Leverett

Businesses continue to equip Tech machine shop

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The Franklin County Technical School Machine Technology program has another boost from the area’s industry in the form of $50,000 worth of precision measuring tools and equipment to complement the new computer controlled machining behemoths purchased through the business-led fundraising campaign begun last year. The latest donation comes from L.S. Starrett Co., the Athol-based manufacturer of precision tools, gauges and instruments, saws and hand tools. Representatives from … 0

Tech school’s business club aims at national competition in Indianapolis

Monday, April 21, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The students of Franklin County Technical School’s extra-curricular business club did well in the state level of the Business Professionals of America competition, well enough that 13 qualified for the next level of competition. The national competition is scheduled for April 30 through May 4, four states west in Indianapolis, … 0

Leverett to vote on drone limits

Monday, April 21, 2014

Town meeting in Leverett will consider a resolution calling on the federal government to end the use of drones for assassinations on foreign soil and to enact regulations on the use of the unmanned aircraft in the United States. It would ask U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey and U.S. Rep. James McGovern to bring forward legislation “to end the practice of … 0

Letter: Good works

Friday, April 18, 2014

As many Christians like myself looking forward to celebrating the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ this Easter Sunday, one only had to remember how far Jesus went to reach out to people and the kind of love and compassion He had for us, which resulted … 0

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 … 0

Habitat drops out of affordable housing project in Leverett

Thursday, April 17, 2014

LEVERETT — After nearly two years of planning, Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity is dropping out of an affordable housing project it had planned with the Leverett Affordable Housing Trust. Habitat cited several reasons, including high costs. “Given all the information that we had, it just wasn’t financially … 0

Neighbors: Local students help others

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hello neighbor. Franklin County Technical School senior Madison Lively of Greenfield and some of her classmates will use their skills as hairdressers-in-training this week to help children, teens and young adults who suffer from medical conditions that cause … 0

Letter: Rabbits and Easter

Sunday, April 13, 2014

I am writing to urge parents, who are considering the purchase of a rabbit for their children this Easter, to reconsider. Rabbits are adorable and fun when they are babies, but will they still be perceived this way in 6 months? Will they end up forgotten and alone … 0

Neighbors: Montague police chief named Elk’s “Citizen of the Year”

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Hello neighbor. Congratulations to our neighbor Chip Dodge, who happens to be Montague’s police chief, and who recently received the “Citizen of the Year” award from the Montague Elks. Chip told me that he was surprised, honored and … 0

Neighbors: Spring has sprung!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Hello neighbor. Spring has sprung! The trees and flowers are budding, birds are singing, and the woodpeckers — I’ve encountered quite a few lately — are drumming. So the next time you step outside, close your eyes, take … 0

Leverett woman dies after Montague crash

Friday, April 4, 2014

MONTAGUE — A 90-year-old Leverett woman has died of her injuries sustained in a Thursday car crash. Catherine Woodard, of 100 Depot Road, Leverett, was injured when her husband, Phillip Woodard, 90, crashed their 1999 Toyota Camry into a tree on the edge of the Montague Center town … 0

Neighbors: Upcoming event to benefit children with developmental delays

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Hello, neighbor. Some of the valley’s best musicians will donate their time on May 10 at 8 p.m. in the Arts Block in Greenfield to raise money for three important causes: Mosaic Down Syndrome Association, REACH Early Intervention and The Academy of Early Learning. The musicians are being … 0

Neighbors: Local woman to study the connection between nature and poetry

Monday, March 31, 2014

Hello neighbor. Another one of our young neighbors has won an award. Carolyn “Carrie” Decker, a South Deerfield native who is currently a senior at Wheaton College — my oldest son Dan spent a couple of years there … 0