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Dolly Gagnon sits at her keyboard in The Recorder newsroom. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz

Goodbye, Dolly! For six decades, Franklin County at her fingertips

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Dolores “Dolly” Gagnon, who’s had her fingers on the pulse of the community for more than six decades at The Recorder, is ready to take a breath for some serious gardening. Gagnon has been the face — and the typing fingers of — the Recorder’s Talk of the Towns compendium of community happenings for more than 30 years, and if … 0

Neighbors: Share your Valentine’s Day stories with your neighbors

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Hello neighbor. As we approach Valentine’s Day, I’d love to hear — and possibly share — some of your stories. Please send me some of your fondest Valentine’s Day memories, whether it be about your partner, children or pets. Also known as Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, the holiday is celebrated on Feb. 14 each year. According to History.com, … 0

Hinds seeks region’s state Senate seat

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

PITTSFIELD — Shelburne Falls native Adam Hinds announced his candidacy Wednesday for the state Senate seat being vacated by nine-year veteran Sen. Benjamin Downing, D-Pittsfield. The announcement came one day after an announcement by Rep. William “Smitty” Pignatelli, D-Lenox, that he would not seek the Senate post for which he had been seriously … 0

Neighbors: Local musician taken way too soon

Monday, January 11, 2016

Hello neighbor. The Pioneer Valley lost a wonderful musician this past week. Jeff Martell, a folk singer here in the valley for many years, who happened to be one of the major driving forces behind the Green River Festival for about two decades and also worked as Greenfield … 0

Neighbors: Pioneer Valley Youth Orchestra a great option for young musicians

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Hello neighbor. Can you believe Pioneer Valley Youth Orchestra is already in its third season. The orchestra will perform twice this spring in collaboration with Worcester Youth Symphony. The first performance will be on April 3 at Mechanics … 0

Apply now for Fred T. Wells Trust scholarships

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Applications for the Fred W. Wells Trust scholarships for the 2016­-2017 academic years are now available. They can be found at high school guidance offices and town administrative offices in Ashfield, Bernardston, Buckland, Charlemont, Conway, Deerfield, Gill, Greenfield, Hawley, Heath, Leyden, Monroe, Montague, Northfield, Roe and Shelburne. If … 0

Frontier Superintendent search committee meets Thursday

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

DEERFIELD — The Frontier Regional and Union 38 Superintendent Search Subcommittee will continue to work toward hiring a replacement for outgoing superintendent Martha Barrett during a meeting Thursday morning. The meeting will begin at 7:45 a.m. in the … 0

Conway committees need volunteers

Sunday, January 3, 2016

CONWAY — For most small towns, a committed cadre of volunteers is something they simply cannot go without and Conway is no exception. The town is looking for residents to fill the following vacant positions in town government: … 0

Conway rollover sends 1 to hospital

Friday, January 1, 2016

CONWAY — One man was sent to the hospital in connection with a rollover crash on Shelburne Falls Road in Conway on New Year’s Eve. Officer Randall Williams of the Conway Police Department said the crash happened around 4:05 p.m. just over the town’s border with Buckland. He … 0

Neighbors: Only 25 snowfalls to go ’til spring

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Hello neighbor. I wish you all a very happy and healthy New Year! Well folks, our precipitation prognosticator has made her prediction for winter 2015-2016. Farrah Pomeroy tells me, “One storm down and 25 to go!” Remember, Farrah … 0

Conway files as intervenor on pipeline

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

CONWAY — Conway has become the latest Franklin County town on the path of Kinder Morgan’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline to file as a full intervenor with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Intervening in the … 1

Neighbors: Have a happy and safe New Year

Monday, December 28, 2015

Hello neighbor. I’m not going to make any resolutions this year. If I’m going to be honest, I don’t think I’ve followed through with one in years — maybe never. Instead, I’m going to live life the best … 0

Conway, Shelburne, Colrain aim for Solarize grant

Sunday, December 27, 2015

CONWAY — Conway, Shelburne and Colrain will be the latest Franklin County towns to seize the day, electrically speaking, if the state Clean Energy Center approves their recent application for a Solarize Mass. grant. The Solarize program, started in 2011, offers free feasibility studies and price estimates on … 0