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Friday Apr 18 | MassLive.com

Where in the world of Western Massachusetts is Anthony Bourdain?...

Anthony Bourdain , the patron saint of celebrity chefs who double as TV stars and best-selling authors, was in Western Massachusetts - and local media were hot on his trail.

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Related Topix: Kitchen Confidential, Books, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, Entertainment, Television, Anthony Bourdain, Life, Food, Chefs, Greenfield, MA, Gill, MA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

CBS 3 Springfield

Elderly woman crashes car into Franklin County home

An elderly woman's license may be revoked after Greenfield police say she crashed into a house there on Wednesday.

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

MassLive.com

Spring means moose are on the move, with latest sighting at...

A moose frolicked on the campus of Greenfield's Stonleigh-Burnham School earlier this week, even taking a plunge in a campus pond before heading for greener pastures.

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Related Topix: Worcester County, MA

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Recorder

Franklin County Technical school cosmetology students will cut hair...

Franklin County Technical school cosmetology students will cut hair for Locks of Love at the school's cosmetology shop on Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Recorder Franklin County Technical School senior Madison Lively of Greenfield and some of her classmates will use their skills as hairdressers-in-training this week to help children, teens and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Greenfield, MA, Turners Falls, MA, Northfield, MA, Bernardston, MA

Sat Apr 12, 2014

CBS 3 Springfield

Body discovered in Connecticut River in Franklin County

The Northwestern District Attorney's office told CBS 3 that the body of a white male was discovered in the Connecticut River around 3:45 p.m. on Saturday.

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Related Topix: Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Recorder

Creative force behind Artspace to take a rest

Artspace Executive Director Mary Kay Hoffman, who moved to the area 40 years ago to head the then-newly-formed Arts Council of Franklin County, has announced her retirement from the organization.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Home Gardening, Home, Symphony, Arts, Kent State University, Family, Kids

The Recorder

Poets of Franklin County: Laura Gail Grohe, The Linens Project

To see a woman calmly embroidering in public is not an unusual sight perhaps, though embroidery seems more antiquated than knitting, which many people - mostly women - bring along to occupy their hands at lectures, meetings or even movies.

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Related Topix: Greenfield, MA, Life, Hobbies, Embroidery, Arts, Poetry

Thu Apr 10, 2014

MassLive.com

Just Ask: What's up with the old library building in Greenfield?

Have a question you'd like answered? Email justask@repub.com or send it to the address below, and we'll try to get you a response.

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Related Topix: Greenfield, MA

The Recorder

Teaching 21st century health care

Greenfield Community College and Clinical and Support Options will be working this spring to figure out how to equip workers with a new range of skills demanded in the ever-changing health care landscape.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Endicott College, Greenfield, MA

Wed Apr 09, 2014

CBS 3 Springfield

Franklin County Sheriff releases heroin and opiate data

Police chiefs in Franklin County have been meeting with the Franklin County Sheriff's Department since Dec. 1 last year over the area's heroin and opiate abuse problem.

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Related Topix: Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

Mon Apr 07, 2014

MassLive.com

PGA of America CEO Peter Bevacqua: Club pros working harder, valued now more than ever

Before you give your local golf pro a hard time about the Florida tan or a long winter off, remember what he or she did to earn it - long days, long weeks and long-lasting impact on the game of golf.

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Related Topix: Southwick, MA, Longmeadow, MA, Hampden, MA, Berkshire County, MA

Thu Apr 03, 2014

The Recorder

Next month

With only four weeks to go until the annual town meeting, Deerfield is facing a budget shortfall of $730,311 and it may have to consider a Prop.

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Related Topix: Deerfield, MA, Whately, MA, Orange, MA, Montague, MA, Sunderland, MA

MassLive.com

Religion news: April 3, 2014

Lenten reflection Springfield - Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, 123 William St. will hold an "Evening of Lenten Reflection" on Monday, April 7 in the church.

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Related Topix: Events, Chicopee, MA, Elms College, Whately, MA

Wed Apr 02, 2014

The Recorder

Filling a role

With 90 years of theater experience between them, David Rowland and Lucinda Kidder know a thing or two about not only putting on plays, but also making theater work.

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Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Gill, MA, Northampton, MA

Berkshire Eagle

Richmond property owners to discuss planned gas line

A group of concerned property owners plans a meeting Saturday afternoon at the Richmond Congregational Church to discuss a proposed new natural gas line in town.

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Related Topix: Richmond, MA, Dracut, MA, Lenox, MA, Hampshire County, MA, Greenfield, MA

Boston.com

Franklin County attorneys protest low pay

Some Franklin County defense attorneys say they will no longer take court-appointed sexual assault cases to protest what they call low pay from the state for their services.

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Tue Apr 01, 2014

MassLive.com

Fundraising on a roll for skatepark at Unity Park in Turners Falls

Bryan W. Dolan, a longtime member of the Unity Skatepark Committee, stands on land next to a parking lot at the park that could one day be the site of the skatepark.

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Related Topix: Turners Falls, MA, Montague, MA, Entertainment

Sun Mar 30, 2014

MassLive.com

Light rain showers, mixing with sleet overnight, low 34

After more than two inches of rain across the Springfield area so far this weekend, light showers remain scattered across the region this evening.

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Related Topix: Weather, Springfield, MA

Tue Mar 25, 2014

The Recorder

Baystate Franklin Medical Center President Gijanto resigns

Charles "Chuck" Gijanto, who has led Baystate Franklin Medical Center since 2008, announced Tuesday he is voluntarily resigning from his post, effective June 28. Gijanto, 56, said he feels comfortable leaving the hospital now, since a two-year contract dispute with the nurses has been settled and new operating rooms will soon be built.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Ware, MA, Greenfield, MA, Springfield, MA

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