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The path around the TransCanada forebay, popular with local dog-walkers, has recently been closed by the company. Recorder/Diane Broncaccio

Crowd seeks access on TransCanada path in Shelburne Falls

Thursday, July 30, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — On a sweltering night, when a cooling walk along the waters of the TransCanada forebay would have been just the ticket, about 45 residents sat in a stuffy meeting room, asking TransCanada officials to let them keep using a path near hydro electric station No. 3. It’s a path behind the old Lamson & Goodnow buildings that people have walked along for at least a century. TransCanada representative Matthew Cole and land agent Brandon Kibbe gave reasons why the energy company has posted no-trespassing signs around a man-made holding pool, known as a forebay. They explained how the water is piped into … 0

Neighbors: Don’t leave children or pets in vehicles

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Hello neighbor. Today I want to talk to you good folks about leaving children and pets in vehicles this summer. Please don’t! Leaving them in a hot vehicle could be deadly. If you are out and about with your child — brining him or her to day care, for instance — and it’s … 0

Letter: Mohawk Trail Concerts

Thursday, July 30, 2015

What a terrific season at Mohawk Trail Concerts! Every concert was a gem, such creative programming. I listen to the violin in a new way. I wish I had had some children to bring with me to Babar the Elephant, but all of us kids with white hair loved it. I almost skipped going to the “Poetry of Mary Oliver,” thinking how could … 0

Neighbors: Green River Festival around the corner

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Hello neighbor. It’s that time again — the countdown is just seven days. The Green River Festival will be held July 10, 11 and 12 at Greenfield Community College, and there are a limited number of tickets left, … 0

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. … 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. … 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 … 0

Neighbors: Adopt an adult cat for $5 this weekend

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hello neighbor. It’s that time again, folks! Dakin Humane Society is offering its $5 cat adoption for select adult cats on Saturday and Sunday. This weekend only, you can adopt an adult cat for only $5 at both the Springfield and Leverett adoption centers from 12:30 to 5:30 … 0

Tech school projects passed

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Tuesday was the decisive day for the Franklin County Technical School’s roof project, with dire weather predictions and polls open for a districtwide vote to repair the roof and replace aging windows, doors and pavement. Voters didn’t turn … 0

Vilbon made business association ‘greater’

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — When Mary Vilbon first became executive director of the Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association in 2008, “Greater” was not part of the organization’s name. And Vilbon, a Heath resident, didn’t really feel the business … 1

West County Notebook

Monday, June 22, 2015

Annual Pie Social BUCKLAND — “The Narrow Escape of Angeline Palmer” will be the subject of this year’s presentation at the Buckland Historical Society’s annual Pie Social, on Friday, June 26, beginning at 7 p.m. Jackie Walsh of Shelburne Falls will discuss her book (which is not yet … 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