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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

Arms Library gets ‘Pothole Pictures’ movie collection

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — You’ve seen a movie on the big screen at Pothole Pictures; now you can see it at home, thanks to a new Pothole Pictures Library Movie Collection that will soon become available to librarygoers at the Arms Library. In collaboration with the library, Pothole Pictures … 0

West County Notebook

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Iron Bridge closed today SHELBURNE FALLS — The Iron Bridge will be closed again today from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the second time this week, so that repaving the bridge surface can be completed. Help stock Dragon Brook SHELBURNE — Massachusetts Fisheries and Wildlife will be … 0

Letter: Obstructed view

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

This morning I noticed a contradictory action. As you go north on Route 112 toward Shelburne Falls, there is a beautiful side hill hay field, which is so admired that the Franklin Land Trust accepted the development rights so the land would continually be open. Now next to … 0

Neighbors: Back in Franklin County

Monday, May 18, 2015

Hello neighbor. I’m back! What a lovely week we had on the water and in Bermuda. The weather was perfect and we got to see a dolphin and a whale show on the way home. I learned early on in the trip that it really is a small … 0

West County Notebook

Monday, May 18, 2015

Trolley Museum reopens Saturday The Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum will re-open for the 2015 season on Saturday. Visitors will be able to take a 15-minute ride back in time on the restored Trolley No. 10, which was restored to service in 1999. This 116 year old trolley carried … 0

West County Notebook

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Fishing derby in Charlemont CHARLEMONT — Come to the Deerfield River this Saturday for a Kids’ Free Fishing Derby from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The derby will take place behind The Great Outdoors, 78 Main St. All ages are welcome. The event is sponsored by Doug Johnson … 0

State OKs Eversource’s lower summer rates

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The state has approved Eversource electric rates for the summer months. On July 1, the Basic Service supply price for all residential Eversource customers in western Massachusetts will drop by about 31 percent, from 14.228 cents for the cold weather months to 9.767 cents per kilowatt-hour. Customers using … 0

Buckland-Shelburne Elementary climbs from a ‘lowest-’ to a ‘highest-performing’ school

Monday, May 11, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — In 2011, the Buckland-Shelburne Elementary School MCAS scores caused the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to declare BSE a “Level 3” school, which meant it was among the lowest-performing 20 percent of schools … 0

Trolley training

Monday, May 11, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum President Sam Bartlett has announced that the 2015 Training Day will be held on Sunday at 10 a.m. at the trolley museum located at 14 Depot St. in Shelburne Falls. The … 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