Buckland

Chuck Larson, of Hinsdale, Ma. checks out a model Priority Mail remote controlled planeat a previous year's Giant Western Massachusetts Remote Control Flea Market.
(Recorder file photo)

Neighbors: Easter community meal open to all

Thursday, April 17, 2014

First, I’d just like to wish everyone a happy Easter, happy Passover or happy spring, whichever you prefer. Then, I’d like to get right to telling you about some upcoming events, because there are plenty. EVERYONE IS WELCOME to a free Easter ham dinner community meal at the Greenfield Alliance Church, 385 Chapman St. in Greenfield on Saturday at 5 … 0

Letter: TV guide

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Domestic violence, child abuse, drug use and other violence, I believe, is due to the TV programs that everybody, children as well as adults, watches. Most of these programs on most of the TV channels promote violence and immoral actions. There are some channels that air good moral and family-oriented programs which are not listed on any TV guides. For instance, the ABC … 0

Rowe School going up

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

ROWE — While the $6.9 million Rowe Elementary School is under construction, a capital campaign is also underway to help furnish the new school and pay for items needed for the school library, for technology, the arts, the school playground and for physical education courses. The original school building was struck by lightning … 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 … 0

Buckland election set for May 5

Monday, April 14, 2014

BUCKLAND — Selectman Robert Dean is not running for a third term, but Planning Board member John “Rob” Riggan is on the ballot for the selectmen’s seat in this spring’s annual election, on May 5. Riggan, a novelist and former journalist, has lived in town for nine years. … 0

Mohawk official takes G-M job

Friday, April 11, 2014

BUCKLAND — School Business Administrator Joanne Blier will be leaving the Mohawk Trail school systems as of June 30 , to take a new job as director of business and operations for the Gill-Montague Regional School District. As part of Superintendent Michael Buoniconti’s administrative team, Blier worked on … 0

West County Notebook

Friday, April 11, 2014

Voter registration deadlines are approaching for West County residents who want to cast a ballots in annual town elections and town meetings scheduled for early May. Shelburne Town Clerk Beverly Neeley will hold a special voter registration session on Wednesday so that residents can register in time for … 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 … 0

Tool sale to benefit trolley restorer’s family

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — A “Tom Kehoe Memorial Tool Sale” will be held Saturday at the back of the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum, to help the family of the late carpenter who helped restore the museum’s trolley. The sale, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., will include a full … 0

Buckland OKs solar bylaw

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

BUCKLAND — They say politics makes strange bedfellows, and the four voters who opposed the Planning Board’s large-scale solar farm bylaw fell into two camps: those who thought the bylaw was too restrictive and those who thought it wasn’t restrictive enough. The 25 other voters at Monday’s special … 0

Neighbors: Spring has sprung!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Hello neighbor. Spring has sprung! The trees and flowers are budding, birds are singing, and the woodpeckers — I’ve encountered quite a few lately — are drumming. So the next time you step outside, close your eyes, take … 0

Neighbors: Upcoming event to benefit children with developmental delays

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Hello, neighbor. Some of the valley’s best musicians will donate their time on May 10 at 8 p.m. in the Arts Block in Greenfield to raise money for three important causes: Mosaic Down Syndrome Association, REACH Early Intervention and The Academy of Early Learning. The musicians are being … 0

Mole Hollow building plans uncertain

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — The old Mole Hollow candle factory/grist mill will not become a holistic health center after all. Instead, the building owners have announced that the Goldthread Organic Herb Farm and Apothecary center will be built in … 0