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West County Notebook

Energy panel offers two ‘green’ documentaries

SHELBURNE FALLS — The Buckland Energy Committee is screening two documentaries on “Green Living.”

Today “The Growing Edge” will be shown, free of charge at the Arms Library. The film describes inspiring projects and success stories of regenerative design, as people learn how to work with nature to create bountiful, organic gardens that require less work than conventional gardening. The program begins at 7 p.m.

On May 15, the committee will present “Bag It,” an entertaining, yet educational film on how to live comfortably with less plastic. That film is at 7 p.m. at Mocha Maya’s. For more information, call 625-9708.

Hawley considers wetlands permits

HAWLEY — The Conservation Commission meets Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for two “notice of intent” hearings filed under the state Wetlands Protection Act. The first is for the reconstruction of a logging ford across the Chickley River, along Savoy Road.

The second was filed by the state Department of Conservation and Recreation for the reconstruction of Middle Road. The meeting will be held in Town Office.

Buckland absentee ballots available

BUCKLAND — Absentee ballots are now available in the town clerk’s office for the April 30 annual election. For more information, call Town Clerk Janice Purington at 625-8572.

Hawley seeks election volunteers

HAWLEY — Town Clerk Pamela Shrimpton is seeking additional volunteers to serve as election officers for the annual town election/state primary on April 30.

“We need separate teams of election tellers for each set of ballots — one for the state primary ballot and one for the annual town election ballot,” she said. The day will be divided into two shifts: morning-to-early afternoon, and afternoon-to-evening. If interested in serving, call Shrimpton at 339-5518 or 339-4091.

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