The Recorder Regional Notebook: July 20, 2022 – The Recorder | Hot Mobile Press

Published: 07/20/2022 15:19:59

Community Health Center awards grants

GREENFIELD – The Franklin County Community Health Center awarded the Dr. Sarah Kemble Scholarships 2022 – named in honor of its founder, who was a well-known advocate for universal healthcare – awarded to four students. The recipients are:

■Paige Sulda of Turners Falls High School, who will attend Emmanuel College in Boston.

■ Jada Jurek of Turners Falls High School, who will attend Greenfield Community College.

■Stella Clark of Mohawk Trail Regional School, who will attend Merrimack College in North Andover.

■Kylie Lowell of Mohawk Trail Regional School, who will attend Keene State University in New Hampshire.

All four recipients will be enrolled in nursing programs in the fall.

Rep. Blais holds office hours

State Assemblyman Natalie Blais, D-Sunderland, will host both virtual and in-person consultations in the 1st Franklin District this month.

Blais will be present on Monday, July 25 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Montague City Hall, 1 Avenue A. These consultation hours take place on the fourth Monday of each month.

Upon request, she will also hold a virtual consultation hour every Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m

Voters can stop by during in-person office hours or contact Legislative Aide Corinne Coryat at or 413-362-9453 to schedule an appointment. Also contact Coryat for a link for virtual consultations.

20 local students added to HCC Dean’s List

Twenty Franklin County students were named to Holyoke Community College’s Dean’s List for the spring semester. They are:

Heather L. Amos and Jennifer Snow, both Conway; Corbin Hall Blight, Breaunna Cathleen Garey, Mirasia Talay McGahan and John William McLaurin Jr., all of Greenfield; Sophie Margaret Dempster-Greenbaum and Laura Leigh ZiOliver, both from Leverett; Angela Lee Ramage, Raichelle Lynn Doyle, Lucinda Jordan and Tiffany Lenore Carner, all of Montague; Jillian Lee Gadreault of Northfield; Logan Edward Gamache, Devon Peterson, Brett Louis Robinson, David Williams and Jessica Paige Wrisley, all from South Deerfield; Sarah L. Catfish of Sunderland; and Benjamin Bardwell of Whately.

A student is placed on the Dean’s List if their GPA is 3.2 or higher.

DA issues a child safety warning

NORTHAMPTON — With summer officially here, the Northwestern District Attorney’s Child Fatality Review Team is reminding everyone to keep child safety first when it comes to summer hazards like swimming and water features, open windows and hot cars.

“We don’t want the summer to lead to preventable tragedies. We hope this campaign will remind people to take proper safety precautions,” Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan said in a press release. “Water and heat can lead to accidents, and vigilance is key to keeping children safe.”

Child fatalities occurring within the jurisdiction of the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office are reviewed by the Child Fatality Review Team, which assesses whether they could have been prevented and makes recommendations for changes. Last year, the team identified open windows, bodies of water and hot cars as particular dangers for children during the summer months and launched a public information campaign to prevent child deaths. The infant mortality review teams are required by law.

“These teams are proactive, non-punitive, and part of our commitment to finding ways to save young lives when deaths are preventable,” Sullivan said in the press release.

The comprehensive awareness campaign “The Safety of Infants and Children Must Be Our Top Priority” also targets the sleep safety of infants. The campaign offers tips for working on safer practices, including:

Sleep safely: Always lay babies on their backs to sleep and never sleep with them.

Window safe: Open windows top to bottom and use stops to prevent windows from opening more than 4 inches.

car safe: Actively use prompts, such as placing a bag or lunch in the back seat where a toddler is buckled, to prevent accidentally leaving a toddler in the car.

Water Safe: Regularly test pool fencing fasteners, install pool drain covers and monitor for subsurface hazards in natural bodies of water.

Public notice posters can be posted in public places by contacting the Attorney General’s office via the contact form at

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