Conway

South County towns to host drive-through flu clinic Sunday

Sunday, October 19, 2014

DEERFIELD — Fast food? Try fast flu shots. That’s what the towns of Deerfield, Conway, Sunderland and Whately will be offering their residents this coming Sunday during a free drive-thru flu shot clinic in the parking lot of Yankee Candle’s headquarters on Yankee Candle Way in Deerfield. This year’s clinic, which will run from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., is the ninth annual, and the fourth to offer the drive-thru … 0

Conway Selectboard drops plans for third pass at garage project

Friday, October 17, 2014

CONWAY — It seems Conway’s Highway Department, Ambulance, and Fire Department will continue sharing the old highway garage on Route 116 for the foreseeable future. A $3.4 million replacement, in the works for the past decade, has narrowly missed getting voter approval three times this year. At its meeting Friday morning, the Selectboard decided to throw in the towel on a third attempt … 0

Conway rejects debt exclusion for garage

Thursday, October 16, 2014

CONWAY — In a special election Thursday, voters rejected exempting any money that may be borrowed to pay for the construction of a new highway department facility from the provisions of Proposition 21/2. The vote failed by four votes, with 164 “Yes” votes and 168 “No” votes. Town Clerk Virginia Knowlton said poll workers counted the votes twice to ensure they came up … 0

FRCOG hopes to build online disaster map

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

BUCKLAND — When Tropical Storm Irene pounded Franklin County, emergency responders and isolated residents cut off by storm damage suddenly found a new use for Twitter and Facebook on their cellphones: asking others about, and reporting on local washouts, flooding and downed trees. Now, the Franklin Regional Council … 0

Neighbors: Enjoy autumn while you can

Monday, October 6, 2014

Hello neighbor. Can you believe it? The leaves are falling from the trees as the crisp days of fall nudge us toward the bitter chill of winter. There are only three full moons left this year: the Full … 0

Conway rejects highway garage project for second time

Monday, October 6, 2014

CONWAY — It was a deja vu moment for Conway’s Garage Committee at Monday night’s special town meeting when voters rejected borrowing $1.8 million to build a new Highway Department garage. It was the second time this year … 0

Full-time blacksmith forges ahead

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Uphill from the skillet toss pitch at the Conway Festival of the Hills, a different kind of iron work had small knots of spectators clustering around Robert Compton’s anvil Sunday afternoon. Compton, a Conway resident, said he will … 0

Festival of the Hills: fun wherever it's held

Sunday, October 5, 2014

CONWAY — The Conway Grammar School playground was busy as a recess Sunday and the grounds thronged with visitors to the Festival of the Hills in its temporary new location, with no reminder of Saturday’s interminable rain showers. … 0

Neighbors: Help for a little cemetery

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Hello neighbor. I recently learned of another example of people working together to help make our community a little nicer. Inmates at the jail went to a small cemetery on Bernardston Road this week to paint the old, faded fence that surrounds Log Plain Cemetery. Many of you … 0

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 … 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 … 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 … 0

Demolition of condemned Conway property subject of public hearing Tuesday

Sunday, September 28, 2014

CONWAY — A condemned trailer home that has become an eyesore for Conway residents over the past few years may soon be demolished. The Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall … 0