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Neighbors: Local teens attend two-week craft program

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hello, neighbors. Two of our younger neighbors participated in a two-week craft program in Williamsburg this year and, I’m told, had a lot of fun doing so. Fourteen-year-old James Simpson and 15-year-old Henry Walker-West, both of Shelburne Falls, spent two weeks at Snow Farm Summer, a program of The New England Craft Program. James, the son of nationally known glassblower Josh Simpson and NASA astronaut Cady Coleman, is a student … 0

Greenfield’s Math and Science Academy grows, Franklin County schools emphasize STEM

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Since the Greenfield Math and Science Academy opened its doors five years ago, the speciality public school has quickly expanded, with 120 middle schools students packing the program to capacity this year. The academy is the most visible example of a new focus on math and science in area schools as students throughout … 0

STEAM Education: Frontier integrates art into curriculum

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — While much of the recent push in education curriculum has been toward math, science and engineering, some schools continue to integrate arts and humanities into the classroom. At Frontier Regional School, teachers have been meeting since last spring to learn new ways to support the arts and music in the curriculum. “From an academic standpoint, research shows that students who … 0

Neighbors: Team Greenfield wins first annual mayors golf tourney

Monday, August 18, 2014

Hello neighbor. You may have read the story I wrote last week about Greenfield Mayor William Martin traveling to Southampton with several teams from town to play in the first annual Western Massachusetts Mayors Cup Golf Tournament to raise money for the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. Well, … 0

‘Knights of the Blind’ donate books, computer to Tilton Library

Sunday, August 17, 2014

DEERFIELD — For Deerfield’s vision-impaired residents, using the public library has become a bit easier, thanks to a bit of philanthropy from the Deerfield Lions Club. In March, the club donated money raised as a result of its 2013 antique and classic car show to Deerfield’s Tilton Library … 0

Taste the summer in CISA’s Local Hero restaurant fare

Friday, August 15, 2014

If you can’t come out for a whole meal during CISA’s Local Hero Restaurant Days on Tuesday and Wednesday , at least come to the Wagon Wheel in Gill for homemade peach ice cream made with peaches from Clarkdale Farm. Or have a grass-fed beef tenderloin steak at … 0

Pipeline, resolution to be discussed at Deerfield public meeting

Friday, August 15, 2014

DEERFIELD — Deerfield’s Board of Selectmen will hold a public meeting Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the town offices to discuss the proposed Tennessee Gas Co. pipeline. At recent selectmen’s meetings, concerned residents have called for a special town meeting to be convened to present a nonbinding resolution … 0

Deerfield man arrested after crash, car in flames

Friday, August 15, 2014

DEERFIELD — The term “blazingly fast” has been given a whole new meaning after an accident on Lee Road left one person arrested and a car in flames Friday morning. According to the police report, Deerfield Police officer … 0

Crew returns after fighting massive western fire

Thursday, August 14, 2014

DEERFIELD — Four wildland firefighters from southern Franklin County have returned from the West Coast, where they have been part of a crew battle a massive forest fire outside of Leavenworth, Wash.. The firefighters — Jesse Hanacek of … 0

Neighbors: Girls Club still needs help to save building

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Hello neighbor. A while back, I told you that the Girls Club of Greenfield was on a campaign to raise money to save Camp Stonehenge on Oak Hill Road in Leyden. Well, it has raised $2,000 so far. It began a coin can fundraiser earlier this year, hoping … 0

Train crossing work in Deerfield proceeds amid town concerns

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Town officials still have unaddressed concerns about the state’s planned upgrades to two of the town’s train crossings, even as the work has begun. The upgrades, which have been designed to accommodate Amtrak passenger trains … 0

Buckets of generosity: Franklin County police, fire get wet for ALS

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — Across Franklin County, police and firefighters are getting ice cold and soaking wet — to raise awareness and money for ALS, a disorder that affects the function of nerves and muscles. The local public safety officers … 1

Neighbors: Supermoon dazzles in Franklin County’s summer sky

Monday, August 11, 2014

Hello neighbor. If you missed the “supermoon” this past weekend — it was the largest full moon of 2014 — you’ll have one last chance to see one in September. The term “supermoon” came from astrologer Richard Nolle … 0