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Horton listens to Mohawk Elementary school students perform as Who's in Whoville  during the All-Schools Seussical dress rehearsal at Mohawk Regional High School on Wednesday. Showtimes are March 6 and 7 at 7 p.m. and
March 8 at 2 p.m. Recorder/Micky Bedell

Mohawk gets musical with ‘Seussical’

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

BUCKLAND — Mix “Horton Hears a Who” with “The Cat in the Hat” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and what have you got? “Seussical the Musical.” This weekend, that’s the ticket at the Mohawk Trail Regional High School, where at least 85 students from Grade 5 through Grade 12 will be on stage, with Mohawk Concert Band members playing … 0

‘I feel like I’ve been here a long time’

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

CHARLEMONT — After working as a Mohawk Trail Regional School teacher for eight years, Wayne Kermenski of Shelburne Falls has been hired as principal of the Hawlemont Regional School. “When you’re a teacher, you’re really concerned about your classroom. But when you’re a principal, you’re really concerned about the whole school,” said Kermenski, … 0

Pellet bag recycling program is heating up

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

According to program director Amy Donovan, the Franklin County Solid Waste Management District’s pellet bag recycling program is proving to be very popular at the thirteen municipal transfer stations offering the free program. Residents of Bernardston, Buckland, Charlemont, Conway, Deerfield, Leverett, Montague, Northfield, Orange, Rowe, Shelburne, Warwick and Wendell can bring their pellet bags to their town transfer stations and the Greenfield Transfer … 0

A cool thing to do

Sunday, February 22, 2015

ASHFIELD — The residents of Ashfield couldn’t have picked a better day to hack into the frozen surface of Ashfield Lake and pull out giant blocks of ice to be stored for use during the town’s 250th Anniversary … 0

Ashfield broadband could cost up to $2.3 million

Sunday, February 22, 2015

ASHFIELD — To hook up the “last-mile” fiber-optic network throughout this town of roughly 770 households, Ashfield will have to authorize borrowing up to $2.3 million for its share of WiredWest broadband costs. But creative financing could keep the town from having to make sizeable loan repayments for … 0

Local outdoors enthusiasts float Olympic idea

Friday, February 20, 2015

Will the whitewater slaloms of the 2024 Olympics take place on the Deerfield River? That’s the hope of local outdoor enthusiasts, and of Congressman Richard Neal, who is pushing for “regional equity” in Boston’s bid for the 2024 … 2

History on the rocks

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

ASHFIELD — A cold winter like this year’s would have been a blessing to farmers 100 years ago for at least one reason: the ice. From the 1800s to the 1930s, ice “cakes” were cut from Ashfield Lake, harvested with the help of horses or oxen teams, packed … 0

Neighbors: Stay safe in frigid temperatures

Monday, February 16, 2015

Hello neighbor. Spring is just 31 days away, but it may not seem that close because we continue to battle bitter cold temperatures and all of this white stuff. Earlier this month we saw the Full Snow Moon, named because February is typically the month where we see … 0

Rowe school, town officials debate joining Mohawk school district

Sunday, February 15, 2015

ROWE — The town that last year had seemed on the verge of breaking up with the Mohawk Trail Regional School District now seems inclined toward a stronger union — if the benefits and cost-per-student for joining the Mohawk Trail Regional School District on a Grade 7 to … 0

Young anglers take to Ashfield Lake; cold temps no problem at Kids Ice Fishing Derby

Sunday, February 15, 2015

ASHFIELD — What could possibly make the coldest day yet this winter even colder? Spending the day out on a frozen lake. And that’s exactly what about 50 area residents did Saturday afternoon when they participated in the … 0

Mohawk readies changes to school district agreement

Friday, February 13, 2015

BUCKLAND ­— Wednesday, the Mohawk Trail Regional School District will discuss four changes to its regional agreement that school and town officials say will streamline a clunky bureaucratic processes and give the district more flexibility to make money-saving changes as enrollments shrink. The proposed warrant articles include: ∎ A … 0

Weekly meetings for Feb. 16-20

Friday, February 13, 2015

Ashfield Board of Assessors: Tuesday 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Board of Assessors: Wednesday 8:30 a.m. in Town Hall. Technology Committee: Wednesday 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Selectboard/Finance Committee: Wednesday 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Planning Board: Wednesday 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Personnel Board: Thursday 7 p.m. … 0

West County Notebook

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Mohawk school budget hearing set for Wednesday BUCKLAND — The Mohawk Trail Regional School District budget public hearing will be held on Wednesday, 7 p.m. in the Superintendent’s Conference Room at the Mohawk Trail Regional High School. School Committee members will be asked to vote on next year’s … 0