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Photographs of the construction of the Conway Swimming Pool in 1949 are on display as part of the Conway Historical Society's "Democracy in Action" exhibit. Submitted Photo/Conway Historical Society

New exhibit celebrates Conway Swimming Pool

Friday, July 31, 2015

CONWAY — In the fall of 1949, Dean Acheson, the secretary of state under President Harry S. Truman, visited Conway to visit his friend, writer Archibald MacLeish, and witnessed what he called “a remarkable exhibition of democracy in action.” He was talking about the construction of the Conway Swimming Pool, which at the time was just getting underway. Now, more … 0

Weekly Town Meetings

Friday, July 31, 2015

Ashfield Board of Assessors: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Bernardston Master Plan Steering Committee: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Board of Selectmen: Wednesday 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Buckland Conservation Commission: Monday 6:15 p.m. in Town Hall. Board of Assessors: Thursday 4:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Colrain Conservation Commission: Tuesday 7 p.m. in Town Office. Board of Health: Wednesday 6:30 p.m. … 0

4-H Dairy Show this weekend

Friday, July 31, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Franklin County Fairgrounds will be filled with children and cows from all over the state this weekend, Aug. 1 and 2, for the State 4-H Dairy Show. According to organizer Carrie Sears of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Extension, the 58 4-H students, ages 11 to 18, are all competing … 0

Frontier: For life advice, ask a kindergartner

Friday, June 5, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — In the Internet age, crowd-sourcing has become much easier, with technology like Google allowing us to connect with each other instantly. In fact, integrating Google into classrooms has become a hot topic at the Frontier … 0

Neighbors: Literacy Project to hold another “Bloomsday” event in downtown Greenfield

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Hello neighbor. This month The Literacy Project in Greenfield will celebrate James Joyce’s “Bloomsday,” with activities in The Arts Block on Main Street. Along with other enthusiasts of Joyce’s “Ulysses,” the epic tale of a day in the life of fictitious Leopold Bloom in Dublin, Ireland, The Literacy … 0

Letter: Protecting our young people

Thursday, June 4, 2015

I understand the reasoning for the new law restricting smoking in Gill. However, to me it’s hypocritical in a way. Serving our country in the military can be hazardous to your health. How is it right to allow teens to go into harm’s way to protect the rights … 0

DA: Breathalyzers OK’d for use again

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — After a month-long review, the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office will resume the use of Breathalyzer results in prosecuting drunken driving cases after finding no issue with any of the test results going back to 2011. The review was prompted by the Executive Office of Public Safety … 0

On the road again: Recorder editor’s tour continues tonight in Colrain

Monday, June 1, 2015

Now I remember what I love about Franklin County: its people. Co-workers and friends keep asking me how my whirlwind summer tour of the county’s 26 towns is going. As the latest editor of the county’s two-century-old newspaper, … 0

Neighbors: 5th annual Bee Fest on Court Square in Greenfield on Saturday

Monday, June 1, 2015

Hello neighbor. Imagine a world without bees. You’d also have to imagine a world without carrots, onions, tomatoes and other vegetables and fruits, because they are dependent upon bees for pollination. And, of course, what about honey? How … 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