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Franklin County Technical school cosmetology students will cut hair for Locks of Love at the school's cosmetology shop on Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Recorder

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 them to lose their hair. On Friday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Madison and nine of her cosmetology classmates will cut … 0

Purls of wisdom

Friday, April 11, 2014

In this feature photo, Marilyn Adams knits with friends during a meeting of the New Salem Busy Bs recently. The group meets every Wednesday, weather permitting, at the Stowell Building from 1 to 3 p.m. Ruth Leyton, seen in the background, is known as the group’s “master of everything.” (Recorder/Micky Bedell) … 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 proud to receive the phone call last week from Elks Exhalted Ruler Stephen Dacyczyn telling … 0

Gas co. proposes new pipeline through Franklin County

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A natural gas pipeline is being proposed to run through several Franklin County towns. Residents in Shelburne and Montague have been contacted by representatives from the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. with plans for a proposed 250-mile project in Massachusetts. While there is no application with detailed maps that … 0

Neighbors: Lots of fun facts today

Monday, January 27, 2014

Hello neighbor. I have a few interesting facts for you today. I talked with our precipitation prognosticator just before our last snowfall and she told me we had already seen 12 snowstorms this season. We had another shortly after that, so that means we’ve had 13 of the … 0

Community Action offering free tax prep

Friday, January 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — Anti-poverty organization Community Action will again offer free tax preparation this year for low- and moderate-income residents in Franklin and Hampshire counties. The free service, which requires an appointment, will be available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from Feb. 4 through April 15. Community Action has … 0

Neighbors: Little too cold, but good week anyway

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Hello neighbor. Except for the bitter cold temperatures this week — just a little too cold for my liking — it has been a pretty good one. My dad is feeling better, 2½-year-old grandson Justin is growing bigger every day and coming out with some of those great … 0

Making the call for a snow day

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Winter is definitively here and with it the morning suspense on snowy days as children wait with fingers crossed to hear they won’t have classes and parents wait to learn whether they will have to make child care arrangements or brave semi-plowed streets. Someone will … 0

Neighbors: Several recognized for work

Monday, January 20, 2014

Hello neighbor. Lots of exciting news coming out of Turners Falls today. First, the town’s very own Sonya Lamonakis has been named one of What’s The 411 TV’s “25 Most Interesting People of 2013.” Sonya, 39, who was born on a small Greek island and adopted by Stephen … 0

Letter: So grateful

Friday, January 17, 2014

This letter is a big thank you to the New Salem, Athol, Shutesbury, Royalston, Erving, Orange, Pelham, Petersham,Wendell, Warwick, Phillipston, Montague Center and Northfield fire departments. Our huge building in New Salem, which housed my husband’s business — building tools, business records, tractors, personal storage and much more … 0

Neighbors: Don’t be too quick to judge

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Hello neighbor. I’m going to be brief today because I’ve talked about this before, but something happened recently and it reminded me that we should all be reminded every so often that we are all, for the most part, doing the best we can. Some people volunteer more … 0

Tech School win prizes in SkillsUSA conference

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Fifteen Franklin County Technical School students participated in the SkillsUSA Fall State Leadership Conference this year in Marlborough and won a variety of prizes. The students competed with 579 of their peers from schools throughout Massachusetts, according to the school. Students competed in a variety … 0

New Salem’s deputy fire chief’s carpentry business burned

Sunday, January 12, 2014

NEW SALEM — When the storage and workshop building on Route 202 went up in smoke early Sunday morning, it took a local volunteer firefighter’s business with it. Now, the New Salem Firefighters’ Association is seeking donations to rebuild Deputy Chief Larry Eaton’s carpentry business. Fire Chief Joseph … 0