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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 in his Crucifixion. In Galatians 6:9 we read “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we … 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 to a free Easter ham dinner community meal at the Greenfield Alliance Church, 385 Chapman … 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 feasible to go forward with the project,” said Elizabeth Bridgewater, the organization’s executive director. The … 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

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

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

The confusion over ‘no kill’ policy

Monday, February 17, 2014

SPRINGFIELD — Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society Executive Director Leslie Harris said the nonprofit has never called its adoption centers “no-kill” shelters. In fact, she said, staff at Dakin hate the term because it is a buzzword that leads to confusion. “The public has a different perception of … 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

Letter: Valley visionary

Monday, February 10, 2014

Leslie Laurie was a visionary and community activist organizer when she came to the valley in the early ’70s and continues to be. Fortunately, she was also someone who was willing to give her life to working hard for the disenfranchised. She was willing to take on the … 0