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AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) - If you have any unwanted or unused prescription drugs, there's a chance to get rid of them this week.
The plant's demise also has had an impact on neighboring Franklin County, Massachusetts, and Cheshire County, New Hampshire.

Chicopee, Mass. (WWLP) - A weather system will be arriving Monday, with a big warming trend. 22news explains what's warming us up, and why now is a good time to take in some western Massachusetts fall foliage. A warming trend is about to begin! A warm ...
... scholarships as part of the Keystone International Livestock Expo at the Pennsylvania farm Show Complex and Expo Center. The three recipients hail from Pennsylvania's Franklin County, as well as south-central North Carolina and eastern Massachusetts.
Mass. farm Bureau opposes the initiative, writing on its website, "These practices are not used here, except by one small family farm.
TURNERS FALLS - Franklin County Technical school will host a College Financing Seminar presented by the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA). Parents and students are invited to attend this free seminar on paying for college, which ...

Court officers and authorities from the Orange police Department, the Massachusetts State Police and Franklin County Sheriff's Office stood in a section of the parking lot cordoned off with orange traffic cones so the suspects could be safely escorted ...
Stephen H. Bryant, president of Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, said Thursday that he hopes to outline plans to lift his company's moratorium next month when he speaks to the Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce.
Robert W. Stepanian, 58, Merrimac, Massachusetts, operating ATV on public way on April 16, 2016, offense committed, fined $100.
Cask storage at Rowe Yankee. The COG, which has had the advantage of going through closure of the Yankee Atomic plant in Rowe in 1992 and its decommissioning in 2007, was able to make use of a University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute's ...
SHELBURNE FALLS, Mass. (WWLP) - The fall colors are out in force in Franklin County and its helping businesses there.
Born in 1693 in the Franklin County town of Deerfield, the third son of the Rev. John Williams, Stephen Williams is known in history as "the boy captive of Deerfield.
ALBANS - Mrs. Theresa Lamothe, age 93, passed away Sunday afternoon, October 9, 2016, in the Franklin County Rehab Center. ... A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, Oct.13, 2016 at 11 a.m. in Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church.
"After getting to the mass practice and learning the line peel, the chant, the 'war Eagle' scramble and how to enter and exit the field, the girls were excited, and all the nerves were gone!
A group of Massachusetts doctors, nurses and other health professionals called on the Baker administration Tuesday to impose an immediate moratorium on development of all pipeline projects and natural gas facilities in the state until a comprehensive ...
A Hilliard Davidson student is accused of planning to recruit other students to take part in a mass shooting at the school.
GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP)- A new survey revealed how a student's background could jeopardize their future. The Communities that Care Coalition released the results of the survey Wednesday at the Greenfield transit center.

