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Chuck Larson, of Hinsdale, Ma. checks out a model Priority Mail remote controlled planeat a previous year's Giant Western Massachusetts Remote Control Flea Market.
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Neighbors: Easter community meal open to all

Thursday, April 17, 2014

First, I’d just like to wish everyone a happy Easter, happy Passover or happy spring, whichever you prefer. Then, I’d like to get right to telling you about some upcoming events, because there are plenty. EVERYONE IS WELCOME to a free Easter ham dinner community meal at the Greenfield Alliance Church, 385 Chapman St. in Greenfield on Saturday at 5 … 0

No contests in Heath election on May 9

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

HEATH — The Heath annual town election ballot has several familiar names, no contests and two town positions with no one running for them. The polls will be open on May 9 from noon to 7 p.m. in Community Hall. Write-in candidates may come forward for any of the positions, but especially for the open one-year term as constable and a two-year opening … 0

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 … 0

Mohawk looks at sharing schools

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

BUCKLAND — Why should Mohawk school buildings be half-empty when its eight regional school district member towns are looking for space for senior centers, libraries, meeting rooms, town offices, police departments and for town records storage? The Mohawk … 0

Doctor says heroin problem has gotten much worse

Monday, February 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — When her father was a doctor years ago, Dr. Ruth Potee recalls how he never prescribed opiate medicine unless the patient was dying. Now, since the 1990s, more doctors prescribe opiates to treat more diseases, Potee said in a video presentation Monday. Potee, a family practitioner … 0

Local judge describes heroin cases flooding court

Monday, February 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — In his past five years on the bench, Judge William Mazanec, first justice of the Greenfield District Court, has seen the prevalence of heroin addiction take over the community. “Although the size of the crowd tells … 0

Neighbors: So much happening in Franklin County

Monday, February 24, 2014

Hello neighbor. I have many upcoming events to tell you about today, so I’m just going to get to it. ARTSPACE IS PLANNING its third annual String Celebration for April 27 at 1 p.m. in Greenfield Middle School’s … 0

Franklin County Tech School to host community college panel Wednesday

Monday, February 24, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Franklin County Technical School will host its first ever community college panel discussion Wednesday night, and the public is invited to attend. Originally developed as an informational event for the school’s upperclassmen and parents, school officials decided to expand it for the entire community, said … 0

Forest meetings planned in 4 towns

Sunday, February 23, 2014

A second round of community meetings to discuss proposed federal forest designation has been planned by the Franklin Regional Council of Governments in Shelburne, Heath, Ashfield and Rowe. The towns are among 11 in Franklin County that could become host to newly designated forest as part of a … 0

West County Notebook

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Hawlemont hearing set for Tuesday CHARLEMONT — The Hawlemont Regional School District holds a public hearing on its budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2015 on Tuesday afternoon, at 4:15 p.m., at the Hawlemont school library. The school committee may vote to adopt the budget proposal following the hearing. … 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