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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: This week filled with events and activities

Monday, May 5, 2014

Hello neighbor. I have so much to tell you about today, so I’m just going to get to it. WISHING WILES WE WORK Relay for Life Team will hold a spaghetti, sausage and homemade meatballs dinner on Wednesday at the Moose Family Center, 20 School St. in Greenfield … 0

Positions unfilled in New Salem election

Monday, May 5, 2014

NEW SALEM — A small turnout of New Salem residents elected five uncontested ballot candidates and one write-in candidate Monday. Just under 8 percent of the town’s registered voters, 56 out of 709, showed up to the polls. Randy Gordon won a new three-year seat to the Selectboard … 0

10 local teachers win awards

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Ten Franklin County teachers will receive Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching awards on Tuesday to commemorate their impact on children. The awards, given out annually since 2003, honor 140 teachers from 35 different communities for their commitment to children in their schools. Franklin and Hampshire County recipients, nominated … 0

Roundtable discussion next step for dam at Mahar

Friday, May 2, 2014

ORANGE — A meeting of local engineers along with the consulting engineers seems to be the next step in determining the fate of the Mahar Regional School dam. Several engineering experts brought to the project voluntarily by concerned citizen Carl Sauter weighed in at the Finance and Facilities … 0

Uncontested ballot in New Salem election Monday

Thursday, May 1, 2014

NEW SALEM — The annual town election is scheduled for Monday, with polls open from 11:45 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the town hall annex or old library, 24 South Main St. There are no races, barring last minute write-in campaigns, and several empty posts. Empty and 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

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

Andrews opposes pipeline project

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

ORANGE — Rep. Denise Andrews, D-Orange, says she’s opposed to the gas pipeline that’s been planned to cross Franklin County and the North Quabbin region and would be willing to get arrested to stop it. Andrews, the first area legislator to publicly come out in opposition to the … 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

New Salem holds spring cleanup week

Monday, April 21, 2014

NEW SALEM — The New Salem Recreation Committee reminds everyone that Spring Cleanup Week is this week , which coincides with the public school spring vacation. The committee encourages everyone to take time and clean up litter on the road near where they live. If you have a … 0