Bernardston

Letter: Surprise visitor

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I received a wonderful surprise here in Ruston, La., recently! Bud Foster (Foster’s Super Market) stopped for a visit and lunch. He has been a life-long friend and role model for me. In 1946, I was a student at Mount Hermon School. When I was not in class, I worked for Bud in the Student’s Store for 35 cents an hour. I still have vivid memories of those days. My … 0

Neighbors: Local students help others

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hello neighbor. Franklin County Technical School senior Madison Lively of Greenfield and some of her classmates will use their skills as hairdressers-in-training this week to help children, teens and young adults who suffer from medical conditions that cause them to lose their hair. On Friday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Madison and … 0

Neighbors: Montague police chief named Elk’s “Citizen of the Year”

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Hello neighbor. Congratulations to our neighbor Chip Dodge, who happens to be Montague’s police chief, and who recently received the “Citizen of the Year” award from the Montague Elks. Chip told me that he was surprised, honored and proud to receive the phone call last week from Elks Exhalted Ruler Stephen Dacyczyn telling … 0

Pioneer musicians set sights on Nashville, Graceland

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

NORTHFIELD — The high school band is taking its show on the road — all the way to the gates of Graceland. The Pioneer Valley Regional School’s marching and concert bands are raising money and putting in extra … 0

Vt. woman arrested on heroin charges

Sunday, February 2, 2014

BERNARDSTON — Police took more than 80 bags of heroin off the streets after an Interstate 91 traffic stop. Mariah Gagne, 24, of Springfield, Vt., was arrested on charges of possession of heroin with intent to distribute, and possession of a Class B substance, as well as a … 0

Task force calls for wide distribution of Narcan

Friday, January 31, 2014

GREENFIELD — When police arrive at the scene of a heroin or prescription pill overdose they have one option: try to keep the patient breathing until the EMTs or paramedics arrive. Soon, Athol police hope to have a more proactive option in the form of a small syringe … 0

Neighbors: Girls Club of Greenfield needs help

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Hello neighbor. I’m sure many of you remember when Camp Stonehenge on Oak Hill Road in Leyden was filled with Girl Scouts attending summer camp — you may have been one of them. Sadly, the stone building has fallen into disrepair over the years, but the Girls Club … 1

Gas co. proposes new pipeline through Franklin County

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A natural gas pipeline is being proposed to run through several Franklin County towns. Residents in Shelburne and Montague have been contacted by representatives from the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. with plans for a proposed 250-mile project in Massachusetts. While there is no application with detailed maps that … 0

Major corp. will run ambulance services

Monday, January 27, 2014

Anyone in Canada’s eastern-most provinces who calls for emergency medical help will have an ambulance owned by Medavie EMS arrive at their door. The future owners of Baystate Health Ambulance have a monopoly on all emergency services in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island — a … 0

Neighbors: Lots of fun facts today

Monday, January 27, 2014

Hello neighbor. I have a few interesting facts for you today. I talked with our precipitation prognosticator just before our last snowfall and she told me we had already seen 12 snowstorms this season. We had another shortly after that, so that means we’ve had 13 of the … 0

Community Action offering free tax prep

Friday, January 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — Anti-poverty organization Community Action will again offer free tax preparation this year for low- and moderate-income residents in Franklin and Hampshire counties. The free service, which requires an appointment, will be available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from Feb. 4 through April 15. Community Action has … 0

Neighbors: Little too cold, but good week anyway

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Hello neighbor. Except for the bitter cold temperatures this week — just a little too cold for my liking — it has been a pretty good one. My dad is feeling better, 2½-year-old grandson Justin is growing bigger every day and coming out with some of those great … 0

Singing seniors

Friday, January 24, 2014

In this feature photo, from right Henry Gabriel, Dottie Arsenault, John Pride and Rod Krug where funny hats as they sing to other seniors at the Bernardston Sr Center on Thursday. Recorder/Paul Franz … 0