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Weekend high schools:Niccolo Cardaropoli, Jack Rees net four goals each for Amherst hockey

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Hat tricks weren’t enough for the Amherst High School ice hockey team in an 11-1 win over Turners Falls. Niccolo Cardaropoli and Jack Rees each found the net four times in the Hurricanes’ comfortable road win Saturday. Jake Balderston, Max Hopley and Nathan Masteralexis scored the other Amherst (11-1-3, 10-1-1 Fay-Wright) goals. Bryce Jordan scored Turners Falls’ goal. Easthampton 2, Greenfield 2 — Smith Academy student Evan Simmons had a …

Owner of World Eye Bookshop in Greenfield adjusts to slower sales

Sunday, January 31, 2016

GREENFIELD — Eight months after the owner of World Eye Bookshop on Main Street held a week-long campaign to sell $15,000 worth of merchandise to keep her store from going out of business, she says sales are still slow but she is learning how to adjust. Jessica Mullins celebrated her fifth anniversary last …

Train derails in Deerfield early Sunday

Sunday, January 31, 2016

DEERFIELD — A train derailed in Deerfield at 4 a.m. on Sunday. No spills, leaks or any hazardous materials were reported. Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) reported the incident to the South Deerfield Police, according to Sgt. Michael Krusiewski. Police said train derailment is a common occurrence, but depending on the contents of …

Wings Over Greenfield opening likely during January

Friday, January 1, 2016

GREENFIELD — It appears that it won’t be long before a chicken wings delivery service founded in Amherst in 1999, which has nearly three dozens stores in 13 states, will open a new restaurant in a downtown Greenfield landmark. Besides town inspections — health, building and fire — …

2015 draws to close without murders in Hampshire, Franklin counties

Thursday, December 31, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Hampshire and Franklin counties are poised to close out 2015 murder-free, according to Massachusetts State Police records. Massachusetts State Police did not investigate any homicides in the two counties all year according to a statement by the agency Thursday, with hours left to go in the …

Baby Jesus stolen from Greenfield manger three times this holiday season

Sunday, December 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — The baby doll representing Jesus in the Nativity scene on the Town Common was taken for a third time on Christmas day or shortly thereafter. The doll had already been replaced by the time it was …

Jaime and Heather Reloj of Deerfield buy Sigda Flower Shop in Greenfield

Sunday, December 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — When Dr. Edward and Mary Lou Bueno want flowers for a special occasion, they typically go straight to Sigda Flower Shop on High Street. They said that Rick Sigda, the shop’s long-time owner, supplied both of …

Easthampton hockey overcomes penalties to beat Greenfield

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Easthampton — The penalties looked like they would come back to bite the Easthampton hockey team. Easthampton trailed Greenfield by a goal after two periods Wednesday. The Eagles committed five penalties in the second period, including two misconduct …

Greenfield brush fire damages Cypress Street garage

Monday, December 21, 2015

GREENFIELD — Greenfield firefighters were dispatched to 7 Cypress St. on Saturday afternoon when a brush fire extended to a nearby detached garage. Greenfield Fire Captain Andrew Garvin said the flames damaged the back of the garage and nobody was inside it at that time. He said it …

Wicked Owl Cafe Latte, now sold only at Greenfield restaurant, will soon be marketed in area stores

Sunday, December 20, 2015

GREENFIELD — As a child growing up in Greece, John Dimitriou, the owner of Goodie’s Restaurant on Federal Street, loved making his own iced coffee from the milk produced by his family’s sole dairy cow. Dimitriou was responsible …

Lack of snow doesn’t hurt Christmas tree sales, growers say

Sunday, December 20, 2015

GREENFIELD — The trees are moving. Macbeth would be terrified. Until the last several days the season hadn’t changed noticeably since Thanksgiving, except in the slowly appearing lights and the sight of evergreens trundling down back roads and …

Gov. Charlie Baker in Greenfield says addiction problem needs ‘everyone’s full attention’

Saturday, December 19, 2015

GREENFIELD — Gov. Charles Baker on Friday visited the future drug detox and rehab center that will open in February in an old factory building off Federal Street, and told town, law enforcement and social service leaders that …

Massachusetts Broadband Institute, WiredWest meet in effort to resolve differences

Friday, December 18, 2015

Two days after a volatile informational meeting in Greenfield, Massachusetts Broadband Institute officials met with WiredWest executives in an effort to resolve their differences over how to build a broadband network throughout unserved, sparsely populated western Massachusetts towns. The MBI is the state agency charged with overseeing the …