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Weekly Town Meetings

Friday, July 31, 2015

Ashfield Board of Assessors: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Bernardston Master Plan Steering Committee: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Board of Selectmen: Wednesday 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Buckland Conservation Commission: Monday 6:15 p.m. in Town Hall. Board of Assessors: Thursday 4:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Colrain Conservation Commission: Tuesday 7 p.m. in Town Office. Board of Health: Wednesday 6:30 p.m. in Old Town Office, Jacksonville Road. Conway … 0

4-H Dairy Show this weekend

Friday, July 31, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Franklin County Fairgrounds will be filled with children and cows from all over the state this weekend, Aug. 1 and 2, for the State 4-H Dairy Show. According to organizer Carrie Sears of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Extension, the 58 4-H students, ages 11 to 18, are all competing … 0

Neighbors: Don’t leave children or pets in vehicles

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Hello neighbor. Today I want to talk to you good folks about leaving children and pets in vehicles this summer. Please don’t! Leaving them in a hot vehicle could be deadly. If you are out and about with your child — brining him or her to day care, for instance — and it’s … 0

Neighbors: Adopt an adult cat for $5 this weekend

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hello neighbor. It’s that time again, folks! Dakin Humane Society is offering its $5 cat adoption for select adult cats on Saturday and Sunday. This weekend only, you can adopt an adult cat for only $5 at both the Springfield and Leverett adoption centers from 12:30 to 5:30 … 0

Tech school projects passed

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Tuesday was the decisive day for the Franklin County Technical School’s roof project, with dire weather predictions and polls open for a districtwide vote to repair the roof and replace aging windows, doors and pavement. Voters didn’t turn … 0

Neighbors: Donations for homeless kids starting to roll in

Monday, June 22, 2015

Hello neighbor. Our neighbors Dean and Kim Scudder of Conway are sending one of the homeless children living in a Greenfield hotel or shelter to camp this summer. It’s the first response I’ve heard about since I told … 0

Ashfield fetes 250 with parade and so much more

Sunday, June 21, 2015

ASHFIELD — On Saturday morning, an older couple lugged lawn chairs down Baptist Corner Road to Main Street, where the town’s 250th anniversary parade was to take place in a few minutes. The man must have complained, because … 0

Weekly Town Meeting List, June 22 to 27

Friday, June 19, 2015

Ashfield Conservation Commission: Wednesday 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Bernardston Planning Board: Monday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Finance Committee: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Board of Selectmen: Wednesday 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Buckland Conservation Commission: Monday 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Board of Selectmen: Tuesday … 0

Ashfield parade parking

Friday, June 19, 2015

ASHFIELD — Because the 250th Anniversary Parade begins at 10 a.m., the town center will be closed to traffic at 9:45. Those who want to view the parade must find somewhere to park at least 15 minutes ahead of time. There will be no parking on either side … 0

Many beards, many stories in Ashfield contests

Thursday, June 18, 2015

ASHFIELD — The town’s 250th celebration beard-growing contest has brought about some unexpected links to the past as 60 men grew longer beards over the past six months. In recent months, the three newly bearded selectmen, presiding over … 0

Neighbors: Help a homeless child go to summer camp

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Hello neighbor. I spoke this week with Joe Manning, one of our neighbors living in Florence. He said he was in Loot in Turners Falls late last summer, rummaging through all of the antiques and treasures, when he came upon a box of old Associated Press photos. “There’s … 0

Letter: Your pipeline coverage

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Thank you for expanding your coverage of the Tennessee Gas Co. pipeline. You are covering what might be the most important story of our times for western Massachusetts and all of Massachusetts. Resistance is widespread, determined and intelligent. And becoming more and more organized. Our Hilltown and Franklin … 1

Ashfield’s 250th offers full weekend of festivities

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

ASHFIELD — On Friday the long growing season will be over — at least for the 56 men who started off clean-shaven on Jan. 1, then became part of a town-wide beard-growing contest in honor of the town’s … 0