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Land trust guards 750 acres in Hawley

Monday, July 21, 2014

HAWLEY — Alice Stuart Parker Pyle has plenty of memories gleaned from decades on Singing Brook Farm, from the cows, chickens, pigs and turkeys that remained from the time when her family bought the 500-acre spread in 1919, to the visits there every vacation in eight-hour family car rides from Boston and, more recently, singing workshops she leads on the … 0

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 … 0

West County still ‘on hold’ for cell coverage

Friday, July 18, 2014

Among its historic artifacts, Rowe has two that may someday cause younger generations to scratch their heads in wonder: The first is a red phone booth outside Town Hall. The second is a pay phone installed on the Town Hall exterior. The picturesque phone booth is empty because the phone company took away that unprofitable “land-line” years ago. But the pay phone — … 0

Neighbors: Dog lovers put finishing touches on park

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Hello, neighbor. A group of dog lovers will put the finishing touches on the Friends of the North Quabbin Dog Park this weekend. The dog park has been open to the public for several months and has offered a spot for dogs to run and play. A recent … 0

Court rules against Hawley on forest tax

Thursday, May 15, 2014

HAWLEY — The state’s highest court decided Thursday that the New England Forestry Foundation is entitled to a $172 “charitable” tax break from the town of Hawley for its 134-acre forest, on grounds that holding land in its natural condition, protecting wildlife habitats, filtering air and water supply … 1

Bulky waste collection Saturday

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Franklin County Solid Waste Management District is holding a “Clean Sweep” bulky waste collection on Saturday at three locations from 9 a.m. to noon. The three drop-off sites are: Mohawk Trail Regional High School on Route 112 in Shelburne Falls, the Northfield Highway Garage on Caldwell Road, … 0

Neighbors: County farmers markets open and ready for business

Monday, May 12, 2014

Hello neighbor. It’s that time of year again! Farmers markets are opening throughout the county, and I for one am excited. Grandson Justin and I like to visit at least two or three different ones each year for … 0

Pipeline protest rally Thursday

Monday, May 12, 2014

When Kinder Morgan pipeline officials arrive for a first-of-its-kind joint meeting Thursday with Franklin Regional Council of Governments and Franklin Regional Planning Board, they’ll be met with a protest of their plans for a natural gas pipeline. A rally is being planned for the Greenfield Town Common at … 0

Neighbors: Deerfield Inn named one of “best” by Yankee Magazine

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Hello neighbor. We live in such a wonderful area, with some of the best restaurants, motels, attractions and events, and many of them have been chosen by Yankee Magazine as “best.” This year, it’s the Deerfield Inn that … 0

Annual Bike Week rolls in Saturday

Thursday, May 8, 2014

As sure as tulips and native asparagus, a true sign of spring in Franklin County is bicycling — and the annual bike week celebration, which occurs next week. Bike Week, part of a statewide bicycling celebration partnership between … 0

Summer hours for household hazardous waste drop-off sites

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The summer schedule is about to begin for the regional household hazardous waste drop-off sites around the county. These permanent “Supersites” are located in Bernardston, Colrain, and Conway. Any resident in a town belonging to the Franklin County Solid Waste Management District may use these locations to dispose … 0

Hawley annual meeting starts outdoors

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

HAWLEY — Annual town meeting started 90 minutes late this year — and in the starry outdoors — because annual election vote-counting in the one-room municipal building ran until 9:30 p.m. Monday. Some residents left after an hour or so, then Moderator Kirby “Lark” Thwing gathered remaining residents … 0

Neighbors: This week filled with events and activities

Monday, May 5, 2014

Hello neighbor. I have so much to tell you about today, so I’m just going to get to it. WISHING WILES WE WORK Relay for Life Team will hold a spaghetti, sausage and homemade meatballs dinner on Wednesday at the Moose Family Center, 20 School St. in Greenfield … 0