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Neighbors: New book tells story of 1896 Trolley No. 10

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hello, neighbor. Over the past week, there’s been a lot of activity at the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum at 14 Depot St. Visitors have been busy signing a copy of the “Little Yellow Trolley,” a book that follows the history of the 1896 Trolley No. 10. It was written by museum member Marie Bartlett. The book describes the early days … 0

Free showing of local film tonight in Shelburne Falls

Thursday, August 27, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — It’s not “The Judge” or “Labor Day,” but “Hank” — a 20-minute movie starring a local actress and filmed at Hager’s Farm Market that will be given a free premier showing tonight at 8 p.m. in the Memorial Hall auditorium, where Pothole Pictures are shown. Rebecca Tippens of Colrain plays the lead role of Martha, a recent widow who bicycles … 0

Letter: Protecting our valley

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

If we spend a lot of time and energy studying what the pipeline (pipedream!) people are planning to do, we are playing right into their hands. We know they plan to rip up a wide swath of our precious turf and plant a time bomb across the commonwealth and southern New Hampshire. Instead, we should focus on exactly why this rape of the … 1

Letter: Ending racism

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

In Aviva Luttrell’s story “Let’s not be colorblind” (Aug. 14), Rodney Madison says that we need to “change the way people think and talk about race.” The article focused on Turners Falls, but the same is true throughout our area — and our country. I thought readers might … 0

Mohawk district, towns seek compromise on Buckland Shelburne Elementary repair costs

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

SHELBURNE — Shelburne officials and Mohawk Trail Regional School District are hundreds of thousands of dollars apart on how much to spend for repairs to their regional elementary school. The difference between Mohawk’s defeated $750,000 capital budget request … 0

Shelburne makes pipeline opposition official

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

SHELBURNE ­— Shelburne selectmen unanimously cast their vote against Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s plans to run a mile-long stretch of pipeline through town and under the Deerfield River. But they also went further, saying they don’t think the pipeline … 0

McCusker’s seeks beer and wine license

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

BUCKLAND — The Board of Selectmen will hold a liquor license hearing for a request for McCusker’s Market to sell beer and wine. The hearing takes place Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall. For a few years, the Shelburne Falls Wine Merchant rented part of the McCusker’s … 0

Old-fashioned Grange Fair Saturday in Shelburne

Monday, August 24, 2015

SHELBURNE — An old-fashioned Shelburne Grange Fair takes place Saturday, with something for all the family. This annual fair at Fellowship Hall, 17 Little Mohawk Road, is open from 9 a.m. until about 4:30 p.m. New attractions this … 0

Neighbors: Community says “goodbye” to longtime service agency head

Monday, August 24, 2015

Hello neighbor. On Wednesday, The United Arc will say “bon voyage” to its executive director of 39 years. Ed Porter has performed a variety of roles in the position since 1976, helping the agency expand and adapt to … 0

West County Notebook

Friday, August 21, 2015

Heath to hire road boss HEATH — The Board of Selectmen will hold a special meeting Thursday, Aug. 27, at 9 a.m. in Community Hall to interview three finalists for the job of highway superintendent. William Cardaropoli will … 0

Shelburne advisory board urges selectmen to ‘take a stand’ against proposed pipeline

Friday, August 21, 2015

SHELBURNE — After poring through a heap of concerns about the impact of siting the Tennessee Gas pipeline in rural, agricultural Shelburne, a member of the town Pipeline Advisory Committee called on selectmen to “take a stand” and declare its opposition to the Northeast Energy Direct project. Pipeline … 0

Weekly Town Meetings

Friday, August 21, 2015

Ashfield Selectboard: Monday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Technology/Finance Committee/Selectboard: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Parks Commission: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Conservation Commission: Wednesday 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Planning Board: Wednesday 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Bernardston Veterans Agent: Monday 9 a.m. in Town … 0

Neighbors: Remember the power your words have and use them wisely

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Hello neighbor. I have lots to tell you about today. Before I go into what’s happening in the county, I’d like to tell you about an unsigned note I received from one of you fine folks, and then … 0