The colorguard passes by on Federal Street in Greenfield during the 2012 Memorial Day parade in Greenfield.
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Neighbors: Go to a local parade and support our veterans Monday

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Hello neighbor. Memorial Day is a federal holiday for remembering people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. It originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in that war, but by the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who died while in military service. The … 0

Franklin County Memorial Day events

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Ashfield The Memorial Day parade on Monday begins at 10 a.m. in front of Town Hall, proceeds to Plain Cemetery and to the Veterans Memorial and Civil War Memorial, then back to Town Hall. There will be featured speakers and music as well. Bernardston The town’s parade kicks off from the Four Leaf … 0

Northfield protects its neck of the woods

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

NORTHFIELD — When the Town of Northfield voted unanimously at the November 2014 town meeting to go ahead with efforts to protect the Alderbrook Meadows wildlife sanctuary, that decision represented an opportunity to protect one of the town’s most important cultural, historical and natural places. Nestled under Beers Mountain, a landmark that figured prominently in King Philip’s War, Bill and Nancy Ames’ 142-acre … 0

Letter: Dump the Pump

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

On June 18, 2015, American Public Transportation Association (APTA), and public transportation systems across the country will celebrate the 10th annual National Dump the Pump Day. With the continued fluctuation of gas prices, everyone is looking for a way to save money. National Dump the Pump Day encourages … 1

Neighbors: Back in Franklin County

Monday, May 18, 2015

Hello neighbor. I’m back! What a lovely week we had on the water and in Bermuda. The weather was perfect and we got to see a dolphin and a whale show on the way home. I learned early on in the trip that it really is a small … 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

Northfield Dems to caucus on May 20

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Democrats in town will be holding a caucus on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Dickinson Library to elect three delegates and three alternates to the 2015 Massachusetts Democratic Convention. The convention will be held on Sept. 19, at the MassMutual Center in Springfield. The caucus … 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

Northfield voters: pipeline not welcome

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Voters Tuesday overwhelmingly voiced their opposition to the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline, in a nonbinding referendum on the annual town election ballot. The question asked if voters were in favor of the pipeline. The answer was a resounding “no,” in a 421-78 vote, with 13 blank … 0

Northfield Boy Scouts receive stewardship award at town meeting

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Northfield Boy Scouts came to the town meeting stage carrying the American flag, and left carrying an award. Boy Scout Troop 9 was awarded the Northfield Citizen Stewardship Award in front of a packed auditorium at … 0

Northfield spends savings to keep taxes down

Monday, May 4, 2015

NORTHFIELD — While Monday’s annual town meeting approved more than $1 million in capital projects, most of them won’t affect the tax rate. While warrant articles sought more than $1.25 million, most of the funding will come from … 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

Lock it, lug it or lose it

Monday, May 4, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Area police are warning residents to guard themselves against thieves this spring. Several unlocked cars in Northfield and Erving were entered over the weekend, and owners reported electronics and other valuables missing. Northfield Police Chief Robert Leighton said a similar rash of thefts occurred this time … 0