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Arms Library roof work is underway this summer. Submitted photo/ Laurie Wheeler

Greenfield Savings donates $10K to Arms Library roof restoration

Friday, May 29, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — The Arms Library has one more good neighbor helping to “Put a Roof On It” — Greenfield Savings Bank. This week, the bank gave the 101-year-old library $10,000 toward the library’s capital campaign, which includes the ongoing roof replacement and a second renovation phase that will include repair of interior damage, preservation of the library’s murals and … 0

Neighbors: Senior event promises opportunity

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Hello neighbor. The Franklin County Sheriff’s TRIAD program, along with the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office and Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility in Greenfield, will sponsor the Senior Services Health and Safety Expo on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Schuetzen Verein on Barton Cove in Gill. Our neighbor Ray Zukowski said the event promises to give our seniors and their families … 0

West County Notebook

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Mohawk stages ‘The Breakfast Club’ BUCKLAND — Today and Saturday, Mohawk students present an adaptation of The Breakfast Club at 7 p.m. Mohawk senior Laura Purington directs this stage adaptation of the classic film about high school relationships. Admission is by donation. Riverfest art workshop Saturday SHELBURNE FALLS — Why not get your flowers, frogs and fish parade decorations done before the June … 0

West County Notebook

Monday, May 18, 2015

Trolley Museum reopens Saturday The Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum will re-open for the 2015 season on Saturday. Visitors will be able to take a 15-minute ride back in time on the restored Trolley No. 10, which was restored to service in 1999. This 116 year old trolley carried … 0

West County Notebook

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Fishing derby in Charlemont CHARLEMONT — Come to the Deerfield River this Saturday for a Kids’ Free Fishing Derby from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The derby will take place behind The Great Outdoors, 78 Main St. All ages are welcome. The event is sponsored by Doug Johnson … 0

State OKs Eversource’s lower summer rates

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The state has approved Eversource electric rates for the summer months. On July 1, the Basic Service supply price for all residential Eversource customers in western Massachusetts will drop by about 31 percent, from 14.228 cents for the cold weather months to 9.767 cents per kilowatt-hour. Customers using … 0

Buckland-Shelburne Elementary climbs from a ‘lowest-’ to a ‘highest-performing’ school

Monday, May 11, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — In 2011, the Buckland-Shelburne Elementary School MCAS scores caused the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to declare BSE a “Level 3” school, which meant it was among the lowest-performing 20 percent of schools … 0

Trolley training

Monday, May 11, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum President Sam Bartlett has announced that the 2015 Training Day will be held on Sunday at 10 a.m. at the trolley museum located at 14 Depot St. in Shelburne Falls. The … 0

Still going strong at 90

Sunday, May 10, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — Many know the story of how Antoinette Burnham looked at a weedy, derelict trolley bridge over the Deerfield River and thought: If weeds can do so well here, why not flowers? But not everyone knows … 0

Iron Bridge: one-lane only during paving

Friday, May 8, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — The Iron Bridge will be open to only one lane of traffic, starting Monday and throughout next week, while the contractor removes the existing, eroded surface and repairs the approaches to the bridge sidewalks. On May 19, the bridge will be closed entirely from 8 … 0

Neighbors: Neighbors will return May 19

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Hello neighbor. Neighbors will not be back until May 19. I am headed this morning with my friend Diane Poirier on a cruise to Bermuda. I hope you all have a wonderful week. I can’t imagine we’ll have anything but a great time. See you when I return. … 0

Buckland voters back Mohawk budget

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

BUCKLAND — By a 65-48 paper ballot vote, Buckland annual town meeting voters approved a $1.9 million Mohawk Trail Regional School District operating assessment, which includes the town’s share of new costs for the district’s free half-day preschool. This gives Mohawk eight out of the 10 weighted votes … 0

Arrest made in $12,000 Shelburne Falls Eagles Club burglary

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — A Buckland man was charged with burglary, heroin possession and other crimes after police say he broke into the Eagles Club and stole “at least $12,000” in cash over the weekend. Robert Schempp, 32, of 11 Dungarvin Drive, pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Wednesday … 0