A Hilliard Davidson student is accused of planning to recruit other students to take part in a mass shooting at the school.
Franklin County commissioners voted on Tuesday to raise pay for 126 union employees to at least $13.69 per hour, the minimum living wage that the commissioners say their workers should be paid.
Caitlyn E. Perry, 21, Billerica, Massachusetts, use of drug paraphernalia, minor transporting liquor on Oct. 4, 2015, first charge, offense committed, community service 20 hours; second charge, offense committed, fined $300, license suspended 30 days.
The Four Rivers Public Charter school in Greenfield, Mass. The state ... Karl Dziura, the president of the Gill-Montague education Association, called charter expansion not only a Franklin County problem, but also a western Massachusetts problem. "Not ...
SHELBURNE FALLS, Mass. (WWLP) - The leaves are changing color, and local businesses are raking in the profits. Every fall, thousands of "leaf peepers" travel to western Massachusetts just to explore the foliage. The more vibrant the colors, the more ...
"Thomas Harty, a 95 year old man from Orange, Massachusetts, was killed Wednesday night, October 5th, 2016, and his 77 year old wife, Joanna Fisher, was seriously injured during an apparent home invasion in Franklin County, Massachusetts. The Orange ...
HADLEY, Mass. (WWLP) - Columbus day weekend is usually an ideal weekend to go out and see the fall foliage. 22News is working for you with why the glorious change of colors might be delayed this season.
About a third of them were from Franklin County, while two-thirds came from elsewhere in Massachusetts. In mid-September, the final family left the Days Inn, according to Fran Lemay, the director of ServiceNet's Greenfield Family Inn shelter on Federal ...
A previous arrangement with Vision government Solutions Inc. of Northboro, Massachusetts, "did not work out well," Tarquino said.
BERNARDSTON, Mass. (WWLP) - A man and woman from Vermont were arrested in the Franklin County town of Bernardston, early Friday morning, after a traffic stop.
As these officers watched the apartment and awaited additional backup, Deputy Palmier drove by in his marked Franklin County Sheriff's vehicle. He saw Officer Davis and asked, "y'all good ma'am?" to which Officer Davis responded, "no." Deputy Palmier ...
(Photo courtesy of Western Mass News ) ... The incident is under investigation by the Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Northwestern District Attorney's Office; Massachusetts state police crime Scene Services and Orange police Department.
WWLP - Home sales have risen in Western Massachusetts as a whole, but Franklin County continues to trail its neighboring counties.
In the recent Massachusetts case, someone called police on the night of Sept. 17 in the western city of Greenfield to report that they saw someone dressed as a clown and "lurking" at the Franklin County Fairgrounds, according to Lieutenant Joe Burge.
Jim Geoghegan, owner of Sunshine farm in Sherborn, Mass., surveys a withered drought-stricken corn field on Aug. 11, 2016. Most of this field from an early season planting will not grow corn because of a lack of rain, while other parts of Sunshine Farm ...
THE LOCAL ANGLE -- "Franklin County egg farm surfaces in debate over Question 3 on farm animal cruelty," by Gintautas Dumcius, Masslive.
Chelsea Mass stopped 15 shots in the loss. Renaissance 6, FC Tech 1 - Desiree Crawford scored three times Tuesday and Renaissance school defeated Franklin County Technical School, 6-1, in a Tri-County League girls' soccer game in Turners Falls.
All the branches are in Hampshire County, but Florence does have an ATM in downtown Greenfield in Franklin County, as well as the ATM in the Hall of Fame.
Franklin County, which suffering severe drought conditions as of last week - except for more dire "extreme drought" conditions in the county's southeast corner - was named one of 11 counties eligible for emergency disaster relief by USDA, making ...
GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Fall foliage season is approaching fast! Peak season is just a few weeks away, and despite recent dry conditions, many people are still coming to Franklin County to check out the leaves. The foliage season starts in September ...
comments. Boston - The one farm in Massachusetts that confines hens, located in the Franklin County town of Wendell, surfaced Tuesday as a talking point for opponents and proponents of a ballot question on farm animal cruelty.
Opioid addiction is at crisis levels in Franklin County, and the Opioid Task Force there wants better funding for prevention.
The seminar is presented by a representative from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, which will help people who are approaching the Medicare eligibility age, to understand their health insurance options, other than the employer-sponsored .... In ...
On Friday officers received information that Arsenault was hiding in the woods near the Northfield Golf Course. Officers searched the area with the help of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office K9 unit, Massachusetts State Police, Hinsdale police and ...
police say Jesse Beshaw, 29, of Winooski, had a warrant out for his arrest for a burglary at the time that he was shot and killed by Deputy Nicolas Palmier of the Franklin County Sheriff's Department, on Friday. The warrant out for Beshaw's arrest had ...
Paul Edward Boyle, 39, of Wareham, Massachusetts, possession of marijuana, up to 1.25 ounce, June 24, 2016, in New Sharon; $350 fine.
For the first time on record, more than half of Massachusetts is now in an extreme drought - a 30 percent hike from just last week, according to data kept by the U.S.
Melinda Calianos of the Hampshire and Franklin County Tobacco-Free Community Partnership said around 90 percent of adult smokers started young.
Chicopee, Mass. (WWLP) - The ongoing drought continues to worsen across the region, with parts of western Massachusetts now considered to be going through an "extreme drought." That is according to the weekly report from the U.S. Drought Monitor. An ...
"META grants lay important foundations for the municipal and regional bodies, to develop and implement critical clean energy projects as Massachusetts continues to move towards our shared clean energy future," said Gov. Charlie Baker. Sen. President ...
First grade teacher at Windy Gap Elementary School Laura Harden holds a rabbit for students from the school to pet at the Franklin County Agricultural Fair Wednesday morning, Sept. 14, 2016. First grade students from Franklin County schools visited the ...
The Franklin County Dog Shelter euthanized 52 dogs over the weekend in hopes of curbing an outbreak of a deadly disease announced there Friday.
GREENFIELD - "I got my clown noses, I got my dimple stickers, we're all set," said Bogey the clown, aka Ed Batchelder, a Springfield-based Mehla Shriner, before Franklin County Fair's opening day parade Thursday. Near the ... Despite holding varying ...






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