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Julia Pomerey, 85, of New Hampshire and Eleanor Davenport Duprey, 83, who goes by Jean, of Greenfield, look at old photos while on a tour of the Newton School in Greenfield with fellow Newton School alumni Wednesday August 26. Pomerey attended the school from 1935 to 1942 and Duprey attended the school from 1930 to 1937. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

100 years of memories ... and lots of tears: Alumni tour of Newton School brings stories of classmates, the ‘marvelous’ Ms. Carney

Thursday, August 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — Many of the 37 alumni who turned out to tour Newton School, celebrating its 100th year and opening its doors to students Sept. 2 and 4, remembered their own first days of school, and the tears. Louise Mroz, who attended the school from 1925 to 1932, said she doesn’t recognize anything of the building but the doorways, but … 0

Walking ‘The Wastelands’: Theatrical group presenting Pipeline Processions performances in the area

Thursday, August 27, 2015

In addition to all of the written testimony — hundreds of filings and thousands of words — about the proposed natural gas pipeline that would … 0

Same heart, new outlook: Montague native waiting on transplant credits positivity for keeping hope

Thursday, August 27, 2015

MONTAGUE — Every time the phone rings, Ryan Interlande thinks, “This could be it,” and he’s ready with a packed bag in his car. Unfortunately, … 0

Storm fells two oaks on homes in two-block line

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Something happened on the hill Tuesday afternoon. Randall Garland Sr. of 5 Henry Ave. tends to think it was more than a microburst, an opinion shared by neighbors after two oak trees landed on houses … 0

Mohawk district, towns seek compromise on Buckland Shelburne Elementary repair costs

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

SHELBURNE — Shelburne officials and Mohawk Trail Regional School District are hundreds of thousands of dollars apart on how much to spend for repairs to their regional elementary school. The difference between Mohawk’s defeated $750,000 capital budget request … 0

US Fish and Wildlife pulls Discovery Center staffing, support

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The Great Falls Discovery Center is grappling with how to handle a potential loss of programming and support after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service withdrew its staffing from the center on short notice this … 0

Shelburne makes pipeline opposition official

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

SHELBURNE ­— Shelburne selectmen unanimously cast their vote against Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s plans to run a mile-long stretch of pipeline through town and under the Deerfield River. But they also went further, saying they don’t think the pipeline … 0

Conway to Kinder Morgan: Cease and desist pipeline activity in town

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

CONWAY — Citing public health concerns, Conway’s Board of Health has issued a cease-and-desist order against Kinder Morgan’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline project, joining a number of other communities that have passed similar measures. The board’s decision was unanimous Monday night and the letter will … 0

Hawley eyes bylaw for recall of elected officials

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

HAWLEY — After working throughout the summer, the town Recall Bylaw Committee has created a proposed recall bylaw that will be discussed at a public hearing on Sept. 2, at 6 p.m. in the Town Office. “The revised version ... resembles those passed elsewhere but does contain a … 0

McCusker’s seeks beer and wine license

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

BUCKLAND — The Board of Selectmen will hold a liquor license hearing for a request for McCusker’s Market to sell beer and wine. The hearing takes place Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall. For a few years, the Shelburne Falls Wine Merchant rented part of the McCusker’s … 0

A Common cause: Businesses hope raffling off big bird statue could help repair electrical damage from squirrels

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The Daylily’s quest to rewire South Deerfield’s Town Common has reached about a fifth of its $5,000 goal, and the Sugarloaf Street gift shop is raffling off a giant metal bird sculpture to take the total even higher. The sculpture, created by Jessica Denehey of … 0

Invasive plant forum in Wendell Sept. 2

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Wendell Open Space Committee is sponsoring a forum, “Managing and Controlling Invasive Japanese Knotweed,” on Sept. 2 at 6 p.m. in Town Hall. An expert panel will provide information on effective and ecologically sound methods for controlling the rapidly spreading, invasive plant. Knotweed thrives in riparian areas … 0