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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

Climber injured in Farley Ledges fall

Thursday, July 17, 2014

ERVING — A rock climber was taken to the hospital by helicopter after falling 30 feet and landing on his face Thursday. Fire Capt. Mitchell LaClair Sr. said the man, approximately 50 years old, did not have any apparent broken bones or other serious injuries. “He had a loss of consciousness for a short period of time,” LaClair said. “He had several bumps … 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

Man’s body found in Conn. River

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

GILL — Firefighters pulled a dead body out of the Connecticut River shortly after noon Tuesday. The deceased’s identity has not yet been released, pending investigation by the state medical examiner, according to Mary Carey, spokeswoman for the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office. A boater saw the body, and … 0

State grant fuels first stage of Erving Public Library mission

Monday, June 9, 2014

ERVING — Plans for a new or improved public library took a step forward recently with the state library board awarding a $50,000 planning and design grant for the project. The grant is one of two offered through … 0

Neighbors: Don’t let a little rain stop you

Monday, June 9, 2014

Hello neighbor. Looks like we’re in for some showers this week, but don’t let that stop you. Temperatures are supposed to be in the 70s. Take advantage of any sunshine we see by getting out into the county. According to those who run the Fishway in Turners Falls, … 0

Franklin County Technical School students ready for workforce

Friday, June 6, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Franklin County Technical School alumna Lisa Godfrey told 115 graduates Friday that learning a trade at the school will give them a leg up in their future job searches. “It may not feel like it … 0

Neighbors: Lots to do as summer rolls in

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Hello neighbor. There’s lots going on as this first week of June comes to an end and summer rev s up. THERE WILL BE A GREENHOUSE PLANT SALE at Leverett Elementary School on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please support the school and its students by … 0

River search continues for French King Bridge jumper

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The search for the man who witnesses said jumped from the French King Bridge on Monday continues. The river flow was too strong for divers the day of the incident. Northwestern District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Mary Carey said the search was unsuccessful Tuesday. “Yesterday they searched and they … 0

Hydrant flushing this week in Erving

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

ERVING — The Water Department will be flushing hydrants from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Residents should be alert to the possibility of sediment or discoloration in the water afterward for a brief time. … 0

Letter: Cloth diapers the answer

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

In response to the article in the paper about the “diaper drive.” Why don’t these mothers use the donations of money to buy cloth diapers — that they wash and dry — instead of filing the landfills with the disposable ones? (Yes, you can still purchase them.) — … 0

Divers search after report of person jumping from French King Bridge

Monday, June 2, 2014

ERVING — Area fire departments searched the river below the French King Bridge Monday afternoon after another apparent jump from the bridge. Two rescue boats could be seen on the water by the bridge at 1:30 p.m. Trooper … 0

Greenfield to celebrate bees

Monday, June 2, 2014

In this feature photo, Debbie Oeky, Sandra Boston and Victoria Floor touch up the crosswalk mural in Greenfield as part of the Paint the Town Green Mural Project. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) … 0