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Neighbors: Be kind

Monday, June 29, 2015

Hello neighbor. About once a year I feel compelled to remind myself and others to be good neighbors. I don’t necessarily mean “neighbor” in the literal sense. What I mean is that we all should be kind to everyone. Those who aren’t can never truly be happy themselves. Get out and talk with the people who live in your neighborhood and your community. Find out what you have in common … 0

Alleged illegal dumper charged

Friday, June 26, 2015

LEYDEN — A truck driver has been summoned to court after Leyden police say he was observed illegally dumping building materials on private property. Leyden Police Chief Daniel Galvis said James Thurber of Erving was driving a pickup with a trailer owned by Ashfield-based S.T.&I. Services and dumped what appeared to be the … 0

Neighbors: Adopt an adult cat for $5 this weekend

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hello neighbor. It’s that time again, folks! Dakin Humane Society is offering its $5 cat adoption for select adult cats on Saturday and Sunday. This weekend only, you can adopt an adult cat for only $5 at both the Springfield and Leverett adoption centers from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. each day. The 40 cats up for adoption are those who, for a variety … 0

Leyden backs broadband proposal, 90-33

Sunday, May 17, 2015

LEYDEN — Leyden has become the latest town to approve borrowing money to help bring a fiber-optic Internet, TV and phone service to town. Leyden is one of 33 “unserved” towns in western Massachusetts that have been working with the WiredWest collaborative to bring high-speed connectivity to town. … 0

Johnson wins Leyden town clerk job

Sunday, May 17, 2015

LEYDEN — Elizabeth Johnson has been elected Leyden’s new town clerk, beating opponent Marylou Barton, 97-75. She will replace current clerk Robert Hardesty. David Brooks was triumphant in the town’s second race and will serve as the next tree warden. He beat Nickolas Adamski by a wide margin, … 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

$1.07M for broadband tops Leyden warrant for annual meeting Saturday

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

LEYDEN — A $1.07 million appropriation to bring broadband Internet to town could be a hard sell at Saturday’s annual town meeting. The meeting starts at 9 a.m. in Town Hall, after an 8:45 a.m. special town meeting. If the broadband article gets the required two-thirds vote, the … 0

Two-way clerk’s race in Leyden Saturday

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

LEYDEN — Two veteran town servants face off in Saturday’s election for a three-year term as town clerk. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Town Hall, coinciding with special and annual town meetings, which begin at 8:45 a.m. Mary Lou Barton, of Old … 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

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

Leyden walkers welcome

Friday, May 1, 2015

LEYDEN — A Council On Aging walking club is looking for participants. Beginning Monday, 9 to 10 a.m., a six-week walking club for beginners and others will meet at the town hall. Bring water, wear sneakers and comfortable clothes. Linda Romano will instruct the group. A brief warm-up/cool-down … 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