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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 a $10,000 business grant. Now, let me … 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

Neighbors: TFHS to hold its fourth all-class reunion

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Hello neighbor. Hey, it’s that time of year again — my alma mater, Turners Falls High School (Class of 1976 and proud of it) is holding its Alumni Association’s fourth annual All-Class Reunion the day after Thanksgiving. It will be held on the nightclub side of Between the Uprights on Avenue A and Second Street in Turners Falls from 6:30 to 10 p.m. … 0

Neighbors: Double Take Fringe Festival a week away

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Hello neighbor. The Double Take Fringe Festival will take over eight venues, all within walking distance, in downtown Greenfield again this year. On Oct. 17 and 18, eight shows will be presented and you can attend all of them throughout the weekend with a weekend pass that will … 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