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Ashfield Selectboard member resigns

Thursday, April 17, 2014

ASHFIELD — Selectboard member Paullette Leukhardt, who recently filed Open Meeting Law violation complaints against her own board, has handed in her letter of resignation. It takes effect May 1 — two days before her term was set to expire. In a four-page letter, Leukhardt said fellow board members’ “flagrant disregard and open refusal to comply with state law; their continuous hostility and attacks on town citizens ... and their … 0

Neighbors: Easter community meal open to all

Thursday, April 17, 2014

First, I’d just like to wish everyone a happy Easter, happy Passover or happy spring, whichever you prefer. Then, I’d like to get right to telling you about some upcoming events, because there are plenty. EVERYONE IS WELCOME to a free Easter ham dinner community meal at the Greenfield Alliance Church, 385 Chapman … 0

Rowe School going up

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

ROWE — While the $6.9 million Rowe Elementary School is under construction, a capital campaign is also underway to help furnish the new school and pay for items needed for the school library, for technology, the arts, the school playground and for physical education courses. The original school building was struck by lightning … 0

Mohawk looks at sharing schools

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

BUCKLAND — Why should Mohawk school buildings be half-empty when its eight regional school district member towns are looking for space for senior centers, libraries, meeting rooms, town offices, police departments and for town records storage? The Mohawk … 0

AG: Ashfield violated Open Meeting Law

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

ASHFIELD — The Attorney General’s Office has determined that the Selectboard violated the state Open Meeting Law by failing to approve several sets of meetings minutes in a timely manner, omitting sufficient detail in another, and in either losing, failing to create or failing to approve a different … 0

End of a sweet run

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

ASHFIELD — The stack of pancakes is tall, and the line of hungry eaters-to-be waiting to get at them is growing. It’s sugaring-season at South Face Farm, where throngs of weekend visitors turning out for pancakes, waffles, fritters … 0

Neighbors: So much happening in Franklin County

Monday, February 24, 2014

Hello neighbor. I have many upcoming events to tell you about today, so I’m just going to get to it. ARTSPACE IS PLANNING its third annual String Celebration for April 27 at 1 p.m. in Greenfield Middle School’s … 0

Franklin County Tech School to host community college panel Wednesday

Monday, February 24, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Franklin County Technical School will host its first ever community college panel discussion Wednesday night, and the public is invited to attend. Originally developed as an informational event for the school’s upperclassmen and parents, school officials decided to expand it for the entire community, said … 0

Forest meetings planned in 4 towns

Sunday, February 23, 2014

A second round of community meetings to discuss proposed federal forest designation has been planned by the Franklin Regional Council of Governments in Shelburne, Heath, Ashfield and Rowe. The towns are among 11 in Franklin County that could become host to newly designated forest as part of a … 0

Mohawk seeks law for 4-day week

Friday, February 21, 2014

BUCKLAND — The Mohawk Trail Regional School District Committee has unanimously agreed to seek legislation that could some day make it possible for the Mohawk middle school and high school to develop a four-day school week curriculum. The … 0

Happy 90th birthday Irmarie Jones

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Hello neighbor. We are now fewer than 30 days from the beginning of spring. Soon, the ground will begin to thaw — though it’s difficult to believe right now — and temperatures will warm as birds begin to … 0

Pioneer property plan to be presented Sunday

Thursday, February 20, 2014

BERNARDSTON — There are big plans for the Pioneer Valley Regional School property, and you can hear about them straight from the source Sunday. John Lepore, a Bernardston resident and former Pioneer science teacher, has authored an all-encompassing … 0

Hawlemont to speed up its farm curriculum

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

CHARLEMONT — With a celebratory “glass-of-milk” toast, the Hawlemont Regional School Committee, school officials and farmer Erwin Reynolds Sr. of Charlemont raised a glass to Hawlemont’s future farm-based curriculum at a recent School Committee meeting. School Superintendent Michael … 0