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Northampton defense attorney David Hoose leaves a news conference Tuesday, July 14, 2015 outside the Federal courthouse in Springfield, Mass. after a detention hearing for his client Alexander Ciccolo. The son of a Boston police officer, Ciccolo was accused of plotting ISIS-inspired attacks on domestic targets. (Dave Roback/The Republican via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Alexander Ciccolo, accused in alleged terror plot, denies charges in federal court

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — A 23-year-old Adams man pleaded not guilty Wednesday morning in federal court to weapons and assault charges in connection with an alleged plot to commit acts of terror on behalf of the Islamic State group. Alexander Ciccolo, also known as Ali al Amriki, is charged with one count of being a convicted felon in possession of firearms and …

GCC nursing program finds new home in Florence

Friday, July 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College is moving its licensed practical nursing program to a Cooley Dickinson-rented space in Florence, minutes from the hospital’s Northampton campus. The LPN program has been in something of a transient state, housed in GCC’s downtown Greenfield satellite for a semester since losing space in the Veterans Administration hospital in Leeds. GCC President Bob Pura said the program has …

Clinical and Support Options workers picket at Northampton, Greenfield offices

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

GREENFIELD — Union employees of mental health care provider Clinical and Support Options began a three-day strike Wednesday, staging a picket and rallies while management and some union employees continue to staff the agency’s services. Last-minute mediation between the union and the nonprofit agency’s administration was unsuccessful Tuesday night, continuing an impasse that has persisted since contract negotiations began in October. Of the …

Greenfield Community College Foundation annual fundraising campaign raises $1.1 million

Saturday, July 18, 2015

GREENFIELD — Thanks to the strong annual fund support amounting to $1.1 million from 1,016 businesses and individuals, Greenfield Community College Foundation will continue to “invest in students and create a future” for students and the school. Along with the smaller donations this year, the foundation received three …

Prominent Greenfield businessman Lawrence Jubb Jr. dies in fatal accident on Interstate 91

Friday, July 17, 2015

GREENFIELD — Lawrence “Larry” Arthur Jubb Jr. is remembered by family and friends as a prominent local businessman with a contagious laugh who was “willing to give the shirt off his back” for anyone who needed it. Jubb, the third-generation owner of Larry Jubb’s Improve-A-Home, died Thursday night …

State Energy Facilities Siting Board schedules hearing in Greenfield on Tennessee Gas Pipeline

Thursday, July 16, 2015

The public will have another opportunity to sound off about the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline Northeast Energy Direct project — this time before the state’s Energy Facilities Siting Board. The board, which is among state agencies participating in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s review of the proposed pipeline …

Meetings scheduled during July in Greenfield on two regional transportation plans

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

If the hot-air balloons that were part of last weekend’s Green River Festival got you thinking about alternative travel modes, you may want to consider one of two regional transportation plans now in the works that emphasize ways of promoting bus, train, bicycle and even pedestrian travel over …

Hot weather, hotter ticket: Green River Festival rocks the house — for all ages

Monday, July 13, 2015

GREENFIELD — Between musical performances on three stages, a craft market featuring everything from vintage button jewelry to giant bubble wands to massage therapy, hot air balloon rides and free arts and crafts for kids, festival-goers at this …

Opponents seek delay in federal review of Tennessee Gas Pipeline

Friday, July 10, 2015

The Pipeline Awareness Network for the Northeast (PLAN) has joined two other coalitions in asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a delay in the “scoping” process for environmental review of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Northeast Energy Direct project to allow time for analyzing project revisions. The company …

Union workers at Clinical & Support Options plan strike; CEO says agency has 'contingency plans' to stay open

Thursday, July 9, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The union representing the majority of workers at Clinical & Support Options said employees will strike starting July 22 if the so-far futile contract negotiations with management do not turn around. Chief Executive Officer Karin Jeffers said while she was disappointed to receive the union’s “strike …

Sunderland fire displaces 30 tenants at Cliffside Apartments; no injuries reported

Thursday, July 9, 2015

SUNDERLAND — A Wednesday evening fire at Cliffside Apartments at 248 Amherst Road displaced about 30 residents, a tenant estimated. No injuries were reported. The fire started in an oven on the second floor of Building I, according …

Valley Venture Mentors, Franklin County Community Development Corp. help propel entrepreneurs

Thursday, July 2, 2015

GREENFIELD — Jane Janovsky of South Hadley likes to jam. To make it, that is — the type you spread on your morning toast. A jamming hobbyist for years, Janovsky found two years ago that the spreads she …

Federal regulators plan July 29 meeting in Greenfield on Tennessee Gas Pipeline

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Federal regulators have issued formal notice for the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. Northeast Energy Direct project, scheduling a July 29 public meeting in Greenfield. The notice starts the clock for the 60-day process to decide the scope of issues considered in a environmental impact statement on the project, …