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Greenfield tent city recalls 2004 homeless protest in Springfield
Over the course of six months beginning just after Mother's Day in 2004, the encampment grew to more than 400 people in 50 tents, eventually moving to a lot at School and Temple streets owned by Open Pantry Community Services.
Times Past: Childhood memories in Greenfield range from painful to precious
To get to the school from where I lived on Meridian Street, I had to cross Deerfield Street, a heavily traveled street that, at that time, had no crosswalk, no traffic lights and no crossing guard. In crossing this street one day in 1932 or 1933, I was struck by an Alexander Coal Company truck. The
Tempers flare as Dollar General proposal heats up
After an exchange over the role of town officials in the project, Tolly Stark, co-founder of Deerfield for Responsible Development, questioned the “integrity” of Komosa, suggesting he was OK with the idea of a “backdoor” business deal.
Cheshire County grand jury hands up indictments
Cheshire County grand jurors recently indicted an area man in connection with two vehicle thefts that occurred in Cheshire County this spring.William J. Miners 3rd, 47, faces two charges of theft by unauthorized taking. His last known address is in Winchester, according to court documents.One theft
Hadley police seek to identify larceny suspect
HADLEY, Mass. (WWLP) - Police are asking the public's help in identifying the man in the photo.Hadley police said the man pictured was involved in a larceny of a wallet from Walmart.Anyone with information on his identity or whereabouts is asked to call the Hadley Police Department at(413) 584-0883.
Greenfield needs state funding for temporary housing plan for the homeless people on Town Common
"The reason they are here is because this is the center of town," said Warwick homeless resident, Elizabeth Perkins. "There are places you can walk to, bathrooms, food, everything. I just really hope they find a safe comfortable place."
Boy struck by truck remains in critical condition
Devone Fox said Friday that her son, Javan Fox, had ridden to Tully Lake on his bicycle and was on his way back home when he got caught in a torrential rainstorm in the area of West Royalston Road at Logan Road.
Franklin County Amateur Radio Club keeps county connected
Albert Woodhull, an amateur radio enthusiast who lives in Leyden, remembers how his town of around 700 people was left without electricity, in turn causing those with well systems to be without water, too.
Former Mass. high school custodian sentenced for spying on people in bathroom
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A former custodian at a Massachusetts high school has pleaded guilty to spying on people using a girls’ bathroom at the school.Prosecutors say 22-year-old Michael Kremensky was sentenced Thursday to serve six months of a 2 1/2-year jail sentence, with the remainder suspende
Former Greenfield finance director returns pro bono as mayor faces questions from council
Kelly returns to the city after announcing her retirement just over a year ago, after 14 years as the director of finances and 23 years with the city. She will be with the city for one to two months, Martin said, working for free, three to four days a week. She is expected to start today as the city
2 overdose victims revived with Narcan in Northampton
Also on Wednesday, Kasper said two men were arrested after an officer witnessed what he believed to be a narcotics drug deal on Main Street. One was charged with distribution of a Class A substance (a subsequent offense), and conspiracy to violate the drug law. The second man was charged with posses
Annual Stand Together Against Racism barbecue held in Greenfield
GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Dozens gathered in Greenfield Thursday to protest discrimination.The 7th annual Stand Together Against Racism (STAR) barbecue was held at the Green River Swimming Area.Event organizer Glen Franklin told 22News the goal of the "STAR" barbeque is to give people who have been
District Court Logs, Aug.7-10, 2018
Errol E. Sullivan, 33, Northampton. Held on $100,000 bail without prejudice on charge of breaking and entering into a building in daytime for felony and larceny over $1,200. Continued until pretrial conference on 9/5/18.
Deerfield police chief used 'entire bag' of beef jerky trying to rescue starving dog
Chief John Paciorek and two other officers took on the task themselves, with Paciorek using an "entire bag of beef jerky" in an unsuccessful attempt to lure the dog, Deerfield Police said.
Conservation Commission questions legality of city allowing homeless to stay at Wedgewood Gardens
The rules, according to the Conservation Commission, haven’t changed: If people want to camp on Wedgewood Gardens, they will have to come before the commission for written permission and get police approval.
Parents concerned after babysitter caught on camera abusing child
The 19-month-old boy, being abused by his babysitter, Kaylena Sayers, who was hired to protect the boy, is seen in the video, repeatedly slapping the toddler across his face.
Former acting Montague police chief due in court
The Montague Police Department has been without a permanent police chief since October 2017, when the town placed then-Chief Charles Dodge on administrative leave. Bonnett took over as acting chief for Dodge, who resigned from the department in March.
With familial inspiration, Greenfield writer finishes first coming-of-age novel
At long last, she became a novelist last year with her debut book, “Finding Alma: An Italian Journey.”
Greenfield: No new shelter housing by Aug. 20 deadline
“For a while we were discussing and discussing, but it’s one of those things that catches and then goes,” Flockerzie said.
Bonnett’s pretrial rescheduled for Oct. 26
HOLYOKE — The pretrial for the former acting police chief in Montague was rescheduled on Wednesday, Aug. 15, to Wednesday, Oct. 26 in the Holyoke District Court.