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Neighbors: Green River Festival around the corner

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Hello neighbor. It’s that time again — the countdown is just seven days. The Green River Festival will be held July 10, 11 and 12 at Greenfield Community College, and there are a limited number of tickets left, so you’d better hurry. The 2015 lineup includes lots of return musicians and a few first-timers. I’ve attended several times, a couple … 0

Letter: Unfair portrayal

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

As a funeral director, I feel the recent articles in The Recorder have unfairly portrayed all funeral homes as crooked or in need of oversight. I agree that there have been a few “bad apples,” but every job or profession does. These articles do bring to light that the consumers must be diligent when dealing with a funeral home in regards to prepayment. … 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

Neighbors: Senior event promises opportunity

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Hello neighbor. The Franklin County Sheriff’s TRIAD program, along with the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office and Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility in Greenfield, will sponsor the Senior Services Health and Safety Expo on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Schuetzen Verein on Barton Cove in Gill. … 0

Letter: Sorry they’re gone

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Recently, we lost one of our priceless blessings and an absolute gem in our area, Bruce’s Browser. Diane Lincoln and her team created an oasis to refresh our souls and our community. Whether enjoying a milkshake made by Mary, reading the fabulous bumper sticker collection, buying local artists’ … 0

Neighbors: Grandparents: Share your stories

Monday, May 25, 2015

Hello, neighbor Many times in my travels throughout the county, I am stopped by other grandparents who have read about my grandsons Justin, Owen and Travis. They thank me for sharing my stories every now and then, and then they share some of their own with me. Over … 1

Orange trims budget ahead of town meeting

Friday, May 22, 2015

ORANGE — About $223,000 needs to be trimmed from the town’s proposed budget if the selectmen are to present a balanced spending plan at town meeting on June 15. Right now, there are two plans for the budget … 0

Neighbors: Go to a local parade and support our veterans Monday

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Hello neighbor. Memorial Day is a federal holiday for remembering people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. It originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in that … 0

Franklin County Memorial Day events

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Ashfield The Memorial Day parade on Monday begins at 10 a.m. in front of Town Hall, proceeds to Plain Cemetery and to the Veterans Memorial and Civil War Memorial, then back to Town Hall. There will be featured … 0

Neighbors: Back in Franklin County

Monday, May 18, 2015

Hello neighbor. I’m back! What a lovely week we had on the water and in Bermuda. The weather was perfect and we got to see a dolphin and a whale show on the way home. I learned early on in the trip that it really is a small … 0

North Quabbin Food-athon set for Tuesday

Sunday, May 17, 2015

ORANGE — The 12th annual North Quabbin Food-athon will be held on Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m, at the intersections in downtown Athol and Orange. This event unites volunteers from food pantries and meal sites, as well as the community at large, to raise food and … 0

Orange Dems to caucus, elect delegates to state convention

Friday, May 15, 2015

Democrats in Orange will be holding a caucus at 1 p.m. on May 23 in the community room at the Workers’ Credit Union to elect four delegates and four alternates to the 2015 Massachusetts Democratic Convention, where Democrats from across the state will gather to meet fellow activists … 0

Aquarium fire leaves fish out of water

Thursday, May 14, 2015

ORANGE — An early morning fire broke out in the lighting ballast of a 150-gallon aquarium, filling a home at 76 Marjorie St. with smoke and causing the tank to burst — shattering glass, and spilling dozens of freshwater fish and the water. According to the Orange Fire … 0