FRANKLIN COUNTY

Coverage of Franklin County, Massachusetts.

A polling place in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, on primary election day in March 2016.
Dave Roback / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

There are important contested races in western Massachusetts. Here’s what you need to know as we head toward the general election on November 6.

Reclaiming The American Flag

Oct 12, 2018
Bruce Watson in his Montague Center attic.
Paul Franz / The Greenfield Recorder / recorder.com

Shortly after the Fourth of July, I began flying the American flag from my front porch. Ever since, a 3-by-5 foot flag has waved on my street in Montague, Massachusetts. 

Drew Lopenzina wrote about William Apess, a 19th-century Pequot minister. Lopenzina is pictured at the Griswold Memorial Library in Colrain, Massachusetts, near where a historical marker is being placed to honor Apess.
Carrie Healy / NEPR

The first Native American to write and publish book-length memoirs of his life and experiences was born in Colrain, Massachusetts, in 1798. His name was William Apess.

The Connecticut River seen in Sunderland, Massachusetts.
Tom Walsh / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/wmass

Thousands of volunteers helped collect an estimated 50 tons of trash from the Connecticut River and its tributaries in four states last week.

Drone.
freeegooo / Creative Commons / pixabay.com/en/users/freeegooo-1631378

The city of Greenfield, Massachusetts, is launching a drone program to assist its police and fire departments.

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