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Bernardston

Letter: Multiple uses

Friday, August 28, 2015

One-time use? Are you kidding? We use plastic grocery bags for a number of things: to store ice in the freezer; take to the Y to put our wet swimsuit in to bring home; in all our wastebaskets in the house and in the car for our rubbish; fill with five-cent bottles and cans to redeem (waste of time and money); store clothespins to use on clothesline; wrap shoes when … 0

Neighbors: New book tells story of 1896 Trolley No. 10

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hello, neighbor. Over the past week, there’s been a lot of activity at the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum at 14 Depot St. Visitors have been busy signing a copy of the “Little Yellow Trolley,” a book that follows the history of the 1896 Trolley No. 10. It was written by museum member Marie … 0

Neighbors: Community says “goodbye” to longtime service agency head

Monday, August 24, 2015

Hello neighbor. On Wednesday, The United Arc will say “bon voyage” to its executive director of 39 years. Ed Porter has performed a variety of roles in the position since 1976, helping the agency expand and adapt to the changing needs of our community over the years. Ed is leaving shortly after completing … 0

Police: Woman stabs sleeping man in back

Monday, August 24, 2015

BERNARDSTON — A Greenfield woman faces an attempted murder charge after police say she stabbed a Bernardston man in the back. Susan L. Carlilse, 54, of 124 Davis Street in Greenfield was arrested around 7:45 p.m. Sunday and charged with attempted murder, assault and battery with a dangerous … 1

Weekly Town Meetings

Friday, August 21, 2015

Ashfield Selectboard: Monday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Technology/Finance Committee/Selectboard: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Parks Commission: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Conservation Commission: Wednesday 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Planning Board: Wednesday 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Bernardston Veterans Agent: Monday 9 a.m. in Town … 0

Neighbors: Remember the power your words have and use them wisely

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Hello neighbor. I have lots to tell you about today. Before I go into what’s happening in the county, I’d like to tell you about an unsigned note I received from one of you fine folks, and then … 0

Letter: Dr. Zinn will be missed

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Dear Dr. Daniel Zinn: My wife and I were so lucky that you were the Pediatrician on call on Dec. 22, 2005 and June 7, 2010. You were the first human being to touch both of my children as they entered into the world. For both Joshua and … 0

Letter: Views on ‘faith’

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

I think the heart of a recent letter written by Joanna Singh concerning Faith Matters is found in this statement: “I’ve read some of your pieces by local religious leaders and I am puzzled at what seems to be open proselytizing about unproven matters of faith.” Faith is … 0

Letter: Wrong place

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Anyone that is in favor of the proposed 64-bed detox, etc., plan on Federal Street is obviously not living in the immediate neighborhood of the proposed property in question. Not only is this site a poor location for such a facility but a missed opportunity for Greenfield. For … 0

Bernardston crash sends two to hospital

Monday, August 17, 2015

BERNARDSTON — Two adolescents were transported to the hospital with minor injuries after their vehicle crashed into a utility pole Monday afternoon. The accident happened just before 3 p.m. on Gill Road and the only vehicle involved was … 0

Neighbors: Our neighbors are in our thoughts

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Hello neighbor. I told you a nice story the other day about a neighbor who was admitted to Baystate Franklin Medical Center with a respiratory infection, who ended up being diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. I’m sorry to … 0

Cushman Library patio to be memorial to Bernardston woman

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

BERNARDSTON — By the end of the month, Cushman Library will have a new patio. Library Director Karen Stinchfield said that with Wi-Fi that extends outside the building and a beautiful view of the pond right next door, … 0

Letter: Planned Parenthood is despicable

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Liberals are against the Confederate flag, plastic bags and Fox News, but they will always be pro-abortion. As Lifenews.com put it, “We now know Planned Parenthood is operating a chop-shop, selling murdered babies for parts.” In an undercover video, Dr. Mary Gatter talks about “less crunchy” abortion methods, … 0