Bernardston

Letter: Cries for tolerance

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Recorder’s Opinion of Aug. 5 on religious intolerance reminds me of this quote from a televangelist: “I look down on people who look down on people who look down on people.” The Recorder: “The sad thing is that all of the world’s religions, at their heart, preach codes of conduct that include tolerance.” Rattlesnakes are quite tolerant, yet are famous for their intolerance. They’ve found that a healthy mixture … 0

Neighbors: Grandparents proud of grandson’s award

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Hello, neighbor. Our neighbors Shirley and Don Ward of Buckland were happy to announce this week that their grandson Jared “JD” Jurentkuff won an Emmy Award for an Apple commercial he worked on last year titled “Misunderstood.” JD is one of the creative arts directors at Apple in California. The commercial is about … 0

Neighbors: Team Greenfield wins first annual mayors golf tourney

Monday, August 18, 2014

Hello neighbor. You may have read the story I wrote last week about Greenfield Mayor William Martin traveling to Southampton with several teams from town to play in the first annual Western Massachusetts Mayors Cup Golf Tournament to raise money for the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. Well, Team Greenfield won. The winning trophy, which is engraved with the words “Team Greenfield” at … 0

Taste the summer in CISA’s Local Hero restaurant fare

Friday, August 15, 2014

If you can’t come out for a whole meal during CISA’s Local Hero Restaurant Days on Tuesday and Wednesday , at least come to the Wagon Wheel in Gill for homemade peach ice cream made with peaches from Clarkdale Farm. Or have a grass-fed beef tenderloin steak at … 0

Neighbors: Girls Club still needs help to save building

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Hello neighbor. A while back, I told you that the Girls Club of Greenfield was on a campaign to raise money to save Camp Stonehenge on Oak Hill Road in Leyden. Well, it has raised $2,000 so far. It began a coin can fundraiser earlier this year, hoping … 0

Vt. Yankee petition to eliminate 10-mile emergency zone moves forward

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is moving ahead with an application by Vermont Yankee nuclear plant’s owners to eliminate the 10-mile emergency planning zone after it ceases operation at the end of the year. Entergy Nuclear Operations, which filed in April for a license amendment to eliminate the zone … 1

Bernardston sets special town meeting for Sept. 22

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

BERNARDSTON — School funding, zoning changes and new energy-efficient construction requirements are scheduled to be decided at a September special town meeting. The meeting is tentatively set for 7 p.m. on Sept. 22 in Bernardston Elementary School. The only funding article will seek $130,530.60 to cover the gap … 0

Neighbors: Supermoon dazzles in Franklin County’s summer sky

Monday, August 11, 2014

Hello neighbor. If you missed the “supermoon” this past weekend — it was the largest full moon of 2014 — you’ll have one last chance to see one in September. The term “supermoon” came from astrologer Richard Nolle … 0

Kringle opens Connecticut candle shop

Thursday, August 7, 2014

BERNARDSTON — The Kringle Candle Co. has doubled its retail outlets with the addition of a new shop in Connecticut. The new store, in the Stamford Town Center mall in Stamford, Conn., opened its doors quietly earlier this week, and will hold a grand opening at noon today … 0

Neighbors: Give blood

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Hello neighbor. I recently read about how a propane company in Dedham and the American Red Cross partnered to collect more than 750 blood donations throughout the state this summer. I didn’t realize that one blood donation could potentially help save the lives of up to three people. … 0

Bernardston Kiwanis Club founders honored

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

BERNARDSTON — Nearly 50 years ago, a dozen Bernardston men organized the town’s chapter of the Kiwanis Club. Five of those founding members are still active in the club after 47 years, and they were honored Tuesday at … 0

Bernardston Old Home Day Saturday

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

BERNARDSTON — Summer is winding down, and that can only mean one thing: Old Home Day is coming. The annual get-together goes from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Cushman Park, and it offers something for every age group. The kids can enjoy balloon sculpting, a sawdust … 0

First ‘Samplepalooza’ to test Connecticut River health stem to stern

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

GREENFIELD — Just how pollutant-free is the Connecticut River, from the top of Vermont to the Long Island Sound? A group of agencies will be pooling their efforts today to collect data on nitrogen and phosphorous content, along with other algae-growing nutrients, during a one-day water-testing event they’re … 0