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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.
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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

Franklin County Tech School to host community college panel Wednesday

Monday, February 24, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Franklin County Technical School will host its first ever community college panel discussion Wednesday night, and the public is invited to attend. Originally developed as an informational event for the school’s upperclassmen and parents, school officials decided to expand it for the entire community, said … 0

Letter: Station stops

Sunday, February 23, 2014

When I first moved to this area in the 1970s, articles and editorials in the Recorder talked of putting a “bus shelter” and platform next to the railroad tracks in Greenfield to allow passengers to board the Montrealer. Then, because of the poor condition of the tracks, the … 0

Mohawk seeks law for 4-day week

Friday, February 21, 2014

BUCKLAND — The Mohawk Trail Regional School District Committee has unanimously agreed to seek legislation that could some day make it possible for the Mohawk middle school and high school to develop a four-day school week curriculum. The … 0

Happy 90th birthday Irmarie Jones

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Hello neighbor. We are now fewer than 30 days from the beginning of spring. Soon, the ground will begin to thaw — though it’s difficult to believe right now — and temperatures will warm as birds begin to … 0

Pioneer property plan to be presented Sunday

Thursday, February 20, 2014

BERNARDSTON — There are big plans for the Pioneer Valley Regional School property, and you can hear about them straight from the source Sunday. John Lepore, a Bernardston resident and former Pioneer science teacher, has authored an all-encompassing … 0

Hawlemont to speed up its farm curriculum

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

CHARLEMONT — With a celebratory “glass-of-milk” toast, the Hawlemont Regional School Committee, school officials and farmer Erwin Reynolds Sr. of Charlemont raised a glass to Hawlemont’s future farm-based curriculum at a recent School Committee meeting. School Superintendent Michael … 0

Letter: Worldly ills gives me chills

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Just as the sanity-challenging phenomenon of cabin fever has entered my home, the bugs of the viral world have decided to turn my home into a house of “ill-repuke.” Better known by the intelligentsia as Gastroenteritis. To add insult to injury, the kind editors of The Recorder choose … 0

Mohawk to offer summer archaeology training in Hawley

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

HAWLEY — Mohawk Trail Regional School, in partnership with the Sons and Daughters of Hawley, will be offering a two-week field training program in archaeology. The basic training will take place near the ruins of the old Sanford … 0

Colrain seeking election candidates

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

COLRAIN — Nomination papers are now available from Town Clerk Robin Hartnett, and there may be several open seats to fill in the May 5 annual town election. Selectman Eileen Sauvageau has decided she will not seek another term. Also, Library Trustee Paula Harrison is not seeking re-election. … 0

Better late than never

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

BUCKLAND — Valentine’s Day was Monday for soldiers living in the Holyoke Soldiers Home, when students from the Mohawk Trail Regional School delivered 200 handmade Valentine’s Day cards made by the grade-school children in the Mohawk District. “It’s … 0