Northfield 6th-graders get together for a group shot with state Senator Stanley Rosenberg and Rep. Paul Mark in the Statehouse Senate chamber in Boston Tuesday.
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Northfield’s flag flies at Statehouse

Sunday, April 20, 2014

NORTHFIELD — Local sixthgraders travelled to the Statehouse to see their town’s new flag unfurled. The annual field trip to Boston took on a special meaning, as the Northfield flag was inducted into the state’s Hall of Flags Tuesday. The flag has its roots in a similar trip. “In 2009, the sixth-grade class visited the Statehouse and they noticed there … 0

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 … 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

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

Rental car crack bust in Northfield

Sunday, March 23, 2014

NORTHFIELD — State police arrested a Springfield man they say was on his way through town with a load of crack cocaine in a rental car. Akwon Salaam, 28, of 80 Wellington St., was arrested on charges including possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, a subsequent … 0

Pioneer towns see prospect of 10% hikes

Thursday, March 20, 2014

NORTHFIELD — As school costs continue to rise, state aid remains nearly stagnant, and the towns of the Pioneer Valley Regional School District are feeling the crunch. The School Committee has proposed a level services budget of $14.4 … 0

Neighbors: Spring is here and snowbirds are returning

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Hello neighbor. Welcome to spring! I’ve heard from many who have said that it doesn’t feel like spring yet. Well, I feel it. I can smell it. I’ve even seen some green! We all just have to be … 0

Northfield still without full-time admin.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

NORTHFIELD — The search for a new town administrator has been narrowed to a single candidate — for the moment. John Sanguinet and Carlotta Pini were the two finalists recommended to the Selectboard by the Town Administrator Search Committee, and Sanguinet is the last man standing after Pini … 0

Northfield Notebook

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Northfield voter registration NORTHFIELD — April 15 will be the last day to register to vote in the May 6 annual town election. Residents who will be 18 or older on or before election day may register during normal town clerk hours, or during extended registration hours from … 0

On the run

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

In this feature photo, a few chickens flew the coop in Northfield on Monday, taking a stroll through the center of town while their owners were away. ( Recorder/Micky Bedell) … 0

Neighbors: Ashfield woman headed to Puerto Rico to massage animals in need

Monday, March 17, 2014

Hello neighbor. You all probably know by now that I am an animal lover. Our neighbor Carole Groman of Ashfield, the hand behind Hand & Paw Animal Massage, will be visiting Second Chance Animal Rescue (SCAR) in Villalba, Puerto Rico, in April. During that time, Carole says she … 0

Letter: Ski jump memories

Monday, March 17, 2014

I remember as a 5-year-old (in 1950), my father, Stan Powers, taking my brother Michael (a 3-year-old) to the Ski Jump in Greenfield. He, my uncle, Myron Powers, and their friend Bill Bomley, were members of the Edelweiss Ski Club and may have been founding members with Chuck … 0

Letter: A key jumper

Monday, March 17, 2014

Jason Butynski’s good piece on ski jumping in Greenfield (March 11) omitted a key figure, Strand Mikkelsen, who, as a Norwegian immigrant to the Greenfield area, may actually have introduced the sport to the American public, along with Kenny Suhl. He was also jumping in Madison Square Garden, … 0