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Retired Greenfield High School music teacher Paul J. Calcari making...
The chorus formed after "we packed the auditorium at the high school" for his last school spring concert that drew alumni to participate in what was his retirement concert, said Kate E. Seaman, one of Calcari's former students who now is administrative director and emcee for the community chorus.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
State: 4.26M eligible to vote in primary
Unenrolled voters make up 53.1 percent of the 4.26 million registered voters in Massachusetts heading into the Sept.
Letter: Candidate in line with us
I represent a growing minority - I was born in Franklin County, was educated here, went away to college and returned to work, live, purchase a home and make a family in this beautiful area, which has given me so much to be thankful for.
County gets 1 applicant for marijuana dispensary
On Friday, four nonprofits submitted applications to run dispensaries in the seven counties without a dispensary applicant.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Flash (freeze) forward: New food processing center equipment better for produce flavor, nutrients and - hopefully - sales
It's that time of year when broccoli, peppers and carrots are coming forth, and the Franklin County Food Processing Center is freezing vegetables from area farms for colleges, schools and other institutions around the region.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Northfield officials oppose gas pipeline
The town has joined the growing list of communities that officially oppose the proposed natural gas pipeline through Franklin County.
Tourism spending in Franklin County
Quaint shops, bed and breakfasts, and the heart of New England beauty is what draws people to Franklin County from all over the world.
Clearing the lane
A group of local cyclists concerned with the heavily traveled but narrow Turners Falls Road will invite volunteers to join a cleanup Saturday.
Guide at the end of the tunnel
Recovery coaches might not be the answer, but they might have an answer, or know someone who does, or have some suggestions in the right direction.
Family Matters: Aug. 28, 2014
Franklin County Fair The 166th annual Franklin County Fair will be held at the Franklin County Fairgrounds in Greenfield from Thursday, Sept.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Schell Bridge replacement gets one step closer
After the Schell Memorial Bridge is torn down and replaced, the town won't have any obligation to maintain it.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Rowe celebrates rebuilt elementary school
It was two years ago this month when a bolt of lightning caused the fire that destroyed the 50-year-old elementary school in the Franklin County town of Rowe.
Dakin fundraiser feeds animals and people
A farm in the Franklin county town of Whately suited animal lovers and their pets this afternoon.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Motorcycle crash in Montague sends man to hospital via Life Flight helicopter
MONTAGUE — A man seriously injured in a motorcycle crash in Franklin County Saturday afternoon had to be taken to the hospital by a Life flight helicopter.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Mass. State Lottery winning tickets sold in Greenfield, Whately unclaimed and set to expire
Somewhere, maybe forgotten in the inside pocket of a rarely-worn suit coat or stuck between the pages of an old magazine, is a lot of money.
Days and Moments' like a good story told by a neighbor
Reading "Days and Moments, Moments and Days" is like sitting on a friendly neighbor's porch listening to stories of, and musings on, days gone by.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
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 .
Retired Episcopal Bishop Andrew Wissemann's death announced
The Rt. Rev Andrew Frederick Wissemann, the sixth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts.
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.
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.