Neighbors: Get out and enjoy our parks
It's time to get out and enjoy Franklin County's parks. So many towns have pretty impressive parks, where children can play and adults can sit, relax or read ... whatever you feel like doing.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
Head Start cuts hit home locally
In the wake of federal spending cuts and a need to increase quality, anti-poverty agency Community Action is reorganizing its "Head Start" program - resulting in 129 fewer poor children across the Pioneer Valley who will be able to enroll in the free or discounted preschool/childcare service this fall.
Joshua Matthews, formerly of Athol, sentenced on 2 counts of child rape in Franklin Superior Court
GREENFIELD - Joshua Matthews, 24, formerly of Athol and most recently of Keene, N.H., was sentenced in Franklin Superior Court on Monday to seven to 10 years in state prison to be followed by 10 years of probation after having been convicted by a Franklin County jury in April on two counts of forcible rape of a child.
Editorial: End of the line
Dateline the region: We can't say that we're surprised that Franklin Regional Transit Authority will be ending its service to Athol.
Sun Jun 16, 2013
Families land on Fathers Day Fun Fly
Recorder/Trish Crapo David Korpiewski, 7, assembles a styrofoam glider during Sunday's Father's Day Fun Fly held at the Turners Falls Airport.
Scattered showers into the evening, low 58
Scattered showers have been moving into western Massachusetts late this afternoon, mainly up in Franklin County for the time being.
Sat Jun 15, 2013
Letter: Baystate challenge
Community Health Care Initiative is a group of residents concerned about local access to quality health-care services in Franklin County, specifically at Baystate Franklin Medical Center.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Recorder/Paul Franz Acres of cultivated fields in Northfield.
With completion of a "Sustainable Franklin County" plan that calls for the region to protect farmland and expand local food supplies, a new $74,000 grant will advance "strategic food system planning" over the next year to help build "a resilient regional food system."
Thu Jun 13, 2013
Film caterers serve up grilled macaroni for movie staff. photo by kathleen mcKiernan
Recorder/Paul Franz A car marked as an Indiana Sheriff's Dept. vehicle sits outside The Wok in the north end of Deerfield where crews were filming a scene for "The Judge" in Thursday's rain.
Man flown to hospital after crashing his motorcycle
A motorcycle accident on Interstate 81 in Franklin County sent a Massachusetts man to the hospital by Life Lion.
Turners Falls: Model airplane air show slated Sunday
The Franklin County Radio Control Club will present a Father's Day Fun Fly from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 16, at 140 Industrial Boulevard.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
Orange armory use at issue; meeting tonight
Most people who have been in the armory agree it's in disrepair: carpets need cleaning; mice run amok in the cupboards, and the walls and ceiling are crumbling.
Tue Jun 11, 2013
Mohawk student takes lead on capping use of bottles
Out of the billions of petroleum-based plastic water bottles purchased each year, only 29 percent are recycled in the United States, according to Mohawk Trail Regional School sophomore Caitlyn Wilkins of Heath.
A - model' Father's Day weekend
The airfield will fill this weekend with the hum of airplane engines, propellers churning the air, and the angry whine of much smaller aircraft doing the same.
Mon Jun 10, 2013
Patrick sets goal to aid low-income home buyers
Governor Deval Patrick unveiled a plan Monday to push lenders to provide 10,000 mortgages over the next five years for first-time home buyers who have modest incomes.
Ruth Bass: Plenty of room at inns we have now
It must be a field of dreams, this hotel invasion of the corner of Dan Fox Drive and the ugliest strip of commercialism in the Berkshires.
Sat Jun 08, 2013
BRPC Partnering With Franklin County For Route...
County leaders are looking to partner with Franklin County for economic development along Route 2. The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission gave the OK on Thursday to partner with the Franklin County Community Development Corp. to increase business assistance along the highway that was severely damaged by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011.
Editorial: Night lights
Think about those clear nights where you look up and are bedazzled by the twinkling stars and planets.
Fri Jun 07, 2013
Rain can't stop Relay For Life
Recorder/Paul Franz Participants brave the rain to walk the Survivors Lap at the Relay For Life at the Franklin County Fair Grounds on Friday evening.