Conway

Neighbors: New Year’s Eve in Orange a good time

Monday, December 22, 2014

Hello neighbor. Not a lot going on this week, at least in terms of public events. I’m sure you will all be plenty busy celebrating the holidays with family and friends, so please everyone have a safe and happy holiday. Now that we’re here, it means New Year’s Eve is right around the corner and that means a few celebrations throughout the county, including the big one in Orange — … 0

Monday, December 22, 2014

CONWAY — Winter can be a challenging time for low-income families as the thermometer drops and heating costs rise, but the efforts of one Frontier Regional School junior may help some of them take the edge off of at least one major expense: food. Last month, Caitlin Burnett, 17, of Conway held her second annual Miles For Meals fundraising road race to benefit … 0

Conway ballfield improvements nearly complete

Sunday, December 21, 2014

CONWAY — When the ground thaws in the spring, visitors to downtown Conway may be greeted by the sounds of laughter and cracking baseball bats, with the town’s community ballfield fully renovated and, officials hope, ready for use. The redesigned park, designed by Peabody-based engineering firm Wesson & Sampson, has larger parking lots, improved handicapped accessibility, new paths and walkways and relocated tennis … 0

Conway committee grapples with septic system limitations

Sunday, December 7, 2014

CONWAY — Among the antiques, furniture and bookshelves in the back of Pages Coffee Bar and Used Bookstore in downtown Conway hangs a laminated white sign that reads “Due to a small septic system, we are not permitted … 0

Pilot ‘cable towns’ explore last-mile broadband costs

Sunday, December 7, 2014

While hilltowns without high-speed Internet in the WiredWest collaborative consider how to finance a last-mile fiber optic network, 16 partially served “cable towns” are also trying to figure out how much it will cost to expand Comcast’s cable network to reach every home within their town borders. With … 0

Neighbors: Give to local nonprofits through Valley Gives on Wednesday

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Hello neighbor. It’s time again for Valley Gives. Through Valley Gives, nonprofits raise money for all sorts of programs and projects, and you can help. When you visit its website on Wednesday, you’ll be able to donate to some of your favorites. Let’s see how far its third … 0

Neighbors: Prognosticator sees 23 snowfalls this season

Monday, December 1, 2014

Hello neighbor. Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I spent a lovely day with my three grandsons and sister’s family. I heard from our precipitation prognosticator Farrah Pomeroy. Her prediction is 23 snowfalls this winter. We’ve already had one, so only 22 to go, if she’s correct. … 0

Winter hours for household hazardous waste drop-off sites

Sunday, November 30, 2014

GREENFIELD — Franklin County Solid Waste Management District’s household hazardous waste drop-off sites, while open year-round, are about to shift to winter hours. These permanent “Supersites” are located in Bernardston, Colrain and Conway. The Bernardston facility, located at the town transfer station on Nelson Drive (off Merrifield Road), … 0

Think before you wrap and unwrap: Recycling tips for the holidays

Friday, November 28, 2014

During the holidays, the average American family throws away up to 10 additional bags of trash. In towns that require “Pay-As-You-Throw” town trash bags, those 10 additional trash bags would cost $15 to $30, depending on the town. A large portion of this trash is generated from wrapping … 0

Conway to demolish decrepit home

Thursday, November 27, 2014

CONWAY — A home that has become an eyesore and nuisance for Conway residents living on Main Poland Road will soon be a thing of the past. Now that the town owns the property, the building will be … 0

Neighbors: Looks like a harsh winter ahead; take care of each other

Monday, November 24, 2014

Hello neighbor. First, I’d like to wish you a happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving. Enjoy your friends and family — that’s what great memories are made of. I’m waiting to hear from our local precipitation prognosticator Farrah Pomeroy … 0

Neighbors: Help a former neighbor by voting for her new business

Monday, November 17, 2014

Hello neighbor. I’m hoping you can help one of our former neighbors expand her business in Gloucester. Heather Ahearn, who is the daughter of David and Sally Ahearn and is co-owner of Atlantic Saltworks, is currently competing in the Entrepreneur and Sam Adams Brewing American Dream Wild Card … 0

Selectmen address opioid problem

Thursday, November 13, 2014

GREENFIELD — Small town governments are another avenue through which the Opioid Task Force is looking to get traction on the heroin and painkiller problem. Thursday night Opioid Task Force member John Merrigan and coordinator Marisa Hebble presented data on the problem and information on efforts underway to … 0