Rowe

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, for six hours. They plan to make … 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

Chinese students get glimpse of American life at Mohawk

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

BUCKLAND — The 21 middle-school students from Hangzhou Qinghe Middle School loved the shady sugar maples they found growing behind the Mohawk Trail Regional High School. But the taste of the maple syrup itself? Maybe not so much. On their first day of school here, Mohawk science teacher Samantha Lydiard gave students a … 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

Neighbors: County farmers markets open and ready for business

Monday, May 12, 2014

Hello neighbor. It’s that time of year again! Farmers markets are opening throughout the county, and I for one am excited. Grandson Justin and I like to visit at least two or three different ones each year for … 0