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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 up between 40 and 50 percent of … 0

George Gay of Hatfield arrested after cache of drugs allegedly found in his car during traffic stop

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

GREENFIELD — A Hatfield man faces drug charges after police say they found a cache of drugs in his car during a traffic stop. George Gay, 22, of 17 Scotland Road, was arrested Tuesday night on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of morphine, possession of hashish, possession of … 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 right for funding requests, as the House of Representatives begins preparing for budget negotiations beginning … 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

Stoneman Brewery starts ‘Beer Share’ series with ‘Co-Hop Spring Ale’ at River Valley Market

Friday, April 4, 2014

COLRAIN — Just call it “here-beer” — a new brew made with at least 90 percent local ingredients grown in Hampshire and Franklin counties. Stoneman Brewery’s Justin Korby and People’s Pint in Greenfield have teamed up with the River Valley Market food co-op in Northampton to produce and … 0

Movie Listings

Friday, April 4, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with 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) La Dolce Vita (R) Le Week-End (R) … 0

Massachusetts promotes local beer with Craft Brewers Trail

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The state of Massachusetts has teamed up with the state’s breweries to send citizens a message about drinking beer. That message? Drink local. The Massachusetts Craft Brewers Trail highlights 47 breweries in the state. They are split into … 0

Beth Crawford of Hatfield sworn in as Franklin Probate and Family Court judge

Monday, March 31, 2014

GREENFIELD — Judge Beth A. Crawford was sworn in last week as the first justice of Franklin Probate and Family Court. “I can think of no better job than being a probate and family court judge,” Crawford said … 0

Study eyes high-speed Boston-to-Montreal rail service through Valley

Friday, March 28, 2014

Even as the state completes purchase of north-south rail track and work proceeds on repairs to reroute Amtrak service through Northampton and Greenfield, a study is underway on Boston-to-Montreal service. The Inland Rail Study is considering a 484-mile … 1

Movie Listings

Friday, March 28, 2014

Contact theaters for show times; websites and phone numbers are given below. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (NR) The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) Veronica Mars (PG-13) CINEMARK AT HAMPSHIRE MALL 267 … 0

Two finalists for Greenfield school superintendent also contending for same job in Northampton, Belchertown

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Two of the four finalists for Greenfield school superintendent are also in contention for the same job in Northampton and Belchertown. Jordana Harper-Ewert, a chief schools officer for Springfield Public Schools, is one of three finalists in Northampton’s … 2

Jennifer Gunnells of Deerfield denies charges after car chase, altercation with police

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

GREENFIELD — A Deerfield woman pleaded not guilty to multiple charges in Greenfield District Court this week following a car chase in Montague and Greenfield that ended with a fight in a mobile home park and tracking by a police dog. Jennifer L. Gunnells, 23, of 123 Lower … 0