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Hawley

Students would prep for Mohawk

Sunday, April 20, 2014

BUCKLAND — To be sure future tuition-paying students from China could flourish at Mohawk Trail Regional School, Mohawk is working on a “2 plus 1” agreement with its sister schools in China. The arrangement would give prospective Chinese students two years of Mohawk’s curriculum within an English-speaking classroom in their home school, before they come to Mohawk for their senior high school year. School Superintendent Michael Buoniconti said the Chinese-based, … 0

Hawley solar bylaw hearing set for Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

HAWLEY — The Planning Board is holding a public information session to discuss a proposed bylaw for ground-mounted solar electricity generating facilities that occupy more than 2,000 square feet of land. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Hawley Town Office. Hawley already has one large-scale solar farm, a 500-kilowatt array on 10 acres off East Road, owned by Berkshire … 0

Selectman’s race, others at Hawley candidates’ night

Friday, April 18, 2014

HAWLEY — The town hosts a “Meet the Candidates” night Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Office, so that residents can ask candidates their questions as they prepare to go to the polls on May 5. John F. Sears and Hussain A. Hamdan are again in a race for selectman and both are planning to attend. Last spring, Sears, Hamdan and town … 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

Tech budget up 5.4%, cuts art program

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The Franklin County Technical School Committee Wednesday night approved a preliminary budget up $518,917, with an uncharacteristic 5.4 percent increase to the sum requested from member towns, and went on to cut the art program to make room for two new classrooms. Business Manager Russ … 0

Storm cancels meetings

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Rowe School meetings rescheduled due to storm ROWE — Tonight’s Rowe school budget hearing and School Committee meeting have been canceled in anticipation of the snowstorm and will be held instead next Thursday. The public hearing for the Fiscal Year 2015 budget proposal will be held at 5:30 … 0

Neighbors: Lots leading up to Valentine’s Day

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Hello neighbor. I have to say that I was happy to see the snow fall this week. Franklin County looks so fresh and clean and children of all ages are having so much fun. My daughter and son-in-law couldn’t wait to get on their snowmobiles Thursday night — … 0

Snowmobilers, skiers rejoice

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

While many people lamented the wet, heavy snowstorm on Wednesday with shovels and salt in their hands, snowmobilers across Franklin County rejoiced, hoping to rev their engines across hundreds of miles of white-blanketed trails this weekend. With only … 0

Feeding young minds

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

CHARLEMONT — “Shaggy” was born Jan. 24, in the barn of Erwin Reynolds Sr. — on a night so cold that its mother abandoned both her newborn lambs. When Reynolds found Shaggy and his sister the next morning, … 0

Task force calls for wide distribution of Narcan

Friday, January 31, 2014

GREENFIELD — When police arrive at the scene of a heroin or prescription pill overdose they have one option: try to keep the patient breathing until the EMTs or paramedics arrive. Soon, Athol police hope to have a more proactive option in the form of a small syringe … 0