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West County Notebook

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Charlemont seeks hazard plan comments CHARLEMONT — The town’s Multi-Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee, and the regional planning department has updated the town’s hazard mitigation plan. Once the updated plan is approved by Federal Emergency Management Administration and adopted by the town, Charlemont will be eligible for state and federal money to fund pre- and post-disaster mitigation projects to reduce the impact of future natural and man-made disasters. The next step … 0

Berkshire Gas warns about phone scam

Monday, July 28, 2014

Several Berkshire Gas business customers have recently reported receiving fraudulent telephone calls seeking immediate payment of their Berkshire Gas accounts, by credit card, over the telephone, the utility has reported. The caller claims that the account is overdue and requires immediate payment. Several of the fraudulent calls have showed up as originating from 617-419-5406 in the recipient’s caller ID. Berkshire Gas has reported … 0

‘The Judge’ will open Toronto Film Festival

Monday, July 28, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — The movie filmed primarily in Shelburne Falls last summer — “The Judge” starring Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall — has been selected for the opening night film of the Toronto International Film Festival, which will run from Sept. 4 to 14. “The Mrs. and I are thrilled to share … 0

Letter: Repair request denied

Thursday, June 12, 2014

On behalf of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of The United States, Post 8503, I would like to thank all the people of Buckland who attended Buckland’s annual town meeting and voted in favor of the request, authorized by law, for assistance in repairing our post headquarters. Let … 0

Mary Lyon Church steeple fundraiser in Buckland Saturday

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

BUCKLAND — Spend an afternoon in the summer kitchen of the Major Joseph Griswold House, see a detailed replica of the historic Mary Lyon Church and help raise money for the church steeple. From 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sue and Hank Samoriski are hosting a fundraiser to … 0

Letter: Not a Walmart

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

In The Recorder’s “Readers Write” section on June 4 there was a letter from a Ms. Bricker in which she asks questions about the objections many of us have to putting a Walmart Super Store in across from Stop & Shop in Greenfield. I am not a resident … 0

West County Notebook

Monday, June 9, 2014

Buckland clerk’s office closed today through Thursday BUCKLAND — The town clerk’s office will be closed today through Thursday for a town clerks conference. It will also be closed the week of June 23 for vacation. Shelburne clerk’s office closed today for clerks conference SHELBURNE — The town … 0

Neighbors: Don’t let a little rain stop you

Monday, June 9, 2014

Hello neighbor. Looks like we’re in for some showers this week, but don’t let that stop you. Temperatures are supposed to be in the 70s. Take advantage of any sunshine we see by getting out into the county. According to those who run the Fishway in Turners Falls, … 0

Local artist pieces together international mural

Sunday, June 8, 2014

BUCKLAND — “Big Bang Mosaics” artist Cynthia Fisher often makes murals for public spaces — in hospitals, museums, health centers, libraries, the Olver Transportation Center in Greenfield, among others. In 2010, Fisher worked with 450 West County schoolchildren … 0

Shelburne Falls restaurant fundraiser underway

Sunday, June 8, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — An online, Kickstarter fundraiser is underway to help former Green Emporium restaurateurs Michael Collins and Pacifico “Tony” Palumbo convert a former glass-blowing studio near the Glacial Potholes into an eatery they are calling Mi Vida Loca Restaurant and Bakery. “Mi Vida Loca” is Spanish for … 0

Father and son

Friday, June 6, 2014

SHELBURNE — Like other superintendents during this graduation season, Michael Buoniconti took the podium last weekend to deliver a commencement address to Mohawk Trail Regional School graduates. But unlike most school leaders, the Mohawk superintendent had someone special … 0

Franklin County Technical School students ready for workforce

Friday, June 6, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Franklin County Technical School alumna Lisa Godfrey told 115 graduates Friday that learning a trade at the school will give them a leg up in their future job searches. “It may not feel like it … 0

Neighbors: Lots to do as summer rolls in

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Hello neighbor. There’s lots going on as this first week of June comes to an end and summer rev s up. THERE WILL BE A GREENHOUSE PLANT SALE at Leverett Elementary School on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please support the school and its students by … 0