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Berkshire Gas warns about phone scam

Monday, July 28, 2014

Several Berkshire Gas business customers have recently reported receiving fraudulent telephone calls seeking immediate payment of their Berkshire Gas accounts, by credit card, over the telephone, the utility has reported. The caller claims that the account is overdue and requires immediate payment. Several of the fraudulent calls have showed up as originating from 617-419-5406 in the recipient’s caller ID. Berkshire Gas has reported this information to the Massachusetts State Police, … 0

Still time to join Bernardston summer rec program

Friday, July 25, 2014

BERNARDSTON — While summer vacation may be drawing to a close, there’s still a chance for elementary school children to join the town’s summer recreation program. Children from Bernardston and Leyden going into grades K-6, as well as School Choice students attending Bernardston Elementary School, can get in on the last two weeks of summer programming, which ends Aug. 8. The program runs … 0

In recount, Northfield override passes

Thursday, July 24, 2014

NORTHFIELD — The Pioneer Valley School District budget is set after a Proposition 21/2 override passed by four votes after a recount Thursday afternoon. Those four votes mean the town’s property taxes will increase beyond the levy limit to come up with the difference between the $3.87 million share of the school budget … 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

Bernardston annual town meeting Wednesday

Friday, May 16, 2014

BERNARDSTON — Residents will have two chances to vote on the Pioneer Valley Regional School District budget at Tuesday’s annual town meeting. The town’s share of the district’s proposed budget is $2.63 million, an increase of $257,274 10.9 percent from this year’s budget. The Selectboard and Finance Committee … 0

Neighbors: Dog lovers put finishing touches on park

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Hello, neighbor. A group of dog lovers will put the finishing touches on the Friends of the North Quabbin Dog Park this weekend. The dog park has been open to the public for several months and has offered a spot for dogs to run and play. A recent … 0

Doughnut decision postponed in Bernardston

Thursday, May 15, 2014

BERNARDSTON — The decision on whether to issue a special permit to bring a Dunkin’ Donuts to town was postponed for the second time in a week. The Zoning Board of Appeals held a public hearing Thursday on the AR Sandri Co.’s proposal to add a Dunkin’ Donuts … 0

Bulky waste collection Saturday

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Franklin County Solid Waste Management District is holding a “Clean Sweep” bulky waste collection on Saturday at three locations from 9 a.m. to noon. The three drop-off sites are: Mohawk Trail Regional High School on Route 112 in Shelburne Falls, the Northfield Highway Garage on Caldwell Road, … 0

Neighbors: County farmers markets open and ready for business

Monday, May 12, 2014

Hello neighbor. It’s that time of year again! Farmers markets are opening throughout the county, and I for one am excited. Grandson Justin and I like to visit at least two or three different ones each year for … 0

Pipeline protest rally Thursday

Monday, May 12, 2014

When Kinder Morgan pipeline officials arrive for a first-of-its-kind joint meeting Thursday with Franklin Regional Council of Governments and Franklin Regional Planning Board, they’ll be met with a protest of their plans for a natural gas pipeline. A rally is being planned for the Greenfield Town Common at … 0