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Letter: Thanks, utility workers!

Friday, December 19, 2014

We would like to express our appreciation for the diligent effort put forth to restore power to the thousands of people who lost their electricity due to the storm on Nov. 26. Some of you come from as far as Canada and others from nearby. You had to work in hazardous conditions and cope with the cold and heavy falling snow, but that did not stop you. One repair man … 0

Residents vexed by hype over Cosby allegations

Thursday, December 18, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — Sawyer News Co., with its spread of local and national newspapers and racks of magazines, has always been the place to go for news. The headlines on newspapers and the gossipy tabloids often spark lively comments. But these days, when comedian Bill Cosby — Shelburne’s most famous resident — is … 0

Neighbors: Take advantage of technology, but don’t let it rule you

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Hello neighbor. I just wanted to finish what I started on Tuesday, if you don’t mind. I seem to be on my soapbox this week, so please bear with me. I guess I’m just filled with the joy of the season and want to share it with you. I’d like to remind you of something else — I talked about volunteering, doing something … 0

Singley’s Furniture to close doors Saturday

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — Back in 1947, when Edward J. Singley opened his furniture store at 19 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls was full of young families who needed furniture, but were making wages of $35 to $40 per week. … 1

Neighbors: Help a former neighbor by voting for her new business

Monday, November 17, 2014

Hello neighbor. I’m hoping you can help one of our former neighbors expand her business in Gloucester. Heather Ahearn, who is the daughter of David and Sally Ahearn and is co-owner of Atlantic Saltworks, is currently competing in the Entrepreneur and Sam Adams Brewing American Dream Wild Card … 0

Spelling S-U-C-C-E-S-S

Friday, November 14, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — If you don’t know what “furfuraceous” means, don’t feel bad. Neither did the winners of the 9th annual Mary Lyon Foundation Community Spelling Bee. That didn’t stop The Spelling Beans team from figuring out how … 0

Selectmen address opioid problem

Thursday, November 13, 2014

GREENFIELD — Small town governments are another avenue through which the Opioid Task Force is looking to get traction on the heroin and painkiller problem. Thursday night Opioid Task Force member John Merrigan and coordinator Marisa Hebble presented data on the problem and information on efforts underway to … 0

Arms Library celebrates 100th birthday Sunday

Thursday, November 13, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — About 150 years ago, when the number of privately owned books were few and precious, the Shelburne Falls Circulating Library lent books to members who could afford $1 for membership and a 50-cent annual fee. … 0

Neighbors: TFHS to hold its fourth all-class reunion

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Hello neighbor. Hey, it’s that time of year again — my alma mater, Turners Falls High School (Class of 1976 and proud of it) is holding its Alumni Association’s fourth annual All-Class Reunion the day after Thanksgiving. It will be held on the nightclub side of Between the … 0

Cash-strapped Lamson seeks worker pay cuts

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — As part of its bankruptcy restructuring, Lamson & Goodnow is asking its union workers to accept a $2-an-hour pay cut and to forgo company-supported health insurance coverage. Negotiations for a new contract between the 147-year old cutlery manufacturer and its 13 members of Local 274, … 0

West County Notebook

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Art talk Friday in Buckland BUCKLAND — Artist Jim Murphy of Ashfield will give a talk on “A Journey through the Landscape” at the Friends of Robert Strong Woodward’s annual meeting on Friday at 7 p.m. in The Mary Lyon Church, 17 Upper St. The even begins with … 0

Neighbors: It doesn’t take much to help feed our hungry

Monday, November 10, 2014

Hello neighbor. I was visiting with 2-year-old twin grandsons Owen and Travis the other night while daughter Christina went running — she didn’t get her passion for strenuous exercise from me — and as I watched them eat their chicken, rice, squash, yogurt and applesauce with reckless abandon, … 0

‘Unforgettable’ play based on Korean War love letters

Friday, November 7, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — A woman, packing up her family home after the death of her parents, comes across a suitcase full of love letters from the Korean War, “and we are transported back to two young people separated … 0