West County Notebook

Friday, May 22, 2015

Health fair Tuesday at Senior Center SHELBURNE FALLS — The Senior Center on Main Street is sponsoring a health service provider fair on Tuesday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Vendors taking part include Eye and Lasik Center, Pioneer Hearing, Community Health Dental, Health New England Bone Density, Kip Moeller, foot care, Dena Briggs, skin care, Regional Health Nurse Lisa White and Mo Grossberger from My Guardian Angel. These vendors will … 0

Neighbors: Go to a local parade and support our veterans Monday

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Hello neighbor. Memorial Day is a federal holiday for remembering people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. It originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in that war, but by the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans … 0

Franklin County Memorial Day events

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Ashfield The Memorial Day parade on Monday begins at 10 a.m. in front of Town Hall, proceeds to Plain Cemetery and to the Veterans Memorial and Civil War Memorial, then back to Town Hall. There will be featured speakers and music as well. Bernardston The town’s parade kicks off from the Four Leaf … 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

Train sparks West County brush fires

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

BUCKLAND — A train traveling through Conway, Buckland and Shelburne Falls sparked at least two brush fires Tuesday morning, on a day weather officials warned was at high risk for such fires because of warm dry spring conditions. … 0

Family, pets escape house fire in Buckland

Monday, May 4, 2015

BUCKLAND — Late Monday morning, Melissa Udal was brewing coffee and making breakfast for her family when her son, Tristan Kostanski, ran downstairs, exclaiming his Comcast cable box had exploded. In seconds, popping noises were heard throughout the … 0

Willmore will serve as selectman in Buckland

Monday, May 4, 2015

BUCKLAND — In a three-way race for selectman, Dena Willmore, who had served on the Finance Committee, won with 139 votes. Her opponents, Eric Temple and Paul J. Herbert, received 118 and 52 votes, respectively. The following incumbents … 0

Neighbors: Another chance to help a neighbor in need

Monday, May 4, 2015

Hello, neighbor. First, I would like to send out a “very happy birthday” to grandson Justin’s beautiful mommy Suzanne. There’s going be a benefit golf tournament with shotgun start for longtime local disc jockey Ryan Interlande, who needs a heart transplant, at Thomas Memorial Golf and Country Club … 0

Strong box stolen from Eagle’s Club in Buckland

Sunday, May 3, 2015

BUCKLAND — State police are investigating an early morning burglary at the Eagle’s Club in Buckland. Trooper Nick Pellegrino of the Shelburne barracks said police responded to the 52 State St. building around 3:20 a.m. after an alarm was tripped and discovered the back door had been forced … 0