Bernardston

Businesses continue to equip Tech machine shop

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The Franklin County Technical School Machine Technology program has another boost from the area’s industry in the form of $50,000 worth of precision measuring tools and equipment to complement the new computer controlled machining behemoths purchased through the business-led fundraising campaign begun last year. The latest donation comes from L.S. Starrett Co., the Athol-based manufacturer of precision tools, gauges and instruments, saws and hand tools. Representatives from … 0

Cell tower could benefit Pioneer district

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

NORTHFIELD — A deal in the works could bring the Pioneer Valley Regional School District $2 million over 25 years. The district has negotiated a deal for AT&T Wireless to build and use a 120-foot cellular phone tower on north side of the Pioneer Valley Regional School grounds. The proposal calls for a $27,600 annual lease, with an initial period of five years, … 0

Preschool screening for Pioneer district

Monday, April 21, 2014

BERNARDSTON — Preschool screening for 3- to 5-year-olds in the Pioneer Valley Regional School District will be held May 1. The screenings are open to children who will be at least 3 years old on or before May 1 and live in Bernardston, Leyden, Northfield or Warwick. It will be held by appointment from 9:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Bernardston Elementary School. … 0

Neighbors: Happy Valentine’s Day

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Hello neighbor. Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Hope you all have a wonderful day with that special person or those special people. I’ve got a lot to tell you about, so here goes: THERE WILL BE A VALENTINE’S DAY … 0

Reported charges against Guilmet in error

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Suzette M. Guilmet, 52, of Brattleboro Road in Bernardston was not charged with any drug-related crimes in Greenfield District Court on Feb. 3, as a court log entry in Thursday’s Recorder on Page C5 erroneously reported. Guilmet was only arraigned, and pleaded innocent to, one charge of operating … 0

Tech budget up 5.4%, cuts art program

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The Franklin County Technical School Committee Wednesday night approved a preliminary budget up $518,917, with an uncharacteristic 5.4 percent increase to the sum requested from member towns, and went on to cut the art program to make room for two new classrooms. Business Manager Russ … 0

Highway stop leads to drug distribution charge

Monday, February 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — A dirty license plate led to the arrest of a Springfield man on a charge of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine. Tyrone Jones, 26, of Springfield, pled not guilty to a single charge of possession with intent to distribute a Class B substance, subsequent … 0

Neighbors: Lots leading up to Valentine’s Day

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Hello neighbor. I have to say that I was happy to see the snow fall this week. Franklin County looks so fresh and clean and children of all ages are having so much fun. My daughter and son-in-law couldn’t wait to get on their snowmobiles Thursday night — … 0

Snowmobilers, skiers rejoice

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

While many people lamented the wet, heavy snowstorm on Wednesday with shovels and salt in their hands, snowmobilers across Franklin County rejoiced, hoping to rev their engines across hundreds of miles of white-blanketed trails this weekend. With only … 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