Bernardston

Neighbors: Head to the North Quabbin for some summer fun

Monday, July 21, 2014

Hello neighbor. I was really excited to read last week that the North Quabbin will be getting some help from the state to boost tourism. It’s such a beautiful area — and you all know how much I love the Quabbin Reservoir. There are other attractions in that area: Starrett Museum in Athol, Swift River Historical Society Museum in New Salem and Tully Lake and Campground. You really should get … 0

Neighbors: Local writers publish book of short memoirs

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Hello neighbor. A wonderful group of local writers has published another book. “Days and Moments, Moments and Days,” by Well Done Writers, is now available at World Eye Bookshop in Greenfield and Boswell’s Books in Shelburne Falls. Our neighbor Janet Keyes, who happens to be one of the writers, said the name of the group comes from the place where they meet to … 0

PVRS revenue up; budget still unresolved

Monday, July 14, 2014

NORTHFIELD — Pioneer Valley Regional School District towns will get a slight reduction in their requested shares of the school budget due to a bump in district revenue. The state budget signed by the governor includes an increase of $87,683 to the $418,142 expected in transportation reimbursement to the district. An additional $12,317 in School Choice money is also in line for the … 0

Neighbors: Students share ideas to spruce up downtown

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Hello neighbor. The Recorder received letters from a couple of our younger neighbors this week, and I’d like to share a little from each of them with you. Dylan McCullough Clemente of Greenfield, who attends Pearl Rhodes Elementary School in Leyden, wrote that he believes there should be … 0

Neighbors: Deerfield Elementary School second-graders helping the hungry

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Hello neighbor. Our neighbor Dawn Kempf of Greenfield, who teaches second grade at Deerfield Elementary School, has been working with her class and the other two second-grade classes — about 60 students — for the past three years to create jewelry, which is sold to other students, as … 0

2 girls air lifted after Bernardston ATV accident

Monday, May 26, 2014

BERNARDSTON — Rescuers took two girls out of the woods on Monday following an all-terrain vehicle accident, both with injuries. The two 13-year-olds were riding an ATV in woods behind the home of one of the two on … 0

Canadian company takes over Baystate Health Ambulance

Monday, May 26, 2014

GREENFIELD — A Canadian health company has officially purchased Baystate Health Ambulance and, beginning Sunday, is now the emergency first responder for seven Franklin County towns. MedCare Emergency Health, an offshoot of Nova Scotia company Medavie EMS, will provide 911 emergency services for Greenfield, Montague, Bernardston, Gill, Shelburne, … 0

Antique engines exert powerful pull in Bernardston

Sunday, May 25, 2014

BERNARDSTON — It may have been hard to hear above the pops and hisses of their old steam- and gas-powered engines, but participants in Bernardston’s annual Flea Market and Gas Engine Show had plenty to share about the … 0

Bernardston voters reach compromise on school budget

Thursday, May 22, 2014

BERNARDSTON — The Pioneer Valley Regional School District budget remains uncertain after town meeting voters approved $162,950 less than their share of the proposed school spending. For the budget to pass, it needs to be supported by three of the district’s four towns. While the requested amount was … 0

Neighbors: Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Hello neighbor. Well, here we are — Memorial Day weekend already. The federal holiday started as a way to remember and honor the men and women who died while serving their country. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the Civil War to commemorate Union and Confederate … 0

ZBA: No holes in doughnut plan

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

BERNARDSTON — By the time Dunkin’ Donuts comes to town, it will be time to pour its pumpkin-flavored coffee, hot chocolate and other fall favorites. The Zoning Board of Appeals unanimously approved a special permit to add the … 0

Letter: Native Americans

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

These alleged Native American burial sites that Diane Dix (My Turn; May 13) is prone to protect are occupied by Indian Native Americans. They were called Indians by Columbus because he thought this land was part of Asia. There are two accepted definitions of the phrase “Native American.” … 1

Neighbors: Area residents’ accomplishments impressive

Monday, May 19, 2014

Hello neighbor. As I was saying last week, we have a lot of talented neighbors here in Franklin County. I have a few events I want to share with you today, but you will also read about several … 0