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In wake of new data, district leaders speak to pay raises, training methods to retain educators
07-24-2024 2:38 PM

By ERIN-LEIGH HOFFMAN

Following an overall decline in teacher retention in 2023, Franklin County and North Quabbin school districts saw a mix of increased and decreased retention rates in the 2023-2024 school year, according to data from the state Department of Elementary...

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Construction underway to create Children’s Advocacy Center mental health clinic in Orange
07-24-2024 2:36 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — Later this year, North Quabbin residents can expect the Health Center Plaza to have an outpatient clinic providing specialized mental health services for child victims of sexual abuse and their families.The Children’s Advocacy Center of...


Storms leave hundreds without power in Athol, Greenfield
07-17-2024 11:16 AM

By MAX BOWEN

Powerful storms hit the western Mass area Tuesday evening, leaving hundreds of homes without power into Wednesday afternoon, according to National Grid.According to Torry Dooley, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Boston office,...


Franklin County vets: Little spike in pets consuming pot since legalization
07-08-2024 3:17 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

Area veterinarians say there has been no drastic increase in the number of pets brought in with cannabis in their systems since it was legalized in Massachusetts, though more of the animals’ owners are willing to admit their dog or cat got into their...


Study finds Franklin County homeless population on the rise
07-03-2024 5:00 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

The number of homeless people in Franklin County has more than doubled in the last year, as the annual Point-in-Time count in January found 252 people sleeping in shelters or outside, compared to 104 in January 2023.Franklin County accounted for...


Needham man pleads guilty in crash that killed Athol woman
06-24-2024 4:03 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — A Needham man was sentenced to nine months in jail on Monday after pleading guilty to a charge of vehicular homicide by negligent operation in connection with a crash that killed an Athol woman on Route 2 in Gill last year.Benoit Marande,...


Green River Festival perseveres amid harsh weather
06-23-2024 3:12 PM

By ERIN-LEIGH HOFFMAN

The 38th annual Green River Festival persevered through two days of severe weather this weekend as rain and thunderstorms brought delays and schedule changes for performers and festival-goers.Friday’s programming began when the gates to the Franklin...


More music, bigger stages: In new hands, Green River Festival returns next weekend with headliners CAKE, Fleet Foxes and Gregory Alan Isakov
06-16-2024 9:00 AM

By SHERYL HUNTER

We are days away from the Green River Festival, one of the most anticipated and most popular summer events in Franklin County. Now in its 38th year, the festival will run from June 21 to 23, Friday through Sunday, at the Franklin County Fairgrounds in...


Wendell group gives Comerford petition seeking pause on large-scale battery storage systems
06-12-2024 5:00 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — Moments before state Sen. Jo Comerford’s Town Hall event at Greenfield Community College on Monday, members of a citizens group that was formed last year in opposition to a proposed battery storage facility in Wendell handed the state...


Mass. Senate backs end to ‘home equity theft’
05-31-2024 1:07 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

The state Senate unanimously passed an amendment to its annual spending plan that would prohibit municipalities and private companies from taking the entire equity of a home in the event of a tax lien foreclosure, a piece of legislation that, if...


Athol man pleads to guilty to 27 counts of sexual crimes involving minors
05-30-2024 5:22 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD – A man formerly of Athol will spend the next 25 to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty on Thursday to 27 counts of sexual crimes involving three minors.Jose Oquendo, 51, appeared in Franklin County Superior Court to accept...


Local officials, residents air concerns with FirstLight relicensing
05-30-2024 3:37 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

TURNERS FALLS — As FirstLight advances its decade-long license renewal to continue operating its hydroelectric facilities on the Connecticut River, town officials and residents voiced concerns its potential environmental impacts with the project to...


Bike Month event in Greenfield looks at favorite cycling spots in Franklin County
05-14-2024 5:00 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

GREENFIELD – In celebration of Bay State Bike Month and in anticipation of a new Franklin County Regional Bike Plan, the Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG) welcomed cyclists to the John W. Olver Transit Center for breakfast Tuesday...


Lawyer argues Joshua Hart’s 2018 conviction for Orange murder had inconsistent verdicts
05-08-2024 2:30 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — Spurred by a state Supreme Judicial Court opinion that pointed to inconsistent verdicts, the Franklin County Superior Court judge who oversaw Joshua Hart’s murder trial in 2018 has taken under advisement a defense attorney’s motion to set...


Community Legal Aid expands Disability Benefits Project to Franklin County
05-06-2024 2:50 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

GREENFIELD — Community Legal Aid, a nonprofit that offers free civil legal support to elderly and low-income residents in western and central Massachusetts, has expanded its Disability Benefits Project into Franklin County, a change that coincides...


Office of Travel and Tourism director tours Franklin County, looks to increase presence
05-05-2024 5:00 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

Looking to increase her department’s presence around the state, the executive director of the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism recently visited some of Franklin County’s tourism destinations.Kate Fox was taken on a whirlwind tour around the...


McGovern, Gobi visit development sites in Greenfield, Wendell
04-29-2024 5:00 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

Though they lay dormant now, the former Wilson’s Department Store in downtown Greenfield and the former depot store and post office in Wendell were once bustling hubs of thriving communities.On Friday, U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern and Director of Rural...


Orange man gets 12 to 14 years for child rape
04-17-2024 3:01 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — An Orange man will spend 12 to 14 years in prison after being convicted in Franklin County Superior Court of aggravated rape and abuse of a child.David Prue, 36, was sentenced by Judge John Agostini on Tuesday morning following a jury...


Early success in Greenfield prompts statewide launch of Family Treatment Court
04-10-2024 5:00 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

Early success in the Franklin County Probate and Family Court has spawned a statewide launch of Family Treatment Court sessions to address the needs of families involved in Juvenile Court cases in which substance use is a contributing factor.PATHS...


Erving man wins $4M in state lottery
04-03-2024 5:00 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD – An Erving man says he plans to purchase a house and a car after winning $4 million in the Massachusetts State Lottery last month.Jeremy Bouchard played the “$4,000,000 Jumbo Cash” game with an instant ticket he purchased from the Sandri...


Local success informs federal guidelines on addiction treatment
04-03-2024 5:00 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

The federal government is marching to the beat of Behavioral Health Network’s drum in its new methadone treatment regulations, effective Tuesday, April 2.BHN, a mental health service provider in western Massachusetts with methadone clinics in...

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