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Bernardston

Town Meetings, Sept. 7 to 12

Friday, September 4, 2015

Ashfield Board of Assessors: Tuesday 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Finance Committee: Tuesday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Selectboard: Tuesday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Special town meeting: Tuesday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Conservation Commission: Wednesday 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Special election: Thursday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Town Hall. Bernardston Website Content Committee: Tuesday 10 a.m. in Town Hall. Master Steering Planning Committee: Tuesday 6:30 p.m. … 0

Neighbors: Be aware of childhood cancer and do something, if you can

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Hello neighbor. It’s every parent’s worst nightmare, and it became reality for our neighbors Jeffrey and Bobbi Hampton of Greenfield, who lost their beautiful daughter Ally to childhood cancer in 2014. Alexandria “Ally” Katlyn Hampton was 20 when she died in May of last year, succumbing to the terrible disease that no one … 0

Tech school adds college-prep, AP courses

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Classes started this week at Franklin County Technical School for the 38th time, but for the first time with advanced college placement classes. The Technical School this year added junior and senior AP English classes and an AP statistics class to its academic program, and an AP computer science class … 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

Neighbors: Franklin County Fair’s Got Talent competition begins

Monday, August 10, 2015

Hello neighbor. It’s that time again — the search is on for Franklin County’s most talented. If you’d like to make it to Franklin County Fair’s Got Talent stage, you’ve got just a few more days to submit a link to the video or audio showing everyone your … 0

Bernardston cancels Old Home Days

Friday, August 7, 2015

BERNARDSTON — Bernardston won’t celebrate Old Home Days this year. Recreation Commission Chairman Eric Glazier said there were a number of factors causing the committee to hold off producing the event originally planned for today. “It’s a small … 0

Neighbors: Manhattan Dolls coming to Athol

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Hello neighbor. If you’d like to hop aboard the “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” head to the Athol High School auditorium Aug. 16 from 2 to 4 p.m., when the New York City-based Manhattan Dolls, who perform in the style of the Andrews Sisters, will bring the memorable music of … 0

Minor injuries for drivers when car, Coke truck collide

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

BERNARDSTON — An accident involving a sedan and a Coca-Cola truck at the intersection of Gill Road and Turners Falls Road sent at least one driver to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries Tuesday afternoon. Bernardston Police Chief … 0

Neighbors: Dick Henry receives highest Moose honor

Monday, August 3, 2015

Hello neighbor. I’d like to congratulate Richard “Dick” Henry of Greenfield, a member of Greenfield Lodge No. 997 Loyal Order of Moose, who has received the Pilgrim Degree of Merit, which is the highest honor bestowed a member. The degree, currently held by very few throughout the United … 0