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5 hrs ago | The Brattleboro Reformer

Northern Massachusetts land project finished

To get an idea of the scope of a massive land-preservation effort in this town on the Vermont border, one needs only to look at a long list of partners for that project.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Recorder

2 big deals aim to protect Franklin County land

This spring, the nationwide nonprofit Trust for Public Land inked a purchase agreement with the Northfield Mount Hermon School, which owns the large, hilly forest in the northeast corner of the town.

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Related Topix: Northfield, MA, Warwick, MA

The Recorder

Brian Bloomfield is the new Head of School at the Academy at Charlemont. Recorder/Paul Franz

School's out for students at the Academy at Charlemont, but new Head of School Brian Bloomfield is already planning for the school year ahead.

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Related Topix: Charlemont, MA

The Recorder

Editorial: Right direction on North Quabbin

We know that some people driving from the eastern part of the state to the North Quabbin region probably look around appreciatively and think, to paraphrase Dorothy of Oz in her famous quote: "we're not in Boston anymore."

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Related Topix: Worcester County, MA, Opinion

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Recorder

Letter: Help in making a difference

This letter is to publicly thank several local people who have recently helped make a huge difference in the life of a child who is enrolled in our program here at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County.

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Related Topix: Greenfield, MA

Wed Jul 16, 2014

MassLive.com

Local musicians make music at Coop Concerts at Greenfield Energy Park

There are people of all ages, "but a highlight is definitely all the little kids running around playing and dancing," said Jennie McAvoy , of Deerfield, one of the Coop members.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Deerfield, MA

MassLive.com

Improvement today as showers depart

A Flash Flood Watch first issued by the National Weather Service on Sunday remains in effect especially for eastern areas of Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin county as heavy showers move east this morning.

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Related Topix: Weather

Thu Jul 10, 2014

CBS 3 Springfield

Opioid training seminar held in Franklin County

Dozens of healthcare providers turned out for a training program to learn strategies for responsible prescribing practices on Thursday night in Greenfield.

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Related Topix: Greenfield, MA, Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

The Recorder

Pipeline hearing reveals surveying begun

Both sides of the pipeline debate met in Erving on Tuesday, with the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.

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Related Topix: Erving, MA, Warwick, MA, Orange, MA, Dracut, MA

WLNE-TV Providence

Missing tuber identified as Vermont woman

The woman who died while tubing down the Deerfield River in western Massachusetts last weekend has been identified as Vermont resident.

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Related Topix: Conway, MA, Deerfield, MA, Gilbertville, MA

The Recorder

Letter: Sustainability

Chris Collins reveals that Greenfield's mayor envisions possible economic benefits to Franklin County from Kinder Morgan's proposed pipeline.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Global Warming, Environment, Science

Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Recorder

File photo Mosquito larvae can be seen living in trapped rainwater.

As the peak of mosquito season draws near, Deerfield town officials are looking for ways to control the insect's population growth and are urging residents to take measures to protect themselves from being bitten by the bugs, which may carry infectious diseases.

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Related Topix: Deerfield, MA, Entomology, Science, Hatfield, MA, Northampton, MA, Belchertown, MA

The Recorder

Working hard so you can have a blast

Recorder/Paul Franz Green River Festival volunteer Daniel Cutler organizes and erects signs, mostly made by Nan Parati of Ashfield, at the Greenfield Community College Campus on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Ashfield, MA, Greenfield, MA, Northampton, MA

MassLive.com

Wendell fights post office hour cuts; plan affects nearly 50 post offices in the state

According to a story from 22 News , more than 100 residents showed up at a meeting with the United States Postal Service Tuesday night, voicing their disapproval for a plan to cut hours.

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Related Topix: Wendell, MA, Wheelwright, MA, New Braintree, MA, Braintree, MA, Westport Point, MA

WWLP

VIDEO: Heavy rain passes through Chicopee

This continued the stormy pattern that we've had for the past several days. The storms brought gusty winds and heavy rain.

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Related Topix: Weather, Berkshire County, MA

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Berkshire Eagle

New leader takes reins at North Adams Chamber of Commerce

Ricco Fruscio, a longtime local businessman, has been appointed to serve as the program coordinator.

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Related Topix: North Adams, MA, Small Business, Personal Finance, Adams, MA

The Recorder

Regional dog shelter needs volunteers

The regional dog shelter in Turners Falls is growing steadily each year and - although about 35 people currently volunteer to help with everything from feeding and walking dogs to creating graphs and charts used by the director to track statistics - more volunteers are needed.

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Related Topix: Turners Falls, MA, Conway, MA, Northfield, MA, Colrain, MA

The Recorder

Letter: Saying - no' to pipeline

Thank you to the organizations that have recently held informative sessions at GCC regarding the proposed natural gas pipeline.

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CBS 3 Springfield

Kayakers discover body in Deerfield River

Kayakers discovered a body in the Deerfield River at about 6:30 a.m., according to Mary Carey, communications director for the Northwestern District Attorney's Office Carey said the body discovered was a female victim.

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Related Topix: Conway, MA, Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

CBS 3 Springfield

Heroin: An epidemic, part one

CBS 3 Springfield's exclusive two-part report begins Monday night on the growing heroin crisis that we're seeing in Western Massachusetts.

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Related Topix: Greenfield, MA, Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

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