Farmers grateful for more typical growing season after 2023 floods devastated fields

07-16-2024 5:52 PM

After a frantic emergency response to save animals and equipment on July 10, 2023, David Fisher and Maggie Toran assessed their farm field as memories of Hurricane Irene came flooding back.At their horse-powered, community-supported agriculture (CSA)...

Mosaic mural by Ashfield artist lands on Keystone Market

07-17-2024 12:49 PM

When Ashfield artist Robert Markey looked at the empty wall on the side of Keystone Market in Shelburne Falls, he saw a blank canvas.When the building’s owners agreed that the wall could be the location of Markey’s latest mosaic mural, he was excited...


On The Ridge with Joe Judd: Some activities as we try to stay cool this summer
07-17-2024 3:45 PM

We all know it’s been very hot lately, to say the least, but hey, it’s summertime and it’s supposed to be hot, right? Just not this hot, I guess. Anyway, it’s still summertime… the fish are jumping, and living is easy. July and August usher in the...


My Turn: We’re directly in path of green energy ‘steamroller’
07-16-2024 5:42 PM

 As the Healey administration and state Legislature are going full speed ahead for carbon-free “green energy,” the details for how to get this done are emerging. And Boston is on a collision course with our towns in western Massachusetts and...

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Obit photo for Mary Ellen Hansen Mary Ellen Hansen

Greenfield, MA - Mary Ellen (Hazucha) Hansen of Smith Street, Greenfield, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday morning, July 14, 2024. She was the daughter of George and Mary (Lesnick) Hazucha. Mary Ellen was born September 1... remainder of obit for Mary Ellen Hansen

Obit photo for Stanley Kopec Lll Stanley Kopec Lll

South Deerfield, MA - Stanley Joseph Kopec 3rd, age 58, died while participating in his physical therapy in Ormond Beach Florida, due to a bilateral above the knee amputation. He was a graduate of Turners Falls Technical School. He work... remainder of obit for Stanley Kopec Lll

Obit photo for Dolores Root Dolores Root

Shelburne Falls, MA - DOLORES ROOT (Sept. 8, 1950 - July 12, 2024) Dolores Root, a resident of Shelburne Falls for many years, died in her sleep on Friday, July 12. She would have reached her seventh-fifth year on September 8. After a ... remainder of obit for Dolores Root

Obit photo for Donald R. Avery Donald R. Avery

Turners Falls, MA - Donald R. Avery, 85, of Millers Falls Road died Wednesday 7/10/24 at home. He was born in Dummerston, VT on September 10, 1938, the son of Clifford and Lillian (Wheeler) Avery. Donald was a hard working machinist at... remainder of obit for Donald R. Avery


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