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Neighbors: Dick Henry receives highest Moose honor

Monday, August 3, 2015

Hello neighbor. I’d like to congratulate Richard “Dick” Henry of Greenfield, a member of Greenfield Lodge No. 997 Loyal Order of Moose, who has received the Pilgrim Degree of Merit, which is the highest honor bestowed a member. The degree, currently held by very few throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Bermuda, is the order’s ultimate reward for exceptional devotion to the principles and ideals of caring for … 0

Popular Buckland path reopened to public

Monday, August 3, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — Within 48 hours of a well-attended public meeting, TransCanada announced it will not close off a path that has been used by residents for over 100 years, and which has become a favorite neighborhood spot for walking dogs. But the dogs must now be on leashes, and the pool of … 0

Weekly Town Meetings

Friday, July 31, 2015

Ashfield Board of Assessors: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Bernardston Master Plan Steering Committee: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Board of Selectmen: Wednesday 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Buckland Conservation Commission: Monday 6:15 p.m. in Town Hall. Board of Assessors: Thursday 4:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Colrain Conservation Commission: Tuesday 7 p.m. in Town Office. Board of Health: Wednesday 6:30 p.m. … 0

Fire marshal: Check carbon monoxide alarms

Friday, July 24, 2015

Pointing to the deaths of four young Massachusetts residents in a Maine cabin over the weekend, the state Fire Marshal’s Office told residents their carbon monoxide alarms may be running out of time. “A similar tragedy led to a law here in Massachusetts that requires CO alarms in … 0

Town Meetings, Week of July 27

Friday, July 24, 2015

Ashfield Parks Commission: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Bernardston Planning Board: Monday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Website Policy Committee: Tuesday 10 a.m. in Town Hall. Buckland Board of Selectmen: Tuesday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Charlemont Board of Assessors: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Board … 0

West County Notebook

Thursday, July 23, 2015

BUCKLAND — Utility pole hearings are usually a humdrum part of selectmen’s meetings, but those hoping for Comcast broadband service were happy to see permissions granted to Verizon and to Eversource representatives this week for new poles in rural Buckland that will have capacity to carry the cable. … 0

Utilities: Electric rates to drop, but root cause of spikes remains

Thursday, July 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — After a winter that saw major increases in electric bills across the region, rates have dropped back to more normal warm-weather levels. While those big fluctuations showed up in monthly electric bills, retailers like Eversource Energy … 0

West County Notebook

Thursday, July 23, 2015

BUCKLAND — Utility pole hearings are usually a humdrum part of selectmen’s meetings, but those hoping for Comcast broadband service were happy to see permissions granted to Verizon and to Eversource representatives this week for new poles in rural Buckland that will have capacity to carry the cable. … 0

Neighbors: Enjoy Famous Bill’s lobster pie recipe

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Hello neighbor. Many of you — especially those who grew up in the area like I did — remember Famous Bill’s Restaurant on Federal Street — and you probably also remember its lobster pie. Well, one of our neighbors was going through her mother’s things (her mom was … 0

FRTA proposes Montague-Greenfield line cut

Monday, July 20, 2015

MONTAGUE — Riders on the Route 22 bus line between Montague and Greenfield may see changes as early as this fall if a proposal by the Franklin Regional Transit Authority to discontinue the line and combine it with the Route 32 line between Orange and Greenfield is put … 0

Neighbors: Enjoy some ice cream this week

Monday, July 20, 2015

Hello neighbor. Did you know that the origins of ice cream go way back to before ancient Roman times? Emperors would order ice be brought from mountains and covered with fruit. Over time, recipes for ices, sherbets, and … 0

Even the chickens got to ride

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Recorder photos by Matt Burkhartt … 0

Letter: Bicycle tourism

Friday, July 17, 2015

Yeah for bicycles! A great idea to promote cycling. Western Mass. is a wonderful place to tour by bike. Nonpolluting and quiet, unlike motorcycles. KAREN SHEAFFER​ Buckland … 0