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3 Mohawk district towns seek assessment cuts

Thursday, July 31, 2014

BUCKLAND — A last-minute, 36 percent increase in state aid for busing for the Mohawk Trail Regional School District has prompted selectmen from three of the eight district towns to seek a share in the savings. Buckland, Shelburne and Colrain boards have all sent letters asking that the now-excess busing money they budgeted to pay Mohawk be eliminated in light of the “windfall” from the state, and the issue will … 0

Neighbors: Local woman up for Emmy Award

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Hello neighbor. Our neighbors Ann and Gary Thomas of Greenfield can’t wait for Aug. 16, because that is when they will learn whether their daughter Sherry Thomas wins an Emmy Award with two other women for casting the hit television series “Breaking Bad.” Sherry, who grew up in Florence and lived in Greenfield … 0

Rowe Board of Selectmen accepts fire chief’s resignation

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

ROWE — Clad in his “Chief” Fire Department T-shirt and with many supporters present, Rowe Fire Chief Paul McLatchy Jr. repeated his reasons for resigning and defended his resignation letter “To the Townspeople of Rowe,” which was emailed to some townspeople before the Board of Selectmen got their formal, less volatile resignation letter. … 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

Pipeline protest rally Thursday

Monday, May 12, 2014

When Kinder Morgan pipeline officials arrive for a first-of-its-kind joint meeting Thursday with Franklin Regional Council of Governments and Franklin Regional Planning Board, they’ll be met with a protest of their plans for a natural gas pipeline. A rally is being planned for the Greenfield Town Common at … 0

Rowe to set budget, mull bylaw change

Friday, May 9, 2014

ROWE — On Monday night — in what will probably be one of the last big town meetings in the Fire Station — voters will set the town’s budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. If all goes as planned, construction on the new Rowe Elementary … 0

Neighbors: Deerfield Inn named one of “best” by Yankee Magazine

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Hello neighbor. We live in such a wonderful area, with some of the best restaurants, motels, attractions and events, and many of them have been chosen by Yankee Magazine as “best.” This year, it’s the Deerfield Inn that … 0

Annual Bike Week rolls in Saturday

Thursday, May 8, 2014

As sure as tulips and native asparagus, a true sign of spring in Franklin County is bicycling — and the annual bike week celebration, which occurs next week. Bike Week, part of a statewide bicycling celebration partnership between … 0

Summer hours for household hazardous waste drop-off sites

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The summer schedule is about to begin for the regional household hazardous waste drop-off sites around the county. These permanent “Supersites” are located in Bernardston, Colrain, and Conway. Any resident in a town belonging to the Franklin County Solid Waste Management District may use these locations to dispose … 0

Rowe School makes plans for fall opening

Monday, May 5, 2014

ROWE — Despite an unusually cold winter, the new $6.9 million Rowe Elementary School has gone up quickly. School building Project Manager Daniel Pallotta, who promised the town “a gem of a building,” says it’s unlikely the building … 0