What are the odds? With help, Greenfield woman finds lost diamond in dumpster
Jul20

What are the odds? With help, Greenfield woman finds lost diamond in dumpster

GREENFIELD — A lost diamond in the rough is what one Greenfield woman got returned from the bottom of a two-cubic-foot dumpster — found after a lengthy search by the owner of West Hatfield’s Alternative Recycling Systems. “There is no way I, my husband or family members, can ever adequately thank Patrick Kennedy, owner of Alternative Recycling Systems, West Hatfield, for his assistance, going well beyond the call of duty. For helping...

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Police: Moped rear-ended by car in Deerfield
Jul20

Police: Moped rear-ended by car in Deerfield

DEERFIELD — The driver of a moped sustained minor scrapes after being rear-ended by a car Wednesday at the corner of Greenfield and River roads. The crash happened around 5 p.m. The moped driver was treated by South County EMS and drove home, according to Deerfield Police. At the scene, local police could be seen helping the driver from the moped parked on the side of the busy road, facing south. Police say the driver of the car was...

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Columnist Elaine Ulman: Keep Connecticut River running clean
Jul19

Columnist Elaine Ulman: Keep Connecticut River running clean

If word got out that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is relicensing five major energy pipelines for western New England in nine months, and these licenses will be in effect for 30 to 40 years, climate activists would mobilize immediately. Yet few have noticed that five projects on a pipe that runs through four New England States are up for federal relicensing by April 30, 2018. The Connecticut River is that pipe, and...

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What are the odds? With help, Greenfield woman finds lost diamond in dumpster
Jul19

What are the odds? With help, Greenfield woman finds lost diamond in dumpster

GREENFIELD — A lost diamond in the rough is what one Greenfield woman got returned from the bottom of a two-cubic-foot dumpster — found after a lengthy search by the owner of West Hatfield’s Alternative Recycling Systems. “There is no way I, my husband or family members, can ever adequately thank Patrick Kennedy, owner of Alternative Recycling Systems, West Hatfield, for his assistance, going well beyond the call of duty. For helping...

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128 acres protected by Hatfield, Williamsburg billed as refuge in age of climate change
Jul19

128 acres protected by Hatfield, Williamsburg billed as refuge in age of climate change

HATFIELD — Another chunk of land in the Pioneer Valley is preserved for the public, and this 128 acres is especially vital, according to the Kestrel Land Trust. The land, known as Horse Mountain, includes 94 acres in Hatfield and 34 acres in Williamsburg. The land was purchased by the towns. Here’s why the property is so important: in a relatively small area, the tract is incredibly diverse, according to Kat Deely, who coordinated the...

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Mayor considers local bus passes for Greenfield students
Jul19

Mayor considers local bus passes for Greenfield students

GREENFIELD — Mayor William Martin wants to get Franklin Regional Transportation Authority bus passes for public school students into the fast lane as the town looks for ways to cut costs. And while the idea may not be news to the transportation agency, it isn’t ready to give the project a green light. Bus passes would be given to students as early as September and could allow students to take the FRTA bus to and from school, as well...

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