Bernardston

Bernardston seeks volunteers for new master plan

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

BERNARDSTON — The town will soon put together a new master plan, but it’s got to fill a steering committee first. The May annual town meeting approved $10,000 toward the master plan, and work will start in the new year. Bernardston is more than halfway to a full nine-member Master Plan Steering Committee, with five of a nine slots filled. The town has hired the Conway School of Landscape Design … 0

Neighbors: Remember the true meaning of the holiday season

Monday, December 15, 2014

Hello neighbor. Here we are — Hanukkah begins today at sundown, there’s only eight days until Christmas Eve and it’s 10 days until the beginning of Kwanzaa. Each holiday means something different to each person or family who celebrates it. We all have our own traditions, as it should be. I guess I’d just like to remind people that this time of year, … 0

Neighbors: Kind acts don’t go unnoticed

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Hello, neighbor. I thought I’d share a story about another one of our neighbors putting a smile on someone’s face. Julie, who lives on Wildwood Avenue in Greenfield, said she woke up the other morning to a box sitting outside her door. “An older gentleman stopped the day before and knocked on our … 0

Scarecrows put on quite the display in Cushman Park

Sunday, October 26, 2014

BERNARDSTON — Climbing into the cockpit of an old orange snowmobile, 5-year-old Elise Rhodes of Bernardston prepared to tear off through Cushman Park. At least, that’s what she was pretending to do. The snowmobile doesn’t actually work and … 0

“Light the Night” walk in Bernardston to fight blood cancer

Sunday, October 26, 2014

BERNARDSTON — Jenna Mauthe ended her battle with cancer earlier this year, but her friends and family are taking the fight to the streets in her name. They’ve gotten together with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to found Jenna Strong: The Jenna Mauthe Memorial Light the Night walk. … 1

Neighbors: Local 2015 calendars offer variety

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Hello, neighbor. It’s that time of year — 2015 calendars are here and it’s time for you to decide what you’d like hanging on your wall for 12 months. If you are interested in local history, trains or … 0

Second I-91 car vs. semi accident in two days

Thursday, October 23, 2014

BERNARDSTON — A car hit a tractor-trailer Thursday on Interstate 91 for the second time in two days and the driver again escaped alive, according to police. State Trooper Bernie Trott of the Shelburne barracks said a Chevrolet Camaro struck a tractor-trailer by Exit 28 on Interstate 91 … 0

Bernardston scares up weekend of fun

Monday, October 20, 2014

BERNARDSTON — In addition to keeping ravens and their ilk out of your field, your scarecrow could net you a cool $100 next weekend.

The annual Scarecrow in the Park fall festival and craft fair will take over …

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Neighbors: Flash: Lobster pierogi make debut at Turners Falls Pumpkinfest

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hello, neighbor. Lots to tell you about today, so I’m going to get right to it. I’m heading to the Franklin County Pumpkinfest on Avenue A in Turners Falls with grandson Justin and his mommy (Suzanne) later on … 0

Budness to leave Bernardston Board of Selectmen

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

BERNARDSTON — “With a heavy heart,” Virginia “Ginger” Budness announced Wednesday that she will resign from the Board of Selectmen Dec. 1. She plans to care for her husband, William, whose health is ailing. “It’s hard for me … 0

Pioneer superintendent to step down at end of the year

Thursday, October 9, 2014

NORTHFIELD — After two decades of service, Pioneer Valley Regional School District’s superintendent will resign at the end of the school year. “I’m not retiring; I’m just going to make a change,” said Superintendent Dayle Doiron. “I’m not sure whether I’ll stay in education. I’ve had opportunities come … 0

Neighbors: Double Take Fringe Festival a week away

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Hello neighbor. The Double Take Fringe Festival will take over eight venues, all within walking distance, in downtown Greenfield again this year. On Oct. 17 and 18, eight shows will be presented and you can attend all of them throughout the weekend with a weekend pass that will … 0

Bernardston stretches “center village” down South Street

Thursday, October 9, 2014

BERNARDSTON — Residents and businesses can now co-exist in harmony from the town’s center almost all the way to Greenfield — on paper at least. Four out of five South Street zoning changes were approved at Wednesday’s special town meeting. Each asked that a certain portion of the … 0