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Buckland

Upper Buckland’s day to shine

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

BUCKLAND — Where exactly “Upper Buckland City” once was is somewhat in contention, but a group of residents and town organizations are holding the first Upper Buckland City Day on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To reach Upper Buckland, take Route 112 (also known locally as “Lower Street”) to either Cross Street or Upper Street. According to the town’s 1937 “A History of Buckland, Mass.,” “Buckland Upper City … 0

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 … 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

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

Weekly Town Meeting List, June 22 to 27

Friday, June 19, 2015

Ashfield Conservation Commission: Wednesday 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Bernardston Planning Board: Monday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Finance Committee: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Board of Selectmen: Wednesday 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Buckland Conservation Commission: Monday 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Board of Selectmen: Tuesday … 0

Talk tonight on silver screens of Shelburne Falls

Thursday, June 18, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — During the Golden Age of Hollywood, movie theaters played an important role in communities across America, delivering a wide spectrum of film entertainment, says Fred deVecca, director of Pothole Pictures. The Shelburne Falls area had … 1

Neighbors: Help a homeless child go to summer camp

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Hello neighbor. I spoke this week with Joe Manning, one of our neighbors living in Florence. He said he was in Loot in Turners Falls late last summer, rummaging through all of the antiques and treasures, when he came upon a box of old Associated Press photos. “There’s … 0

As West County patients look for MDs, some area doctors have capacity

Monday, June 15, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — When West County Physicians closes at the end of the month, after 42 years of providing medical services to West County residents, about 3,000 active patients will need to find a new primary care doctor. The good news is that several practices in Franklin County … 0

In Franklin County, always something old, something new

Monday, June 15, 2015

Franklin County reminds me of the wedding rhyme: something old, something new … As I work my way around the county’s 26 towns on my summer journey to reacquaint myself with The Recorder’s readers, I found myself in the back shop of Pine Hill Orchards, standing in a … 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