Medical marijuana group eyes Bernardston farming facility

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

BERNARDSTON — Happy Valley Compassion Center, a nonprofit medical marijuana organization based out of Greenfield, is eyeing Bernardston as a possible location for a pot farm. Last week, operation facilitator Jim Counihan and his two business partners expressed their reasons to open a production facility in Bernardston, and ensured the approximately 10-member audience of residents and members of the Board … 0

Neighbors: 25th annual Poet’s Seat Poetry Contest seeks entries

Monday, February 8, 2016

Hello neighbor. Well folks, it’s that time again. The 25th annual Poet’s Seat Poetry Contest has begun, and Friends of the Greenfield Public Library are looking for poems from you. The event is open to all Franklin County residents and students. You can submit up to three poems. The deadline is March 7, … 0

About Town: All the region's a stage

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Mid-life crises manifest themselves in all kinds of ways. Mine involves wearing elaborate hats, attempting to speak with Southern and Eastern European accents, and learning insiders’ jargon such as “ghost light,” “spike tape” and “merde.” I am late to the theater world, having only started in 2009. By last count, I’ve done 28 plays since then, not including mere readings. They’ve taken me … 0

Pioneer principal resigns

Monday, December 21, 2015

NORTHFIELD — The principal of Pioneer Valley Regional School, William Wehrli, is leaving. “He made an announcement to the staff today,” said Superintendent Ruth Miller, asked Monday night about Wehrli’s reported resignation. Miller later offered a brief statement: “Mr. Wehrli served the school district for many years, he … 0

Neighbors: GPD officer Marcus Paulin saves another life

Monday, December 21, 2015

Hello neighbor. Well folks, this will be my only column this week because The Recorder doesn’t publish on Christmas Day — the only holiday we don’t. So, have a wonderful holiday and I’ll see you back here in … 0

Kiwanis start new holiday tradition in Bernardston with free pancakes

Saturday, December 19, 2015

BERNARDSTON — The smell of pure maple syrup filled the air at the United Church of Bernardston Saturday morning as residents poured the New England staple on their free pancakes. The meal was sponsored by the Bernardston Kiwanis … 0

Eversource brings carbon awareness to classrooms

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Eversource Energy has invited numerous Franklin County schools to participate in a few of the company’s educational programs to promote awareness about the impacts of carbon in the atmosphere, which contributes to global climate change. Eversource has integrated its programs into eastern Massachusetts schools for the past three … 0

Friends, coworkers remember Bill Pratt: Well-liked town moderator dead at 74

Saturday, December 19, 2015

BERNARDSTON — Longtime resident D. William “Bill” Pratt lost his battle with cancer and died earlier this week at the age of 74. Pratt was a highly regarded citizen and known for his town contributions. A real estate … 0

Neighbors: Stay safe during the holidays

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Hello neighbor. Things are starting to slow down and speed up all at the same time. While there aren’t as many public events between now and New Year’s Eve, everyone is getting ready for their own family celebrations. … 0

MBI, WiredWest work to settle differences over broadband plan

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Two days after a volatile informational meeting in Greenfield, Massachusetts Broadband Institute officials met with WiredWest executives to resolve their differences over how to build a broadband network throughout unserved, sparsely populated western Massachusetts towns. The MBI is … 0

Letter: Many preachers

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Isn’t it interesting that people who know little and, or, care little about Jesus, love to preach Jesus to the clergy? This is answered in Matthew Chapter 24, where the true Jesus reveals himself amongst many counterfeits ... then and now. The clergy of the true church must … 0

Kiwanis Club to offer free breakfast Saturday

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

BERNARDSTON — The Kiwanis Club will host a free pancake breakfast with Santa Claus at the United Church of Bernardston on Saturday. The club will serve pancakes, maple syrup, sausage, coffee, milk and a variety of juice from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Santa will arrive at 8 a.m. … 0

Jaywalking: Bourbeau rules national amateur billiard event

Monday, December 14, 2015

Does anyone remember County Billiards in Turners Falls? I sure do. It has a decade and a half since the pool hall — which opened in 1991 and was located in the SuperValu Foods (now Food City) parking … 0