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Neighbors: Be kind

Monday, June 29, 2015

Hello neighbor. About once a year I feel compelled to remind myself and others to be good neighbors. I don’t necessarily mean “neighbor” in the literal sense. What I mean is that we all should be kind to everyone. Those who aren’t can never truly be happy themselves. Get out and talk with the people who live in your neighborhood and your community. Find out what you have in common … 0

Giving Tree School outdoor classrooms lauded

Thursday, June 25, 2015

GILL — Giving Tree School has earned a national certification from the Arbor Day Foundation and the Dimensions Educational Research Foundation for its outdoor classroom, a nature-based learning environment which encourages skill development through a play-based curriculum. It is the first school in western Massachusetts to receive the Nature Explore Classroom certification and joins just two other certified preschools in the state, according … 0

Neighbors: Adopt an adult cat for $5 this weekend

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hello neighbor. It’s that time again, folks! Dakin Humane Society is offering its $5 cat adoption for select adult cats on Saturday and Sunday. This weekend only, you can adopt an adult cat for only $5 at both the Springfield and Leverett adoption centers from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. each day. The 40 cats up for adoption are those who, for a variety … 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

Archaeological team takes first steps toward mapping historic Montague battle site

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The Battle of Great Falls/Wissantinnewag-Peskeompskut, also known as the Peskeompskut massacre, was arguably the most decisive battle of King Philip’s War. Now, a Connecticut-based archaeological team is taking the first steps to unearth and map the sites of the gruesome, but historically significant event. The … 0

Committee eyes preferred spot for Gill-Montague senior center

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The Montague Senior Center Planning Committee has identified the former Cumberland Farms site on Avenue A as the preferred location for a new Gill-Montague Senior Center. Town Planner Walter Ramsey presented findings of the committee’s … 0

Regional Notebook

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Deerfield Police Department to hold auction Friday DEERFIELD — The Deerfield Police Department will hold an unclaimed property auction on June 5 at Douglas Auctioneers on Routes 5 and 10. Items for sale will include jewelry, watches and other articles. Any claims of ownership will require proof. G-M … 0

Songline in Gill to close emu farm operation

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

GILL — Songline Emu Farm announced it will close its farming operation this summer to focus on expanding its line of emu oil products and increasing online sales. The farm, now in its 20th year of business, is … 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

Gill-Montague Notebook

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Register for Gill Tech election by Wednesday GILL — Wednesday is the last day to register to vote for the June 23 Franklin County Technical School District election, a vote on spending for a window and door replacement project, roof repair and paving. Registration will be held at … 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