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DCR sees booking surge at state campgrounds
03-27-2024 5:23 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

It seems people from all over are anxious for spring to arrive as bookings at the three state camping locations in Franklin and Hampshire counties are filling up fast.The state Department of Conservation and Recreation reports that at least 756 total...

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PHOTO: Pickleball pals at play
03-29-2024 4:53 PM


PHOTO: Peaceful park
03-20-2024 4:25 PM


PHOTO: Pair of paddlers
03-19-2024 2:49 PM


PHOTO: Pups and pinecones
03-17-2024 8:24 AM


Public comment sought for Franklin County Bike Plan update
03-05-2024 3:59 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

GREENFIELD — The Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG) is asking the public to complete an online survey with an interactive mapping component to provide information for a new Franklin County Bike Plan.By updating the bike plan for the...


PHOTO: Clear day on the ice
02-29-2024 2:47 PM


102nd Winter Carnival unites community with ‘Season Switch-Up’ theme
02-04-2024 5:15 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI and AALIANNA MARIETTA

GREENFIELD — Neighbors and newcomers gathered at Beacon Field on Sunday to play Tug-of-War and cheer on dogs of all sizes that were competing in the K-9 Keg Pull to close out the 102nd annual Winter Carnival.“It brings people together,” said...


Billy Goat Boats awarded 10-year deal for Orange boathouse
02-01-2024 4:10 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — It seems Billy Goat Boats isn’t going anywhere, as the Selectboard opted this week to award the family-run watercraft rental business use of the boathouse following a public and contentious leasing fiasco.The company owned and operated by...


PHOTOS: Fishing with friends
01-19-2024 4:38 PM


Wendell to benefit from state trail funding
12-27-2023 10:59 AM

By DOMENIC POLI

WENDELL — The town is one of 15 municipalities, and the only one in Franklin County, set to benefit from a combined $24 million for trail projects across the state.The state Department of Conservation and Recreation intends to build a bridge over...


Montague, Ashfield parks get $436K for upgrades
12-25-2023 4:12 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

Parks in Ashfield and Montague are getting upgrades thanks to a pair of state grants totaling $436,100.The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs recently awarded Parkland Acquisitions and Renovations for Communities (PARC), Local...


Tensions run high over eviction of Billy Goat Boats in Orange
12-07-2023 6:18 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — Billy Goat Boats might remain at Orange Riverfront Park after the former town administrator took responsibility for a leasing issue that forced the recent eviction of the family-run watercraft rental business.The company, which is owned and...


Greenfield Recreation Department Notebook: Nov. 30, 2023
11-29-2023 10:43 AM

Youth Basketball Pee Wee Division: This skills and drills program for children in kindergarten and first grade will teach the fundamentals of the game including shooting, passing, dribbling and rules. Volunteer coaches will lead players through skills...


Conway Selectboard OK’s new site for pickleball courts
10-24-2023 10:41 AM

By CHRIS LARABEE

CONWAY — After facing some resident opposition to building pickleball courts on the South River Meadow, the Parks and Recreation Committee is exploring a lot behind the Conway Grammar School.The committee is exploring Lot 8.3 behind the elementary...


PHOTO: Fishing and foliage
10-13-2023 5:59 PM


Western Massachusetts Backcountry Alliance celebrates first year
10-13-2023 5:52 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

CHARLEMONT — The fast-growing sport of backcountry skiing is hitting the country by storm and Franklin County is a driver in this wave.On Thursday, the Western Massachusetts Backcountry Alliance held its inaugural party at Berkshire East Mountain...


GCC hosting inaugural Outdoor Recreation Industry Summit
10-10-2023 11:30 AM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — With the goal of bringing together industry professionals from around the region, Greenfield Community College is hosting its inaugural Western Massachusetts Outdoor Recreation Industry Summit. “We’re excited to convene businesses and...


$118K to boost outdoor recreation, forestry practices in four towns
09-24-2023 2:05 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

Four Franklin County towns received a total of $117,637 as part of a $460,000 round of Woodlands Partnership Grants from the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs that will be used to improve access to outdoor recreation in town and...


PHOTOS: An active outing
09-24-2023 11:32 AM


PHOTOS: Weekend on the water
09-06-2023 12:11 PM

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