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Neighbors: Head to the North Quabbin for some summer fun

Monday, July 21, 2014

Hello neighbor. I was really excited to read last week that the North Quabbin will be getting some help from the state to boost tourism. It’s such a beautiful area — and you all know how much I love the Quabbin Reservoir. There are other attractions in that area: Starrett Museum in Athol, Swift River Historical Society Museum in New Salem and Tully Lake and Campground. You really should get … 0

Neighbors: Local writers publish book of short memoirs

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Hello neighbor. A wonderful group of local writers has published another book. “Days and Moments, Moments and Days,” by Well Done Writers, is now available at World Eye Bookshop in Greenfield and Boswell’s Books in Shelburne Falls. Our neighbor Janet Keyes, who happens to be one of the writers, said the name of the group comes from the place where they meet to … 0

Neighbors: Where’s your favorite spot in Franklin County?

Monday, July 14, 2014

Hello neighbor. If you haven’t been to Shelburne Falls in a while, why not make plans now to be there on Saturday for the Shelburne Falls Art Walk from 4 to 8 p.m.? Just follow the decorated shoes throughout the village to find a variety of art, including paintings, ceramics, textiles, jewelry, furniture, quilts, rugs, painted silk, wood and more. You’ll have the … 0

Conway to vote on Frontier tennis courts June 16 at 7:30

Friday, May 30, 2014

CONWAY — The Frontier Regional School has one more town vote before it knows whether it can keep the school tennis courts open. Town meeting will be asked to spend $4,455 in Community Preservation Act funds for Conway’s share of repairing the tennis courts, which are cracking. The … 0

Conway Pool trustees ask for patience; apply finishing touches

Friday, May 30, 2014

CONWAY —The weather is warming up. Memorial Day has come and gone. And it is just about time to take a summer swim in the Conway Swimming Pool. But don’t lather on the sunscreen just yet. While the … 0

Conway meets Monday on sewer treatment idea

Friday, May 30, 2014

CONWAY — A study to explore a wastewater treatment plant in town would target the downtown and surrounding area as part of an effort to attract more businesses to this small hilltown. The Planning Board and Board of Selectmen will meet on Monday at 7 p.m. in the … 0

Neighbors: Students share ideas to spruce up downtown

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Hello neighbor. The Recorder received letters from a couple of our younger neighbors this week, and I’d like to share a little from each of them with you. Dylan McCullough Clemente of Greenfield, who attends Pearl Rhodes Elementary School in Leyden, wrote that he believes there should be … 0

Conway to hold public forums on highway garage project

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

CONWAY — Townspeople will have two opportunities to see what the town’s proposed highway garage could look like. The town is holding two public forums, on June 5 at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall and June 7 at 7 p.m. at the current garage. Townspeople will be … 0

Neighbors: Deerfield Elementary School second-graders helping the hungry

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Hello neighbor. Our neighbor Dawn Kempf of Greenfield, who teaches second grade at Deerfield Elementary School, has been working with her class and the other two second-grade classes — about 60 students — for the past three years to create jewelry, which is sold to other students, as … 0

Letter: Pipeline choice

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Richie Davis described on May 17 how the pipeline would bring jobs to the area. These would be temporary jobs, lasting perhaps a few months, paid for by increases in our electric rates lasting many years. The benefits of the pipeline may also last but will be enjoyed … 0

Neighbors: Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Hello neighbor. Well, here we are — Memorial Day weekend already. The federal holiday started as a way to remember and honor the men and women who died while serving their country. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the Civil War to commemorate Union and Confederate … 0

Conway trailer home condemned

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

CONWAY — The owners of 1615 Main Poland Road have until June 2 to vacate their trailer home on the quiet country road before the town boards up and secures the property for failure to repair a septic … 0

Neighbors: Area residents’ accomplishments impressive

Monday, May 19, 2014

Hello neighbor. As I was saying last week, we have a lot of talented neighbors here in Franklin County. I have a few events I want to share with you today, but you will also read about several … 0