Charlemont

The colorguard passes by on Federal Street in Greenfield during the 2012 Memorial Day parade in Greenfield.
(Recorder file photo)

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 war, but by the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who died while in military service. The … 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 speakers and music as well. Bernardston The town’s parade kicks off from the Four Leaf … 0

Broadband, school repairs on Charlemont annual town meeting warrant Tuesday

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

CHARLEMONT — Annual town meeting voters will be asked to approve borrowing $1.75 million for the town’s WiredWest broadband fiber-optic network, to spend $94,652 for repairs and improvements to the Hawlemont Regional School building, and to use $88,089 from the town’s “free cash” revenues to finish up infrastructure flood damage repairs left over … 0

Charlemont sees selectman’s contest Tuesday

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

CHARLEMONT — Selectman’s candidate Charles M. Ricko II believes the town isn’t fully using its valuable resource — the Deerfield River — to its fullest advantage in generating revenue and promoting the town as an “outdoor recreation capital.” “We have this wonderful river,” said Ricko. “How can we … 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

Letter: My candidacy

Sunday, May 17, 2015

My name is Sarah Reynolds and I am running for Charlemont selectman on May 26 (voting is all day until 7 p.m. at Hawlemont school), I am doing so because I believe I can listen well to the town’s residents. I am a firm believer that an elected … 0

Mohawk Trail Concert co-founder Ruth Black dies

Friday, May 15, 2015

CHARLEMONT — Ruth Black, co-founder of the Mohawk Trail Concert Series, died earlier this month, at the age of 87. Ruth and Arnold Black founded the Mohawk Trail Concert Series in 1969, bringing many renowned musicians to the … 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

Mass. energy officials at Hawlemont today

Thursday, May 14, 2015

CHARLEMONT — John Lebeaux, state commissioner of agricultural resources, will be at the Hawlemont Regional School this morning, to speak at a tree-planting at the school. He will be accompanied by Matthew Beaton, secretary of energy and environmental affairs. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 11 … 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

West County Notebook

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Hawlemont open house celebration CHARLEMONT — Hawlemont Regional School hosts its first Agricultural Celebration tonight from 4 to 7 p.m. to showcase its agricultural projects, lessons, 4-H clubs and new livestock. Student exhibits, a plant sale of Hawlemont-grown items, cow paddy bingo, a craft sale, school tours and … 0

Neighbors: Neighbors will return May 19

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Hello neighbor. Neighbors will not be back until May 19. I am headed this morning with my friend Diane Poirier on a cruise to Bermuda. I hope you all have a wonderful week. I can’t imagine we’ll have anything but a great time. See you when I return. … 0