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Greenfield and Northampton cooperative banks receive final approvals to merge in April

Friday, February 20, 2015

Greenfield Co-operative Bank and Northampton Cooperative Bank have gotten final government approvals to merge in April. The banks announced Thursday that they have received final regulatory approvals from the Federal Reserve Board and the Massachusetts Division of Banks. The banks will complete the legal merger on April 1. During the month of April, computer systems will be consolidated to allow the customers of each bank to transact business at all …

Local officials laud focus by Gov. Charlie Baker on abuse of heroin and prescription drugs

Friday, February 20, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A plan to combat abuse of heroin and prescriptions drugs unveiled by Gov. Charlie Baker Thursday is being greeted as good news by the top prosecutor in Hampshire and Franklin counties, where the epidemic has led to an alarming number of opioid overdoses in the last two years. Calling drug addiction …

‘Perfect storm’ creates environment fueling bank mergers, consolidations and acquisitions in Valley

Sunday, February 15, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A spate of bank mergers, consolidations and acquisitions fueled a sea change in the Valley’s banking industry last year. More are likely in 2015. Each transaction is unique, though bank executives here say a handful of overarching issues have created a formidable set of challenges, starting with increased regulations in the …

Greenfield close to reaching settlement with Oliver Rich of Hatfield in Taser case

Saturday, December 13, 2014

GREENFIELD — Acting Mayor Marjorie Lane Kelly said Friday that the town is close to reaching a settlement with a Hatfield man who alleges that he was unfairly shot with a Taser by police in 2010. Kelly, the town’s finance director who is serving as mayor while Mayor …

Tickets now available for Amtrak trains stopping in Northampton and Greenfield beginning Dec. 29

Friday, December 12, 2014

All aboard! With train service to and from New York — as well as Essex Junction and St. Albans, Vermont — in a little over two weeks, the times and fares for those trains have been made available by Amtrak. According to a new Amtrak schedule that takes …

Nearly 300 families served by Community Action already use up fuel assistance

Friday, December 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — After frigid temperatures in the area during recent weeks, many families already have used up their fuel assistance — faster than in the average year. It doesn’t look like it will get any easier as the holidays approach. The increased fuel consumption and the quick spending …

Greenfield man faces charges resulting from house breaks in Deerfield

Thursday, December 11, 2014

affordable units of varying sizes on all floors. Among the many concerns voiced by nearby property owners was a lack of retail space on the first floor, with some saying the plans show commercial space in name only. …

Smith College graduate Tess Grogan receives Marshall Scholarship

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Tess Grogan of Greenfield, who graduated earlier this year from Smith College, has received a Marshall Scholarship. Grogan works in Hadley on teacher license exams with Pearson Education, a publishing and assessment service. Now she has the opportunity to work on her master’s degree in the …

NY doctor opens office in Greenfield to certify patients for medical marijuana use

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — One doctor has set up shop on Federal Street to certify patients for medical marijuana just as the state has provisionally approved a dispensary downtown. Dr. Kwesi Ntiforo has opened DocsConsult Medical at 106 Federal St. …

Ashfield lawyer Stewart Eisenberg no longer has any Guantanamo prisoners as clients for first time in decade

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

ASHFIELD — For the first time in 10 years, Ashfield lawyer Stewart “Buz” Eisenberg has no Guantanamo prisoners as his clients. With the transfer of 35-year-old Palestinian prisoner Mohammed Abdullah Taha Mattan to Uruguay, along with five other prisoners held for years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in …

Winter farmers markets in Amherst, Greenfield, Northampton under way

Friday, December 5, 2014

Winter farmers markets open Saturday in Amherst and Greenfield, joining the Northampton market, which got going in mid-November. Northampton’s market runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays through April 18 at the Smith Vocational and Agricultural School, 90 Locust St. It features a wide range of …

Ceremony marked opening of Interstate 91 between Northampton and Whately 50 years ago

Thursday, December 4, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The ceremony 50 years ago today was a big deal that attracted then-Gov. Endicott Peabody and other dignitaries, along with 200 spectators who braved cold weather before the ribbon-cutting to allow dozens of cars and school buses to make their way from Northampton to Whately …

Area businesses briefed on Tennessee Gas Pipeline

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Dozens of area business owners were briefed Tuesday on the state of natural gas capacity in the region and proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. pipeline project during informational meetings sponsored by chambers of commerce in Hampshire and Franklin …