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Berkshire Gas warns about phone scam

Monday, July 28, 2014

Several Berkshire Gas business customers have recently reported receiving fraudulent telephone calls seeking immediate payment of their Berkshire Gas accounts, by credit card, over the telephone, the utility has reported. The caller claims that the account is overdue and requires immediate payment. Several of the fraudulent calls have showed up as originating from 617-419-5406 in the recipient’s caller ID. Berkshire Gas has reported this information to the Massachusetts State Police, … 0

Neighbors: Young neighbor to raise money for animals

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hello neighbor. One of our younger neighbors, 11-year-old Miracle Leyro, is organizing a walk through the downtown Greenfield area this Saturday with a group of her friends. The youngsters plan to raise money for Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society. Miracle’s mother Diana Nunez told me that Miracle plans to walk along Main and Federal streets, as well as some of the side streets, … 0

Rowe fire chief to resign after ‘scrutiny’

Thursday, July 24, 2014

ROWE — Citing lack of support from selectmen, Fire Chief Paul McLatchy Jr. has resigned after nearly three decades with the fire department and several months of wrangling with the Board of Selectmen on how the Fire Department is run. “No other official in town has had such scrutiny placed on whether they are in town or not,” McLatchy wrote in a letter … 0

Neighbors: Students share ideas to spruce up downtown

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Hello neighbor. The Recorder received letters from a couple of our younger neighbors this week, and I’d like to share a little from each of them with you. Dylan McCullough Clemente of Greenfield, who attends Pearl Rhodes Elementary School in Leyden, wrote that he believes there should be … 0

Neighbors: Deerfield Elementary School second-graders helping the hungry

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Hello neighbor. Our neighbor Dawn Kempf of Greenfield, who teaches second grade at Deerfield Elementary School, has been working with her class and the other two second-grade classes — about 60 students — for the past three years to create jewelry, which is sold to other students, as … 0

Letter: ‘City’ mentality

Monday, May 26, 2014

With regard to the Supreme Judicial Court’s recent decision to allow full tax exemption for New England Forestry Foundation (NEFF) land holdings in the tiny town of Hawley, I would like to point out that this decision is woefully misguided. Had the SJC decided in favor of the … 0

Neighbors: Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Hello neighbor. Well, here we are — Memorial Day weekend already. The federal holiday started as a way to remember and honor the men and women who died while serving their country. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the Civil War to commemorate Union and Confederate … 0

Neighbors: Area residents’ accomplishments impressive

Monday, May 19, 2014

Hello neighbor. As I was saying last week, we have a lot of talented neighbors here in Franklin County. I have a few events I want to share with you today, but you will also read about several … 0

High turnout for Rowe write-ins

Sunday, May 18, 2014

ROWE— There were no contests on the ballot, but plenty of write-in candidates brought out at least 58 percent of the town’s voters to the polls Saturday. Out of 269 total voters in this town of about 400 residents, 157 came out to vote. Walter Quist handily won … 0

Neighbors: Dog lovers put finishing touches on park

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Hello, neighbor. A group of dog lovers will put the finishing touches on the Friends of the North Quabbin Dog Park this weekend. The dog park has been open to the public for several months and has offered a spot for dogs to run and play. A recent … 0

New candidates, no contests in Saturday Rowe election

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

ROWE — There are no ballot candidates on Saturday’s election ballot, but new candidates are running for open three-year selectman and School Committee positions. Also, several town positions have no candidates. Walter Quist of Ford Hill Road is running for Selectman Noel Abbott’s position, since Abbott announced plans … 0

Bulky waste collection Saturday

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Franklin County Solid Waste Management District is holding a “Clean Sweep” bulky waste collection on Saturday at three locations from 9 a.m. to noon. The three drop-off sites are: Mohawk Trail Regional High School on Route 112 in Shelburne Falls, the Northfield Highway Garage on Caldwell Road, … 0

Rowe OKs school budget

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

ROWE — A proposed bylaw change about who can run for Finance Committee was defeated, just a few days before Saturday’s town election. But voters Monday night approved all town spending requests — including the budget put together by the School Committee and outgoing shared-Mohawk/Hawlemont/Rowe Superintendent Michael Buoniconti … 0