Greenfield, MA Society


North Adams’ short-term rental bylaw takes one more step forward as city council sends it to public hearing

If approved by the planning board, the short-term rental ordinance will return to city council. “I'll be the first one to move to a second reading and published by law. Because if that doesn't happen, then it just dies. There's no place to refer to anymore. You'd say back to General Government. And the next chairman of General Government can call a meeting, because I'm certainly not because we've done our best," said Councilor Wayne Wilkinson, who heads the General Government committee. "So, I guess I don't want to say it's all or nothing. But we need to have a place to start, we have to put something on the books. And I think this particular document is good enough that other communities are going to copy.”

Run Billy Run 5K raises for student scholarships

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) - On Saturday morning, the 2nd annual Run Billy Run 5K kicked off in Holyoke. This 5K raises money for the William J Boyle Scholarship Fund, which supports students at Putnam High School who plan to attend Springfield Technical Community College. Hampden County Sheriff Nick Cocchi and...

African Heritage Reparation Assembly (AHRA)

RECEIVED: 9/29/22 at 9:33am. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Comment; Black Assembly of Amherst Massachusetts (BAAM) Update; Engagement/Consultation Campaign: Engage Amherst Project Page, Black/African Heritage Registration Portal, Boots on the Ground, Organizing Allies, Community Survey, Listening Session Planning; H.R. 40 Update; Annual Stabilization Transfer; Topics Not Anticipated by the Chair 48 Hours in Advance of the Meeting.
New England News Press

Stolen Gin to make Vermont debut at 5th New England Street Food Festival |

DUMMERSTON — A five-piece, New York City band whose sound incorporates funk, jam and disco will be headlining the fifth New England Street Food Festival. “We really always want to play for crowds that are ready to stand up and dance. We think of ourselves almost like an instrumental electronic dance music act,” said Sawyer Adler, bass player in Stolen Gin. “The kind of music that’s most associated with dancing is usually not one that actually has live musicians in it. So we’re almost like a live dance band.”

North Adams Needs Christmas Trees

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The city is seeking two large fir trees to decorate the downtown for the holiday season. They should be 25 to 30 feet in height. One will be placed at Monument Square and the other one at Rosenthal Square to be lighted this November. Trees...

Human Rights Commission Board Retreat

RECEIVED: 9/23/22 at 1:35 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Welcoming and Opening Comments - Chair; Public Comment; Opening Activity: I am poem, Human Rights Passions; HRC Goal Setting: SMART Goals (Specific Measurable Actionable/attainable Relevant/Realistic Time bound): Short Term (8 months end of fiscal year): Long Term (two years): Legacy; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Department Report: Proposed procedures; Lunch; Wrap up and Closing.

Amherst Survival Center's Hike for Hunger

Join the Amherst Survival Center for our 3rd annual Hike for Hunger! You can register as an individual or as part of a team and set your personal hiking goal. Once you register, you’ll be able to create your own fundraising page to collect donations from family, friends, and neighbors. Come October, join us for our Hike for Hunger Kick Off and head out on the trails wherever and whenever you’d like, including joining us for one of our group hikes.
Deerfield Valley News

Blessing of the animals is Sunday at St. Mary’s church

WILMINGTON - St. Mary’s in the Mountains Episcopal Church will once again host the Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, October 2, at 10 am. The event will take place in conjunction with World Animal Day, which is observed on Tuesday, October 4, as an international day of action.
WWLP 22News

Art exhibit to highlight women of color making a difference

(Mass Appeal) – Women for years, and still to this day, have been working to make a difference in the world. An exhibit coming to South Hadley is sharing the history of women and women of color on the move for change, justice and inclusion. Here with more details is Rev Lori Souder, Senior Minister, and Janine Fondon, the exhibit curator.

C&S Wholesale Grocers Donates $500K To Food Bank

Keene, New Hampshire-based C&S Wholesale Grocers is donating $500,000 to The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts to support its expansion efforts with the development of a larger distribution center and headquarters. The facility will be based in Chicopee, Massachusetts, and will enable The Food Bank of WMA to receive and...

KSC lends helping arms at blood drive

KSC Students came by the Mabel Brown Room in the Student Center to donate blood for patients in need. The Red Cross hosted its first blood drive this academic year Friday Sept. 23. The Red Cross comes to Keene State around 5-9 times a year, according to director of student...