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Roberta Bryant, of the Craig Equestrian Center in Leverett, rides one of the farm’s Morab horses which were part of a previous year’s Moonlight Magic parade in Shelburne Falls.
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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 to see what she believes the winter has in store for the county. Until then, I’d like to share a little of … 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 Pitch Room contest. If she and her business partner Alison Darnell win, they will receive … 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 the members of the Franklin County Selectmen’s Association. “Selectmen are the leaders in their communities … 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 … 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 … 0

Neighbors: Flash: Lobster pierogi make debut at Turners Falls Pumpkinfest

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hello, neighbor. Lots to tell you about today, so I’m going to get right to it. I’m heading to the Franklin County Pumpkinfest on Avenue A in Turners Falls with grandson Justin and his mommy (Suzanne) later on … 0

Frontier applies for grant to consolidate town services

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

DEERFIELD — The Frontier Regional and Union 38 School Districts have applied for a $43,500 grant to develop a plan for consolidating town services into unused school space. The decision to pursue the grant came out of a series of roundtable meetings between members of each town’s selectboards, … 0

Conway Selectboard chairman denounces election vote

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

CONWAY — Conway’s Selectboard voted Tuesday night to go ahead with a special election today on a new highway garage, but the board’s chairman is distancing himself from the move, calling it “a bad decision.” In a written statement to The Recorder Wednesday, Selectboard member John P. O’Rourke … 1

Will power price spike tilt favor for pipeline?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

When National Grid announced recently that it will hike electricity prices this winter, that was enough to raise some eyebrows. Not only will its Massachusetts Electric customers be seeing their bills jump by more than a third beginning … 0

Victim identified in Conway crash on Route 116

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

CONWAY — Police have identified the motorcyclist who died Monday on Route 116 as Richard Taft, 63, of Uxbridge. Conway Police Chief Kenneth Ouimette said Taft was last in a line of five motorcycles and there were no witnesses when he struck the guardrail. Ouimette said the accident … 0

Conway plans debt exclusion vote for rejected garage

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

CONWAY — Despite last week’s rejection of a new highway garage project at a special town meeting, Conway will still hold a special election on Thursday, where voters will be asked to approve a debt exclusion on money borrowed for the project. The Selectboard voted Tuesday night to … 0

Fatal accident in Conway

Monday, October 13, 2014

CONWAY — A life was lost on Route 116 Monday in an apparent motorcycle accident. First Assistant District Attorney Steven Gagne confirmed that there was a fatality involving a motorist on Route 116 in Conway, and that Conway Police and Massachusetts State Police are investigating. State Police attached … 0

Gill author’s kids books spur local students to reading

Monday, October 13, 2014

CONWAY — A 4-year-old wheaten terrier, Finn, is fast becoming the most popular dog in town. The friendly pup is the star of Finn Books, a new series of books for beginner readers, written and published by Conway … 0