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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

A time to share stories

Sunday, July 20, 2014

NEW SALEM — While Saturday’s Old Home Day focused on “going green,” groups worked on preserving a nonrenewable resource that’s not often mentioned in lectures on sustainability: stories of yesteryear. Kay Leonard of the Historical Commission used the annual summer festival as a way to springboard her new oral history project, “A Historic … 0

Sunday’s Dana Vespers concert goes on

Friday, July 18, 2014

NEW SALEM — Just like the four towns that were flooded to create Quabbin Reservoir, a memorial concert planned for Sunday almost disappeared. But following a reversal of a decision that would have seized control of the First Universalist Parish of North Dana’s trust funds last month, the Pioneer Valley Brass will perform the 756th Dana Vesper Service will take place at 3 … 0

Neighbors: Dog lovers put finishing touches on park

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Hello, neighbor. A group of dog lovers will put the finishing touches on the Friends of the North Quabbin Dog Park this weekend. The dog park has been open to the public for several months and has offered a spot for dogs to run and play. A recent … 0

A little dirt, lots of care

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Kendrah Doane, 9, waters freshly planted tomatoes in the New Salem community garden during a meeting of the New Salem Library Green Club on Tuesday. Tessa Potee Yohan, 11¾, is shown planting behind her. Tessa and Hannah Dupont, … 0

Bulky waste collection Saturday

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Franklin County Solid Waste Management District is holding a “Clean Sweep” bulky waste collection on Saturday at three locations from 9 a.m. to noon. The three drop-off sites are: Mohawk Trail Regional High School on Route 112 in Shelburne Falls, the Northfield Highway Garage on Caldwell Road, … 0

Neighbors: County farmers markets open and ready for business

Monday, May 12, 2014

Hello neighbor. It’s that time of year again! Farmers markets are opening throughout the county, and I for one am excited. Grandson Justin and I like to visit at least two or three different ones each year for … 0

Pipeline protest rally Thursday

Monday, May 12, 2014

When Kinder Morgan pipeline officials arrive for a first-of-its-kind joint meeting Thursday with Franklin Regional Council of Governments and Franklin Regional Planning Board, they’ll be met with a protest of their plans for a natural gas pipeline. A rally is being planned for the Greenfield Town Common at … 0

Neighbors: Deerfield Inn named one of “best” by Yankee Magazine

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Hello neighbor. We live in such a wonderful area, with some of the best restaurants, motels, attractions and events, and many of them have been chosen by Yankee Magazine as “best.” This year, it’s the Deerfield Inn that … 0

Annual Bike Week rolls in Saturday

Thursday, May 8, 2014

As sure as tulips and native asparagus, a true sign of spring in Franklin County is bicycling — and the annual bike week celebration, which occurs next week. Bike Week, part of a statewide bicycling celebration partnership between … 0

Summer hours for household hazardous waste drop-off sites

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The summer schedule is about to begin for the regional household hazardous waste drop-off sites around the county. These permanent “Supersites” are located in Bernardston, Colrain, and Conway. Any resident in a town belonging to the Franklin County Solid Waste Management District may use these locations to dispose … 0

Dubrule eyes Second Congressional District seat

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Daniel D. Dubrule, who challenged Democratic incumbent Stephen Brewer for his Senate seat in 2010, plans to run again, this time as an independent seeking Democratic incumbent James McGovern’s Second Congressional District seat. Dubrule, a 46-year-old retired state … 0

New Salem Old Home Day goes green

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

NEW SALEM — This year, Old Home Day on July 19 will be highlighting the town’s efforts to “Go Green” and showcasing ways in which everyone can help reduce pollution, save resources and protect the Earth. The New … 0