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UMass' Isenberg School gets $10M gift for entrepreneurship program

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

AMHERST — A $10 million gift from longtime University of Massachusetts supporters will help create a Center for Entrepreneurship at the Isenberg School of Management. Douglas and Diana Berthiaume recently made the donation that will establish the Douglas and Diana Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship. The center, which will use existing space at the school, is expected to be a hub … 0

Orange state Rep. Denise Andrews opposes proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

ORANGE — State Rep. Denise Andrews, D-Orange, said she is opposed to the gas pipeline that’s been planned to cross Franklin County and the North Quabbin region and would be willing to get arrested to stop it. Andrews, the first area legislator to publicly oppose the proposal, shared her concerns with a gathering of more than 100 pipeline opponents at a meeting last … 0

Expected increase in state money for Greenfield Community College may again freeze student fees

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College is in line for an increase of $310,000 to $450,000 in state funding, which may be enough to convince trustees to again freeze student fees. President Robert Pura said fee increases will be discussed by his staff and the board of trustees in constructing a budget, but he would prefer not to raise them. State money generally makes … 0

Religious bookstore takes on new name, new beginning in Amherst

Saturday, April 19, 2014

AMHERST — Good Faith Bookstore at 55 South Pleasant St. is set to open Friday as a resource for people of faith and welcoming to everyone in the community. “We think all faith is good. It’s a matter of understanding it,” said Stephen Nagy of Leverett, who serves … 0

B2B ID: Tom Porter, president, Elite Home Health Agency Inc., West Hatfield

Saturday, April 19, 2014

NAME: Tom Porter President, Elite Home Health Agency Inc., West Hatfield WEBSITE: EliteHHA.org AGE: 65 WHEN THE BUSINESS STARTED: 2005 WHAT YOU DO: I am the chief cook and bottle washer at Elite, a small local company that … 0

Courtney Leeming of Easthampton hurt in rollover accident on Line Street

Saturday, April 19, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — A 21-year-old Easthampton woman was hurt when her vehicle flipped over after police said it was traveling at a high rate of speed on Line Street early Saturday. Courtney Leeming, 21, of 36 Line St., was treated for minor injuries and released from Cooley Dickinson Hospital … 0

Bar association meeting focuses on need for more state money, anti-addiction programs to battle regional crisis

Saturday, April 19, 2014

In its first legislative breakfast in years, the Franklin County Bar Association had planned to make a pitch for increased funding for the court-appointed lawyers. But the region’s addiction crisis, and the need for additional state funding and anti-addiction programs took center stage last week. The timing is … 0

Legislative committee recommends increased financial aid for public education

Saturday, April 19, 2014

GREENFIELD — A legislative committee led by a local lawmaker said last week that the state should act soon to help relieve rising college costs and student debt. “Fewer people are going to start going to college ... (and) you also can’t shed this debt,” said state Rep. … 0

South County Emergency Medical Service seeking nearly $750,000 for its first year

Saturday, April 19, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Southern Franklin County residents will be asked to approve $749,594 for the first full year of the South County Emergency Medical Service. The latest budget numbers for the regional paramedic service are $387,999 for Deerfield, $235,947 for Sunderland and $125,647 for Whately. The budget reflects … 0

Whately to consider town hall renovations at April 29 Town Meeting

Saturday, April 19, 2014

WHATELY — By September 2015, residents could have a modern town office with more meeting rooms, a 175-seat, air-conditioned auditorium and a fully accessible Town Hall as the civic and cultural center on Chestnut Plain Road. The Municipal Building Committee, chaired by Select Board member Jonathan Edwards, Wednesday … 0

Out-of-control brush fire damages house on East Street in Goshen

Friday, April 18, 2014

GOSHEN — A small brush fire that had been started to destroy weeds at a home at 665 East St. quickly got out of control Thursday afternoon and flames began to burn the siding of the house. Before the fire was extinguished it caused an estimated $15,000 in … 0

Body found in Connecticut River identified as Stephen Bradley of Greenfield

Friday, April 18, 2014

SUNDERLAND — The body found in the Connecticut River April 12 has been identified as that of Stephen Bradley, 28, of Greenfield, by the Northwestern District Attorney’s office. Area police had been looking for Bradley since Jan. 26 when Erving Police found his car parked at the end … 0

Study: Half of jailed NYC youths show evidence of brain injury

Friday, April 18, 2014

NEW YORK — About half of all 16- to 18-year-olds coming into New York City’s jails say they had a traumatic brain injury before being incarcerated, most caused by assaults, according to a new study that’s the latest in a growing body of research documenting head trauma among … 0