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Planned power outage in Northfield Dec. 9.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

NORTHFIELD — Residents and businesses on the north side of town will find themselves without power for several hours Dec. 9. The Western Mass. Electric Co. will shut off power from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to make upgrades to the electrical system. In the event of adverse weather, work will be delayed to Dec. 10, 11 or 12. The shutoff will encompass the area north of Maple Street, from … 0

Letter: Don’t litter

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

I think people should not litter. It hurts animals and the world. Some animals are getting hurt because they eat the litter and die. It is easy just to pick it up and throw it away. It makes the world a bad place. It looks ugly. So help the world to make it a good place. When I drive by, I see a … 0

Northfield special town meeting OKs spending

Monday, November 24, 2014

NORTHFIELD — The town approved $163,340 in surplus spending without debate in Monday’s special town meeting. Residents applauded the approval of a $220,000 land conservation project, the Alderbrook Meadows Sanctuary, which won’t end up costing taxpayers. It will fund a conservation restriction on a 145-acre South Mountain Road lot owned by Bill and Nancy Ames. Mount Grace Land Trust intends to establish a … 0

Northfield to defend against utility tax bill challenge

Sunday, October 26, 2014

NORTHFIELD — The town is the latest to enlist legal help as its largest taxpayer contests its bill. FirstLight Power Resources, operator of the Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Project, requested an abatement of its fiscal year 2014 Northfield tax bill. The Board of Assessors denied the request, and … 0

Schell Bridge ‘summit’ set for Thursday

Sunday, October 26, 2014

NORTHFIELD — New developments will soon be announced for a 111-year-old bridge. Area legislators and state officials will gather Thursday to give updates on the future of the Schell Memorial Bridge. The public is encouraged to attend the … 1

Neighbors: Local 2015 calendars offer variety

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Hello, neighbor. It’s that time of year — 2015 calendars are here and it’s time for you to decide what you’d like hanging on your wall for 12 months. If you are interested in local history, trains or … 0

Northfield absentee ballots available

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

NORTHFIELD — Absentee ballots for the Nov. 4 state election are available from the town clerk’s office. Ballots must be returned by noon Nov. 3 to be counted for the election. To qualify to vote absentee, you must have a disability or religious reason that prevents you from … 0

Warm the Children helps Northfield family

Friday, October 17, 2014

NORTHFIELD — New clothes are not a luxury that Northfield resident Lucinda Jordan is used to receiving. As an unemployed single mother of two young girls, Jordan, 27, is more accustomed to making what she does have last, … 0

Neighbors: Flash: Lobster pierogi make debut at Turners Falls Pumpkinfest

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hello, neighbor. Lots to tell you about today, so I’m going to get right to it. I’m heading to the Franklin County Pumpkinfest on Avenue A in Turners Falls with grandson Justin and his mommy (Suzanne) later on … 0

Will power price spike tilt favor for pipeline?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

When National Grid announced recently that it will hike electricity prices this winter, that was enough to raise some eyebrows. Not only will its Massachusetts Electric customers be seeing their bills jump by more than a third beginning … 0

Northfield Library goes to the dogs

Monday, October 13, 2014

NORTHFIELD — They say every dog has his day, but 12 lucky mutts will each get a whole month. The Northfield Library will hold its fifth annual dog show from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the library. … 0

FirstLight responds to FERC over watershed council intervention

Monday, October 13, 2014

Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Project’s owners have responded to concerns about its proposal to boost generating capacity this winter, telling federal authorities they oppose conditions that would limit the effectiveness of those proposed short-term changes. Responding to an intervention request by the Connecticut River Watershed Council and the … 0

Letter: Estate sale warning

Monday, October 13, 2014

I am writing to let you all know please be aware. I had an estate sale on Saturday, Oct. 4, and Sunday, Oct. 5, in Northfield due to the passing of a family member. There was an overwhelming response that I never expected. I had over 200 people … 0