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The fireworks display at Beacon Field in front of Poet's Seat Tower Sunday July 5. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

Neighbors: Greenfield fireworks the best in years

Monday, July 6, 2015

Hello neighbor. I’m sure those of you who attended the fireworks in Greenfield on Sunday night woke up Monday morning still in awe. They were magnificent — the best I’ve seen in many years. I sat on Lunt field and watched — a little away from the more-crowded Beacon Field and the field behind the middle school, though there had to be at least 500 people at Lunt. From the time the first shell rose into the clear night sky above Poet’s Seat Tower to the last of what can only be described as a spectacular finale, there was no time for boredom. For a … 0

‘Solarize’ group reports 19 systems sold in 3 towns

Friday, July 3, 2015

ASHFIELD — Solarize Plainfield-Ashfield-Buckland (PAB) reports that 19 solar photovoltaic (PV) systems being sold as of Monday. This means there is only one more system that can qualify for the early signing discount of $500. The 19 systems total 135 kilowatts (kW), which is 67 percent of the way to Solarize PAB achieving the deepest discount for everyone of $3.40/watt base price. The … 0

Readers visit Trolley Museum

Friday, July 3, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — The Arms Library is kicking off its Superhero Summer Reading Program with a visit to the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum. This event is open to all children (and their families) who have signed up with their local library summer reading program. They will be invited to this free event at the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum on July 9, from 10 … 0

Letter: Liberals and FOX News

Friday, July 3, 2015

Why do liberals hate FOX News? It is probably because they do not like hearing both sides of the story. They only like to hear views that satisfies what has been mushed in their heads by the liberal media. All of the FOX News talk panels have the … 0

Neighbors: Green River Festival around the corner

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Hello neighbor. It’s that time again — the countdown is just seven days. The Green River Festival will be held July 10, 11 and 12 at Greenfield Community College, and there are a limited number of tickets left, … 0

Neighbors: Be kind

Monday, June 29, 2015

Hello neighbor. About once a year I feel compelled to remind myself and others to be good neighbors. I don’t necessarily mean “neighbor” in the literal sense. What I mean is that we all should be kind to everyone. Those who aren’t can never truly be happy themselves. … 0

5 charities to benefit from 37th Bridge of Flowers road race

Sunday, June 28, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — The 37th annual Shelburne Falls Classic Bridge of Flowers Race will take place on Aug. 8, and again benefit local charities. The race begins with the Steve Lewis Subaru 3K Charity Run & Walk at 8:15 a.m. The 10K main event starts at 9 a.m. … 0

Shelburne Falls theater talks this weekend

Thursday, June 25, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — A live documentary of Shelburne Falls’ Memorial Hall building, Buckland Theatre, and Mohawk Trail Drive-In Theater will be held today and Saturday. Throughout the 20th century, movie theaters have played a vital role in American … 0

Neighbors: Adopt an adult cat for $5 this weekend

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hello neighbor. It’s that time again, folks! Dakin Humane Society is offering its $5 cat adoption for select adult cats on Saturday and Sunday. This weekend only, you can adopt an adult cat for only $5 at both the Springfield and Leverett adoption centers from 12:30 to 5:30 … 0

Tech school projects passed

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Tuesday was the decisive day for the Franklin County Technical School’s roof project, with dire weather predictions and polls open for a districtwide vote to repair the roof and replace aging windows, doors and pavement. Voters didn’t turn … 0

Vilbon made business association ‘greater’

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — When Mary Vilbon first became executive director of the Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association in 2008, “Greater” was not part of the organization’s name. And Vilbon, a Heath resident, didn’t really feel the business … 1

West County Notebook

Monday, June 22, 2015

Annual Pie Social BUCKLAND — “The Narrow Escape of Angeline Palmer” will be the subject of this year’s presentation at the Buckland Historical Society’s annual Pie Social, on Friday, June 26, beginning at 7 p.m. Jackie Walsh of Shelburne Falls will discuss her book (which is not yet … 0

Neighbors: Donations for homeless kids starting to roll in

Monday, June 22, 2015

Hello neighbor. Our neighbors Dean and Kim Scudder of Conway are sending one of the homeless children living in a Greenfield hotel or shelter to camp this summer. It’s the first response I’ve heard about since I told … 0