Little Yellow Trolley

Neighbors: New book tells story of 1896 Trolley No. 10

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hello, neighbor. Over the past week, there’s been a lot of activity at the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum at 14 Depot St. Visitors have been busy signing a copy of the “Little Yellow Trolley,” a book that follows the history of the 1896 Trolley No. 10. It was written by museum member Marie Bartlett. The book describes the early days … 0

Letter: Need versus want

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

In its evaluation of the Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline, FERC should be considering NEED not WANT. Of course the industries constructing infrastructure and supplying the gas want to sell more. That’s their job. Of course businesses using readily available gas to keep their prices low want more gas at lower prices. Of course short-sighted individuals (most of us) accustomed to abundant and wasteful … 0

Neighbors: Community says “goodbye” to longtime service agency head

Monday, August 24, 2015

Hello neighbor. On Wednesday, The United Arc will say “bon voyage” to its executive director of 39 years. Ed Porter has performed a variety of roles in the position since 1976, helping the agency expand and adapt to the changing needs of our community over the years. Ed is leaving shortly after completing … 0

Neighbors: Franklin County Fair’s Got Talent competition begins

Monday, August 10, 2015

Hello neighbor. It’s that time again — the search is on for Franklin County’s most talented. If you’d like to make it to Franklin County Fair’s Got Talent stage, you’ve got just a few more days to submit a link to the video or audio showing everyone your … 0

PVRS starts school year with fresh administrative staff member

Sunday, August 9, 2015

NORTHFIELD — New School Year. New Superintendent. Ruth Miller will take over from Dayle Doiron as Pioneer Valley Regional School district’s superintendent. For the past three years, Miller worked as the superintendent and business manager for the Narragansett … 0

Northfield hops farmer shares story about family farm during festival

Sunday, August 9, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Hops, a main ingredient in beer, can grow up to 30 feet high. These tall crops tower over 16 acres of land at Four Star Farms, a 28-year-old family operation tucked away in the Northfield Farms … 0

Anti-pipeliners eyes turn to Otis: Taking of state-protected land could set precedent

Friday, August 7, 2015

A state House bill to carve 15 acres of state forest land in Berkshire County for a 13-mile Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. project is raising eyebrows — and voices — among opponents of the company’s larger Northeast Energy Direct pipeline that would cut across Franklin County. The proposed … 0

Neighbors: Manhattan Dolls coming to Athol

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Hello neighbor. If you’d like to hop aboard the “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” head to the Athol High School auditorium Aug. 16 from 2 to 4 p.m., when the New York City-based Manhattan Dolls, who perform in the style of the Andrews Sisters, will bring the memorable music of … 0

Northfield hop farm hosts beer and music festival Saturday

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Things should be hopping at Four Star Farms on Saturday. With two stages of live music, featuring funk, surf, country, bluegrass, classical and electronic groups, the music starts at noon and will go until 8 p.m. … 0

Moody, Schell left legacies in Northfield

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

NORTHFIELD — In an effort to keep a rich history alive, the Friends of Schell Bridge spent its annual meeting discussing the relationship between two famous residents — Dwight L. Moody and Francis Schell. Maine resident Kevin Belmonte, … 0

Letter: A little more balance

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

I understand that religion plays a prominent part of the lives of many Pioneer Valley residents, and thus has a place in your “Faith Matters” section. I’ve read some of your pieces by local religious leaders, and I am puzzled at what seems to be open proselytizing about … 0

‘A total loss:’ Lane Construction fire causes $500,000 in damage

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

NORTHFIELD — A fire that gutted the scale house and control center at Lane Construction’s asphalt plant on Mount Hermon Station Road in Northfield Monday night has caused over half a million dollars worth of damage and temporarily … 0

Lane Construction scale house gutted by fire

Monday, August 3, 2015

NORTHFIELD — The scale house of Lane Construction in Northfield was gutted by fire Monday night. Fire Chief Floyd “Skip” Dunnell of the Northfield Fire Department said reports of an explosion and fire at the Mount Hermon Station … 0