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Cyclists negotiate cracks in the Norwottuck Rail Trail in Hadley where tree roots have broken the pavement in this March 2012 photo.

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 that among others things seals police reports in domestic violence cases from public view and keeps the identity of alleged abusers and victims off the record until the accuser is arraigned in court, one or more days after the arrest. The cases …

Planned merger of Northampton, Greenfield cooperative banks moves ahead

Friday, September 12, 2014

The planned merger of Greenfield Co-operative Bank and Northampton Cooperative Bank moved a step closer this month, with Northampton Cooperative depositors’ approval of the consolidation plan. It had already been approved by the boards of directors for both banks. According to William Stapleton, Northampton Cooperative Bank president and chief executive officer, the vote represented 88 percent of the bank’s depositors. The merger is …

Opioid Task Force to meet Tuesday at Greenfield Community College

Friday, September 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — The renamed Opioid Task Force of Franklin County and the North Quabbin Region will hold its first full meeting since spring next week, and its members have not been idle during that time. “We’re kind of turning the next corner on this thing,” said Franklin County Register of Probate and task force co-founder John Merrigan. Addiction help is becoming more available …

Steven Bradley of Pelham named president of Baystate Franklin Medical Center

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

GREENFIELD — A 14-year Baystate Health veteran in government and community relations will now lead Baystate Franklin Medical Center and the Baystate-Northern Region as president. Steven F. Bradley of Pelham will take over as head of the Greenfield …

Greenfield Community College officials testify at congressional hearing about energy-related jobs and education

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — For a second time this year, Greenfield Community College’s program in renewable energy and energy efficiency is being recognized by national leaders in Washington, D.C. President Bob Pura and Associate Professor Teresa Jones on Tuesday attended a congressional hearing on energy-related jobs and education at the …

Northeast Biodiesel plant in Greenfield gets state grant, construction expected this summer

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Northeast Biodiesel Diesel plant has gotten a major boost toward becoming a reality with a $540,000 grant from the state Department of Energy Resources. The $3.5 million plant has been a work in progress for 10 years, but construction of the site is largely complete …

Greenfield Community College graduates 22nd Practical Nursing Program

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Greenfield Community College Practical Nursing Program students graduated Friday afternoon. This is the 22nd graduating class of the program that prepares students to become licensed practical nurses. Many in the class are nontraditional students who have balanced family and work responsibilities to successfully complete the program. Some are …

Engineer Carissa Weber, who worked on Mars Rover ‘Curiosity,’ named Distinguished Alumna at Stoneleigh-Burnham

Friday, June 20, 2014

GREENFIELD — Before working on the Mars Rover “Curiosity” that successfully touched down in 2012, Carissa Tudryn Weber studied math and science at Stoneleigh-Burnham School and called Franklin County her home. Eighteen years later, she is returning to her former high school to receive the 2014 Distinguished Alumna …

Movie Listings

Friday, June 20, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for showtimes; phone numbers and websites are given below. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Belle (PG) Ida (R) The Immigrant (R) Supermensch (R) Word & Pictures (PG-13) …

Hanna Oldenburg & Joseph Dokken

Friday, June 20, 2014

Bob and Lee Oldenburg, of Greenfield, announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Rose Oldenburg, of Northampton, to Joseph Steve Dokken of Manhattan, Kansas. He is the son of Mark and Betty Dokken of Spring Grove, Minn. Hannah …

South Deerfield firefighters help rescue man pinned by 400-pound rock in Green River

Monday, June 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — South Deerfield firefighters were among the rescuers who worked for over an hour Monday afternoon to free a man pinned by a boulder in the Green River. The man’s head was above water and he appeared to be conscious throughout the ordeal as police and firefighters …

Senate bond bill includes money for child care center at Greenfield Community College

Friday, June 13, 2014

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College’s quest to secure an on-campus child care center received legislative backing on Thursday, with a proposed $9.5 million allocation from the state. State Sen. Stanley C. Rosenberg, D-Amherst, said the Senate’s capital bond bill includes the child care amendment. It will now go …

Movie Listings

Friday, June 13, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for show times; websites and phone numbers are given below. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Belle (PG) The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) Ida (PG-13) The Immigrant (R) …