Deerfield, MA

Protest at Greenfield Fireworks

(Photo submitted by Ellie Richardson) (Greenfield, MA) – The Greenfield Recreation Department held its annual 4th of July fireworks display on Friday night. And people at Beacon Field were witness to a silent protest of the recent Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. During the national anthem, a group of women dressed in “Handmaid’s Tale” style robes lined up in front of the stage. The group that organized the protest submitted the following press release afterwards:
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Person struck by Amtrak train in Holyoke

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) - According to Amtrak’s Public Relations Manager, an individual who was allegedly trespassing on train tracks in Holyoke near Beech and Lyman Streets was hit by a train Saturday at around 2:22 p.m. No word yet on their condition. Amtrak officials told Western Mass News Train...
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Greenfield fireworks, a success!

Greenfield’s annual Fourth of July Fireworks celebration was yesterday and the fun got underway much earlier in the day. Hundreds of people came out to Beacon Field for the beloved tradition. As always, in addition to fireworks it featured plenty of good food, fun activities, and live music by local bands including Lakeside Drive, and Janet Ryan & Straight Up.

Pittsfield American 10-Year-Olds Win Tourney Opener

DALTON, Mass. – The Berkshire County Little League Baseball All-Star season got underway on Saturday with a solid win for the Pittsfield Americans and a soggy outing for the teams from Dalton and Great Barrington. The Pittsfield American League 10-and-under All-Stars defeated their crosstown rivals from the Pittsfield NL,...

Afternoon Three Car Crash On The Curran Highway in North Adams

A three-vehicle collision on the Curran Highway in North Adams on Tuesday afternoon resulted in no injuries. It did however snarl traffic for a short time. Police, Fire, and EMS all responded... The North Adams Police Department, North Adams Fire Department, and Northern Berkshire Emergency Medical Services responded to the...

Dogs die in Berkshire County house fire

A couple says four dogs died in a house fire in Becket, Massachusetts. The Berkshire Eagle broke the story Friday evening, when a house on Benton Hill Road went up in flames. Officials said no one was injured, but the couple, who was renting the house, run Berkshire Poodles, a company that breeds award winning poodles.

Karl Meyer: Extinction completion on New England's river?

This commentary is by Karl Meyer, who lives in Greenfield, Massachusetts, has attended the meetings of the Connecticut River Atlantic Salmon Commission since 2009, and has been a stakeholder, intervener and a fish and aquatics studies team member in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s relicensing process for Northfield Mountain since 2012. He is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists.
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South Hadley community starts July 4th festivities early

SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (WWLP) – The town of South Hadley held a variety of firework festivities Saturday night at William E. Smith Middle School. Despite the thunderstorms in the forecast, people came from all over to celebrate Independence Day weekend as a community. There were a variety of activities...

AJ Vinatieri, Son Of Ex-Patriot Adam Vinatieri, Decommits From UMass

One step forward, two steps back. Such is life for UMass Football. The Minutemen suffered a blow to their 2022 recruiting class, as kicker/punter AJ Vinatieri announced he would be decommitting from UMass on Twitter. “I have decommitted from the University of Massachusetts, and my recruitment is now 100% open,”...

Freight Yard Owners Propose $2M Investment in Heritage State Park

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — There have been more than a few ideas lobbed around for reinvigorating Western Gateway Heritage State Park — including a model railroad museum and an artists market. But the answer may be closer to home. So close, it's already inside the park. Colleen and...

Local Gallery, Artists Support Louison House

ADAMS, Mass. — An exhibition at the Real Eyes Gallery has raised several thousand dollars for Louison House to help those affected by homelessness. "A Sense of Place" opened on June 4 and concluded on Thursday but the pieces will be live and available on the gallery's website for another month. Fifty percent of all artwork sales go to the non-profit organization.