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3 hrs ago | 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

8 hrs ago | 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

Mon Jul 07, 2014

MassLive.com

A few more downpours overnight, more storms Tuesday

A cold front makes a slow approach the next few days. This will bring more heat, humidity, and the chance of thunderstorms ahead of the front.

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Related Topix: Weather

MassLive.com

Severe Storms moving through this evening

A cold front makes a slow approach the next few days. This will bring more heat, humidity, and the chance of thunderstorms ahead of the front.

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Related Topix: Weather, Hampshire County, MA

MassLive.com

Deerfield River search for drowned woman suspended

CONWAY - Searchers combed the Deerfield River below the Number 2 dam at Buckland for a woman who reportedly fell from her tube and apparently drowned.

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Related Topix: Buckland, MA, Northfield, MA

Sun Jul 06, 2014

CBS 3 Springfield

Franklin Co. first responders call off river search for night

Crews from across Franklin County spent much of Sunday evening searching for a woman who is believed to have gone under in the Deerfield River.

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Related Topix: Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

Sat Jul 05, 2014

The Recorder

Pipeline protest walk begins Monday

To halt the flow of natural gas through a proposed pipeline from Pennsylvania fracking fields through Berkshire County and Franklin County to Dracut, north of Lowell, opponents of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.

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Related Topix: Berkshire County, MA, Dracut, MA, Lowell, MA, Massachusetts, Richmond, MA

Fri Jul 04, 2014

The Recorder

Tracking ticks: Getting the big pictureUMass testing service collects mail-in insects, data

The UMass Laboratory of Medical Zoology in Fernald Hall gets a lot of mail. In the spring and fall - the busiest times of year - that means about 100 to 200 pieces of mail a day.

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Related Topix: Entomology, Science, Charlemont, MA, Heath, MA

Thu Jul 03, 2014

MassLive.com

Flash flood watch issued by National Weather Service; another round...

SPRINGFIELD - A flash flood watch will go into effect Thursday afternoon as Western Massachusetts prepares for another round of showers and thunderstorms.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood, Northfield, MA, Montague, MA

Wed Jul 02, 2014

MassLive.com

Holyoke farmers' market to get visit from bicyclists...

Members of Climate Summer 2014 bicycle across Massachusetts this week to Holyoke where group plans to visit farmers' market Thursday and highlight what they said are harmful effects that could result from planned expansion of Tennessee Gas Pipeline into Franklin County.

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Related Topix: Holyoke, MA, Massachusetts, Dracut, MA, Worcester, MA, Lowell, MA

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Franklin County unemployment rises

The state's Center for Workforce Information and Analysis reported that the county's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose three tenths of a percentage point to 5.1 percent in May. Over the month, the total job count was up, but this was largely the result of employment shifts that followed typical seasonal patterns.

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Related Topix: Opinion

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