Rowe

Businesses continue to equip Tech machine shop

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The Franklin County Technical School Machine Technology program has another boost from the area’s industry in the form of $50,000 worth of precision measuring tools and equipment to complement the new computer controlled machining behemoths purchased through the business-led fundraising campaign begun last year. The latest donation comes from L.S. Starrett Co., the Athol-based manufacturer of precision tools, gauges and instruments, saws and hand tools. Representatives from … 0

New candidates, vacancies in Rowe election

Monday, April 21, 2014

ROWE — There are no contests on the town’s May 17 election ballot, but new candidates are running for open three-year selectman and School Committee positions. Also, several town positions have no candidates on the ballot. One-term incumbent Selectman Noel Abbott is moving out of town and Walter Quist of Ford Hill Road is running for Abbott’s position. Quist has been a town … 0

Tech school’s business club aims at national competition in Indianapolis

Monday, April 21, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The students of Franklin County Technical School’s extra-curricular business club did well in the state level of the Business Professionals of America competition, well enough that 13 qualified for the next level of competition. The national competition is scheduled for April 30 through May 4, four states west in Indianapolis, … 0

Neighbors: Local woman to study the connection between nature and poetry

Monday, March 31, 2014

Hello neighbor. Another one of our young neighbors has won an award. Carolyn “Carrie” Decker, a South Deerfield native who is currently a senior at Wheaton College — my oldest son Dan spent a couple of years there … 0

Berkshire Union gives Rowe green light to join

Monday, March 31, 2014

FLORIDA — About a dozen Rowe residents cheered as School Committee members from the North Berkshire School Union voted unanimously to invite Rowe to join its shared elementary school superintendency and opt out of the administration it has shared with Mohawk and Hawlemont for the last 40 years. … 0

Mohawk seeks OK for school building projects

Sunday, March 30, 2014

BUCKLAND — At town meeting time, the Mohawk Trail Regional School District will be asking member towns to approve “Phase I” school building capital plans and the borrowing, in 2015, of $1,686,428 for school building repairs to be … 0

Rowe superintendency decision likely from Berkshire union on Monday

Friday, March 28, 2014

ROWE — The North Berkshire School Union will meet Monday night to discuss — and possibly vote on — inviting the future Rowe Elementary School to share its superintendent services. Pending subsequent negotiations, this could put an end to Rowe’s 40 years of sharing administrators with the Mohawk … 0

West County Notebook

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Mohawk-Rowe-Hawlemont school registration The Mohawk Trail Regional School System will offer the following preschool and kindergarten registration dates for the 2014-15 school year. Bring your child’s birth certificate and record of immunizations to the registration session. Buckland-Shelburne Elementary (625-2521) Kindergarten: April 4, 9:30 to 11 and Pre-K: May … 0

Neighbors: Lots of indoor fun this weekend

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Hello, neighbor. Temperatures are rising — they’re supposed to get up into the 40s and 50s through Monday — but it doesn’t look like the weather is going to be great over the weekend, so you might want to plan some indoor fun. Greening Greenfield’s Film Festival on … 0

Neighbors: Local figure skater to sing with her college choir

Monday, March 24, 2014

Hello neighbor. It’s always nice to hear that one of our own is accomplishing what they set out to. Brandi Weyers, a college freshman from Northfield, will perform in the annual College Choir Concert at McDaniel College in Westminster, Md., on April 27 at 7 p.m. in Baker … 0

Neighbors: Spring is here and snowbirds are returning

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Hello neighbor. Welcome to spring! I’ve heard from many who have said that it doesn’t feel like spring yet. Well, I feel it. I can smell it. I’ve even seen some green! We all just have to be … 0

Letter: WiredWest is ‘local’

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

In his March 12 letter, Hussain Hamdan makes assumptions about how WiredWest will maintain and repair its fiber-optic cables. He refers to WiredWest as a “possibly non-local company,” an odd way to put it. He could have discovered at www.wiredwest.net that WiredWest is actually a cooperative and could … 0

Neighbors: Ashfield woman headed to Puerto Rico to massage animals in need

Monday, March 17, 2014

Hello neighbor. You all probably know by now that I am an animal lover. Our neighbor Carole Groman of Ashfield, the hand behind Hand & Paw Animal Massage, will be visiting Second Chance Animal Rescue (SCAR) in Villalba, Puerto Rico, in April. During that time, Carole says she … 0