CBS 3 Springfield
Sen. Markey addresses heroin addiction in Western MA
In the last four months, state officials told CBS 3 that there have been 19 overdose deaths in Hampshire and Franklin counties alone.
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Thu Mar 06, 2014
Vineyard Gazette Online
Police Chiefs Hear Pitch From Medical Marijuana Company
With Dukes County passed over for a medical marijuana dispensary in the first round of applications, local and off-Island groups are refocusing their efforts on opening a dispensary on the Vineyard.
Cooley Dickinson VNA and Hospice gets grant for program in Hampshire and Franklin counties
NORTHAMPTON - Cooley Dickinson VNA and Hospice has been awarded a $65,382 grant from Tufts Health Plan Foundation for its Strength in Numbers falls prevention program.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Northwestern DA: Deadly fentanyl-laced heroin is expected, but has...
We need to have a culture of treatment on demand versus a culture of prison on demand.
Federal court judge approves class-action suit for immigrant detainees in Massachusetts
SPRINGFIELD - Former Franklin County House of Correction inmate Mark Reid's struggle has become the struggle of all immigrants in Massachusetts awaiting deportation hearings while in detention, thanks to a recent ruling by a federal court judge in Springfield.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Proposed gas pipeline prompts concerns
On its way from western Pennsylvania to eastern Massachusetts, a proposed natural gas pipeline will have to cross environmental opposition as well as rivers, woodland and other potential obstacles.
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Worcester County towns join to secure EMS supplies
At least 40 towns in Worcester County are banding together in a central purchasing effort designed to save money on supplies needed by area emergency medical service operations and ambulance crews.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Tennessee Gas Pipeline plan widely criticized by environmentalists
Environmentalists in counties along a proposed new natural gas line route across northern Massachusetts are gearing up to oppose the Tennessee Gas Pipeline plan.
Letter: Get on the bus
Many of us at a recent Transportation Justice meeting in Turners Falls shared the feeling that riding the bus has been stigmatized in Franklin County.
CBS 3 Springfield
In a statement released Tuesday, Massachusetts State Police spokesman David Procopio said nearly 200 deaths in the past three months in the state are contributed to heroin.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Heroin task force conference at Greenfield Community College draws standing room only crowd
More than 350 people - a standing room only crowd - gathered at Greenfield Community College Monday afternoon to address the growing crisis of heroin addiction in Franklin County and beyond.
Franklin County heroin conference scheduled
Featured speakers include officials from other parts of the state who will share their strategies and tools to battle the rising tide of opioid addiction.
Sat Feb 22, 2014
Greenfield man killed in single-vehicle crash on I-91 in Franklin County
WHATELY — Massachusetts State Police closed a stretch of Interstate 91 south in Franklin County Saturday morning following a fatal car crash that left a Greenfield man dead.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
MassDOT to hold public hearing on proposed roadway project for...
MONTAGUE - The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has scheduled a public hearing for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Montague Public Safety Complex to provide details about a proposed highway project for the Franklin County town.
Heroin conference at GCC Monday
The task force leading the local fight against heroin addiction has invited lawmakers, top court officials and leaders of successful anti-addiction efforts from the eastern part of the state to a community conference Monday.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
Broadband link to towns complete
The Massachusetts Broadband Institute has announced completion of a new, 1,200-mile fiber optic Broadband "backbone" for central and western Massachusetts.
Pot dispensary applicant gaining support
Patriot Care Corp. is the first medical marijuana dispensary hopeful in the second round of applications to meet with Greenfield Mayor William Martin about locating in town.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
Snow picks up for the afternoon, 4 to 6 inches, high 30
Light snow showers from this morning will be picking up in intensity for this afternoon, providing our quickest accumulations between now and sunset.
CBS 3 Springfield
Big E preps for next winter storm, continues to clear snow
Workers continued to remove snow with dump trucks and bucket loaders from the massive parking lots and fair grounds at the Eastern States Exposition on Tuesday morning.
Sun Feb 16, 2014
New Consignment Shop Approved in North Adams
The proprietor of the downtown's newest store, Once Around the Block , will hold an open house on Saturday from 11 to 2. Stephanie Melito of Adams said her consignment shop won't open officially until mid-March but she wanted to take the opportunity presented by Winterfest to let the community know about her Holden Street business.