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Conway

Letter: FERC, grow a backbone

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Dear FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission): Will you ever become a responsible, responsive regulatory agency? By which we mean regulate? As opposed caving in to corporate profiteering? Fracking has already been deemed dangerous to the point of being declared illegal in three states. More statewide bans are sure to follow. Why? Resulting earthquakes, for one. Witness Oklahoma. Pipeline leaks. Witness coastal California. High-density carbon emissions from pipeline compressors! Isn’t it … 0

Neighbors: Visit your local farmers market

Monday, July 27, 2015

Hello neighbor. Farmers markets are going strong throughout the county this summer. I’m not going to mention any in particular, because most of you know where they are, especially if you’ve got one in your town. What I want to talk about today is why you should visit one or two or more. Visiting a farmers market is a way of enjoying the … 0

Fire marshal: Check carbon monoxide alarms

Friday, July 24, 2015

Pointing to the deaths of four young Massachusetts residents in a Maine cabin over the weekend, the state Fire Marshal’s Office told residents their carbon monoxide alarms may be running out of time. “A similar tragedy led to a law here in Massachusetts that requires CO alarms in nearly every home. It is a tool designed to help prevent more families from experiencing … 0

Conway remembers former civic servant

Monday, June 1, 2015

CONWAY — Town officials expressed shock and sadness Monday upon hearing that the man who died in a car crash Saturday in the town of Florida was former Selectman Rick Bean. Bean, 65, died Saturday morning when his … 0

Conway driver in Route 2 fatal

Sunday, May 31, 2015

FLORIDA — State police are investigating a fatal accident on Route 2 in Berkshire County that happened Saturday morning. The Berkshire Eagle reported on its website that the crash involved an unidentified 65-year-old Conway man who was killed after his car struck a flatbed trailer stopped on the … 0

Storm damage causes power outage in Conway

Friday, May 29, 2015

CONWAY — Hundreds of residents lost power after a storm brought down tree limbs and damaged utility poles Thursday night. Eversource spokesperson Priscilla Ress said Conway was hit by storms twice, the first of which occurred around 6 p.m. Wednesday and caused an outage. “Once we got that … 0

Neighbors: Senior event promises opportunity

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Hello neighbor. The Franklin County Sheriff’s TRIAD program, along with the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office and Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility in Greenfield, will sponsor the Senior Services Health and Safety Expo on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Schuetzen Verein on Barton Cove in Gill. … 0

South County Notebook

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Tilton Library plant sale returns DEERFIELD — After a year hiatus, the Tilton Library on North Main Street will once again hold its plant sale this year. The sale will be held on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. in the back of the library. Plant donations … 0

Chesbro Challenge returning to Conway

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

CONWAY — It’ll be batters-up on July 4 as the third annual Chesbro Challenge kicks into gear, but baseballs won’t be all that fly through the air. The event, which will be held from 1 to 10:30 p.m. … 0

Neighbors: Grandparents: Share your stories

Monday, May 25, 2015

Hello, neighbor Many times in my travels throughout the county, I am stopped by other grandparents who have read about my grandsons Justin, Owen and Travis. They thank me for sharing my stories every now and then, and then they share some of their own with me. Over … 1

Monk living in Conway recounts experiencing deadly Nepalese earthquake

Friday, May 22, 2015

CONWAY — After spending three years as a visiting scholar at Hampshire College and then beginning his study of Tibetan medicine here, Buddhist monk Nuptul Tenpei Nyima returned to Nepal’s Sangchen Rabten Norbuling Monastery, where he is an … 0

Neighbors: Go to a local parade and support our veterans Monday

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Hello neighbor. Memorial Day is a federal holiday for remembering people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. It originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in that … 0

Retiree health care costs cast shadow, but most towns aren’t worried

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

DEERFIELD — Although the state government is on the hook for a potential $15 billion in the health insurance costs for its retirees over the next three decades, most of the towns in Franklin County aren’t particularly concerned … 0