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Greenfield, MA, United States

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Recent articles by Domenic:

Courts begin gradual reopening following COVID-19 closures

Like the others across the state, courthouses in Hampshire and Franklin counties began a “gradual reopening” on Monday, though some of the practices adopted because of the pandemic will remain intact for the time being.The courts have started... → Read More

Body found in Connecticut River identified as missing woman

MONTAGUE — The body of a 34-year-old woman who went missing while self-quarantining in Colrain in April was found in the Connecticut River Sunday morning, authorities reported Wednesday. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner identified the body as... → Read More

DA’s office investigating death of 32-year-old Ashfield man

CHARLEMONT — The Northwestern district attorney’s office is investigating the death of a 32-year-old Ashfield man after the car he was in went off the road on Potters Road extension in Charlemont Saturday night.Christopher Nichols was the only... → Read More

When life gives you lemons, make lemon meringue pie

A mixture of egg whites and sugar dances lightly on the tongue. The bright, vibrant flavor of lemon curd offers a luxurious sourness that’s a reminder of why humans cultivate the yellow fruit (a hybrid between a bitter orange and citron). And the... → Read More

‘It’s just incredible sadness’: Family approaches 1-year anniversary of Meaghan Burns’ murder

SOUTH DEERFIELD — It’s been a year since Matthew Burns has been to work.But he hasn’t been on vacation. He’s been in mourning.Burns’ 23-year-old daughter, Meaghan, was one of three Navy corpsmen killed at a 7-Eleven convenience store in Portsmouth,... → Read More

Missing Whately woman found dead had been released on probation

WHATELY — The missing Whately woman found dead inside a River Road house Tuesday had been held at the Franklin County jail on three probation violations before she was released by the Greenfield District Court’s Probation Department four days before... → Read More

Missing Whately woman found dead in River Road house

WHATELY — The 35-year-old Whately woman reported missing March 27 was found dead inside a River Road house Tuesday night, according to the Northwestern district attorney’s office.The body of Katelyn Gralinski was removed from the scene by the Office... → Read More

Woman missing since April 7 last seen in Shelburne

COLRAIN — A 34-year-old woman who self-quarantined after arriving from Philadelphia on April 4 has disappeared and her mother is appealing to the public to help find her.Caroline “Morgan” Bren was last seen with a duffel bag on Route 2 in Shelburne... → Read More

Editorial: This week, last year

As a result of the coronavirus, a sea change has transformed our lives. Just how big a transformation can be judged by revisiting county life as it was one year ago this week, through the pages of the Greenfield Recorder.One year ago this week, on... → Read More

After being deemed non-essential, Newell Brands’ Yankee Candle distribution center closes

SOUTH DEERFIELD — When Gov. Charlie Baker updated and extended his essential services order at the end of March, it forced Newell Brands’ Home Fragrance distribution centers — once deemed essential — to close until at least May 4.The centers remained... → Read More

Parkland shooting survivor visits Greenfield cinema to speak before documentary

GREENFIELD — Valentine’s Day used to be one of Hannah Karcinell’s favorite holidays. The cookies and chocolate-covered strawberries and the love in the air were always special to her.But Feb. 14 will never again be the same, as it marks the... → Read More

Mount Holyoke professor accused of assault denied bail

GREENFIELD — Judge Mark D. Mason on Wednesday morning withheld the right to bail of a Mount Holyoke College professor accused of using a rock, fire poker and garden shears to attack a colleague in the alleged victim’s home late last year.Rie... → Read More

Mount Holyoke College professor pleads not guilty to attack on colleague

GREENFIELD — The Mount Holyoke College professor accused of using a rock, fire poker and garden shears to attack a colleague in the alleged victim’s home late last year pleaded not guilty to nine felony charges in Franklin County Superior Court on... → Read More

House passes McGovern’s pro-Tibet bill

A pro-Tibet bill championed by Congressman Jim McGovern to put pressure on China heads to the U.S. Senate after passing in the House of Representatives by a 392-22 vote late last month.The Democrat representing the 2nd Congressional District of... → Read More

Art Deviation Gallery & Store opens in South Deerfield

SOUTH DEERFIELD — JJ White acknowledges that his new business is not for everyone, but he invites people to stop by and see for themselves.White has opened Art Deviation Gallery & Store at 265 Greenfield Road in South Deerfield, next to Hillside Pizza... → Read More

Frontier Regional School junior leads Green New Deal launch party

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Kieran Dowd believes climate change is the most pressing issue in this planet’s history. But the solution, he thinks, might be partially rooted in a galaxy far, far away.Dowd, a 15-year-old junior at Frontier Regional School,... → Read More

Lucky dog: Rescuers pull black Labrador Retriever from icy river in Deerfield

DEERFIELD — Maybe dogs have nine lives, too.A black Labrador retriever named Buddy was reunited with his owners Sunday morning after being rescued from the icy Connecticut River by members of the Deerfield and Turners Falls fire departments and the... → Read More

Land trust updates Select Board on Whately Center Woods Project

WHATELY — At the mercy of state grant requirements, Kestrel Land Trust has until June 30 to acquire 120 acres encompassed by Westbrook, Chestnut Plain and Haydenville roads near Whately’s center, and until July 15 to submit materials to the state for... → Read More

Former Greenfield police sergeant guilty of vehicular homicide

GREENFIELD — Former Greenfield Police Sgt. James B. Rode was sentenced to two years behind bars after being found guilty of vehicular homicide stemming from a 2017 fatal incident.Rode, 50, will serve nine months, with 15 months to be suspended,... → Read More

Despite court order, Deerfield man continues to gather debris on property

GREENFIELD — Deerfield health officials told Judge Robert G. Fields on Friday that Stanley F. Romanowski, owner of a 25-acre property on Stillwater Road, has ignored orders to refrain from bringing additional garbage and foodstuffs onto his... → Read More