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A tractor trailer rolled over after swerving to avoid an SUV on Rt. 2 Sunday morning. Recorder/Tom Relihan

Crash between tractor-trailer truck and SUV closes Route 2

Sunday, October 11, 2015

GREENFIELD — Route 2 in Greenfield was shut down past the intersection with Home Depot for 10-plus hours Sunday following an accident involving a tractor-trailer truck and a car. The crash happened around 10:45 a.m. just past Longview Tower. Greenfield Police Lt. Todd Dodge said a silver SUV was traveling west from Greenfield when it crossed a double solid yellow …

Regional officials stress collaboration to state Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash

Saturday, October 10, 2015

A 25-member panel of community leaders told the state’s top economic development official last week that collaboration is the single greatest strength of Franklin County, and asked for his agencies to join the collaboration to address the region’s weaknesses. Among the weaknesses identified during a 90-minute meeting Friday convened by state Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, D-Amherst, is the lack of Internet access in …

Clinical & Support Options workers and management reach tentative contract agreement

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — After a year of on-and-off negotiations, mental health workers and management at Clinical & Support Options have reached a tentative contract settlement that includes concessions on both sides. The union representing approximately 350 clinicians and front-line workers at the western Massachusetts mental health agency announced the agreement Wednesday. It includes some …

Greenfield educator Elaine Mount new associate principal at JFK Middle School in Northampton

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Elaine Mount is the new associate principal at JFK Middle School. Mount, the assistant director of student services at Greenfield High School, will replace Matthew Collins, who left the position to become assistant principal at Hampshire Regional High School in Westhampton. Mount will begin her new …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …