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1 hr ago | MassLive.com

Aaron Lewis concert, golf tournament raised $250,000 for rural communities

The fourth annual Aaron Lewis & Friends Benefit Concert and the third annual Aaron Lewis Invitational Golf Tournament raised a combined total of $250,000 for the It Takes a Community Foundation .

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Related Topix: Staind, Pop/Rock, Worthington, MA, Hampshire County, MA, Entertainment

10 hrs ago | MassLive.com

Retired Episcopal Bishop Andrew Wissemann's death announced

The Rt. Rev Andrew Frederick Wissemann, the sixth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts.

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Related Topix: Berkshire County, MA

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Miami Herald

38 indicted in alleged car insurance fraud scheme

Prosecutors say grand juries in Hampshire and Franklin counties have indicted 38 people allegedly involved in an automobile insurance fraud ring.

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Related Topix: Hampshire County, MA, Easthampton, MA

Ayer Public Spirit

Family court nominee questioned on joint custody issues

Drawing from his own experience with divorce, a member of the panel that weighs Gov. Deval Patrick's judicial picks on Wednesday grilled a nominee for the position of associate justice of the Probate and Family Court's Franklin County division.

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Related Topix: Deerfield, MA, South Deerfield, MA

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Recorder

Conway to host pipeline meeting

Plans for a proposed gas pipeline have left many local residents fuming and on Aug. 28, representatives of Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.

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Related Topix: Conway, MA

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Banker & Tradesman

By The Numbers: Top 3 Mortgage Lenders

The top three positions in Franklin County were unchanged from 2013, with Greenfield Cooperative Bank staying put at No.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

MassLive.com

Deerfield Dirt Road Randonnee slated for Saturday

Event: Deerfield Dirt Road Randonnee When: Aug. 23; first group leaves at 6 a.m., rain or shine Where: Corner of Mill Village and Wells Cross roads, Deerfield Cost: The cost of the 100K, 115K, 160K and 180K rides in $150 per person.

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Related Topix: Ashfield, MA, Entertainment

Fri Aug 15, 2014

The Recorder

New drug treatment option in Greenfield

Options for addiction treatment in Franklin County continue to tick upward, with a program new to the county set to open next month.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Greenfield, MA

The Recorder

Taste the summer in CISA's Local Hero restaurant fare

If you can't come out for a whole meal during CISA's Local Hero Restaurant Days on Tuesday and Wednesday , at least come to the Wagon Wheel in Gill for homemade peach ice cream made with peaches from Clarkdale Farm.

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Related Topix: Gill, MA, Life, Beef, Food, Meat, Shelburne Falls, MA, Agriculture, Science, Conway, MA

The Recorder

Book review: - West Along the River 2'

I started reading "West Along the River 2" on a recent rainy morning. This book was an ideal companion for a quiet, drippy day in the country.

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Related Topix: Millers Falls, MA

IBerkshires

Historic Dalton House Gets $180K Grant for...

Above, state Sen. Stephen Brewer peruses a photograph of the Fitch-Hoose House from the 1890s.

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Related Topix: Painting, Arts, Dalton, MA, North Adams, MA, Adams, MA

Thu Aug 14, 2014

The Recorder

Editorial: A boost in fighting addiction

Combating addiction to heroin and other like substances in the Franklin County area got a boost recently with much-needed help from the state.

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Related Topix: Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Deval Patrick, US Governors, Opinion

Wed Aug 13, 2014

The Recorder

Torrential rains close area roads, flood basements

While Franklin County saw nowhere near the 13-plus inches of rain that flooded on parts of New York suburbsWednesday, flash flooding caused problems in several towns.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood, Greenfield, MA, Deerfield, MA, Charlemont, MA

MassLive.com

Prosecution in UMass rape case to provide transcripts of police interviews

Three of the four defendants in UMass rape case appearin Hampshire Superior Court.

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Related Topix: Amherst, MA

MassLive.com

Flash flood warning extended in Western Massachusetts

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning until 5:30 p.m. for Hampden County and northern Connecticut, and until 6 p.m. for Hampshire and Franklin counties.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood, Massachusetts, Hampden County, MA, Hampshire County, MA

Tue Aug 12, 2014

MassLive.com

Call for questions: Susannah Whipps Lee and Karen Anderson,...

Two Republicans will square off in the Sept. 9 primary in order for the chance to take on state Rep. Denise Andrews, D-Athol , in the Nov. 4 election.

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Related Topix: Athol, MA, Orange, MA, Springfield, MA, New Salem, MA, Opinion

Mon Aug 11, 2014

IBerkshires

Historic Dalton House Gets $180K Grant for...

Above, state Sen. Stephen Brewer peruses a photograph of the Fitch-Hoose House from the 1890s.

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Related Topix: Painting, Arts, Dalton, MA, North Adams, MA, Adams, MA

Sun Aug 10, 2014

The Recorder

Bridge of Flowers Classic attracts young, old

Vigorously massaging her hamstrings, Trish LaRocca stood in the shade of a building overlooking Shelburne Falls' famous glacial potholes as the names of the winners of this year's Bridge of Flowers Classic 10k foot race were rattled off, and as each of the victors took their place on the red, white and blue pedestal.

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Related Topix: Shelburne Falls, MA, Amherst, MA, Plainfield, MA

WWLP

Decision expected this week on the nitrogen levels of the Connecticut River

We hope to tell early in the coming week whether the Connecticut River in Western Massachusetts is polluting the river downstream at long Island sound.

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Related Topix: Northfield, MA

Sat Aug 09, 2014

The Recorder

Oral histories part of this year's Hawley Day

Of all the Franklin County town celebrations, Hawley Day may be one of the most obscure; yet this annual old home day of community appreciation is well over a century old, according to Beth Thwing, a board member of the Sons and Daughters of Hawley.

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Related Topix: Buckland, MA, Plainfield, MA

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