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Bernardston

Neighbors: Senior event promises opportunity

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Hello neighbor. The Franklin County Sheriff’s TRIAD program, along with the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office and Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility in Greenfield, will sponsor the Senior Services Health and Safety Expo on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Schuetzen Verein on Barton Cove in Gill. Our neighbor Ray Zukowski said the event promises to give our seniors and their families an opportunity to learn what resources and … 0

Neighbors: Grandparents: Share your stories

Monday, May 25, 2015

Hello, neighbor Many times in my travels throughout the county, I am stopped by other grandparents who have read about my grandsons Justin, Owen and Travis. They thank me for sharing my stories every now and then, and then they share some of their own with me. Over and over, I hear about how much they are enjoying themselves and I have to … 0

Old workhorses get new life at Bernardston Gas Engine Show

Sunday, May 24, 2015

BERNARDSTON — With no work to be done, Fred Howes’ 1912 single-cylinder gas engine gave a “pop” of exhaust every eight seconds, the engine burning just enough gas to keep the flywheels spinning above a set speed. Howes, an Ashfield resident, explained the old gas engines were controlled by a governor, keeping them … 0

Neighbors: Turning pollution into art

Monday, April 6, 2015

Hello neighbor. Several months ago I told you the Connecticut River Watershed was looking for artists who would turn trash found in the watershed into art. Well, CRW found the artists and their art is on display now through May 27 at Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue … 0

Cracking the code: Bernardston elementary students are learning computer programming

Sunday, April 5, 2015

BERNARDSTON — For the past five weeks, local students have been staying after school to learn a new language. It’s not French, Spanish or Swahili. The 32 fourth- through sixth-graders are learning “Blockly,” a user-friendly computer programming language. … 0

Bernardston man arrested in Greenfield break-ins; possible ties to vandalism spree

Friday, April 3, 2015

GREENFIELD — Police arrested a Bernardston man on break-in charges, and are investigating a possible connection to an overnight vandalism spree. Benjamin Stennes, 19, of 71 Shaw Road, was arrested on charges of breaking and entering in the … 0

Hundreds bid farewell to Bernardston firefighter

Thursday, April 2, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Firefighters from across the county came to Northfield by the dozen, not to battle a blaze, but to honor one of their fallen brothers. Duane “Doc” Nelson, 50, died Saturday after a heart attack. He served … 0

Bernardston’s leaky school roof precipitates special town meeting

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

BERNARDSTON — School repairs that just won’t wait have forced the town to call a special town meeting a month before the annual town meeting. The town will meet at 7 p.m. April 15 in the Bernardston Elementary … 0

Two Pioneer district supt. finalists remaining

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

NORTHFIELD — And then there were two. Two candidates remain in the search for a new superintendent of the Pioneer Valley Regional School District, now that two others have dropped out of the running. The public will have a chance to meet the final candidate, Ruth Miller, at … 0

Neighbors: Busy April ahead in Franklin County

Monday, March 30, 2015

Hello neighbor. I’ve got a lot to tell you about today, so I’m going to get right to it. Enjoy the week. According to the National Weather Service in Taunton, temperatures on Thursday and Friday are supposed to be in the 50s and 60s. Hello spring! ORANGE SENIOR … 0

He found gold on the slopes

Sunday, March 29, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The skiing season is almost over and Franklin County Technical School student Nicholas Saladino can look ahead to a summer of his brothers pushing him at the gym, then getting back to the slopes for … 0

Former Tech students shepherd video game app to market

Sunday, March 29, 2015

A small flock of sheep graze in their enclosure, placidly unaware of the lurking danger. The danger is wolves, an endless stream of small, animated wolves appearing at random from all points of the compass and loping rapidly … 0

Pioneer announces superintendent candidates

Friday, March 27, 2015

NORTHFIELD — After a closed-door search, three finalists for superintendent of Pioneer Valley Regional School District have emerged. All are New England educators with decades of experience. One will replace outgoing Superintendent Dayle Doiron. Francis Baran is the superintendent of the Woodstock, Conn., public schools. Baran has been … 0