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Neighbors: ’Tis the season of giving

Monday, November 30, 2015

Hello neighbor. Diggity Dogs Service Dogs, a nonprofit in Shelburne Falls, will tour the valley today to thank the community for another year of support. Diggity Dogs will also be raising awareness for #GivingTuesday, which is today. Following two of the biggest shopping days of the year — Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is a global movement of generosity, which began in 2012. New York’s 92nd Street Y partnered … 0

Two seeking selectman’s seat in Charlemont special election

Sunday, November 29, 2015

CHARLEMONT — Two candidates are vying in a special election for the unexpired selectman’s term of David Cunningham. Ivan “Toby” Gould of Zoar Road and Benjamin Atkinson will be on the ballot during the special town election set for Dec. 22 from noon to 7 p.m. at the Hawlemont Regional School. A candidate’s … 0

Charlemont Inn preps for Housing Court date

Sunday, November 29, 2015

CHARLEMONT — A progress report on steps taken to repair the Charlemont Inn is due today , per a Housing Court order, with a follow-up hearing in Housing Court on Friday . Meanwhile, the town Board of Health has decided to postpone an enforcement order against the Charlemont Inn owners in Housing Court on Friday, on the grounds that the Charlemont Inn doesn’t … 0

Neighbors: Nana’s Attic might just have what you’ve been looking for

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Hello neighbor. Our neighbor Paula Betters was appointed director of the Erving Senior Community Center this past summer, and she said they’re having a lot of fun in Erving. Paula said as the center prepares for its Holiday Bazaar, she had the “crazy notion” (her playful words) to … 0

Dual clinic Saturday for pets and people

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

CHARLEMONT — Here’s a chance to get both your family’s flu shots and your pets’ rabies vaccination all in one place: At the Cooperative Public Health Service Flu Clinic and Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Saturday, Oct. 31, from … 0

Food plan aims to grow economy, community

Thursday, October 22, 2015

A Massachusetts Local Food Action plan being released today calls for the state to take steps to beef up agriculture and food production as a way to not only enhance the local food supply, but also to improve … 0

Neighbors: Greenfield library’s got some bargains this weekend

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Hello neighbor. It has been a really busy week for me, so I’m going to get right to it. Have a great weekend! FRIENDS OF GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY will hold its October Book Sale on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will be an abundance of … 0

Neighbors: Human Error’s Greenfield Word Fest no mistake

Monday, October 19, 2015

Hello neighbor. Human Error Publishing will present its sixth Greenfield Annual Word Festival starting today and running through Sunday — six days of WORDS in downtown Greenfield. Awesome! Along with authors and poets reading their works all week, there will be an ongoing book fair. The Arts Block … 0

‘Clean Sweep’ waste collection day Saturday

Monday, October 19, 2015

Been wanting to get rid that bulky trash not normally accepted at your trash transfer station? The Franklin County Solid Waste District is holding its fall “Clean Sweep” bulky waste collection on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to noon. The three drop-off sites are: the Buckland Recreation … 0

Drone on? Area officials weigh unmanned aerial devices for emergency services

Friday, October 16, 2015

CHARLEMONT — In a small town that attracts thousands of visitors to its rivers, mountains and forests, would an emergency drone help an understaffed volunteer fire department and ambulance service to meet the town’s emergency needs? Emergency Management … 0

Deerfield flu clinic set for Saturday

Friday, October 16, 2015

DEERFIELD — Need a flu shot? The Franklin Regional Council of Governments’ is providing flu clinics in the region with the help of local community volunteers and student assistance from Greenfield Community College’s nursing program. A number of flu vaccine clinics are scheduled across the county, including today … 0

Neighbors: Montague’s K-9 Artie needs a new ride

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Hello neighbor. K-9 Artie, whose real name is Arthur, and his partner, Montague police officer James Ruddock, need a new ride and they’re asking us to help. Montague Police Department will hold a tailgate party to raise money for a new cruiser that will accommodate a four-legged officer. … 0

West County Notebook

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Mohawk family night offers website tutorials, college aid info BUCKLAND — Want to learn how to get the most out of Google, Microsoft Word or Excel? Need help with financial aid for college? Mohawk Trail Regional High School will host an evening called “Family Educational Opportunities” on Oct. … 0