Coverage of Franklin County, Massachusetts.

A rendering of a possible Green Fields Market in the Wilson's Department Store building in Greenfield, Massachusetts.
Franklin Community Co-op

Wilson's Department Store in Greenfield, Massachusetts, could become the new home of the food co-op in Franklin County. 

Mayor Roxann Wedegartner of Greenfield, Massachusetts.
Adam Frenier / NEPR

When Roxann Wedegartner takes office January 2 as the mayor of Greenfield, Massachusetts, it won’t be as a newcomer to city government.

Downtown Athol, Massachusetts.
Domenic Poli / Greenfield Recorder /

In western Massachusetts this week, the Athol Daily News shut its office in town. The paper will still be published, but will be based some 25 miles away in Greenfield. 

A stack of newspapers.
Jeff Eaton / Creative Commons /

The Daily News in Athol, Massachusetts, will no longer have an office in the North Quabbin town. The cost-cutting move for parent company Newspapers of New England means seven positions have been eliminated, according to the publisher.

Items for purchase during a liquidation sale at Wilson's Department Store in Greenfield, Massachusetts.
Jill Kaufman / NEPR

Wilson's Department Store in Greenfield, Massachusetts, is shutting its doors after 137 years, once everything is sold — including the mannequins. For many, the family-owned store has been a fixture both on Main Street and in their own families' lives.