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Turners Falls resource center offers help to grandparents raising their grandchildren
06-28-2024 4:52 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

TURNERS FALLS – The nuclear family is defined as a father, a mother and their child or children living in one household.But various circumstances often disrupt that “perfect picture,” and an American family can take on many forms. In fact, information...

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Franklin County Technical School prepares to launch aviation, veterinary programs
06-04-2024 5:00 PM

By LIESEL NYGARD

TURNERS FALLS — The Franklin County Technical School is on the cusp of completing two separate projects that will provide more opportunities for its students.The school has been working on both a veterinary center, which should be done before the end...


Athol lands $500,000 grant to assess Cass Toy Factory, York Theater
05-24-2024 1:22 PM

By Max Bowen

ATHOL –The town has received $500,000 in federal funds to conduct 10 Phase I and five Phase II environmental site assessments along with reuse visioning and community engagement activities.The funding comes from the U.S. Environmental Protection...


Valley lawmakers seek shorter license for FirstLight hydropower projects
05-10-2024 4:18 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

TURNERS FALLS — Area lawmakers are asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to limit the relicensing of FirstLight’s hydropower projects from 50 years to 30 years, and to mandate the company disclose more data to the public about its...


Franklin Tech student welds ‘artistic’ bench for French King Bridge
04-30-2024 1:14 PM

By LIESEL NYGARD

ERVING — Drawing inspiration from the French King Bridge, Franklin County Technical School senior Laynie Coates, 17, put her welding skills to the test.The result, a green bench with lettering that says “Gateway to the Mohawk Trail” and a bridge-like...


PHOTO: A valuable simulation
04-28-2024 5:00 PM


FERC solicits public comment for FirstLight relicensing projects
03-01-2024 5:00 PM

BY BELLA LEVAVI

GREENFIELD — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has accepted the relicensing application for FirstLight’s hydroelectric dam in Turners Falls and pump storage facility in Northfield and area residents now have 60 days to submit comments on the...


‘They are public safety’: EMTs, paramedics train to treat K-9s under Nero’s Law
02-16-2024 5:00 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

With their training complete in advance of this month’s deadline, local EMTs and paramedics now have the skills to provide medical treatment and transport of police K-9s injured in the line of duty under a new state law.Nero’s Law, which has been...


8 seniors honored for ‘outstanding’ academic achievement, community involvement
12-11-2023 3:19 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...


Free adult education made possible with $1.18M grant to Franklin Tech
10-10-2023 5:00 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...


Cooperative expands on work to restore, manage native migratory fishes
10-10-2023 5:00 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

TURNERS FALLS — Federal, state and nonprofit partners launched the new Connecticut River Migratory Fish Restoration Cooperative on Thursday to expand on work to restore and manage native migratory fishes and their habitats in New England’s largest...


Florida man arrested, charged in Turners Falls shooting case
08-31-2023 3:36 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — The Florida man who was the subject of an hours-long search on Tuesday after allegedly shooting an Athol man in the thigh was arrested as a vehicle passenger in Holyoke later that day and arraigned in Greenfield District Court on...


McGovern’s PLANT Act would increase research, production in plant-based food industry
08-09-2023 3:26 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

NORTHAMPTON — Saying that now is the time to embrace the “enormous potential that plant-based foods have to strengthen our economy and our food system,” U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern has introduced a bill in Congress that aims to strengthen the American...


Bobby C ends 40-year radio career, with plans to transition to TV
08-08-2023 3:35 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

After four decades in radio, Franklin County DJ and sports broadcaster Robert “Bobby C” Campbell is hanging up his headphones.The Turners Falls resident said his broadcast of the “monumental” rivalry softball game between Greenfield and Turners Falls...


Bay State Games: Southeast nabs softball gold medal with win over West (PHOTOS)
07-13-2023 6:00 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

DEVENS — Sequels rarely measure up.The West softball team faced Southeast twice on the final day of Bay State Games competition Thursday. Their first matchup concluded pool play, and both teams had already secured a rematch in the afternoon gold medal...


Stakeholders submit ranging comments on FirstLight’s Recreation Settlement Agreement
07-12-2023 4:14 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

TURNERS FALLS — Three local stakeholder organizations have submitted comments on FirstLight Hydro Generating Co.’s proposed Recreation Settlement Agreement, sharing concerns ranging from insufficient advisory group representation to inadequate...


FirstLight Hydro files recreation agreement with feds
06-15-2023 2:59 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

TURNERS FALLS — FirstLight Hydro Generating Co. has filed its Recreation Settlement Agreement with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the company announced in a statement Tuesday.The agreement, part of a comprehensive settlement effort...


Doors open on transit authority’s new maintenance, operations facility in Turners Falls
06-08-2023 5:00 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

TURNERS FALLS — The state transportation secretary was on hand Wednesday morning for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Franklin Regional Transit Authority’s new maintenance and operations facility, a project that has been years in the making.Gina...


Advocates seek extension for FirstLight public comments
05-03-2023 2:39 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

TURNERS FALLS — The Connecticut River Conservancy is requesting an extension of the public comment period for FirstLight Hydro Generating Co.’s relicensing after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requested further information.FirstLight,...


Athol, Turners Falls high schools join Innovation Pathways Program
04-19-2023 4:37 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA and MAX BOWEN

Turners Falls and Athol high schools will benefit from the state’s expansion of its Innovation Career Pathways internship program, adding new fields of study for students with professional aspirations.The announcement came on April 13 from the office...


Unfinished FirstLight business raises concerns
04-10-2023 5:00 AM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

TURNERS FALLS — With the deadline for a comprehensive settlement now in the past, stakeholders in the FirstLight Hydro Generating Co. relicensing process are uncertain about what comes next for aspects that were not finalized.FirstLight, which...

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