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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

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

Several towns set Democratic caucus dates starting tonight

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

There are still several Franklin County towns that will see town Democratic Party caucuses in coming days. The caucuses are to elect delegates and alternates to the 2014 Massachusetts Democratic Convention. Delegates will be divided equally between men and women. Any town resident who is registered as a … 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

Letter: I don’t understand

Monday, February 10, 2014

I fail to understand why some people think they have the right to destroy other people’s property or works of art. I’m thinking of the beautiful ice sculptures on Main Street, Greenfield, that I saw ruined early this morning. ELLEN JENKINS Heath … 0