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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 right for funding requests, as the House of Representatives begins preparing for budget negotiations beginning April 28, state Rep. Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington, … 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. Paul Mark, D-Peru, who co-chaired the Subcommittee on Student Loans and Debt. “If all of … 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 of the French King Bridge, along with his keys and wallet. Two canoeists from Shutesbury … 0

Movie Listings

Friday, April 18, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Contact theaters for show times; phone numbers and websites are given below. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Finding Vivian Maier (NR) Le Week-End (R) The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) The … 0

Senate OKs bond bill with millions for road, rail improvements; local officials propose projects for funding

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The state Senate Thursday approved a five-year, $12.7 billion transportation bond bill that includes money for commuter rail service in the Pioneer Valley, $6.53 million for seven projects in Northampton and up to $300 million a year for … 0

Greenfield man hurt by falling block raises Northampton officials' concern about aging retaining walls under railroad bridges

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — It has been nearly one month since a large concrete block fell out of the retaining wall near a downtown underpass and injured a Greenfield man, and the block is still sitting where it fell in … 0

Colorado man arraigned in Franklin County on child enticement charges

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A 23-year-old Colorado man was arraigned Monday in Franklin Superior Court in Greenfield on charges related to an alleged online relationship he had with a 12-year-old girl in Orange. Daniel Gordon, of Colorado Springs, was charged with enticement of a child under 16, two counts of disseminating obscene … 0

Homeless man sentenced to state prison, Agawam man arraigned for failing to register as sex offenders

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — One area man was sentenced and another arraigned Monday on charges of failing to register as a sex offender in Hampshire and Franklin counties. Ferdinand Fountain, 45, of Agawam was arraigned and pleaded innocent in Hampshire … 0

Recalling earlier controversy over proposed natural gas pipeline through Franklin County

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The echoes of proposed pipeline activity through Franklin County 37 years ago are almost haunting in similarity to today’s Tennessee Gas Pipeline controversy. The Tennessee Atlantic Pipeline Co. proposal for a 500-mile natural gas pipeline through more than half a dozen county towns between New Brunswick and Pennsylvania, … 0

Canoeists spot body in Conn. River

Sunday, April 13, 2014

SUNDERLAND — On Saturday, firefighters pulled a man’s body from the Connecticut River after two Shutesbury men in a canoe spotted the body and followed it down the swollen river for nearly two hours. According to the Greenfield Police Department Facebook page, the body found is that of … 0

Movie Listings

Friday, April 11, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check theaters for show times; phone numbers and websites are given below. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) Le Week-End (R) The Lunchbox (PG) The Unknown … 0

Greenfield Community College gets $28,000 grant to improve training for certified nursing assistants

Thursday, April 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College and Clinical and Support Options will explore this spring how to equip workers with a new range of skills demanded in the ever-changing health care landscape. The state awarded nearly $2 million in planning grants last week to health organizations and educational institutions … 0

Two deny drug charges after weekend traffic stop in Deerfield

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

GREENFIELD — Two people have denied drug charges after a weekend traffic stop on Routes 5 and 10 in Deerfield. Natalee Sanborn, 22, of Charlemont, pleaded innocent Monday in Greenfield District Court to charges of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of heroin and conspiracy to … 0