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Leverett

Neighbors: Head to the North Quabbin for some summer fun

Monday, July 21, 2014

Hello neighbor. I was really excited to read last week that the North Quabbin will be getting some help from the state to boost tourism. It’s such a beautiful area — and you all know how much I love the Quabbin Reservoir. There are other attractions in that area: Starrett Museum in Athol, Swift River Historical Society Museum in New Salem and Tully Lake and Campground. You really should get … 0

‘Dig Safe’ stakes tampered with in Leverett broadband buildout

Friday, July 18, 2014

LEVERETT — Someone has removed and replaced several “Dig Safe” stakes in a part of town where utility poles are being installed for high-speed broadband, and police are warning that anyone who does it again could face criminal charges and be liable for any harm it causes to utility workers. “We are investigating … 1

Neighbors: Local writers publish book of short memoirs

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Hello neighbor. A wonderful group of local writers has published another book. “Days and Moments, Moments and Days,” by Well Done Writers, is now available at World Eye Bookshop in Greenfield and Boswell’s Books in Shelburne Falls. Our neighbor Janet Keyes, who happens to be one of the writers, said the name of the group comes from the place where they meet to … 0

Leverett preserves 101 acres on Cave Hill Road

Sunday, May 4, 2014

LEVERETT — Leverett will purchase 101 acres of land on Cave Hill Road with $185,000 from the Community Preservation Act fund. Following a lengthy discussion, a two-thirds majority of the voters at the annual town meeting Saturday approved the measure to buy the acreage as conservation land, with … 0

Neighbors: Buddy Baseball celebrates 20 years

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Hello neighbor. It was 20 years ago that our neighbor Pam Roberts, along with her son Thomas, approached the Greenfield Recreation Department with the idea of offering a baseball program to children with disabilities. Christy Moore, the town’s … 0

School funding formula poses uncertainty in Leverett

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

LEVERETT — New emergency equipment, resolutions about drone aircraft and gas pipelines and a possible change to the way member towns pay to send students to the Amherst Pelham Regional School District will be on the table at Leverett’s annual town meeting Saturday. Also on the agenda is … 0

Neighbors: Local genealogists solve family mysteries, Thursdays at 6

Monday, April 28, 2014

Hello neighbor. I would like to apologize to you if you have been inconvenienced by my continued absence. I have been out with a back problem that is slowly getting better, but is not quite there yet. If you have something pressing that needs to be published, please … 0

County towns eye lower power prices through collective

Friday, April 25, 2014

Thirty-six western Massachusetts communities — including Montague and 11 more in Franklin County — are awaiting to hear if the state government will allow them to by electricity as a group, presumably for a savings. Several dozen town officials, area legislators and others testified last week in Northampton … 0

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 … 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 … 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 … 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