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Local clambake master Ray Zukowski of Northfield prepares a fire in Kiwanis Park on Saturday for the Kiwanis Club old-fashioned clambake. Seen in the foreground are buckets of fresh clams and piles of seaweed. Recorder/Micky Bedell

Kiwanis clambake closes out summer

Sunday, August 31, 2014

NORTHFIELD — Good old-fashioned clambakes are a New England summertime tradition and Northfield resident Ray Zukowski knows all the tricks to do it right. Zukowski, a former Montague Police chief who has taken part in hundreds of clambakes, put his seafood-steaming skills to good use Saturday as the Northfield Kiwanis Club’s master clam-baker at the club’s annual end-of-the-summer celebration, held … 0

Learning naturally: Nature programs take the classroom outside

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

As he crested a densely wooded, moss-covered hill in the middle of Conway’s pine forest, Edwin Anderson, 13, of Greenfield yelled, “Wow, come and look at this!” At his call, a half-dozen other kids scrambled up the hill. Some dropped to their knees as they examined a huge brown mushroom protruding from the … 0

Northfield officials oppose gas pipeline

Thursday, August 28, 2014

NORTHFIELD — The town has joined the growing list of communities that officially oppose the proposed natural gas pipeline through Franklin County. The Selectboard approved a resolution against the Tennessee Gas Pipeline expansion at its Tuesday meeting. The pipeline is proposed to cross nine Franklin County towns on its way from Pennsylvania to Dracut. The resolution states that the town opposes the project, … 0

Northfield library seeks programming help

Sunday, August 17, 2014

NORTHFIELD — From yoga hikes and classic movie nights to free museum and pool passes, the Dickinson Memorial Library has plenty of ways to help patrons enjoy the end of summer and the onset of autumn. The staff is doing it all without its program director, after Halie … 0

Taste the summer in CISA’s Local Hero restaurant fare

Friday, August 15, 2014

If you can’t come out for a whole meal during CISA’s Local Hero Restaurant Days on Tuesday and Wednesday , at least come to the Wagon Wheel in Gill for homemade peach ice cream made with peaches from Clarkdale Farm. Or have a grass-fed beef tenderloin steak at … 0

Neighbors: Girls Club still needs help to save building

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Hello neighbor. A while back, I told you that the Girls Club of Greenfield was on a campaign to raise money to save Camp Stonehenge on Oak Hill Road in Leyden. Well, it has raised $2,000 so far. It began a coin can fundraiser earlier this year, hoping … 0

Vt. Yankee petition to eliminate 10-mile emergency zone moves forward

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is moving ahead with an application by Vermont Yankee nuclear plant’s owners to eliminate the 10-mile emergency planning zone after it ceases operation at the end of the year. Entergy Nuclear Operations, which filed in April for a license amendment to eliminate the zone … 1

Poet to hold workshop, open mic in Northfield

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

NORTHFIELD — Plans to renovate a former Northfield Mount Hermon School building for use as a study and retreat center are moving along, and the C.S. Lewis College Foundation is continuing its “soft opening” with a free poetry workshop. Brad Davis, a published poet and foundation supporter, will … 0

Letter: Focus on Israel

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The following remarks from Sherrill Hogen’s July 28 piece caught my attention: “We must remember that it is Israel that has taken Palestinian land and occupied it with the force of arms.” I’m sure Ms. Hogen knows that Israel is not currently occupying Gaza, although it certainly is … 1

Neighbors: Supermoon dazzles in Franklin County’s summer sky

Monday, August 11, 2014

Hello neighbor. If you missed the “supermoon” this past weekend — it was the largest full moon of 2014 — you’ll have one last chance to see one in September. The term “supermoon” came from astrologer Richard Nolle … 0

Letter: Repeal this vote!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

As a Northfield property owner, our household is now responsible for the cost of another 79 cents per $1,000 of tax valuation due to the July 8 school budget override vote. This is not a temporary tax, but a permanent tax that will be included in all my … 0

Neighbors: Give blood

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Hello neighbor. I recently read about how a propane company in Dedham and the American Red Cross partnered to collect more than 750 blood donations throughout the state this summer. I didn’t realize that one blood donation could potentially help save the lives of up to three people. … 0

Cyclists criss-cross state promoting environmental action

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

NORTHFIELD — Dressed in bright orange T-shirts and black cycling shorts and carried miles by their bicycles, six members of Climate Summer team have been buzzing around Massachusetts over the past seven weeks, including a vigil Wednesday night … 0