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Think before you wrap and unwrap: Recycling tips for the holidays

Friday, November 28, 2014

During the holidays, the average American family throws away up to 10 additional bags of trash. In towns that require “Pay-As-You-Throw” town trash bags, those 10 additional trash bags would cost $15 to $30, depending on the town. A large portion of this trash is generated from wrapping paper, boxes, tissue, packing materials and shopping bags. The Springfield Materials Recycling Facility, which accepts recyclables from 75 communities in western Massachusetts, … 0

Planned power outage in Northfield Dec. 9.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

NORTHFIELD — Residents and businesses on the north side of town will find themselves without power for several hours Dec. 9. The Western Mass. Electric Co. will shut off power from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to make upgrades to the electrical system. In the event of adverse weather, work will be delayed to Dec. 10, 11 or 12. The shutoff will encompass … 0

Letter: Don’t litter

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

I think people should not litter. It hurts animals and the world. Some animals are getting hurt because they eat the litter and die. It is easy just to pick it up and throw it away. It makes the world a bad place. It looks ugly. So help the world to make it a good place. When I drive by, I see a … 0

Northfield special town meeting OKs spending

Monday, November 24, 2014

NORTHFIELD — The town approved $163,340 in surplus spending without debate in Monday’s special town meeting. Residents applauded the approval of a $220,000 land conservation project, the Alderbrook Meadows Sanctuary, which won’t end up costing taxpayers. It will fund a conservation restriction on a 145-acre South Mountain Road … 0

Neighbors: Looks like a harsh winter ahead; take care of each other

Monday, November 24, 2014

Hello neighbor. First, I’d like to wish you a happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving. Enjoy your friends and family — that’s what great memories are made of. I’m waiting to hear from our local precipitation prognosticator Farrah Pomeroy … 0

Deerfield, Gill, Northfield, Bernardston house break-ins

Monday, November 24, 2014

DEERFIELD — The Deerfield Police Department is investigating a series of break-ins that have occurred over the past two weeks. Police Chief John Paciorek Jr. said the first of the three breaks occurred Nov. 17 at 8:22 a.m. on Sand Gully Road. He said police found evidence of … 0

Northfield wonders how to draw bicyclists, tourists to town once Schell Bridge is replaced

Friday, November 21, 2014

NORTHFIELD — The state hasn’t even drawn up plans to replace the Schell Bridge yet, and locals already want to stop people going over it. The Friends of Schell Bridge and Northfield Area Tourism and Business Association don’t … 1

Adults enjoy storytelling time, too

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

NORTHFIELD — Story hour isn’t just for kids anymore. The Dickinson Memorial Library will host three storytellers Saturday as part of Tellabration!, a worldwide storytelling event focused on adults and older teens. It will go from 7 p.m. to 8:30 or 9, followed by a reception with the … 0

Friends of Schell Bridge to discuss state’s plan at annual meeting on Thursday

Monday, November 17, 2014

NORTHFIELD — A group that set out to save a historic local bridge will now discuss the state’s promise to replace the aging structure with a bike- and pedestrian bridge. The Friends of Schell Bridge will hold its … 0

Neighbors: Help a former neighbor by voting for her new business

Monday, November 17, 2014

Hello neighbor. I’m hoping you can help one of our former neighbors expand her business in Gloucester. Heather Ahearn, who is the daughter of David and Sally Ahearn and is co-owner of Atlantic Saltworks, is currently competing in the Entrepreneur and Sam Adams Brewing American Dream Wild Card … 0

Northfield ZBA hearing resumes Thursday for auto shop permit

Sunday, November 16, 2014

NORTHFIELD — A hearing to renew the special permit for a controversial auto shop will resume Thursday. On Nov. 6, the Zoning Board of Appeals heard from supporters and opponents of the 90 East St. repair shop operated by Bill Willey of Montague and owned by Tim and … 0

Selectmen address opioid problem

Thursday, November 13, 2014

GREENFIELD — Small town governments are another avenue through which the Opioid Task Force is looking to get traction on the heroin and painkiller problem. Thursday night Opioid Task Force member John Merrigan and coordinator Marisa Hebble presented data on the problem and information on efforts underway to … 0

Neighbors: TFHS to hold its fourth all-class reunion

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Hello neighbor. Hey, it’s that time of year again — my alma mater, Turners Falls High School (Class of 1976 and proud of it) is holding its Alumni Association’s fourth annual All-Class Reunion the day after Thanksgiving. It will be held on the nightclub side of Between the … 0