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Conway

Conway resident Lee Whitcomb talks about the 250th anniversary committee's genealogy efforts over books and documents at the town hall. Recorder/Micky Bedell

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 son of one of the town’s most well-known former residents and entrepreneurs, Marshall Field. Set among such historic artifacts as those, the … 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 add to its staff, and the position is open to anyone who lives or works … 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 to have had on Wednesday. The surgery was cance led, though, because a man walked … 0

Conway’s Caitlin Burnett goes the extra mile for food pantry

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 at … 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 & … 0

Neighbors: Take advantage of technology, but don’t let it rule you

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Hello neighbor. I just wanted to finish what I started on Tuesday, if you don’t mind. I seem to be on my soapbox this week, so please bear with me. I guess I’m just filled with the joy of the season and want to share it with you. … 0

Former employee sues Frontier for discrimination

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A trial date has been set for a discrimination suit filed against Frontier Regional School by a former information technology professional who was fired after he says he was treated unfairly by his past co-workers. Sandy Moya of 10 Wolcott St., Holyoke, has sued the … 0

Neighbors: Remember the true meaning of the holiday season

Monday, December 15, 2014

Hello neighbor. Here we are — Hanukkah begins today at sundown, there’s only eight days until Christmas Eve and it’s 10 days until the beginning of Kwanzaa. Each holiday means something different to each person or family who celebrates it. We all have our own traditions, as it … 0

Neighbors: Kind acts don’t go unnoticed

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Hello, neighbor. I thought I’d share a story about another one of our neighbors putting a smile on someone’s face. Julie, who lives on Wildwood Avenue in Greenfield, said she woke up the other morning to a box … 0

Letter: CO2 levels

Thursday, December 11, 2014

To Jim who is not convinced “to what extent, if any, humans are responsible for increased CO2 levels.” Fossil fuels are so called because coal, oil, and gas are the remains of plants that have been buried and transformed underground for many millions of years. It is my … 0

Tech picks principal for supt.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

MONTAGUE — In something of a surprise to some on the committee, particularly those who were not present, the Franklin Technical School District Committee voted to promote the school’s principal and assistant superintendent to the top job come … 0

Survey finds too little affordable housing in Franklin County, especially for poorest residents

Monday, December 8, 2014

Since her husband died a year and a half ago, “Marion,” as we’ll call her, has been struggling with how to afford to keep living in their seven-room home in northern Franklin County. Rather than use her savings … 0

Expert: Rural communities need extra help providing affordable homes

Monday, December 8, 2014

With what she called “fairly significant low- and moderate-income” populations and a steadily increasing over-65 population — along with an older stock of overwhelmingly single-family homes — rural communities like those in Franklin County need help in providing affordable housing, a consultant has told regional planners. The quasi-governmental … 0