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Neighbors: Visit your local farmers market

Monday, July 27, 2015

Hello neighbor. Farmers markets are going strong throughout the county this summer. I’m not going to mention any in particular, because most of you know where they are, especially if you’ve got one in your town. What I want to talk about today is why you should visit one or two or more. Visiting a farmers market is a way of enjoying the season. Most of them run from late … 0

Fire marshal: Check carbon monoxide alarms

Friday, July 24, 2015

Pointing to the deaths of four young Massachusetts residents in a Maine cabin over the weekend, the state Fire Marshal’s Office told residents their carbon monoxide alarms may be running out of time. “A similar tragedy led to a law here in Massachusetts that requires CO alarms in nearly every home. It is a tool designed to help prevent more families from experiencing … 0

Town Meetings, Week of July 27

Friday, July 24, 2015

Ashfield Parks Commission: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Bernardston Planning Board: Monday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Website Policy Committee: Tuesday 10 a.m. in Town Hall. Buckland Board of Selectmen: Tuesday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Charlemont Board of Assessors: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Board of Selectmen: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Colrain Colrain Historical Commission: Monday 6:30 p.m. … 0

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 … 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. … 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 … 0

Northfield seeks health board help on pipeline

Thursday, June 25, 2015

NORTHFIELD — At Thursday’s Board of Health meeting, 10 citizens, along with three board members, discussed various options, such as legal representation, that can be taken in order to prevent construction on the proposed natural gas pipeline and compressor station in Northfield. The meeting began with Gulf Road … 0

Neighbors: Adopt an adult cat for $5 this weekend

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hello neighbor. It’s that time again, folks! Dakin Humane Society is offering its $5 cat adoption for select adult cats on Saturday and Sunday. This weekend only, you can adopt an adult cat for only $5 at both the Springfield and Leverett adoption centers from 12:30 to 5:30 … 0

Tech school projects passed

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Tuesday was the decisive day for the Franklin County Technical School’s roof project, with dire weather predictions and polls open for a districtwide vote to repair the roof and replace aging windows, doors and pavement. Voters didn’t turn … 0

Letter: Ways to reduce environmental impact

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Ways to reduce environmental impact Although I apparently don’t agree with John Blasiak on global warming or the Kinder Morgan pipeline, in his “Live within nature” piece, he gave a number of really good suggestions that each of us can use to reduce human impact on the natural … 0

Wheelchair-friendly trail nears funding goal

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust’s accessible trail for all ages and abilities, has almost reached the fundraising goal of $340,000 and will soon start construction. The half-mile loop will lead hikers along a path of various … 0

Neighbors: Donations for homeless kids starting to roll in

Monday, June 22, 2015

Hello neighbor. Our neighbors Dean and Kim Scudder of Conway are sending one of the homeless children living in a Greenfield hotel or shelter to camp this summer. It’s the first response I’ve heard about since I told … 0

Northfield residents discuss options regarding pipeline, compressor station

Friday, June 19, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Hoping to strengthen their hand against a natural gas pipeline compressor station planned for their neighborhood, residents of the Gulf Road area have turned to the Pipeline Awareness Network. About 20 residents met this week with … 0