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Weekend high schools:Niccolo Cardaropoli, Jack Rees net four goals each for Amherst hockey

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Hat tricks weren’t enough for the Amherst High School ice hockey team in an 11-1 win over Turners Falls. Niccolo Cardaropoli and Jack Rees each found the net four times in the Hurricanes’ comfortable road win Saturday. Jake Balderston, Max Hopley and Nathan Masteralexis scored the other Amherst (11-1-3, 10-1-1 Fay-Wright) goals. Bryce Jordan scored Turners Falls’ goal. Easthampton 2, Greenfield 2 — Smith Academy student Evan Simmons had a …

Owner of World Eye Bookshop in Greenfield adjusts to slower sales

Sunday, January 31, 2016

GREENFIELD — Eight months after the owner of World Eye Bookshop on Main Street held a week-long campaign to sell $15,000 worth of merchandise to keep her store from going out of business, she says sales are still slow but she is learning how to adjust. Jessica Mullins celebrated her fifth anniversary last …

Train derails in Deerfield early Sunday

Sunday, January 31, 2016

DEERFIELD — A train derailed in Deerfield at 4 a.m. on Sunday. No spills, leaks or any hazardous materials were reported. Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) reported the incident to the South Deerfield Police, according to Sgt. Michael Krusiewski. Police said train derailment is a common occurrence, but depending on the contents of …

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 …

Franklin County towns create coalition to oppose natural gas pipeline

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

GREENFIELD — A group of Franklin County towns that would be affected by the proposed Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline have formed a coalition dedicated to fighting the project. Organized as the Municipal Coalition Against The Pipeline, the group met Tuesday night at the Greenfield Public Library …

Volunteers in Source to Sea Cleanup take trash from waterways, fostering ‘positive environmental stewardship’

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

American cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead once said “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.” More than 2,000 volunteers gave meaning to those words as they participated last month in the annual …

Bicyclist succumbs to injuries suffered in Greenfield accident

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

GREENFIELD — The bicyclist hurt in a collision with a pickup truck Monday on Bernardston Road has died. Northwestern district attorney’s office spokeswoman Mary Carey confirmed the man’s death Tuesday. The victim’s identity has not been made public. The Greenfield Police Department has described the cyclist as a …