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Selectmen target French King Bridge suicides

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

According to rough figures gleaned from The Recorder’s newspaper’s archives, a minimum of 30 people have killed themselves in jumping from the French King Bridge since its construction in 1932, two this year. Troubled by the continued loss of life and the danger to local police and firefighters rushing to recover the bodies or rescue survivors, Gill Selectboard Chairman Randy Crochier is leading a push for safety measures. In addition … 0

Greenfield presses probe of fireworks company

Thursday, July 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — Mayor William Martin says the city will not accept an agreement with the New Hampshire company that has been providing Greenfield’s Fourth of July fireworks display for the past 20 years until an investigation is completed into whether it was shorted on fireworks for at least the past four years. There … 1

Not enough bang for the buck: Fireworks firm reimburses South Hadley, Greenfield for shorter displays

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Two Valley communities say a New Hampshire company sold them short on the fireworks they bought for their Fourth of July celebrations. Both South Hadley and Greenfield noticed discrepancies in the number of fireworks guaranteed in their contract with Atlas PyroVision Productions Inc. and the number the company delivered to the celebrations. Both … 1

Tennessee Gas Pipeline opposed by more than 100 protesters in Greenfield

Thursday, May 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — “Keep your fracking gas out of Mass.” The slogans on protesters’ signs summed up their feelings toward the proposed 179-mile Tennessee Gas Pipeline expansion, which would cut a swath across nine Franklin County towns, as well as Plainfield in Hampshire County, on its way from Wright, … 0

Owner of Zoe’s Fish House a partner in steak and seafood restaurant planned in Greenfield

Thursday, May 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — The downtown will soon add a steak and seafood restaurant to its list of eateries. Jim Sands, owner of Zoe’s Fish House in Hadley, said he has teamed up with Paul Cheng, who has owned The … 1

Opponents of Tennessee Gas Pipeline plan rally in Greenfield despite postponement of meeting

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

GREENFIELD — Organizers said a rally against the planned natural gas pipeline will be held Thursday afternoon, despite postponement of a regional informational meeting that was originally scheduled to follow. The 5 p.m. gathering on the Greenfield Town Common is organized by a consortium of groups opposed to … 0

Lack of public access postpones Tennessee Gas Pipeline, regional Franklin County boards meeting

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

GREENFIELD — A planned regional meeting with proponents of a natural gas pipeline has been postponed following the filing of an Open Meeting Law complaint. The meeting, which had been scheduled for Thursday evening at the John W. … 0

Patrick Ryan of Greenfield pleads guilty to attempting to hit man with van while intoxicated outside Easthampton bar

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Patrick Ryan sobbed quietly in Hampshire Superior Court Tuesday afternoon as a judge read part of a letter of support from his 14-year-old daughter. “I love my daddy a lot,” Judge Bertha Josephson read from the letter. “Hopefully, my daddy doesn’t go to jail for too … 0

Making News: New portrait studio, local honors and promotions

Monday, May 12, 2014

Florence Savings Bank honors Michael Davey NORTHAMPTON — Florence Savings Bank has named Michael A. Davey of South Deerfield as community support award winner for 2014. Davey, a vice-president/commercial loan officer, joined Florence Savings Bank in 2008. The … 0

Movie Listings

Friday, May 9, 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 Finding Vivian Maier (NR) The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) The Lunchbox (NR) Only … 0

Applied Dynamics of Greenfield to manufacture wind turbines for Amherst engineering firm

Friday, May 9, 2014

GREENFIELD — A local manufacturer that has been selling and repairing industrial motors in the Interstate 91 Industrial Park for more than two decades will soon benefit from a grant an Amherst engineering firm has received. According to David Cunningham, vice president of Applied Dynamics Corp., Black Island … 0

Argotec LLC of Greenfield acquires Stevens Urethane of Easthampton

Friday, May 2, 2014

GREENFIELD — A Greenfield plastic film manufacturer Thursday announced its purchase of Stevens Urethane of Easthampton to increase capacity and meet its growing demands. “Business is booming,” said Robert Nicoll, spokesman for Argotec LLC, which has a factory in Greenfield’s industrial park. The jobs of Argotec’s 150 workers … 0

Movie Listings

Friday, May 2, 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 Finding Vivian Maier (NR) The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) The Lunchbox (PG) The … 0