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The colorguard passes by on Federal Street in Greenfield during the 2012 Memorial Day parade in Greenfield.
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Neighbors: Go to a local parade and support our veterans Monday

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Hello neighbor. Memorial Day is a federal holiday for remembering people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. It originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in that war, but by the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who died while in military service. The … 0

Motorcyclist dies after Leverett accident

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

LEVERETT — One of two motorcyclists injured in a three-vehicle accident in Leverett Sunday night has died, according to Mary Carey, a spokeswoman for the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office. Carey said Wednesday that she did not expect the identity of the person killed to be made public until Friday at the earliest. Massachusetts State Police reported that the two motorcycles and one other … 0

Franklin County Memorial Day events

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Ashfield The Memorial Day parade on Monday begins at 10 a.m. in front of Town Hall, proceeds to Plain Cemetery and to the Veterans Memorial and Civil War Memorial, then back to Town Hall. There will be featured speakers and music as well. Bernardston The town’s parade kicks off from the Four Leaf … 0

Neighbors: Back in Franklin County

Monday, May 18, 2015

Hello neighbor. I’m back! What a lovely week we had on the water and in Bermuda. The weather was perfect and we got to see a dolphin and a whale show on the way home. I learned early on in the trip that it really is a small … 0

Two sent to hospital after motorcycle accident in Leverett

Sunday, May 17, 2015

LEVERETT — An accident Sunday evening involving two motorcycles sent two men to the hospital with what a state trooper said were significant injuries. At 8:10 p.m., a trooper answering phones at the Northampton barracks of the State Police said two male parties had been transported to Baystate … 0

Dakin offers discounted spay and neuter service for cats and dogs

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Dakin Humane Society has announced discounts on its spay and neuter fees for cats and dogs. The nonprofit organization’s Community Spay/Neuter Clinic will offer a $20 discount for dog surgery and a $10 discount for cat surgery for people who mention code “SN1020” and have their pets sterilized … 0

State OKs Eversource’s lower summer rates

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The state has approved Eversource electric rates for the summer months. On July 1, the Basic Service supply price for all residential Eversource customers in western Massachusetts will drop by about 31 percent, from 14.228 cents for the cold weather months to 9.767 cents per kilowatt-hour. Customers using … 0

Neighbors: Neighbors will return May 19

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Hello neighbor. Neighbors will not be back until May 19. I am headed this morning with my friend Diane Poirier on a cruise to Bermuda. I hope you all have a wonderful week. I can’t imagine we’ll have anything but a great time. See you when I return. … 0

Dakin marks 20 years with party

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

LEVERETT — Dakin Humane Society will present a family-friendly party to celebrate its 20th anniversary. The event takes place Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at 163 Montague Road and will include face painting, activities and games for children. Simply Naked Sweets of Belchertown will prepare and donate … 0

Neighbors: Another chance to help a neighbor in need

Monday, May 4, 2015

Hello, neighbor. First, I would like to send out a “very happy birthday” to grandson Justin’s beautiful mommy Suzanne. There’s going be a benefit golf tournament with shotgun start for longtime local disc jockey Ryan Interlande, who needs a heart transplant, at Thomas Memorial Golf and Country Club … 0

Affordable housing, override top topics in Leverett

Sunday, May 3, 2015

LEVERETT — Two issues dominated Leverett’s town meeting Saturday — the idea of using a Proposition 2½ override to avoid possible budget cuts a year from now and the creation of affordable housing. These articles generated the most discussion and emotion during a 5½-hour meeting. The session also … 0

Neighbors: Time to help another young neighbor in need

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hello neighbor. Another young neighbor and her family need our help. Five-year-old Langston Mackenzie Secore needs a non invasive treatment for her scoliosis, which she was diagnosed with at Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield. The treatment is meant to prevent or delay more invasive surgery. She’s supposed … 0

Yankee Magazine names three local businesses ‘best’ of New England

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Blueberry doughnuts, Polish food and tubing down the Deerfield River have all been recognized this year by Yankee Magazine as being the “best” in New England. The magazine’s editors said “the moist, slightly crumbly blueberry doughnut represents the … 0