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Multi-level partnership could include 1,600 acres in Northfield

Monday, July 21, 2014

NORTHFIELD — Local, state and national agencies are teaming up to protect 1,600 acres of local forestland. This spring, the nationwide nonprofit Trust for Public Land inked a purchase agreement with the Northfield Mount Hermon School, which owns the large, hilly forest in the northeast corner of the town. While the trust was interested in making the initial move, it wanted to find partners who would take over ownership. “It … 0

Neighbors: Head to the North Quabbin for some summer fun

Monday, July 21, 2014

Hello neighbor. I was really excited to read last week that the North Quabbin will be getting some help from the state to boost tourism. It’s such a beautiful area — and you all know how much I love the Quabbin Reservoir. There are other attractions in that area: Starrett Museum in Athol, Swift River Historical Society Museum in New Salem and Tully … 0

Northfield Road race breezes through library

Friday, July 18, 2014

NORTHFIELD — Nearly four dozen people ran full-tilt up the steps and into Dickinson Memorial Library right around closing time. They weren’t trying to beat late fees on overdue books — in fact, they didn’t even stop at the circulation desk. They just kept on running, up the stairs to the second floor, … 1

Bus fare

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The state budget passed this week by the Legislature will give the county’s sprawling regional school districts a huge savings for school bus expenses by reimbursing 90 percent of the cost — the highest in decades. “It would … 0

Neighbors: Introduce yourself to your neighbors

Monday, June 30, 2014

Hello neighbor. Here I go again, thinking about what it means to be a neighbor. I remember a time when people knew their neighbors. They spoke with them, sat next to them in church, ran into them in the grocery store, talked over the hedges about their days … 0

COG reschedules public meeting on pipeline

Friday, June 27, 2014

The Franklin Regional Council of Governments and its Franklin Regional Planning Board have rescheduled to July 24 their first-ever joint meeting to review the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. project proposed to cross nine county towns on its path to Dracut. The boards’ original May 15 meeting on what … 0

Neighbors: Enjoy, but stay safe on the Fourth of July

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Hello neighbor. We are just a week away from July 4 and I’m sure there will be plenty of celebrating going on next weekend. I hope you all have great fun and get to spend time with friends … 0

Kevin Paicos to return as interim Northfield admininstrator

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

NORTHFIELD — Former interim Town Administrator Kevin Paicos will return for another round in Northfield. Paicos, who was with Northfield for two months last fall, will step back into the position July 1. The Selectboard will continue to search for a permanent administrator and hopes to hire one … 0

Neighbors: Scholarships help students pursue dreams and agencies help others

Monday, June 23, 2014

Hello neighbor. The Wells Trust Scholarship recently announced this year’s recipients and I’d like to share their names, or at least where some of them are from, with you today. Fred W. and Ethel Dow Wells were longtime … 0

Letter: Uniform mandate

Monday, June 23, 2014

Baystate Medical Center is requiring that its direct-care employees wear prescribed color-specific uniforms, purchased through Cintas, an out-of-state supplier. (Nurses will wear royal blue.) Until now, professional dress standards have allowed most employees to wear multi-colored scrubs of their own choosing. This mandate is based, not on scientific … 0

Northfield absentee ballots available for July 7 override

Sunday, June 22, 2014

NORTHFIELD — Ballots for the July 8 Proposition 2 1/ 2 override vote are now available from the town clerk. Voters may pick up absentee ballots until noon on July 7. The override will decide whether the town will pay $4.167 million for its share of next year’s … 0

First event at new C.S. Lewis Study Center set for tonight at 7

Sunday, June 22, 2014

NORTHFIELD — The first event of the C.S. Lewis Study Center in Northfield is set for tonight at 7 p.m. “Plato’s Euthyphro: A discussion” will be led by Dr. Scott B. Kay. Having created and taught in an … 0

Northfield Mount Hermon School music teachers compete for educator Grammy

Friday, June 20, 2014

GILL — One of two local teachers could be on the way to the 2015 Grammy Awards ceremony. Northfield Mount Hermon School music teachers Shelia Heffernon and Ron Smith are among 222 quarter-finalists for the annual Grammy Music … 0