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Neighbors: Local organization head raises money for hungry

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Hello neighbor. On Sept. 27, Andrew Morehouse, the executive editor of The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, pedalled 100 miles through Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire to help end hunger in western Massachusetts. The food bank’s 5th annual Will Bike 4 Food charity cycling event raised more than $100,000, with Andrew raising $6,160 of that amount. He said 280 riders of all ages participated — some biked 10 miles, some … 1

Pioneer students score high in all MCAS categories

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

NORTHFIELD — The MCAS results are in and Pioneer Valley Regional School’s 10th-grade students ranked well above the state average in English, science and math proficiency. Passing the state-administered Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System is a graduation requirement. The 2015 scores are listed below. Percentage of Pioneer sophomores who scored proficient or advanced: ∎ Math: … 0

Driver sent to hospital after Northfield rollover

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

NORTHFIELD — A witness on Route 10 saw a sport utility vehicle cross into the highway’s oncoming lane Tuesday night, then the lights disappeared, said Northfield Fire Chief Floyd “Skip” Dunnell III. Dunnell said it was lucky the witness turned back, because the Toyota RAV4 was far enough over the embankment it wouldn’t … 0

Town Meetings, Sept. 7 to 12

Friday, September 4, 2015

Ashfield Board of Assessors: Tuesday 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Finance Committee: Tuesday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Selectboard: Tuesday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Special town meeting: Tuesday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Conservation Commission: Wednesday 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Special election: Thursday 7 a.m. to … 0

Dickinson Memorial concludes summer reading program

Friday, September 4, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Hundreds of paper cutouts line the staircase wall of the Dickinson Memorial Library representing about 2,750 reading hours completed by the adolescent participants in the two-month summer library program. Cutout shapes include superhero characters that align … 0

Rooster’s Bistro under new ownership

Friday, September 4, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Northfield resident Corinne Burnham is no longer the owner of Rooster’s Bistro. For 13 years, Burnham has single-handedly raised her son, run the bistro’s entire operation and strengthened her community catering business — Grace Receptions. She … 0

Neighbors: Be aware of childhood cancer and do something, if you can

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Hello neighbor. It’s every parent’s worst nightmare, and it became reality for our neighbors Jeffrey and Bobbi Hampton of Greenfield, who lost their beautiful daughter Ally to childhood cancer in 2014. Alexandria “Ally” Katlyn Hampton was 20 when … 0

Tech school adds college-prep, AP courses

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Classes started this week at Franklin County Technical School for the 38th time, but for the first time with advanced college placement classes. The Technical School this year added junior and senior AP English classes … 0

Wildcat O'Halloran: Mind, body and soul

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

He’s a “cool cat” who likes drinking with the Harp Girls, worships the ground she walks on all while she walks all over him and recently went on a midnight service call that didn’t exactly turn out as … 0

Letter: Enjoying ‘Faith Matters’

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

I have enjoyed the series, “Faith Matters.” What a better way for our local clergy to express their views than our local newspaper. In my own situation, Faith Matters was real when our minister, Julie, guided us through a very difficult time with love, kindness and faith. We, … 0

Multicolored map leads NES students to learning

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Northfield Elementary School has new artwork on its playground — a hand-painted map of the United States. “We are always looking for interesting things to do on our playground,” Parent Teacher Organization co-chairwoman Lara Dubin said. … 0

Letter: He can do more

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

I read with interest the article “State Senate President Stanley Rosenberg calls on Berkshire Gas to lift moratorium.” While I am pleased that the senator has called for lifting the moratorium and for Berkshire Gas to examine alternatives if Kinder Morgan’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline does not … 0

Neighbors: Things getting curiouser and curiouser in Sunderland

Monday, August 31, 2015

Hello neighbor. Things are about to get curiouser and curiouser in Sunderland. Mike’s Maze at Warner Farm will open its 2015 corn maze, “Alice in Sunderland,” on Sept. 12. Inspired by the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s book, … 0