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Calcium has rusted on the top of the Town Hall's white paneling. 

Recorder/Rachel Rapkin

Northfield Town Hall on the road to repair

Monday, June 29, 2015

NORTHFIELD — The Town Hall has served as a meeting venue for numerous community groups and functions, but over the span of 88 years, it has become dilapidated. For the past five years, the Town Hall Master Planning Committee has come together in an ongoing effort to renovate the structure’s interior and exterior. According to committee Chairman Stephen Seredynski, the … 0

Neighbors: Be kind

Monday, June 29, 2015

Hello neighbor. About once a year I feel compelled to remind myself and others to be good neighbors. I don’t necessarily mean “neighbor” in the literal sense. What I mean is that we all should be kind to everyone. Those who aren’t can never truly be happy themselves. Get out and talk with the people who live in your neighborhood and your community. … 0

Renowned organist to perform July 3 in Northfield

Friday, June 26, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Lubbert Gnodde will perform on the historic 1842 E. & G.G. Hook organ in the newly refurbished sanctuary of First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church on Friday, July 3, at 9:05 and again at 10:35 a.m., as part of the Organ Historical Society’s 2015 annual convention. The recitals at First Parish are … 0

Noisy neighbor? For many, compressor station becoming a hot-button issue

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Third in a series (EDITOR’S NOTE: In coming weeks, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline through Franklin County will proceed through a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission process to choose which issues to include in an … 0

Neighbors: Keep your children and pets safe this summer

Monday, June 8, 2015

Hello neighbor. Well folks, we’re headed into summer and it’s time once again to remind you not to leave your child or pet in a hot car, even for a minute. According to doctors and veterinarians from all over the nation, once the temperature reaches 70 degrees Fahrenheit … 0

Tech School grads asked ‘Who will you be?’

Friday, June 5, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Individuality was the theme of the evening Friday as 122 Franklin County Technical School graduates from 13 shops received their diplomas at a commencement ceremony on the school’s football field. Guest speaker Dr. Sheila Harrity, … 0

PVRS: ‘Balance risk and reward as you make life choices’

Friday, June 5, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Pioneer Valley Regional School Principal Bill Wehrli advised the 2015 graduates Friday night to think about their future choices by volunteering a student to play ring toss. “First of all, you should consider the balance between … 0

Weekly meetings for June 8-13

Friday, June 5, 2015

Ashfield Finance Committee: Monday 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Conservation Commission: Wednesday 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Bernardston Planning Board: Monday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall Board of Selectmen: Wednesday 6 p.m. in Town Hall Buckland Board of Selectmen: Tuesday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Charlemont Board of … 0

Letter: No longer ambivalent

Friday, June 5, 2015

If I was ambivalent about the pipeline, I am not now. The sheer size of the pipeline and proposed compressor station is way out of proportion to serve the Northeast and I can only conclude that the bulk of product is for export. The location on Gulf Road, … 0

Pioneer supt. suspends nine seniors found with pot and alcohol on school trip, which will keep them from graduation ceremonies

Thursday, June 4, 2015

NORTHFIELD — After an effort to change the disciplinary action for the events of last weekend’s senior trip to Ocean City, Md., during which nine students were found in possession of marijuana and alcoholic beverage containers, Pioneer Valley … 5

Neighbors: Literacy Project to hold another “Bloomsday” event in downtown Greenfield

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Hello neighbor. This month The Literacy Project in Greenfield will celebrate James Joyce’s “Bloomsday,” with activities in The Arts Block on Main Street. Along with other enthusiasts of Joyce’s “Ulysses,” the epic tale of a day in the life of fictitious Leopold Bloom in Dublin, Ireland, The Literacy … 0

Boston Tea Party stars in Northfield musical

Thursday, June 4, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Students in Ellenjo Gries’ fifth-grade class will perform “The Destruction of the Tea,” a musical based on the facts of the Boston Tea Party today at 10:30 a.m. in the Northfield Elementary School gymnasium. Gries didn’t … 0

Awaited reveal: Gas co. unveils site for planned Northfield compressor station for gas pipeline

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Criticized by Congressman James McGovern and Northfield town officials for being slow to identify the site of its planned 80,000 horsepower compressor station, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. has now released details about the location of the … 1