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Abbie Burrows cuts her 100th birthday cake with help from her niece Abbie Hatton at The Arbors Assisted Living residential community on Monday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

Widespread family gathers as Abbie Burrows turns 100

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

GREENFIELD — Abbie Burrows celebrated her 100th birthday for the second time Monday afternoon. Born on Aug. 24, 1914, Burrows’ Sunday birthday was book-ended by two parties. Last, Saturday, she celebrated her last day of being 99 with 125 guests at the United Church of Bernardston. She enjoyed a smaller celebration Monday at The Arbors in Greenfield, where she now … 0

Neighbors: Falling into Franklin County Fair season

Monday, September 1, 2014

Hello neighbor. This weekend was the unofficial start to fall and we all know what that means. Yes, the days are getting shorter and soon temperatures will begin to drop — I’m not even going to mention the white stuff, yet. But fall also means the Franklin County Fair, lots of fun festivals, crispy apples and hot cider with cinnamon and a welcomed … 0

Neighbors: Local teens attend two-week craft program

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hello, neighbors. Two of our younger neighbors participated in a two-week craft program in Williamsburg this year and, I’m told, had a lot of fun doing so. Fourteen-year-old James Simpson and 15-year-old Henry Walker-West, both of Shelburne Falls, spent two weeks at Snow Farm Summer, a program of The New England Craft Program. James, the son of nationally known glassblower Josh Simpson and … 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

Child saved from drowning back at home

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

BERNARDSTON — A team effort saved the life of a 6-year-old boy at a local summer workshop program. At about 2:30 p.m. Monday, the boy jumped into the pool at Meadow Edge Art and didn’t come back up. Lifeguard Hayley Black, 18, of Montague, jumped in after him … 0

Warwick junior firefighter saves life of drowning boy

Monday, August 4, 2014

BERNARDSTON — When a Warwick junior firefighter saw a boy drowning in a pool, his training kicked right in. Eaden Marti, 14, was swimming at Meadow Edge Art Camp in Bernardston Monday afternoon, when he turned around and … 0

Neighbors: Young neighbor’s selfless act

Monday, August 4, 2014

Hello neighbor. I want to tell you about one of our younger neighbors today and the good deeds she is doing for our larger community. I hope her story inspires you as it has me. Catherine Bezio recently … 0

Neighbors: Local woman up for Emmy Award

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Hello neighbor. Our neighbors Ann and Gary Thomas of Greenfield can’t wait for Aug. 16, because that is when they will learn whether their daughter Sherry Thomas wins an Emmy Award with two other women for casting the … 0

Berkshire Gas warns about phone scam

Monday, July 28, 2014

Several Berkshire Gas business customers have recently reported receiving fraudulent telephone calls seeking immediate payment of their Berkshire Gas accounts, by credit card, over the telephone, the utility has reported. The caller claims that the account is overdue and requires immediate payment. Several of the fraudulent calls have … 0