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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


Friday, June 13, 2014

In this feature photo, Julian Lamoureaux and Romello Rios, both second grade students at the Northfield Elementary School, test their balance and scamper along a serpentine garden wall at the school earlier this week. (Recorder/Paul Franz) … 0

Letter: Do a proper analysis

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Linking service provided with rider numbers or demand makes perfect sense. Right now is the perfect time to reach out, promote and survey demands. I am encouraged by the requirements of Section 30 in Bill H3382. I would like to see Franklin Regional Transit Authority (FRTA) consult local … 1

Neighbors: Don’t let a little rain stop you

Monday, June 9, 2014

Hello neighbor. Looks like we’re in for some showers this week, but don’t let that stop you. Temperatures are supposed to be in the 70s. Take advantage of any sunshine we see by getting out into the county. According to those who run the Fishway in Turners Falls, … 0

Pioneer graduates are told to ‘never give up’

Friday, June 6, 2014

NORTHFIELD — Inspiration can be contagious. “I’ve been lucky that my dream could inspire you all to achieve your dreams,” former Pioneer Valley Regional School coach and teacher Thomas Gaffigan told the Class of 2014 at Friday’s graduation. … 0

Franklin County Technical School students ready for workforce

Friday, June 6, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Franklin County Technical School alumna Lisa Godfrey told 115 graduates Friday that learning a trade at the school will give them a leg up in their future job searches. “It may not feel like it … 0

Neighbors: Lots to do as summer rolls in

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Hello neighbor. There’s lots going on as this first week of June comes to an end and summer rev s up. THERE WILL BE A GREENHOUSE PLANT SALE at Leverett Elementary School on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please support the school and its students by … 0

Letter: Hating capitalism

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Leftists in Greenfield ferociously fight against Wal-Mart. Leftists hate the capitalist system that generously improves the quality of life for those who want to live, work, and cooperate in the free market system. Leftists opposition to scale production of resources — like large retailers — prevents poor people … 1

Northfield Prop. 2½ override vote scheduled

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

NORTHFIELD — Voters will decide the coming year’s school budget at a July 8 Proposition 21/ 2 override vote. The annual town meeting approved Northfield’s Pioneer Valley Regional School District assessment of $3.87 million, though the approval was contingent on an override vote. Polls will be open from … 0

Greenfield to celebrate bees

Monday, June 2, 2014

In this feature photo, Debbie Oeky, Sandra Boston and Victoria Floor touch up the crosswalk mural in Greenfield as part of the Paint the Town Green Mural Project. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) … 0

Rep. McGovern touches base with constituents during visit

Sunday, June 1, 2014

GREENFIELD — U.S. Rep. James “Jim” McGovern wants to take what Franklin County’s got and give it to the rest of the country. “What I love about the new part of my district is that, out here, people … 0