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Clean energy bill clears House with GOP opposition

07-19-2024 10:47 AM

By SAM DRYSDALE

BOSTON — The Massachusetts House was split along party lines Wednesday night in voting to support climate and energy legislation that would “help accelerate the green transition,” according to the bill’s lead architect.“The bill before you continues...


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PHOTOS: Deerly beloved

07-19-2024 7:21 PM


Comerford joins voices calling on Biden to exit presidential race

07-19-2024 6:03 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

State Sen. Jo Comerford is calling on President Joe Biden to stand down as the Democratic Party nominee for the upcoming presidential election, joining six other state lawmakers and at least 30 members of Congress.As Republicans united around former...


Greenfield’s Camp Kee-wanee marks centennial celebration

07-19-2024 5:49 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

GREENFIELD — Camp Kee-wanee is marking a significant milestone this year.The all-inclusive day camp at 1 Health Camp Road will celebrate its 100th anniversary with festivities on Saturday, July 27, from 1 to 3 p.m.Camp Kee-wanee, officially named...


Global tech software outage zaps local courts, hospital

07-19-2024 5:19 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

Canceled non-urgent surgeries, procedures and medical visits at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, postponed cases in the Massachusetts court system and delayed in-person services at Registry of Motor Vehicles locations are among the impacts...


Montague board may consider Falls Farm enforcement order after erosion, wetlands violations

07-19-2024 3:22 PM

By ERIN-LEIGH HOFFMAN

MONTAGUE — The Conservation Commission has scheduled a special meeting for Tuesday, July 23, at 6:30 p.m. in which it could potentially place an enforcement order on Falls Farm in the wake of wetlands violations and erosion that stemmed from tree...


12-year-old Gill resident joins Circus Smirkus, with local performances this weekend

07-19-2024 2:08 PM

By ERIN-LEIGH HOFFMAN

GREENFIELD — When the traveling youth circus troupe Circus Smirkus comes to the Franklin County Fairgrounds this weekend, the roster of performers includes one Franklin County resident.The Greensboro, Vermont-based troupe, made up of youths ages 11 to...


PHOTOS: The value of volunteerism

07-19-2024 1:04 PM


Beacon Hill Roll Call: July 8 to July 12, 2024

07-19-2024 12:50 PM

By BOB KATZEN

Beacon Hill Roll Call records local representatives’ and senators’ votes on roll calls from the week of July 8 to July 12.Protect privacy of people seeking reproductive and gender-affirming care (H 4844) The House, 159-0, approved and sent to the...


North Quabbin Notebook: July 20, 2024

07-19-2024 12:13 PM

Rainbow Players to visit library WENDELL — The Rainbow Players will perform personal stories at the Wendell Free Library from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 20.All the stories are devised and told from the vantage point of individuals with...


PHOTOS: Residents giddy up to Point 5K

07-19-2024 8:28 AM


Karuna Center hosts activists for Middle East peace talk

07-18-2024 6:06 PM

By ERIN-LEIGH HOFFMAN

GREENFIELD — The Karuna Center for Peacebuilding hosted a virtual discussion on Wednesday during which activists reflected on the state of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and shared ideas for community building and future peace efforts. Karuna Center...


Turning ‘blight into might’: Sen. Markey speaks on Strathmore mill demolition funding

07-18-2024 5:09 PM

By ERIN-LEIGH HOFFMAN

TURNERS FALLS — U.S. Sen. Ed Markey visited the Strathmore mill complex alongside Environmental Protection Agency representatives and local officials on Thursday to celebrate the combined $10 million in funding for the complex’s demolition and site...


Greenfield’s parliamentarian retires, wrapping up 15 years of city service

07-18-2024 4:03 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

GREENFIELD — Wilson Roberts, 87, who has spent the last five years serving as the city’s parliamentarian and another 10 years as City Council president, walked out of his last City Council meeting Wednesday night, leaving the council with words of...


Wendell unveils restored World War II memorial after long disappearance

07-18-2024 2:57 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

WENDELL — After a 3,000-mile journey east, a World War II memorial honoring 36 Wendell veterans has finally returned home.In a ceremony Wednesday afternoon, town officials, residents and veterans gathered as Wendell unveiled the recently refurbished...


Montague Police Logs: July 8 to July 14, 2024

07-18-2024 2:14 PM

Monday, July 84:21 p.m. — Caller reports a silver SUV is always parked in front of an address on Turners Falls Road, causing a traffic hazard. Officer reports the car owner advised that the vehicle is purposely parked there to prevent other vehicles...


Greenfield resident to lead Northampton Building Department

07-18-2024 1:16 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

NORTHAMPTON — When Greenfield resident Kevin Ross first joined the Northampton Building Department in 2018 as an inspector, he says he was just looking for a little more of a stable income after a lifetime of working in construction.“I was getting...


Talks on noise mitigation at Greenfield grow facility to continue Aug. 15

07-18-2024 12:49 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

GREENFIELD — The Zoning Board of Appeals will continue its discussions on whether the Arch Street cannabis grow facility, 15 Arch St. LLC, is in violation of its special permit conditions for excessive noise, on Aug. 15.The issue will be further...


With agreement in place, Conway public safety project going out to bid again

07-18-2024 12:06 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

CONWAY — With a personnel matter resolved, the town will put its public safety building addition project out to bid for a second time after voting to reject the initial bids received this spring due to the scope of work changing.The Selectboard...


Blooming Greenfield program revived

07-18-2024 11:38 AM

By ADA DENENFELD KELLY

GREENFIELD — After several years of dormancy, the Blooming Greenfield program is back beautifying Main Street this summer.Through Blooming Greenfield, businesses can sponsor a whiskey barrel that is then placed outside of their location and tended to...


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