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Neighbors: Nominate the next Peacemaker Award recipients

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hello neighbor. The Interfaith Council of Franklin County and Traprock Center for Peace and Justice are looking for nominations from throughout the county of teens who are contributing to peace and justice in the world. Having lived in the county almost all of my life, I know there are plenty of nominees out there, so if you know of a young person who is in 8th grade or above, please … 0

Cold weather puts freeze on maple sugar season

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

In New England, the last week of February is usually a time when buckets and tubes can be seen popping up on maple trees along local roads, ready to catch their sap as winter gives way to sugar season, a harbinger of spring. But for Howard Boyden, the owner of Boyden Brothers Maple … 0

Conway publishes healthy budget

Monday, February 23, 2015

CONWAY — Conway has released the first copy of its proposed budget for 2016 and it paints a picture of a town that Tom Hutcheson, the town administrator, described as being in “excellent financial health.” The proposed $5.5 million budget will be funded by a projected $6.1 million revenue stream, leaving the town about $591,000 in the black. Overall, the budget is up … 0

WMECO calls in crews to help respond to potential power outages

Monday, January 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — Western Mass. Electric Co. has called in extra crews from out of state to assist in case of outages caused by the ongoing blizzard. Those will include workers from WMECO parent company Northeast Utilities, as well as crews from other utility companies and independent contractors. Spokeswoman … 0

Neighbors: Stay safe as you ride out the storm

Monday, January 26, 2015

Hello neighbor. If forecasts were correct, we’re finding ourselves right in the middle of the biggest storm of the year — possibly of the past 40 years or more. The National Weather Service is using terms like “historic” and “life-threatening” to describe the nor’easter, and we are its … 0

Digging deep into Conway

Sunday, January 25, 2015

CONWAY — On a table in Conway’s Town Hall building, a small can of Rumford brand baking soda sits among an assortment of time-weathered town documents, census records, deeds, and the diminutive tombstone of Henry Field, the infant … 0

Conway ambulance department seeks new members

Friday, January 23, 2015

CONWAY — If the flash of red and white lights gets your blood pumping, and you have or want to learn the skills to get somebody else’s pumping, too, the Conway Ambulance Department wants to hear from you. The department is looking for more emergency medical technicians to … 0

Neighbors: Show warmth, sympathy and understanding

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Hello neighbor. I was supposed to be in Boston this morning, but instead I’m at work. I was supposed to be sitting beside my dad who was supposed to be recovering from the heart surgery he was supposed … 0

Neighbors: Relay For Life kicks off 20 years; one team kicks off 10

Monday, January 19, 2015

Hello neighbor. It’s never too early to talk about the 20-year-old Relay For Life of Franklin County, and I’m sure over the next few months you’ll be hearing a lot about different groups holding fundraisers for cancer research … 0

He’s game for becoming superintendent

Sunday, January 18, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — As principal of the Franklin County Technical School, Richard Martin was known for a nearer-than-the-bleachers involvement in the vocational high school’s sports teams, suiting up for practice and running drills with teenagers. Martin, 50, of … 0

Conway announces scholarships for 2015-16 school year

Sunday, January 18, 2015

CONWAY — Conway is again offering town residents who are pursuing a higher education the opportunity to apply for five local scholarship funds this year. Germain Fund In 1985, Mark Walter Germain established through his will the Mark Boice Germain and Mildred Boice Germain Fund to help Conway … 0

Conway proposes new sports director position

Sunday, January 18, 2015

CONWAY — As Conway’s youth sports program continues to grow in popularity, the Parks, Recreation and Trails Committee has recommended making the person in charge of running it a part-time town employee. At the Selectboard’s meeting Monday night, committee members David Beaudet and Craig Warner proposed creating a … 0

Franklin County Technical School teachers protest ‘hasty’ superintendent hiring

Thursday, January 15, 2015

MONTAGUE — Franklin County Technical School teachers stood up at this week’s School Committee meeting to protest the abrupt selection of a superintendent last month, focusing on the process rather than the pick. Five leaders of the Franklin County Technical Teachers Association union took their complaint to the … 0