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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

Letter: To our cat’s rescue

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

When a much loved family pet goes missing, one often thinks the worst, but hopes for the best. In our case, the best is what we got in having Animal Control Officer Jack Cavolick and Highway Superintendent Scott Sullivan on the scene. After nearly 24 days missing, our beloved cat of 11 years was heard mewing; stuck in the underground drainage pipes of … 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

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

Colrain ‘Pyramid of Hope’ stolen in broad daylight

Thursday, June 5, 2014

COLRAIN — Artist Pacifico “Tony” Palumbo has lost his hope for Colrain. Or, you could say, his hope for the town has been stolen. In 2010, Palumbo built a 14-foot-wide pyramid, dubbed the “Pyramid of Hope,” which he … 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

Letter: Preserve dam site

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Greenfield has many picturesque sites such as Poet’s Seat Tower. Craftsmen designed and built homes and businesses which still stand in stately rows along the wayside. Please take the time to look at the architecture. In springtime, all the flowering trees and plants are beautiful. Thank you. The … 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

‘Comfort the afflicted, afflict the comfortable’

Sunday, June 1, 2014

SHELBURNE — The Mohawk Trail Regional School Class of 2014 gathered Sunday under hazy blue skies in the school athletic field for a send-off from family, peers and administrators who told them to listen, think for themselves and … 1

Neighbors: Students share ideas to spruce up downtown

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Hello neighbor. The Recorder received letters from a couple of our younger neighbors this week, and I’d like to share a little from each of them with you. Dylan McCullough Clemente of Greenfield, who attends Pearl Rhodes Elementary School in Leyden, wrote that he believes there should be … 0

Me Llamo Llama

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

In this feature photo, a llama at the Fort Lucas Farm in Colrain stares down an unfamiliar face on Tuesday. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) … 0

Colrain to honor EMTs Saturday

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Town, state to discuss bridge repair COLRAIN — Highway Superintendent Scott Sullivan and Town Coordinator Kevin Fox met with a state-certified bridge engineer last Friday to discuss plans to repair the Heath Bridge off Adamsville Road. The bridge, which carries school buses of children to Colrain Central and … 0