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Wednesday, December 31 1969

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Columbia Gas Donates $5K to NoFIRES Program

Adapted from a Northwestern District Attorney’s Office press release:

National and Massachusetts statistics show that arson is the number one crime committed by juveniles, who set approximately 250,000 fires per year.  In 2012, the Northwestern District Attorney’s (NWDA) Office worked with fire and law enforcement officials, mental healthcare providers, and social service agencies to develop the Northwestern Juvenile Fire Intervention Response, Education, and Safety Partnership (NoFIRES), a non-profit organization that offers education and intervention to youth fire setters aged 5-17 years old.

Tonight! Free Showing of Drug Addiction Documentary

Adapted from a Northwestern District Attorney’s Office press release:

“The Hungry Heart,” a 93-minute-long documentary directed by Bess O’Brien, about the crisis of drug addiction in Vermont, will be shown at Greenfield Community College on Tuesday, April 15th, in the cafeteria commons, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

It's National Consumer Protection Week

Adapted from a Northwestern District Attorney’s Office press release:

To keep the public aware and informed, the Northwestern District Attorney's (NWDA) Consumer Protection Team will be at  National Consumer Protection Week events taking place in town this week and next.  Come on down and meet the folks working hard to ensure that con artists can't make a living in our area.

Anti-Crime Task Force Receives $71,954 Boost

Adapted from a Northwestern District Attorney’s Office press release:

The Northwestern District Attorney’s Office (NWDA), Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG), and law enforcement partners are honored to have received a $71,954 Community Innovation Challenge Grant to expand the Northwestern District Anti-Crime Task Force.

Hillside Neighborhood Watch Starts Next Week

Adapted from information provided by Iris Vicencio-Rasku:

On Wednesday, November 13, 2013, the first meeting of the Hillside Neighborhood Watch group will take place from 5pm to 6:30pm, in the Greenfield Gardens meeting room at 58 Pray Street.  Attendees will discuss simple actions that can be taken in cooperation with local law enforcement and establish a network of neighbors looking out for each other.

Still Time to Bid on Wet Paint!

Adapted from a Northwestern District Attorney’s Office press release:

Online bidding, for 20 paintings of local scenes and still lifes by some of the Valley’s best artists, began last week on the Northwestern Children’s Advocacy Center’s website.  The works of art will be the centerpiece of an Oct. 3 benefit silent auction and wine tasting at the Hotel Northampton, from 6:30 -9 p.m. (Auction closes at 8:30). In the meantime, they can be seen in a slideshow on the Northwestern CAC’s website.

Community Shredding Day September 28th

This just in from a Northwestern District Attorney’s Office press release:

The Greenfield TRIAD/ “Seniors and Law Enforcement Together” (SALT) Council, in partnership with the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office, Franklin Sheriff’s Office, and Pro-Shred, Inc. are sponsoring a “Community Shred Event” to be held on Saturday, Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Greenfield Guiding Grange Hall, 401 Chapman Street, Greenfield. This three (3) hour event will be open to all Franklin County community members.  This is for residential shredding not open to businesses.

First Valley Gun Buy Back to be Held Oct. 5

This just in from a Northwestern District Attorney’s Office press release:

The Northwestern District Attorney’s Office is pleased to offer the citizens of Hampshire and Franklin counties a safe way to dispose of guns from their homes at the first Valley Gun Buy Back on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Northampton and Greenfield police stations.

Children’s Advocacy Center Giving Tree Recipient

This just in from a Northwestern District Attorney’s Office press release:

Children suspected of having been abused will have new toys to play with while receiving services at the Northwestern Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC), thanks to the generosity of the employees at the Braintree office of New England Office Supply (NEOS), a minority- and woman-owned company.

Insurance Fraud Bureau of MA Awards NWDA $10K

This just in from a Northwestern District Attorney’s Office press release:

The Northwestern District Attorney’s Office has gotten a boost from the Insurance Fraud Bureau of Massachusetts in its efforts to identify and prosecute car insurance fraud and other forms of insurance fraud in Hampshire and Franklin counties and the town of Athol.

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