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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 a.m. to noon. Participating libraries are Belding … 0

Letter: Liberals and FOX News

Friday, July 3, 2015

Why do liberals hate FOX News? It is probably because they do not like hearing both sides of the story. They only like to hear views that satisfies what has been mushed in their heads by the liberal media. All of the FOX News talk panels have the equal number of liberals and conservatives. Does CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS or NBC have this … 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, so you’d better hurry. The 2015 lineup includes lots of return musicians and a few … 0

Neighbors: Go to a local parade and support our veterans Monday

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Hello neighbor. Memorial Day is a federal holiday for remembering people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. It originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in that … 0

Franklin County Memorial Day events

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Ashfield The Memorial Day parade on Monday begins at 10 a.m. in front of Town Hall, proceeds to Plain Cemetery and to the Veterans Memorial and Civil War Memorial, then back to Town Hall. There will be featured … 0

Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum opens for the season on Saturday

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — The Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum will reopen for the 2015 season on Saturday. Visitors will be able to take a 15-minute ride back in time on the beautifully restored trolley Number 10 which was restored … 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