic Wonder’ offers family fun for dinosaur lovers in Greenfield
11-09-2023 1:56 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

GREENFIELD — Dinosaurs will come alive this weekend at the fairgrounds. The family fun drive-by show “Jurassic Wonder” will take place at the Franklin County Fairgrounds, 89 Wisdom Way, on Saturday, Nov. 11 and Sunday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m....


Chairlift project increases Roundhouse accessibility at Franklin County Fairgrounds
11-08-2023 11:57 AM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — After decades of exhibiting on the second floor of the iconic Roundhouse at the Franklin County Fairgrounds, limited mobility in recent years prevented retired Roundhouse Superintendent Kathy Halberg from accessing the space. “Before, I’d...


Franklin Tech students take agriculture know-how to national convention
11-06-2023 3:27 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

TURNERS FALLS — Nine Franklin County Technical School students embraced last week’s national FFA Convention and Expo as an invaluable opportunity to connect with agriculturally inclined youth from all over the country.FFA, which originally stood for...


Warm the Children readies for winter drive
10-30-2023 12:02 PM

By DAN CROWLEY

GREENFIELD — As winter draws near, the Warm the Children fundraising drive is once again preparing to supply coats and clothing to children in need in Franklin County and the North Quabbin region.Warm the Children was started by the Greenfield...


Women in trades share career paths with Franklin Tech students
10-29-2023 7:18 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

TURNERS FALLS — By connecting with women working in trades on Friday, Franklin County Technical School’s freshmen girls had the chance to consider what career paths might be right for them, potentially in a traditionally male-dominated field.Gathered...


Franklin County Chamber of Commerce breakfast focuses on supporting local agriculture
10-24-2023 11:21 AM

By BELLA LEVAVI

GREENFIELD — Business leaders came together at the monthly Franklin County Chamber of Commerce breakfast on Friday morning to discuss how they can continue to support the region’s farmers amid the increasing challenges they face. With about 830 farms...


My Turn: Must the dream of peace be shattered?
10-23-2023 9:56 PM

By DANIEL A. BROWN

This past July, I was flying home from visiting family back East and was about to board the final leg from Atlanta to Albuquerque. In the gangway leading to our aircraft, I noticed a gaggle of teenage girls talking loudly and enthusiastically, waving...


Court amends pretrial conditions for Vt. man involved in Route 2 crash
10-20-2023 7:04 PM

By DOMENIC POLI and JULIAN MENDOZA

GREENFIELD — A 32-year-old man accused of causing a head-on crash on Route 2 that resulted in serious injuries to a Rhode Island family of four has had his pretrial conditions of release amended in regards to his right to drive.Massachusetts...


Bulky waste to be accepted at three Franklin County sites on Saturday
10-18-2023 7:01 PM

The Franklin County Solid Waste Management District will hold its fall “Clean Sweep” Bulky Waste Recycling Day on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. to noon at three locations. The bulky waste drop-off sites are Mohawk Trail Regional School at 26 Ashfield...


Nature Photo Contest
10-15-2023 3:46 PM


Holland transplants thrive in Franklin County
10-10-2023 9:18 AM

By EVELINE MACDOUGALL

A recent Home & Garden column featured Supreme Microgreens, a burgeoning home business founded this year by two UMass Amherst students in their early 20s. It seems fitting, then, that today’s spotlight is on a Deerfield-based company founded 30 years...


Free adult education made possible with $1.18M grant to Franklin Tech
10-09-2023 5:34 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

TURNERS FALLS — Franklin County Technical School has received a seven-figure grant to continue providing free technical education to adults through a program launched last year.Superintendent Richard Martin said the $1.18 million state Career...


My Turn: Here comes the Red Menace!
10-09-2023 4:42 PM

By DANIEL A. BROWN

Back during the civil rights era, a certain billboard began to appear across the rural South. It showed the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. sitting with an integrated group, apparently listening to a lecture. The caption underneath proclaimed in big, bold...


Ashfield man takes plea deal on drug, gun charges
10-05-2023 1:27 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — An Ashfield man pleaded guilty in Franklin County Superior Court to drug and firearms charges on Wednesday, two years after his arrest in the Big Y Plaza parking lot.Justin R. Page, 30, changed his plea regarding one count of unlawful...


NH man pleads not guilty to impersonating officer, firearms charges in Bernardston traffic stop
10-04-2023 4:51 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — The New Hampshire man accused of impersonating a police officer in a decommissioned cruiser in June pleaded not guilty in Franklin County Superior Court on Wednesday after his charges were transferred from Greenfield District Court due to...


‘We bring a smile to someone’s face’: Franklin County’s YMCA holds free clothing store
10-04-2023 12:15 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — Hundreds of people meandered through Franklin County’s YMCA to the gymnasium on Tuesday for the free clothing store, now in its second year since a hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.Shoppers browsed a collection of donated clothing...


Regional dog shelter eyes new facility in Erving
10-03-2023 5:29 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

ERVING — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Regional Dog Shelter could potentially find a new home next to the Police Station on Route 2, per preliminary Selectboard discussions this week.According to Trish Howells, who serves on the Friends of the...


Orange man gets 3½ to 5½ years in accidental shooting
10-02-2023 5:37 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — An Orange man who lied about how his girlfriend got shot in their bedroom will spend the next 3½ to 5½ years in state prison after changing his plea in Franklin County Superior Court on Monday afternoon.Conan J. Gentile, 52, pleaded...

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