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B(u)y the book: World Eye Bookshop sees steady flow of customers after plea

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — The owner of the downtown landmark, World Eye Bookshop on Main Street, says if the rest of the week goes like Wednesday, the bookstore will stay open for sure. “Business has been great and steady,” said Jessica Mullins. “So far people are voting with their dollars. They’re telling us they want World Eye to stay.” Mullins announced Tuesday … 0

Kulik: ‘My constituents deserve answers’ on Berkshire Gas, pipeline plans

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

BOSTON — Rep. Stephen Kulik argued before Boston regulators this week that Berkshire Gas Co. should consider alternatives to Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., including replacement … 0

Wheels in motion for Turners skate park

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — If local skateboarders aren’t doing flips today, they should be — or will be by fall at a new, permanent $366,000 skate … 0

Shelburne Falls RiverFest set for June 5 to 7

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — This year’s RiverFest, a weekend-long celebration of the Deerfield River June 5 through 7, will include tours of a hydropower plant, street music, fly-casting demonstrations, rafting and paddleboard trips, a parade decoration workshop and its … 0

Recorder editor to visit Charlemont this evening

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

CHARLEMONT — The latest stop in Recorder Editor George Forcier’s tour of Franklin County is today at Cold River Cafe on Main Street in Charlemont from 5:30 to 6:30. If you haven’t heard about the good-will tour, here … 0

New Salem eyes Internet, highway barn

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

NEW SALEM — About $1.5 million for Internet and $175,000 for a new Highway Department barn are the outstanding requests among the 36 to be put to voters at next week’s possibly two-day annual town meeting. The meeting begins Monday at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall, with … 0

Charlemont OKs broadband, ambulance

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

CHARLEMONT — Although less than 20 percent of the town’s households have registered for WiredWest broadband services, all but a few of the 123 voters attending annual town meeting this week (15 percent of all registered voters) gave selectmen the authority to borrow $1.75 million for the town’s … 0

Super John’s Market closes

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — For the past few weeks, Super John’s Market on Federal Street has sat shuttered day and night with the building’s metal security doors pulled down over the windows. Inside, the lights remain off and the shelves are mostly clear. On Wednesday Gary Patel, the store’s owner, … 0

Where does the stormwater go?

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Franklin Regional Council of Governments and Millers River Watershed Council will host a workshop on stormwater mitigation and low-impact development in the river’s watershed Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the John W. Olver Transit Center’s first-floor Community Room. The workshop is the first in a … 0

Hospice to host butterfly release ceremony on day of remembrance

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

GREENFIELD —–Hospice of Franklin County and Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility has invited the community to a butterfly release and remembrance ceremony on Sunday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Charlene Manor. The ceremony will include the reading of names of those who have died, music and readings. … 0

Trailers burn at Heath vacation campsite

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

HEATH — A small cooking fire and dry weather conditions beyond anything he’s seen in the Northeast destroyed five trailers in a seasonal camp and damaged a neighboring sixth trailer, said Fire Chief Michael Smith. The fire at 8 Lakeview drive began with a small cooking fire in … 0

Colrain seeks OK to raze ‘Blue Block’

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

COLRAIN — The Board of Selectmen wants to buy the vacant, decaying “Blue Block” apartment building at the intersection of Main and Jacksonville roads and demolish it, removing one more blighted building in what has been the traditional … 0

World Eye Bookshop late on payments; needs $15,000 by end of week

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — The owner of a local iconic bookstore, which has been in Greenfield for more than 40 years, says she is considering closing if business does not pick up. World Eye Bookshop owner Jessica Mullins said she … 0