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Officials discuss improvements to state school aid
04-07-2023 5:04 PM

By MARY BYRNE

Education advocates met remotely with area legislators and state officials to begin a conversation on what is and isn’t when it comes to state funding for public education.“If we love our children the way we say we do, and we think education is the...


Education advocates call for better state funding formula
04-03-2023 4:22 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — With school districts across Massachusetts grappling with the reality of state funding falling short of expenses, local education advocates are hoping to raise awareness around the issue while also advocating for a better funding formula....


New Salem officer facing OUI charge on probation until 2024
03-29-2023 4:59 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — The case of a New Salem Police Officer facing a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol has been continued without a finding until next year after the defendant admitted the prosecution has sufficient facts to prove his...


Healey budget supports community college costs
03-09-2023 4:30 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — As part of her fiscal year 2024 budget proposal, Gov. Maura Healey hopes to fund a new program that would make nearly 1.8 million residents eligible to receive “last dollar support” for a community college education. “I think this would...


GCC, other colleges to drop vax requirement after spring semester
03-08-2023 4:48 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — A year and half after the mandate first went into place, all Massachusetts community colleges, including those in Greenfield and Holyoke, will no longer require COVID-19 vaccines for enrollment.The mandate, which went into effect in...


Hockey: Greenfield rolls past Southwick in Western Mass. Class C semifinals (PHOTOS)
02-21-2023 8:36 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS

WEST SPRINGFIELD — The Greenfield hockey team’s Western Mass. Class C tournament game against Southwick was almost a carbon copy of their first two matchups.The top-seeded Green Wave enjoyed a pair of 7-0 victories over the Rams during the regular...


$30K to support loans, trainings for business startups
02-16-2023 5:41 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — Thanks to $30,000 from the federal Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program, the Franklin County Community Development Corporation will provide microloans and trainings to business startups, federal officials announced Tuesday.U.S. Rep....


New Salem officer faces OUI charge 
02-13-2023 9:21 AM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD – A New Salem police officer faces a charge of operating under the influence of liquor after he was arrested at a town official’s home late January.Charles J. Brooks, 39, of Amherst Road, Belchertown, pleaded not guilty in Greenfield...


Erving native Jeremy Bucci welcomed to Superior Court
02-03-2023 1:41 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — Franklin County celebrated its second resident to become a Superior Court judge in 31 years with the induction of Erving native Jeremy C. Bucci on Thursday.Bucci, who now lives in Deerfield, was the chief trial counsel for the...


Commission reviews economic, environmental impacts of rail system
01-24-2023 4:42 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — The need for connectivity and economic prosperity were the prevailing themes of a Western Massachusetts Passenger Rail Commission public hearing held at the John W. Olver Transit Center on Tuesday.The commission was created by an act of...


‘She was worth knowing’: Ann Hamilton, longtime Chamber of Commerce leader, dies at 82
01-18-2023 2:36 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — Ann Hamilton, the woman whose decades of contributions to Franklin County earned her the Greenfield Recorder’s Citizen of the Year award in 2016, died on Monday morning, 10 days shy of her 83rd birthday.Hamilton, who served 32 years as...


Area lawmakers acclimate to redrawn districts 
01-17-2023 2:39 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

The region’s state legislators are getting acclimated to their newly redrawn districts but say their day-to-day lives won’t change much, as they were elected to represent the people, regardless of political affiliation, and who share similar...


Lack of funding brings end to local Upward Bound program
01-13-2023 1:46 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — The local Upward Bound program that moved in 2021 from Northfield Mount Hermon School to Greenfield Community College announced on Tuesday that a lack of federal funding is forcing its closure after 55 years of serving college-bound...


Climate activists celebrate new leaders, highlight work ahead
01-13-2023 1:45 PM

By MARY BYRNE

On her fourth day in office on Wednesday, Climate Chief Melissa Hoffer joined legislators and climate activists from across the state, including many from western Massachusetts, who gathered to celebrate the efforts of the new administration and...


Amid spike in fuel assistance requests, local businesses helping ‘bridge the gap’
01-01-2023 2:33 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — The support of local businesses is helping to “bridge the gap” in services for those in need of fuel assistance but who don’t necessarily meet federal requirements for receiving it. “We were thinking of ways to be of help to local...

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