FRANKLIN COUNTY

Coverage of Franklin County, Massachusetts.

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Town officials in Deerfield, Massachusetts, are reaching out to UMass Amherst after residents complained about spraying at a grass research farm owned by the university.

John Adams Courthouse, home of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
Joe Difazio / WBUR

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Monday took up the definitions of farming and agriculture. 

Solitary standing cornstalks in a field in Deerfield, Massachusetts. Martha Ackmann noticed many fields had a handful of stalks that hadn't been cut down, and wondered why.
Martha Ackmann / Courtesy Martha Ackmann

 


You’ve seen them, no doubt.  Those solitary corn stalks standing alone in a field. 

An early voting sign in Easthampton, Massachusetts.
Adam Frenier / NEPR

Early voting has been underway in Massachusetts for the past week. Several local officials who oversee the process in the western part of the state said they're seeing a positive response.

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.

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