Franklin County Newswire

Franklin County Newswire

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  1. At Learn to Cope, families help each other heal after opioid addiction NEWRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Recorder

    ... As we come to terms with that, and can get past that, we get healthy." Members, who come from around Franklin County to attend the meetings, say they know of other families in the area suffering with opioid addictions, but that they're afraid to ...

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  2. Catholic Charities grant gives boost to older workersRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    WORCESTER – When Donna M. Nardella lost her job in the billing department of a home health organization several years ago, she tried to find a new post. She's still looking, but meanwhile she's working for Catholic Charities Worcester County under a program that uses grant money, most of it from the U.S. Department of Labor, to put older workers back to work.

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  3. Volunteer cuddlers provide a calming touch for babies NEWRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 16 | The Recorder

    ... in their recovery." The EMPOWER Program was created around 2012 in response to increasingly high rates of Franklin County babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome. Last year, there were a dozen. As of 2014, the rate was about double the state ...

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  4. Faith Matters: Spiritual lessons from the Berlin Wall NEWRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 15 | The Recorder

    (The following is a submission to The Recorder's column, "Faith Matters." Each Saturday, a faith leader in Franklin County offers a personal perspective in this space. To become part of this series, email religion@recorder.com or call 413-772-0261, ...

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  5. Business | MA Alliance Against Predatory Lending to Host Foreclosure ClinicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 17 | Go Local

    ... Clinic, Somerville Public Library, 79 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA Tuesday, Feb. 21st, 6:30-9pm: Franklin County Anti-Foreclosure Clinic, Brick House Community Resource Center, 24 Third St., Turners Falls, MA. Not only did Cutler found Cutler ...

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  6. Part of western Massachusetts no longer experiencing droughtRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 16 | WWLP

    ... Valley and southern Berkshire County are still under a "severe drought," however western and northern Franklin County, and central Berkshire County are now considered to be under a "moderate drought." The northwestern corner of Berkshire County, in ...

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  7. In the Arena: Time for media to put focus on policy over ideologyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 16 | The Recorder

    ... to serve. Chris Collins, who worked in local radio in a number of capacities, has observed political life in Franklin County for years. He also is a former staff reporter for The Recorder and a Greenfield native.

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  8. Buckland seeks options for garage fixesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2017 | The Recorder

    ... building committee at its next meeting, on Feb. 28 at 5:30 p.m. Building Inspector James A. Cerrone of the Franklin County Cooperative Inspection Program told the board the highway department cannot occupy the former Mayhew Steel plant indefinitely ...

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  9. Maple syrup season is less than two weeks awayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 16 | WWLP

    ... an early maple sugaring season, as long as the weather keeps cooperating. March is the month we normally see Franklin County maple syrup producers start tapping trees, and many farmers are getting ready. Gould's Sugarhouse in Shelburne will start ...

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  10. President Trump said drugs are cheaper than candy bars. How much do they really cost?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 16 | The Washington Post

    Sally Brunner, a nurse, shows the different-size syringes available to intravenous drug users at the Franklin County Health Department in Franklin County, Ky., on Oct. 14. Although a proliferation of cheap heroin has helped fuel the nation's drug epidemic, you can't buy it for 99 cents - the price of a Twix bar on target.com. "Unless the price of candy bars went up," said Melvin Patterson, a Drug Enforcement Administration spokesman, that's not the case.

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  11. County sets dates for spring clean upRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 16 | OttawaHerald.com

    Franklin County residents will have a couple of spring weekends to bring items to the county transfer station free of charge.

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  12. Two Springfield women held on drug trafficking charges after 1,407 bags of heroin found in carRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 16 | The Recorder

    ... Jay Butynski to believe there was probable cause to search them and the vehicle. A deputy sheriff from the Franklin County Sheriff's office also came to the scene of the arrest. The searches resulted in the seizure of 1,407 individual bags of ...

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  13. Community Foundation grants givenRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 15 | The Recorder

    ... $45,000 "Building Resilience by Creating Trauma Sensitive Schools" grant will be used to help schools around Franklin County plan training and policy review that helps sensitize them to student trauma such as teen suicide, which is more prevalent ...

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  14. Rejuvenating Shea Theater builds on class act in TurnersRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 14 | The Recorder

    ... blood and ideas were needed to maximize the potential of the Shea as a cultural engine for Turners Falls and Franklin County. Now, as the new Shea board begins its second year, it has signed up a new director, Linda Tardif, who was hired to help to ...

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  15. Franklin County in the clear of major snowfall this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 12 | The Recorder

    Franklin County will be in the clear of any other major snowfall for the duration of the week, according to the National Weather Service in Taunton.

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  16. Franklin County digs out from under Sunday snowstormRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 13 | WWLP

    CHICOPEE, Mass. February is American Heart Month, so before you think about what kind of flowers or type of candy to buy for GREENFIELD, Mass.

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  17. The Latest: Winds, flooding biggest concern in MassachusettsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 13 | WWSB

    High winds and coastal flooding are replacing snow as the biggest potential weather hazards as the work week gets underway in Massachusetts. The National Weather Service says coastal areas of Massachusetts will bear the brunt, with Nantucket and Cape Cod at risk from gusts as high as 65 mph.

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  18. Weather service: Expect 12 to 18 inches of snow in northern Franklin CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 12 | The Recorder

    ... the area today. Lenore Correia, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Taunton, said northern Franklin County should expect 12 to 18 inches of snow, while southern Franklin County should expect 8 to 12 inches. Most of that was expected ...

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  19. Greenfield residents were ready for another snowstormRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 12 | WWLP

    ... Happy also that the snow up north is light and powdery, making it easy to shovel and brush off your car. Franklin County, on Thursday had well over a foot of snow, and now is seeing the accumulation continue with about an inch or 2 every couple of ...

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  20. Economic group thinks - West Mass' rebranding will better promote area tourism than - Pioneer Valley'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 10 | The Recorder

    ... of in-depth research documents." But the announcement that we're now officially "West Mass" caught several Franklin County Chamber of Commerce representatives by surprise. "I don't really know," said Lisa Davol, the chamber's marketing and ...

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