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Neighbors: Lots of fun and festivals this fall

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Hello neighbor. What a great couple of months we have ahead of us here in the county. It’s no secret that fall is my favorite season, not only because of the brilliant color, cool temperatures and crisp apples from our local orchards, but because the county is alive with activity. Who doesn’t enjoy a day at the North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival? This year it will be held Sept. … 0

Bernardston special meeting date moved

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

BERNARDSTON — Zoning changes, an energy-efficient building code, school funding and more will be decided at an Oct. 8 special town meeting. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in Bernardston Elementary School. It was moved to Oct. 8 after the Selectboard had tentatively scheduled the meeting for Sept. 22. The town treasurer could become an appointed position rather than an elected one … 0

Peru and back again

Monday, September 15, 2014

NORTHFIELD — With the start of the school year comes the swapping of summer vacation stories, and the tales of a dozen Pioneer Valley Regional School students likely top those of their classmates. In July, the students packed their bags, grabbed their passports, and left everything they knew behind as they headed to … 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

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