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Speaking of Nature: Too slow to survive? All porcupines want is a peaceful life in the country woods
06-10-2024 6:01 AM

By BILL DANIELSON

I was on my way to work the other day and, at least initially, I was enjoying the morning drive. The sun rises just after 5:00 a.m. these days and the approach of my last day of school added a little buoyancy to the otherwise monotonous commute. I...


Academy of Charlemont graduates ready to launch out of the ‘basket’
06-09-2024 1:38 PM

By DIANE BRONCACCIO

CHARLEMONT — Everyone in the Class of 2024 was a commencement speaker at the Academy at Charlemont, and each of the 11 new graduates reminisced and shared their graduation thoughts with cheering friends and family on Saturday afternoon. “Today is the...


And Then What Happened?: The flight of the young’uns
06-09-2024 11:53 AM

By NAN PARATI

Did y’all miss me?There I was, back in February, writing my regular column, pointing out all the ill effects the month of February has on people, and suddenly, Jazz Fest kicked in. I was in New Orleans at the time, working my job as head of the art...


‘Money Game’ comes home with screenings at Garden Cinemas
06-09-2024 11:52 AM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

GREENFIELD — After receiving wide acclaim at international film festivals across the country, the locally filmed movie “Money Game” will enjoy a grand homecoming this week with a premiere at the Garden Cinemas.“It’s a very, very nice chance to say,...


Div. 5 baseball: Greenfield knocks off Bourne, 7-3, to keep magical run going into semifinals (PHOTOS)
06-08-2024 5:59 PM

By GEORGE MILLER

GREENFIELD — Facing an early three-run deficit right out of the gate Saturday, the picture for Greenfield baseball looked remarkably similar to last year's MIAA Division 5 state quarterfinal.In 2023, Bourne jumped the Green Wave for an 8-1...


Rejoice in our authentic selves: Franklin County Pride kicks off June 14 with dance party premier of Carrie Ferguson’s queer anthem, ‘The Many I Am’
06-07-2024 11:48 AM

By SHERYL HUNTER

“We are beyond betweenWoman and manThere’s not enough wordsFor the many I am”Carrie Ferguson, “The Many I Am”Franklin County Pride will take place on Saturday, June 15, and this year is shaping up to be the biggest and best yet. The festivities will...


Issues with our education funding formula: Three factors that put our cities, towns and students at an unfair advantage
06-07-2024 11:14 AM

By DOUG SELWYN

Our public school system — the backbone of democracy, the great equalizer, the means by which we can level the playing field — is itself unequal, undemocratic, and badly underfunded. Though education is one of the most significant responsibilities of...


$60K in CPA money funds Sunderland church repairs
06-06-2024 6:43 PM

By ADA DENENFELD KELLY

SUNDERLAND — The First Congregational Church of Sunderland, described as “an iconic landmark” for the town, has been getting some TLC this year following the 2023 allocation of Community Preservation Act money. After experiencing leaks, the church...


Annual Wendell Misfit Prom provides chance to wear ‘anything you want’
06-06-2024 3:01 PM

By ADA DENENFELD KELLY

WENDELL — With prom being “pretty much the only time in your life when you’re allowed to wear a ball gown,” in the words of local artist Donna Horn, it can feel like there’s a lack of opportunities to dress to the nines.That’s where Horn’s Wendell...


Consumer Corner: AT&T breach a cautionary tale
06-06-2024 11:08 AM

By ANITA WILSON

In recent months, millions of current and former AT&T customers received notices that their personal data had been stolen and then published on the dark web.Generally speaking, personal data refers to personal information such as names, email and...


Div. 5 softball: 12-run inning propels No. 1 Greenfield to five-inning shutout of Monson in Round of 16 (PHOTOS)
06-05-2024 8:36 PM

By GEORGE MILLER

GREENFIELD — If spending as little time as possible on the softball field Wednesday figured at all in Greenfield's plan of attack, even if only incidentally, then the Green Wave accomplished that task in spades.The host Wave avalanched on Monson with...


Sounds Local: A party for the whole neighborhood: Good Music Makes Good Neighbors fest returns to Montague this Saturday, June 8
06-05-2024 4:10 PM

By SHERYL HUNTER

Get ready for the village of Montague to be transformed into a mini music festival when Good Music Makes Good Neighbors returns on Saturday, June 8. The fest went on hiatus for a couple of years, but now festival organizers Nicole Nemec and Matthew...


Div. 5 baseball: Greenfield defeats Westfield Tech, Pioneer knocks off Bromfield to advance to state quarterfinals (PHOTOS)
06-04-2024 9:14 PM

By GEORGE MILLER

GREENFIELD — Much was deservedly made of Westfield Technical Academy’s two victories in the MIAA Division 5 state baseball tournament, as a No. 34 seed, to reach the Round of 16. But what about that stealthy No. 15 seed that suddenly finds itself with...


Buckland Selectboard votes to sell old police station to home design firm
06-04-2024 2:38 PM

By VIRGINIA RAY

BUCKLAND — Following a request for proposals, the Selectboard has chosen Jay Heilman and Jake Orzechowski of JPH Building, a custom residential home design/contracting firm, to buy the former police station on Conway Street. “We’re very excited in...


Hero in aisle five: Wendell author’s new book, ‘Food Margins,’ delves into the anthropology of groceries
06-04-2024 1:40 PM

By TINKY WEISBLAT

This article was originally slated as a book review. The book I was going to review, “Food Margins” by Cathy Stanton of Wendell, cried out to be moved to the Food & Farms page, however. Instead of reviewing the book, then, I interviewed the author and...


Planting seeds of sustainability: Greenfield Garden Club encourages horticulturists of all ages
06-03-2024 2:24 PM

By EVELINE MACDOUGALL

The Greenfield Garden Club is not just for Greenfield residents: “We welcome people from Franklin County and beyond,” said Club President Laura Schlaikjer. Let’s take a look at two ways the group encourages gardening, and hopes to continue for years...


Franklin County Technical School prepares to launch aviation, veterinary programs
06-03-2024 12:35 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...


Blais: Leverett to get public transportation this summer
06-03-2024 12:14 PM

By LIESEL NYGARD

LEVERETT — State Rep. Natalie Blais held a town hall in Leverett Friday to provide updates to residents on transportation and infrastructure projects. Speaking to a small group, Blais announced that Leverett would be connected to public...


Speaking of Nature: The return of some familiar feathered faces: Tree swallows come home to the same fields they used the previous year
06-03-2024 5:01 AM

By BILL DANIELSON

One of the great joys of the spring is the year’s first appearance of the tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor). In my yard this event almost always occurs in the first week of April and this year was no exception. It was a close call, but the first...


‘Breathe deep and love your life’: Stoneleigh-Burnham School celebrates 20 graduates
05-31-2024 4:03 PM

By DIANE BRONCACCIO

GREENFIELD — Wearing white dresses and big smiles, 20 young women graduated Friday at the 155th commencement exercises at Stoneleigh-Burnham School.Several members of the Class of 2024 entered Stoneleigh-Burnham just in time for COVID-19 pandemic...

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