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The fireworks display at Beacon Field in front of Poet's Seat Tower Sunday July 5. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

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 behind the middle school, though there had to be at least 500 people at Lunt. From the time the first shell rose into the clear night sky above Poet’s Seat Tower to the last of what can only be described as a spectacular finale, there was no time for boredom. For a … 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

Readers visit Trolley Museum

Friday, July 3, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — The Arms Library is kicking off its Superhero Summer Reading Program with a visit to the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum. This event is open to all children (and their families) who have signed up with their local library summer reading program. They will be invited to this free event at the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum on July 9, from 10 … 0

Shelburne Falls area biz director to leave job this month

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — Mary Vilbon, the woman who took Shelburne Falls to the movies, is leaving her job at the Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association for a new position, as head of the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce … 0

Ashfield, Buckland ready to ‘Solarize’

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

ASHFIELD — The Solarize Mass Plainfield-Ashfield-Buckland (PAB) partnership now has a solar photovoltaic panel installer and about 300 residents who are interested in bringing solar-generated power into their homes. These and others from the three towns will be able to learn more about incentives for buying a photovoltaic … 0

DA: Breathalyzers OK’d for use again

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — After a month-long review, the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office will resume the use of Breathalyzer results in prosecuting drunken driving cases after finding no issue with any of the test results going back to 2011. The review was prompted by the Executive Office of Public Safety … 0

On the road again: Recorder editor’s tour continues tonight in Colrain

Monday, June 1, 2015

Now I remember what I love about Franklin County: its people. Co-workers and friends keep asking me how my whirlwind summer tour of the county’s 26 towns is going. As the latest editor of the county’s two-century-old newspaper, … 0

Police: Pedestrian involved in fist fight, not car crash

Monday, June 1, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — The accident Friday night on the Buckland side of the village was no accident, Buckland Police Chief James Hicks said Monday. “The car never hit the person,” Hicks said. “Basically, what happened was there was an incident involving a person in a crosswalk and a … 0

Neighbors: 5th annual Bee Fest on Court Square in Greenfield on Saturday

Monday, June 1, 2015

Hello neighbor. Imagine a world without bees. You’d also have to imagine a world without carrots, onions, tomatoes and other vegetables and fruits, because they are dependent upon bees for pollination. And, of course, what about honey? How … 0

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 … 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. … 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 … 0

Shelburne Falls RiverFest set for June 5 to 7

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — This year’s RiverFest, a weekend-long celebration of the Deerfield River June 5 through 7, will include tours of a hydropower plant, street music, fly-casting demonstrations, rafting and paddleboard trips, a parade decoration workshop and its … 0