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Thirty-one men and 26 women participated in the perennial favorite skillet toss at last year's Festival of the Hills in Conway.

Conway’s Festival of the Hills moves to grammar school grounds

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

CONWAY — As the leaves begin to change, so do the grounds of the Conway Grammar School. On Sunday, the school will play host to the annual Festival of the Hills. Due to the town’s ongoing ball field renovations, the festival will be held at the school this year, and parking will be available on the Boyden property on Roaring … 0

Regional Notebook

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Legislators, town officials to meet for breakfast in Conway on Friday CONWAY — Conway will host this year’s Massachusetts Municipal Association Legislative Breakfast for western Massachusetts on Friday, where local officials will have the chance to meet with state legislators and association staff and discuss important topics. The breakfast will be held in the Conway Town Hall from 8 to 10 a.m. According … 0

Conway garage project bid lower than last time

Monday, September 29, 2014

CONWAY — The Conway Selectboard has decided to seek voter approval to build a highway garage, but for slightly less than a plan rejected last June. Next Monday, Conway residents will be asked to approve the project during a special town meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Conway Grammar School, but the project’s cost and impact on tax bills may still have some … 0

Sustainable film fest seeks submissions

Monday, September 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — There’s still time to get your short film into the running for the third annual Pioneer Valley Transition Towns Film Festival. Films seven minutes or shorter on sustainable living will be accepted until Oct. 17. The top films will be screened and awards announced starting at … 0

Neighbors: Support a local gem

Monday, September 15, 2014

Hello neighbor. I wanted to take a couple of minutes today to remind you folks of how lucky we are to have a real gem here in the county. I was talking with my friend Judy on Monday … 0

Conway task force envisions park, senior housing for Rose property

Friday, September 12, 2014

CONWAY — So, what’s the latest plan for developing the Rose property in the center of town? How about a community park and housing for the elderly? A special task force representing many town boards has settled on … 0

The twists & turns of history: the Mohawk Trail marks 100 years

Friday, September 12, 2014

What do Metacomet the warrior, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Benedict Arnold and Henry David Thoreau have in common? They all traveled the route that would become the Mohawk Trail — back in the days when the hairpin turn and other … 2

Neighbors: Volunteer to serve the low-income and homeless

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Hello neighbor. I’d like to give another perfect example of neighbors helping neighbors. Stone Soup Cafe will be holding a volunteer appreciation gathering on Sept. 19 at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church on Main and Hope streets from 7 to 9 p.m. where there’s going to be a … 0

Teaching women to fight off attacks

Monday, September 8, 2014

CONWAY — As a life-long practioner of the martial arts, Conway resident Michael Haynack has had the opportunity to put his skills to use as a private security contractor, a professional bouncer and a police and special forces … 0

Neighbors: Shelburne man repairs cemetery signs

Monday, September 8, 2014

Hello neighbor. If you happen to be driving along Route 2 through Charlemont, take notice of the new signs at the entrances to its three cemeteries. Les Chadwick, our neighbor from Shelburne, recently replaced the posts that hold … 0

Contest was Taylor-made for him

Sunday, September 7, 2014

CONWAY — Twenty-two-year-old Tyler Conroy of Conway says he’s living life fearlessly, one Taylor Swift song at a time. Conroy, who describes himself as “one of her biggest, if not her biggest” fan, met Swift recently after being … 0

Neighbors: All’s fair this weekend, especially fried dough

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Hello neighbor. Has anyone else noticed this was a very long short week? I don’t know if it was the intense heat and humidity or what, but the weekend is here and it’s fair time. The Franklin County Fair opened last night with its parade along Main Street. … 0

Fair thee well

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

GREENFIELD — Franklin County Fair president Fred Steiner barely made it past the stables at the Franklin County Fairgrounds before Adam Martin, of Martin’s Farm in Greenfield, emerged from an old red barn and flagged him down. As … 0