4 hrs ago
Greenfield rejects Mohawk's shared superintendency proposal
After seven minutes of discussion, the Greenfield School Committee unanimously rejected the notion of sharing a superintendent with two West County districts.
14 hrs ago
Officials await positive identification of body found floating in Franklin County river
GREENFIELD — Authorities in Franklin County are without new information as they await the state Medical Examiner's report on the body found floating in the Fall River on Monday.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Greenfield Business Association to sell newest ornament during 'Home for the Holidays'
GREENFIELD -It won't be business as usual in Greenfield on Dec. 7, as Santa arrives, carolers sing and hot chocolate is served in the downtown shopping district.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Orange has found some ways to save
Despite staffing cuts, stretched resources and old failing computers, town employees and officials have found ways to keep basic services in place over the past few years in part because they have been resourceful.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
The real cost of food
I can't count the number of times I've heard someone say "Local food is great, but it costs too much.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Police Logs, Nov. 22-Nov.24
9:10 a.m. - A 17-year-old was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon, and threatening to commit a crime, on Cheney Street; this involved a past domestic incident.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
Light snow showers, icy spots, low 21
An arctic cold front moves through the region tonight, which will do two things to our forecast.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Greenfield recycler shreds 341 guns from firearm 'buy-backs'
GREENFIELD - The sky was the color of lead, everything else a shade of rust. The temperature was about 40 degrees.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Freight train fire in Franklin County town of Orange triggers large emergency response
Fireground360, an online site maintained by area first-responders, posted this image of a freight train car that caught fire just south of Route 2A in the Franklin County town of Orange on Wednesday evening.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Preparing for Winter
Planning has begun for Franklin County Week of Winter Fare, which starts Saturday, Feb. 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with workshops, displays and special events at the monthly Greenfield Winter Farmers Market at Greenfield High School.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
Hilltown Cooperative Charter School in Williamsburg to move to Industrial Parkway in Easthampton
The Hilltown Cooperative Charter School will no longer be in the hills but will keep its name when it reopens here in fall 2014 in the former Jenoptik space on Industrial Parkway.
Sat Nov 16, 2013
Conway celebrates reopening of covered bridge
The Franklin County town's Select Board and Historical Commission are holding a formal reopening celebration at the Burkeville Covered Bridge on Sunday.
Fri Nov 15, 2013
Frontier community to hold tribute for former principal
On Sunday, the southern Franklin County community will hold a tribute to the late Sunderland Elementary School Principal Timothy Merritt.
Plan in place to help homeless families in hotels
People throughout Franklin County have stepped up to help homeless families living in local hotels, but the lead agency dealing with those families wants to ensure they feel respected and so does not want well-intentioned people dropping off donations at the hotels.
Heather Creek started her career in travel and tourism, but soon decided that her first love was massage, so she's opened Creek Massage Therapy at 116 Federal St. "After I got my bachelor's degree from Johnson & Wales, I decided to come back to Franklin County and go to GCC part-time to learn massage," said Creek.
Tue Nov 12, 2013
Historic kiln in Franklin County vandalized
A historic beehive-shaped charcoal kiln in a Franklin County state forest has suffered thousands of dollars' worth of damage at the hands of vandals.
Springfield Museums All Access: 2000 hats for John Nove
When bookbinder John Nove heard that the Dr. Seuss classic "The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins" was turning 75 this year, he thought that it would be fun to invite local crafters to create hats for the needy.
Mon Nov 11, 2013
Editorial: WMECO move bad for community
We can't imagine there has ever been a time where Franklin County could easily afford to see jobs moved elsewhere.
Scott/My Turn: Unhealthy message
While I have always been a staunch supporter of labor, I feel another strike at BFMC is the wrong approach to the conflict about overtime pay.
Thu Nov 07, 2013
Movie trailer: 'Labor Day' show scenes of Franklin County, other Massachusetts spots
Shelburne Falls and other Massachusetts' towns are getting their screen in time in the trailer for the upcoming drama "Labor Day" starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin.