Northfield

Pioneer trims budget request

Monday, April 20, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Although the Pioneer Valley Regional School District’s revised budget calls for a less than 1 percent increase, dropoffs in outside revenue and shifting assessments would translate to an increase of nearly 8 percent for one district town. The revised $14.34 million budget represents a cut from a $14.46 million “not to exceed” budget proposed in February. The new proposal would be a $278,394 increase from the current year’s … 0

Neighbors: French musical at Arts Block

Monday, April 20, 2015

Hello neighbor. If you’re looking for something fun to do next weekend, or the following one, head to the Arts Block on Main Street in Greenfield for the French musical, “Irma la Douce,” which will be performed by Arena Civic Theatre on Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. “Irma la Douce” is a 1956 lively comedy-musical written by Marguerite Monnor … 0

Letter: Northfield’s message

Monday, April 20, 2015

An important element missing in Northfield’s Master Plan is a commitment to celebrate the town’s true heritage. When Dwight L. Moody lived here, the town was a resort town. People came here to experience the peace of our green hills and pleasant meadows as well as to receive refreshing for the soul. They came to experience saving, healing, delivering power of God’s son, … 1

As a mime, she finds a new voice to use in her church work

Sunday, April 19, 2015

NORTHFIELD — As a girl growing up in Pottstown, Pa., Christine Fontaine was “an extraordinarily quiet kid” whose father’s stories, about the sea, about Greek mythology, about how the constellations got their names, helped brighten a childhood darkened … 0

Gas pipeline opponents to hold info event Thursday

Sunday, April 19, 2015

On Thursday, groups opposed to the proposed gas pipeline will be holding an event titled “What is happening with the proposed Kinder Morgan/TGP gas pipeline now?” This event is sponsored by North Quabbin Pipeline Action (NQPA) and MAP (Montague Against the Pipeline) and will take place at the … 0

Pioneer board signs contract for new supt.

Friday, April 17, 2015

NORTHFIELD — The Pioneer Valley Regional School District has a new superintendent, as long as her background checks out. Ruth Miller, current superintendent of the Narragansett Regional School District, has accepted the position. As long as her state-required criminal history and fingerprint checks come back clean, she’ll replace … 0

Tech students capture honors in statewide competition

Thursday, April 16, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Nine Franklin County Technical School students finished first in competitions at the annual Business Professionals of America State Leadership Conference. Twenty-six students from FCTS competed against 350 students in about 20 events March 7 through 9 in Framingham and Upton. Emmett Boyd of Northfield, Kyle … 0

Letter: War profiteering

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Regarding the story of waste in defense spending as exemplified by the high-altitude enhanced radar platform that has to date cost the U.S. taxpayers more money than a couple of dozen cutting-edge regional technical high schools, I’d like to point out that it, and many other programs, the … 0

Making the switch

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

BOSTON — Amid pressure from legislators and upset consumers, state utility regulators have eliminated a 15-year-old rule that required electricity suppliers to recalculate the bills of customers when they switch from their basic service to a competitor. The practice has cost customers, dozens of whom are from western … 0

Neighbors: Paint and Sip awakens my inner artist

Monday, April 13, 2015

Hello neighbor. A group of friends and family gathering together to paint on canvas, while sipping their favorite beverages, has become a national trend. In this area, two of the companies that provide such entertainment — at least … 0

Northfield anti-pipeline info forum tonight

Monday, April 13, 2015

NORTHFIELD — A local anti-pipeline group will present its research tonight. The Northfield Pipeline Awareness Group will present information about the proposed project at 7:30 p.m. in the dining hall of Redemption Christian Academy, 154 South Mountain Road. There will be a question-and-answer period after the presentation. The … 0

Dredging set to start at Northfield Mountain reservoir

Sunday, April 12, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Project’s owners plan a pilot dredging operation at its 300-acre mountaintop reservoir this month, to prevent problems that took place five years ago with silt clogging plant equipment and then being dumped … 0

Barnes Automotive burns to the ground

Friday, April 10, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Early Friday morning, two brothers stood by a heap of smoking rubble, watching firefighters from three states douse the remnants of their business and childhood home. The Barnes family has owned Barnes Automotive on Mount Hermon … 0