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Science teacher Samantha Lydiard, at right,  gives middle school students from China their first taste of maple syrup on their first day of summer school at the Mohawk Trail Regional School. 
(Recorder/Diane Broncaccio)

Chinese students get glimpse of American life at Mohawk

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

BUCKLAND — The 21 middle-school students from Hangzhou Qinghe Middle School loved the shady sugar maples they found growing behind the Mohawk Trail Regional High School. But the taste of the maple syrup itself? Maybe not so much. On their first day of school here, Mohawk science teacher Samantha Lydiard gave students a tour of the grounds as the students … 0

Neighbors: Head to the North Quabbin for some summer fun

Monday, July 21, 2014

Hello neighbor. I was really excited to read last week that the North Quabbin will be getting some help from the state to boost tourism. It’s such a beautiful area — and you all know how much I love the Quabbin Reservoir. There are other attractions in that area: Starrett Museum in Athol, Swift River Historical Society Museum in New Salem and Tully … 0

Buckland bylaw hearing set for Tuesday

Sunday, July 20, 2014

BUCKLAND — The Planning Board will hold a public hearing Tuesday , at 7 p.m. at the Mohawk Trail Regional High School cafeteria to discuss proposed revisions to the town’s zoning bylaws. These changes include: ∎ Adding a new section on “Small Wind Energy Facility Bylaw” which would allow, by special permit only, small wind energy facilities of up to 120 feet tall, … 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

Ralph Nader speaks on reclaiming democracy

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — Political activist and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader had plenty to say Wednesday night about how Americans on both sides of the political aisle could work together to more swiftly bring government changes wanted by … 0

Pipeline ban back on Buckland special town meeting agenda

Monday, June 2, 2014

BUCKLAND — After a petition drive to ban natural gas pipelines through town missed a deadline for getting 100 voters’ signatures, the Board of Selectmen agreed to take the article to the voters on the town’s June 19 special town meeting. Last Tuesday, members of the Energy Committee … 0

Greenfield to celebrate bees

Monday, June 2, 2014

In this feature photo, Debbie Oeky, Sandra Boston and Victoria Floor touch up the crosswalk mural in Greenfield as part of the Paint the Town Green Mural Project. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) … 0

Letter: Just because it has wheels ...

Sunday, June 1, 2014

With reference to the article in your May 22 edition regarding the June 7 Trolley Tour, there seems to be a mild case of Trolley confusion. A clarification is in order. On city streets nowadays, one may spot contraptions colloquially referred to by the uninformed as “trolleys”. These … 0