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Chuck Larson, of Hinsdale, Ma. checks out a model Priority Mail remote controlled planeat a previous year's Giant Western Massachusetts Remote Control Flea Market.
(Recorder file photo)

Neighbors: Easter community meal open to all

Thursday, April 17, 2014

First, I’d just like to wish everyone a happy Easter, happy Passover or happy spring, whichever you prefer. Then, I’d like to get right to telling you about some upcoming events, because there are plenty. EVERYONE IS WELCOME to a free Easter ham dinner community meal at the Greenfield Alliance Church, 385 Chapman St. in Greenfield on Saturday at 5 … 0

Sharpie Queen

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

F or Degas it was pastel. For Rodin, it was stone. But for Suzanne Conway of Colrain, the humble Sharpie is the tool of choice: A simple, felt marker yielding up a bright swoosh of color, in whatever thickness you could want. In Conway’s experienced hands, those markers can whip up a crowded … 0

Colrain bridge closing costing Mohawk $275 a day for van

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

COLRAIN — What a difference a little country bridge can make. Recently, the state closed the Heath Road Bridge in Colrain, which runs above the West Branch of the North River. Now the Mohawk Trail Regional School District has to spend about $46,000 a year to add a four-wheel drive van to its school bus services to get students to their schools on … 0

Rowe School going up

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

ROWE — While the $6.9 million Rowe Elementary School is under construction, a capital campaign is also underway to help furnish the new school and pay for items needed for the school library, for technology, the arts, the … 0

Neighbors: Local students help others

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hello neighbor. Franklin County Technical School senior Madison Lively of Greenfield and some of her classmates will use their skills as hairdressers-in-training this week to help children, teens and young adults who suffer from medical conditions that cause … 0

Letter: Missing specifics

Monday, April 14, 2014

Tim Neumann’s response to Darlene Clark’s letter of March 31, regarding religious books at the World Eye Bookshop would have been more effectual had he cited some of the texts in question. But he states specifically in his closing paragraph that he “did not see the specific display … 0

Colrain incumbents seeking re-election

Friday, April 11, 2014

COLRAIN — Several incumbents who were undecided about running for re-election have thrown their hats back into the ring, and are on the May 5 ballot. Also, two library trustee seats are up for grabs. Selectman Eileen D. Sauvageau will be seeking her second three-year term. Other incumbents … 0

Mohawk official takes G-M job

Friday, April 11, 2014

BUCKLAND — School Business Administrator Joanne Blier will be leaving the Mohawk Trail school systems as of June 30 , to take a new job as director of business and operations for the Gill-Montague Regional School District. As part of Superintendent Michael Buoniconti’s administrative team, Blier worked on … 0

West County Notebook

Friday, April 11, 2014

Voter registration deadlines are approaching for West County residents who want to cast a ballots in annual town elections and town meetings scheduled for early May. Shelburne Town Clerk Beverly Neeley will hold a special voter registration session on Wednesday so that residents can register in time for … 0

Neighbors: Montague police chief named Elk’s “Citizen of the Year”

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Hello neighbor. Congratulations to our neighbor Chip Dodge, who happens to be Montague’s police chief, and who recently received the “Citizen of the Year” award from the Montague Elks. Chip told me that he was surprised, honored and … 0

Winter leaves heaving country roads

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Welcome to mud season, and drive carefully on any unpaved roads. The Charlemont Highway Department has closed a section of Mountain Road on account of mud. Emergency services and the Charlemont Post Office have been notified. Although the closure does not lock anyone out or in, it may … 0

Letter: Money taking over

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Amend the Constitution to declare money is not equal to speech. This government is being taken over by money. Corporations are KING and king is the right term and the unfunny jesters, five out of nine on the supremely ridiculous court (and at the same time they are … 0

Colrain bridge closed, awaiting scheduled repairs

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

COLRAIN — The Heath Road Bridge, off Advamsville Road, has been ordered closed to traffic indefinitely by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, after an inspection last week . Town Highway Superintendent Scott Sullivan said the two outside girders of the bridge were found to be unsafe and were … 0