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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. Get out and talk with the people who live in your neighborhood and your community. Find out what you have in common … 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. Both races start with runners lining up on the historic Iron Bridge in downtown Shelburne … 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 culture. These venues of public assembly brought communities across the nation a wide variety of … 0

Wicked sweet work ethic: Mass. sugarhouses’ record-breaking maple syrup season

Monday, June 15, 2015

CONWAY — Though the maple sugaring season got off to a late start this year, Massachusetts’s sugarhouses had a record-breaking season. Winton Pitcoff, the coordinator of the Massachusetts Maple Producers Association, said the successful season could be attributed … 0

Neighbors: Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum has two new additions

Monday, June 15, 2015

Hello neighbor. Residents and visitors were greeted recently with a big surprise in downtown Shelburne Falls as two trolleys rolled through town and up the hill to their new home at Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum. Until now, the … 0

Buckland store penalized for tobacco sale to a minor

Sunday, June 14, 2015

BUCKLAND — The sale of a $10.61 e-cigarette to a minor has resulted in a $200 ticket and a one-week suspension of tobacco sales for the Neighbors Convenience Store on State Street. This was the second tobacco violation for the store in less than three years, according to … 0

Letter: Strong support for FOX News

Friday, June 12, 2015

To Mr. Culleny, If you think that NPR, CNN, ABC, CBS, MSNBC and NBC are nonbiased, I have a bridge deal for you Evidently you have been so brainwashed by those liberal media stations you have it so entrenched in your brain that you do not even give … 1

Neighbors: ‘Diggity Dogs’ had their day in the sun

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Hello neighbor. I am constantly hearing about the wonderful things Franklin County businesses and nonprofits are doing for their communities, and I’m sure most of you have figured out by now how much I love animals. So, how do these two statements relate? Well, the local nonprofit Diggity … 0

Former Sweetheart searching for suitor

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — The former Sweetheart Restaurant building is again for sale, following the death of Mauricia Alvarez of Conway, who bought the building only last July. Alvarez had talked of using the spacious building as the headquarters … 0

West County notebook, June 9

Monday, June 8, 2015

Town clerk’s office closed BUCKLAND — The town clerk’s office will be closed June 9 through 12, while she attends an annual town clerk’s conference. There will be a voter registration on June 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. and again from 7 to 8 p.m. in the … 0

Neighbors: Keep your children and pets safe this summer

Monday, June 8, 2015

Hello neighbor. Well folks, we’re headed into summer and it’s time once again to remind you not to leave your child or pet in a hot car, even for a minute. According to doctors and veterinarians from all over the nation, once the temperature reaches 70 degrees Fahrenheit … 0

‘New’ wheels: Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum takes dual donations

Monday, June 8, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — Two “new” trolley cars rolled through the village this week, joining car No. 10 at the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum. Trolley car No. 3321 is to be restored by museum volunteers, while its partner, No. … 0

‘You went to Mohawk — your future is bright’

Sunday, June 7, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — Mohawk Trail Regional School valedictorian Allison Lull told her classmates it is time to ditch the training wheels. “Maybe the dangers of the real world will feel like freedom,” Lull said. “But then again, maybe … 0