Pioneer cuts $225,000 from proposed budget

Friday, April 18, 2014

BERNARDSTON — The Pioneer Valley Regional School Committee has lowered its proposed budget by nearly a quarter of a million dollars. The district was able to reduce costs by cutting three teachers. The district will be able to avoid layoffs or firings, because the employees are either leaving the district or not returning from leaves of absence, according to Superintendent Dayle Doiron. Now that the schools have a better estimate … 0

Neighbors: Easter community meal open to all

Thursday, April 17, 2014

First, I’d just like to wish everyone a happy Easter, happy Passover or happy spring, whichever you prefer. Then, I’d like to get right to telling you about some upcoming events, because there are plenty. EVERYONE IS WELCOME to a free Easter ham dinner community meal at the Greenfield Alliance Church, 385 Chapman … 0

Northfield Notebook

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tax collector office closing NORTHFIELD — The office of the tax collector will be closed from April 21 through 29. The tax collector will re-open at 8 a.m. April 30. Northfield absentee ballots here NORTHFIELD — Absentee ballots for the May 6 annual town election are now available from the town clerk. The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot is noon, May … 0

Neighbors: Local woman to study the connection between nature and poetry

Monday, March 31, 2014

Hello neighbor. Another one of our young neighbors has won an award. Carolyn “Carrie” Decker, a South Deerfield native who is currently a senior at Wheaton College — my oldest son Dan spent a couple of years there … 0

Who is the Trust for Public Land?

Friday, March 28, 2014

NORTHFIELD — The protection of the Northfield Forest is the latest of many conservation projects organized by the Trust for Public Land. The trust announced Wednesday that it had reached an agreement with Northfield Mount Hermon School to … 0

A sound sweet & soft

Friday, March 28, 2014

When the 1842 E. & G.G. Hook pipe organ was installed in Northfield’s new church back in 1871, following the destruction by fire of an earlier building, the loudest sound you would hear coming in the open windows … 1

Neighbors: Lots of indoor fun this weekend

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Hello, neighbor. Temperatures are rising — they’re supposed to get up into the 40s and 50s through Monday — but it doesn’t look like the weather is going to be great over the weekend, so you might want to plan some indoor fun. Greening Greenfield’s Film Festival on … 0

Northfield taxes due

Thursday, March 27, 2014

NORTHFIELD — Real estate taxes are due Tuesday to avoid late fees. The tax collector’s office will be open Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Amounts not paid by Tuesday will be subject to a 14 percent interest fee. Payments that are postmarked on or before Tuesday, … 0

National land trust eyes Northfield forest, water co.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

NORTHFIELD — An expansive local forest, as well as the water company that serves at least 250 residents, could end up in the hands of a national land trust. The Northfield Mount Hermon School announced Wednesday the tentative … 0

Northfield to renew search for admin. candidates

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

NORTHFIELD — Town officials will go back to the drawing board after the search for a new town administrator failed to yield an acceptable candidate. The Selectboard decided Tuesday to look into hiring a consultant to help develop viable candidates for the position. A new search committee will … 0

When you just can't wait

Monday, March 24, 2014

In this feature photo, Everett Allen, 7, of Northfield tries to catch some maple sap in his mouth while helping a friend’s family collect buckets around town on Saturday. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) … 0

Neighbors: Local figure skater to sing with her college choir

Monday, March 24, 2014

Hello neighbor. It’s always nice to hear that one of our own is accomplishing what they set out to. Brandi Weyers, a college freshman from Northfield, will perform in the annual College Choir Concert at McDaniel College in Westminster, Md., on April 27 at 7 p.m. in Baker … 0

Testing skill

Friday, March 21, 2014

In this feature photo, Gen Clark, Judy Johnson and Mindy Nadolski, all of Northfield, play Mah Jong at the Northfield Senior Center on Tuesday, testing their skill, strategy and calculation in a game played with a set of … 0