Hawley

Rapid progress is being made on building the Rowe Elementary School, which is expected to open in August. Submitted photo.

Rowe School going up

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

ROWE — While the $6.9 million Rowe Elementary School is under construction, a capital campaign is also underway to help furnish the new school and pay for items needed for the school library, for technology, the arts, the school playground and for physical education courses. The original school building was struck by lightning and destroyed by fire in August 2012, but the fundraiser is for items not covered by the town’s insurance payments, said Susan Samoriski, executive director of the Mary Lyon Foundation, which raises money for education for nine West County towns. “This is on the heels of six other highly successful capital campaigns … 0

Neighbors: Local students help others

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hello neighbor. Franklin County Technical School senior Madison Lively of Greenfield and some of her classmates will use their skills as hairdressers-in-training this week to help children, teens and young adults who suffer from medical conditions that cause them to lose their hair. On Friday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Madison and … 0

Selectman’s race set for Hawley May 5 ballot

Friday, April 11, 2014

HAWLEY — Two familiar names will be on the May 5 annual town election ballot, each vying for a three-year seat on the Board of Selectmen. Incumbent John F. Sears, who was elected last February to finish the term of the late Selectman Richard Desmarais, is running for his first three-year term on the board. Also running is Hussain A. Hamdan, a former … 0

Mohawk seeks law for 4-day week

Friday, February 21, 2014

BUCKLAND — The Mohawk Trail Regional School District Committee has unanimously agreed to seek legislation that could some day make it possible for the Mohawk middle school and high school to develop a four-day school week curriculum. The … 0

Happy 90th birthday Irmarie Jones

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Hello neighbor. We are now fewer than 30 days from the beginning of spring. Soon, the ground will begin to thaw — though it’s difficult to believe right now — and temperatures will warm as birds begin to … 0

Pioneer property plan to be presented Sunday

Thursday, February 20, 2014

BERNARDSTON — There are big plans for the Pioneer Valley Regional School property, and you can hear about them straight from the source Sunday. John Lepore, a Bernardston resident and former Pioneer science teacher, has authored an all-encompassing … 0

Hawlemont to speed up its farm curriculum

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

CHARLEMONT — With a celebratory “glass-of-milk” toast, the Hawlemont Regional School Committee, school officials and farmer Erwin Reynolds Sr. of Charlemont raised a glass to Hawlemont’s future farm-based curriculum at a recent School Committee meeting. School Superintendent Michael … 0

Mohawk to offer summer archaeology training in Hawley

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

HAWLEY — Mohawk Trail Regional School, in partnership with the Sons and Daughters of Hawley, will be offering a two-week field training program in archaeology. The basic training will take place near the ruins of the old Sanford … 0

Nomination papers available in Hawley

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

HAWLEY — Nomination papers are now available for those who want to run for office in the May 5 annual town election. Incumbents and prospective candidates have until March 13 to pick up nomination papers, which are due back with voters’ signatures by 5 p.m. on March 17. … 0

Better late than never

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

BUCKLAND — Valentine’s Day was Monday for soldiers living in the Holyoke Soldiers Home, when students from the Mohawk Trail Regional School delivered 200 handmade Valentine’s Day cards made by the grade-school children in the Mohawk District. “It’s … 0

Neighbors: Goodbye to someone special

Monday, February 17, 2014

Hello neighbor. It is a sad week for me and my family. We’ve lost someone very special. I met Gary Hawkins when I was just a child — that’s going back almost 50 years. He was my cousin … 0

Workshop: Financial skills for town officials

Sunday, February 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — The regional government is inviting town officials and volunteers to a workshop aimed at financial skills for town officials. “Show Me the Money: Financial Skills for Selectboards” will be held Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Olver Transit Center. “The workshop will provide invaluable … 0

Neighbors: Happy Valentine’s Day

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Hello neighbor. Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Hope you all have a wonderful day with that special person or those special people. I’ve got a lot to tell you about, so here goes: THERE WILL BE A VALENTINE’S DAY … 0