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Mary Anne Marsh, the political pundit who was raised in Greenfield, predicts a "slugfest through the spring and possibily the early summer" in the presidential campaign.

Political analyst Mary Anne Marsh reflects on ‘craziest’ election after New Hampshire primaries

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Expect a “slugfest through the spring and possibly the early summer.” That’s the word from Mary Anne Marsh, the Greenfield-raised political pundit reporting on “the greatest election of my lifetime, and the craziest I’ve seen,” following Tuesday’s New Hampshire primaries. Marsh, a 1975 Greenfield High School graduate, appears regularly as a Democratic political analyst for Fox News and WBZ NewsRadio 1030 and WCVB-TV Channel 5 in Boston. She also does occasional analysis for Politico, The New York Times and other outlets. Marsh predicted as far back as last August that Donald Trump would be the Republican nominee because he has the advantage of being someone …

Veterans meet with officials from regional health care system at forum in Greenfield

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

GREENFIELD — Local veterans got the chance to sound off before top officials from the Veteran Affairs of Central Western Massachusetts Health Care System during a meeting Tuesday night. The meeting in the Sloan Theater at Greenfield Community College came after a scandal that saw massive backlogs of patients waiting to be seen and rocked the federal military benefits department in 2014. Many …

Walk opposing pipeline, picketing of Berkshire Gas office planned in Greenfield on Presidents Day

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

GREENFIELD — Walkers who oppose the Kinder Morgan Northeast Energy Direct pipeline will walk on Monday, Presidents Day, from Greenfield Community College to the First Congregational Church at 43 Silver St. between 10 a.m. and noon, according to Hattie Nestel of the No NED Pipeline Affinity Group, which is sponsoring the event. The walk’s route will include a stop to picket with others …

Franklin Hampshire Career Center job fair supports veterans seeking employment

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Veterans in search of jobs got an exclusive chance Tuesday to speak with over 30 employers in health care, customer service and other industries at a job fair at the Franklin Hampshire Career Center. The fair’s …

Scott and Karen Peabody new commanding officers for Salvation Army in Franklin County

Monday, November 9, 2015

GREENFIELD — Scott and Karen Peabody are new to town, transferred here by the army. Not that army. The couple are captains in the Salvation Army and the new commanding officers and pastors of the Greenfield post, which …

Hangar Pub and Grill in Amherst seeks license for restaurant in downtown Greenfield

Friday, November 6, 2015

GREENFIELD — It appears the owner of the Hangar Pub and Grill in Amherst now wants to open a similar restaurant in the former Famous Bill’s space on Federal Street. Originally, it appeared Hangar owner Harold Tramazzo wanted to move into the former Artisans restaurant building on the …

Osman Arshad of West Springfield identified as victim of fatal accident on Interstate 91

Friday, October 30, 2015

The victim in Thursday’s fatal crash on Interstate 91 northbound was identified by Massachusetts State Police as Osman Arshad, 20, of West Springfield. Police said he died at the scene of the accident at 7:18 a.m. near Exit 14 in West Springfield. “Preliminary investigation indicates that the 2015 …

Two serious accidents on Interstate 91 Thursday, including one fatality

Thursday, October 29, 2015

There were two serious accidents, including one fatality, on the northbound side of Interstate 91 on Thursday. The northbound lanes of I-91 were shut down after a two-vehicle crash at 3:40 p.m. in Greenfield sent one woman to the hospital by Life Flight helicopter. That accident occurred near …

Dwight Gaddis, former general manager of Franklin Community Cooperative, pleads guilty to embezzlement

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — Dwight Gaddis, the former general manager of the Franklin Community Cooperative who embezzled some $75,000 from the organization, pleaded guilty Monday to multiple larceny charges in Franklin County Superior Court. Gaddis, 51, was sentenced to five …

Mayors of Northampton, Greenfield and Holyoke call for increased rail service

Monday, October 26, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Just as they did more than two years ago, the mayors of Northampton, Greenfield and Holyoke are calling on state officials to help establish increased rail service for commuters in the Pioneer Valley. In a joint letter to Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack, Northampton Mayor …

House Speaker Robert DeLeo tells Franklin County Chamber of Commerce that energy issues on legislative agenda

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo got a standing ovation even before he began speaking to a crowd of about 150 local business people Friday morning. Kibbutzing easily with Franklin County Chamber of Commerce leaders, DeLeo nonetheless faced pointed questions on energy issues, which he said will play a …

Vermont man denies drunken driving charge after allegedly leaving scene of accident on Interstate 91

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A Vermont man denied drunken driving and other charges after allegedly leaving the scene of a minor accident about 4:40 p.m. Monday on Interstate 91. When questioned about his drinking, the man allegedly told police he had started at 10 a.m. and had not stopped. …

Under agreement with state, Berkshire Gas customers to see about $100 in bill credits over two heating seasons

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — All 39,000 customers of the Berkshire Gas Co. in western Massachusetts will receive about $100 in bill credits over two winter heating seasons beginning in 2016 as part of a negotiated agreement with state regulators. The agreement relates to a planned merger of the parent company …