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With $25K grant, LifePath helps veterans age in place
05-26-2023 4:54 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — The homes of at least 10 local veterans will be repaired or modified by the end of 2023, thanks to a $25,000 grant from Meals on Wheels America with support from The Home Depot Foundation.LifePath, a nonprofit that provides programs and...


Belief in a better world: Students recognized for making positive change with Peacemaker Awards 
05-22-2023 4:33 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

GREENFIELD — For their work in raising awareness about the climate crisis, creating safe spaces for LGBTQ+ students and educating middle schoolers, 21 area students were honored with Peacemaker Awards last Thursday evening.The Interfaith Council of...


Sixth Athol kidnapping suspect pleads not guilty in Superior Court
05-21-2023 4:00 PM

GREENFIELD – The final of six North Quabbin residents facing charges of kidnapping and other crimes stemming from an alleged Feb. 1 incident was arraigned in Franklin County Superior Court this week after his case was transferred from Orange District...


Greenfield residents, senator advocate for home equity bill
05-11-2023 4:47 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

BOSTON — At least three Greenfield residents and the state senator representing 25 communities in Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester counties have submitted testimony to the Joint Committee on the Judiciary to express support for a bill that would...


Officials testify in support of regional health bill
05-08-2023 4:43 PM

By MARY BYRNE

Local officials from across the Pioneer Valley testified at the State House on Thursday in support of a bill seeking to improve the local and regional public health system.Legislators held a Joint Committee on Public Health hearing Thursday morning...


Panel at Greenfield Community College looks at gun law reform
05-07-2023 5:00 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD – Views from across the spectrum were aired at Greenfield Community College Tuesday evening as part of the third installment of the Legislature’s panel discussion and listening tour on gun laws.“We have a strong network of laws that...


Not guilty plea entered for kidnapping charges
05-05-2023 4:59 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD – A man facing charges of kidnapping and other crimes stemming from an alleged Feb. 1 incident was arraigned Friday afternoon in Franklin County Superior Court, where his case has been transferred due to its severity.Brian A. Chamberland,...


Four suspects in kidnapping case arraigned
05-01-2023 6:15 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD – Four of six North Quabbin residents facing charges of kidnapping and other crimes stemming from an alleged Feb. 1 incident were arraigned Monday afternoon in Franklin County Superior Court, where their cases have been transferred from...


Franklin County Law Day extols ‘cornerstones of democracy’
05-01-2023 5:27 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — The local sheriff and the U.S. magistrate judge assigned to Springfield served as panelists Monday morning for a discussion about the justice system and the “workings of government” before dozens of local students and the public....


Franklin Chamber highlights community partnerships
04-30-2023 5:00 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

GREENFIELD – Collaboration is the name of the business game in Franklin County, and the Chamber of Commerce’s monthly breakfast Friday morning highlighted some community partners that can help businesses of any stage and type get their feet underneath...


Perkins Library expands access to Western Mass
04-24-2023 4:12 PM

By EMILEE KLEIN

GREENFIELD — Northfield senior Jinx Hastings wants to read again.Hastings is among the Franklin County residents whose declining vision hinders her from enjoying books and newspapers like she used to: she can only read a few enlarged words at a time...


Officials discuss improvements to state school aid
04-07-2023 5:04 PM

By MARY BYRNE

Education advocates met remotely with area legislators and state officials to begin a conversation on what is and isn’t when it comes to state funding for public education.“If we love our children the way we say we do, and we think education is the...


Education advocates call for better state funding formula
04-03-2023 4:22 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — With school districts across Massachusetts grappling with the reality of state funding falling short of expenses, local education advocates are hoping to raise awareness around the issue while also advocating for a better funding formula....


Healey budget supports community college costs
03-09-2023 4:30 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — As part of her fiscal year 2024 budget proposal, Gov. Maura Healey hopes to fund a new program that would make nearly 1.8 million residents eligible to receive “last dollar support” for a community college education. “I think this would...


GCC, other colleges to drop vax requirement after spring semester
03-08-2023 4:48 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — A year and half after the mandate first went into place, all Massachusetts community colleges, including those in Greenfield and Holyoke, will no longer require COVID-19 vaccines for enrollment.The mandate, which went into effect in...


$30K to support loans, trainings for business startups
02-16-2023 5:41 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — Thanks to $30,000 from the federal Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program, the Franklin County Community Development Corporation will provide microloans and trainings to business startups, federal officials announced Tuesday.U.S. Rep....


Erving native Jeremy Bucci welcomed to Superior Court
02-03-2023 1:41 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — Franklin County celebrated its second resident to become a Superior Court judge in 31 years with the induction of Erving native Jeremy C. Bucci on Thursday.Bucci, who now lives in Deerfield, was the chief trial counsel for the...


Commission reviews economic, environmental impacts of rail system
01-24-2023 4:42 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — The need for connectivity and economic prosperity were the prevailing themes of a Western Massachusetts Passenger Rail Commission public hearing held at the John W. Olver Transit Center on Tuesday.The commission was created by an act of...


‘She was worth knowing’: Ann Hamilton, longtime Chamber of Commerce leader, dies at 82
01-18-2023 2:36 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — Ann Hamilton, the woman whose decades of contributions to Franklin County earned her the Greenfield Recorder’s Citizen of the Year award in 2016, died on Monday morning, 10 days shy of her 83rd birthday.Hamilton, who served 32 years as...


Area lawmakers acclimate to redrawn districts 
01-17-2023 2:39 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

The region’s state legislators are getting acclimated to their newly redrawn districts but say their day-to-day lives won’t change much, as they were elected to represent the people, regardless of political affiliation, and who share similar...

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