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(From left) Sunderland Selectman Tom Fydenkevez, Whately Selectman Jonathan Edwards and Deerfield Selectman Carolyn Shores Ness discuss the Frontier Regional School budget at a four-town meeting Thursday night. Recorder/Tom Relihan

Towns question Frontier budget reversal

Thursday, March 26, 2015

SUNDERLAND — The Frontier Regional School Committee’s decision to reinstate funding for six positions and raise its budget by about 2 percent may not stand if the district’s four towns have their way. The budget will be presented at Deerfield, Sunderland, Whately and Conway’s town meetings next month, but representatives from at least three towns said during a four-town meeting … 0

Neighbors: Area wildlife needs our help

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Hello, neighbor. Medicine Mammals in Wendell needs our help. The local Native American nonprofit wildlife rehabilitation center is hoping to raise money to help care for the orphaned and injured wild animals that made their way to the center this winter. Loril Moondream, wildlife rehabilitator and owner of Medicine Mammals, said she is currently caring for raccoons, possums, a flying squirrel and her … 0

Second candidate runs for Conway Selectboard

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

CONWAY — A second candidate has entered the race for a seat on Conway’s Selectboard: former selectman and long-time town police officer Christina Conklin. She will join Fire Chief Robert Baker on the ballot of the town’s annual elections, which will be held on May 14. The two are vying for a seat vacated by Selectman Rick Bean, who announced in February that … 0

Conway lawyer to AG: Investigate electric cost hike

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

CONWAY — When it was announced last fall that the price of electricity was expected to spike this winter and that Berkshire Gas would impose a moratorium on new customers due to a regional shortage of natural gas, … 2

Whately school spending would see tiny hike

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

WHATELY — Whately Elementary School joins the Conway Grammar School as a South County public school proposing a budget that keeps increases below 2 percent without cutting staff. The school’s $1.5 million budget is a 0.6 percent increase over this year, making it the lowest increase of any … 0

Conway community helps rebuild fire-damaged sugarhouse

Monday, March 23, 2015

CONWAY — When a “packed to the rafters” wood storage area at Boyden Bros. Sugarhouse caught fire Sunday, owner Howard Boyden was sure his maple business was about to go up in smoke. “If we lost the sugarhouse, … 0

Neighbors: Learn about volunteer opportunity with local support team

Monday, March 23, 2015

Hello neighbor. I want to tell you about a great group that’s been serving our community for several years. Community Crisis Support Team, a program of Clinical & Support Options, will host its annual free 15-hour new volunteer training on May 7, 12 and 14 from 4 to … 0

Fire can’t stop Boyden Sugarhouse

Sunday, March 22, 2015

CONWAY — An errant spark burned but did not break Boyden Brothers Sugarhouse on Sunday afternoon, after a quick reaction from owner Howard Boyden and the Conway Fire Department. Fire Chief Robert Baker said when firefighters arrived at … 0

Town meetings next week

Friday, March 20, 2015

Ashfield Board of Assessors: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Library Trustees: Monday 7 p.m. in Library. Bernardston Finance Committee: Monday 6:45 p.m. in Town Hall. Buckland Board of Selectmen: Tuesday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Charlemont Board of Selectmen: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Board of … 0

Neighbors: Use all of your senses to greet spring

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Hello neighbor. Happy spring everyone! It’s time to get out into the sun and enjoy — those cold, grey days are almost behind us. Yes, it will be a little muddy, but who cares after being holdup all winter? Temps are working their way into the 30s and … 0

Conway school budget approved

Thursday, March 19, 2015

CONWAY — The Conway Grammar School Committee Thursday night approved a $1.7 million budget for fiscal year 2016, a 1.1 percent increase over last year. The budget is among the lowest of the schools in the Frontier Regional and Union 38 school district, coming in below a 2.5 … 0

Neighbors: Father and daughter recovering nicely after kidney transplant

Monday, March 16, 2015

Hello neighbor. Our neighbor Tim Ollari is doing well after receiving a kidney from his daughter Stephanie last Thursday. Stephanie says Tim looks like a new person — full of life again. She, on the other hand, had … 0

A blueprint for entrepreneurial success

Sunday, March 15, 2015

CONWAY — As a young engineer, James S. Hardigg of Conway saw firsthand the dynamics of labor relations in his industry. Whether it was facing intimidation or violence at the hands of union officials or working under bosses … 0