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Where’s money coming from? Korpita and Kulik have very different funding sources

Friday, October 31, 2014

There’s no question: Political campaigns, even local ones, cost a lot of money. But a close look at differences in campaign contributions in even a largely rural legislative domain like the 1st Franklin District says a lot about money and contemporary state politics. The contest between 35-year-old Republican political newcomer Dylan Korpita, a former New York bond trader for Morgan Stanley, and 21-year Democratic incumbent Stephen Kulik, an established, 64-year-old … 0

Quilts triumph

Thursday, October 30, 2014

By DIANE BRONCACCIO Recorder Staff SHELBURNE FALLS — At least 50,000 YouTube viewers have seen Ann Brauer’s pink quilt shop sail down Conway Street like a boat adrift in the floods of Tropical Storm Irene, but her new shop at 2 Conway St. is on higher ground and it’s much nicer. The green … 0

The doctor is in, again, in Shelburne Falls

Thursday, October 30, 2014

By DIANE BRONCACCIO Recorder Staff SHELBURNE FALLS — The home-based office of Dr. Heyman Oxman, busy from the 1940s to the early 1960s, once again has a doctor in it: Stefan Topolski, MD. Trailside Health and its non-profit partner, Caring for Community, moved this summer from the Arrowhead Shops on the Mohawk Trail … 0

Neighbors: Beloved former teacher still going strong at 88

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hello neighbors. For those of you who graduated from Turners Falls High School and remember with great respect and admiration your former history teacher, George F. Bush — no, not one of our former presidents — try to get your hands on a copy of the Oct. 27 … 0

Smashing pumpkins for a good cause

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

SHELBURNE — What do you do with your jack-o’-lanterns once Halloween is over? On Saturday, you can take them up to Hager’s Farm Stand, where they’ll go out in a blaze of glory — smashed to bits from the heights of a scissor-lift truck by local disc jockeys … 0

Kulik: Cites his veteran clout to push rural issue

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Eleven-term state incumbent Rep. Stephen Kulik, who’s seeking re-election to his First Franklin District seat in the Nov. 4 election, says that even though he’s risen to a leadership position on Beacon Hill, “small town and rural values … 0

Korpita: State government needs to be more proactive

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A newcomer to politics, Deerfield Republican Dylan Korpita is trying to unseat veteran First Franklin District legislator Stephen Kulik of Worthington, saying, “It’s time for a change.” Korpita, a 35-year-old former bond trader for Morgan Stanley in New … 1

Regional Notebook

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Falls business breakfast Friday SHELBURNE FALLS — The Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association holds its Fall Breakfast and Annual Meeting on Friday, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Trinity Church, 17 Severance St. The agenda will include annual elections, outlining our goals for 2015, highlighting business accomplishments … 0

Letter: He’s a keeper

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I spent over 20 years beating my head against a wall for western Massachusetts in the Legislature. I wish I was as successful as Steve Kulik has been. Boston held out a carrot for us to regionalize our local schools. They were going to incentivize regionalization by fully … 0

Letter: Keep gas tax index

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I am voting “no” to keep gas tax index to Consumer Price Index. The Recorder’s recent argument in favor of the question, and it is their sole reason, is that it is “taxation without representation.” What? How can that be? It was a bill voted on by our … 0

Hager’s alarm repels burglars

Monday, October 27, 2014

SHELBURNE — Improved security paid off for Hager’s Farm Market late Sunday night, when alarms sent would-be burglars packing. “Two people pushed the window out and came into the store. They didn’t get anything, luckily we had prepared ourselves for that because we were broken into earlier this … 0

Neighbors: Safe Halloween fun planned for all on Friday

Monday, October 27, 2014

Hello neighbor. Here we are, just three days to Halloween — you know, when all those little ghosts, goblins and superheroes roam our streets with their parents in search of treats. A few of our towns will have … 0

Shelburne Falls biz leader wins tourism award

Monday, October 27, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — Mary Vilbon doesn’t live in Shelburne Falls, but she is undoubtedly one of the village’s biggest boosters: And now she has a state award to prove it. Vilbon received a Massachusetts Office of Travel & … 0