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Monk living in Conway recounts experiencing deadly Nepalese earthquake

Friday, May 22, 2015

CONWAY — After spending three years as a visiting scholar at Hampshire College and then beginning his study of Tibetan medicine here, Buddhist monk Nuptul Tenpei Nyima returned to Nepal’s Sangchen Rabten Norbuling Monastery, where he is an abbot, in Nepal’s Himalayas. He arrived at the monastery after 5 or 6 days of trekking in the Katmandu Valley on April … 0

Hawley: Is cheaper broadband possible?

Friday, May 22, 2015

HAWLEY — How will Hawley, one of the tiniest WiredWest member towns, get high-speed Internet for less than $1 million? That’s a question Kirby “Lark” … 0

Local pols seek to intervene in pipeline deal

Friday, May 22, 2015

Several area state legislators are joining anti-pipeline groups seeking legal status to intervene in Berkshire Gas Co.’s request to become a customer of the planned … 0

Little debate heard at Bernardston town meeting

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

BERNARDSTON — Bernardston voters had little choice over the largest single expense on Tuesday’s annual town meeting warrant. While rising school costs are usually a hot topic, Bernardston voters had no say over their $2.7 million share of the Pioneer Valley Regional School District’s $14.34 million budget because … 0

Montague tree policy to see more discussion

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Disagreement over whether the trees recently felled on Montague Street were public and therefore protected was not resolved, but the Montague Board of Selectmen decided Tuesday night to develop a tree bylaw for the next town meeting and in the meantime asked the tree warden … 0

Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum opens for the season on Saturday

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — The Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum will reopen for the 2015 season on Saturday. Visitors will be able to take a 15-minute ride back in time on the beautifully restored trolley Number 10 which was restored … 0

Arms Library gets ‘Pothole Pictures’ movie collection

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — You’ve seen a movie on the big screen at Pothole Pictures; now you can see it at home, thanks to a new Pothole Pictures Library Movie Collection that will soon become available to librarygoers at the Arms Library. In collaboration with the library, Pothole Pictures … 0

UMass creates ‘Honors-to-Honors’ scholarship program for transferring community college students

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

AMHERST — The University of Massachusetts-Amherst has announced Honors-to-Honors, a new scholarship program that provides additional funding to honors graduates of the state’s 15 community colleges who are accepted into the university’s Commonwealth Honors College, to help them complete their bachelor’s degrees. For many in-state students, the scholarship … 0

Judge: Remaining defendants in UMass gang rape case to be tried separately

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The three remaining defendants charged in connection with an alleged 2012 gang rape at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will be tried separately, a judge ruled, despite the state’s efforts to combine two of the trials. Hampshire Superior Court Judge Bertha D. Josephson on Friday denied … 0

Armed Forces Appreciation Day at Look Park on Saturday

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A daylong event Saturday intended to pay tribute to area veterans and their families is expected to draw hundreds of people from throughout the state. The Veterans Council of Northampton hopes to lure people to its Armed Forces Family Appreciation Day at Look Park with the … 0

Sip with a senator: Downing to hold coffee hours in Heath

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

HEATH — State Sen. Benjamin B. Downing, D-Pittsfield, plans his next Coffee & Conversation public forum at the Community Hall at 1 West Main St. on May 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. To be accessible to all … 0

Northfield protects its neck of the woods

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

NORTHFIELD — When the Town of Northfield voted unanimously at the November 2014 town meeting to go ahead with efforts to protect the Alderbrook Meadows wildlife sanctuary, that decision represented an opportunity to protect one of the town’s most important cultural, historical and natural places. Nestled under Beers … 0

Pet adoption, pony rides at Tractor Supply on May 30

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

GREENFIELD — Tractor Supply Co. at 72 Newton St. in Greenfield is hosting a pet event Saturday, May 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to encourage adoptions and support local animal groups. All events are open to the public and their pets. Along with all the products … 0