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Task force in Franklin County continues to address problems of opioid addiction

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — The area Opioid Task Force met Tuesday for a look at the big picture of addiction in Franklin County and to hear reports from subcommittees on housing, law enforcement and health care. The meeting at Greenfield Community College drew some 100 people, with representatives from the Department of Public Health, local health and legal professionals, recovery advocates and the Greenfield school superintendent. “I can see from the introductions …

Former NBA player Chris Herren to speak in Greenfield about his struggle with addiction

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — Chris Herren made it from the coastal city of Fall River to his home team, the Boston Celtics. His path was paved with stints in rehab as he struggled with escalating abuse of substances ranging from alcohol to cocaine, crystal meth and heroin. From the early promise chronicled in “Fall River Dreams” by Bill Reynolds, a look at Herren’s high school …

Questions raised over change in police reporting of domestic violence arrests

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Over the past month, police have been carefully separating domestic violence calls from the police log, shielding them from public view as required by new legislation. But local law enforcement authorities and legislators are now questioning the merits of that part of a broader law intended to protect victims from abusers. On Aug. 8, Gov. Deval Patrick signed into law a sweeping bill …

Ailing boy, with Greenfield roots, uses wish to meet Pope Francis

Friday, July 4, 2014

“They offered him everything from Hawaii to Disney,” said his mother. “He has such deep faith that he wanted to visit the Pope.” GREENFIELD — Two years ago, Christopher Diego Sarage was a “normal” 9-year-old boy playing soccer, … 1

Movie Listings

Friday, July 4, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for showtimes; websites and phone numbers are given below. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Cold in July (R) A Hard Day’s Night (R) Ida (R) Obvious Child …

State budget includes money for detox facilities in Franklin County, North Quabbin area

Friday, July 4, 2014

Both Franklin County and the North Quabbin area will have money for new detox facilities to combat drug addiction, once the latest state budget is signed into law. In the North Quabbin region, $1 million in the public health service budget is designated for a new mental health, …

Journey to become latest US citizens ends with July 4 naturalization ceremony in Northampton

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Guihua “Nancy” Song traveled to New York City in February 2007 from China, leaving behind her family, in pursuit of America’s many freedoms and way of life. “The United States is a very nice country,” Song said. “In China, there are a lot of people and it’s very …

Greenfield Community College receives additional $300,000 from state

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College is re-evaluating whether to increase fees in the fall after learning it will receive an additional $300,000 from the state this year. President Robert Pura said Wednesday that the state announced it would provide another $13 million to community colleges throughout the state …

Mitchell Mroz Jr. of Greenfield injured in rollover accident on Interstate 91 northbound in Northampton

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A Greenfield man was taken to Baystate Franklin Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries after his car rolled over on Interstate 91 northbound in Northampton at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday. State Trooper Nicole Morrell said police have …

Severe weather knocks out power, prompts flash flood warning

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Severe weather including heavy rain, lightning and wind moved through the Pioneer Valley late Wednesday afternoon, knocking out power for thousands of customers, bringing down tree limbs, and prompting the National Weather Service to issue a severe thunderstorm …

Body recovered from Connecticut River in Sunderland ID'd as missing woman, Rebecca Streeter of Greenfield

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

SUNDERLAND — The body recovered from the Connecticut River in Sunderland last week has been identified as a missing Greenfield woman. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner confirmed that the body recovered June 25 was that of …

Watershed council helps keep Connecticut River healthy

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Once one of the more polluted waterways in the nation, the Connecticut River has come a long way from its tainted past when few people were on it to boat, much less swim or fish. “Just 40 or …

Jordana Harper-Ewert of Amherst takes over as Greenfield school superintendent

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

GREENFIELD — After weeks of meeting with community members and getting to know Greenfield better, Jordana Harper-Ewert took over Tuesday as the leader of the School Department. The Amherst resident has spent the past few weeks touring Greenfield’s country roads, meeting with community leaders, working with the School …