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Students would prep for Mohawk

Sunday, April 20, 2014

BUCKLAND — To be sure future tuition-paying students from China could flourish at Mohawk Trail Regional School, Mohawk is working on a “2 plus 1” agreement with its sister schools in China. The arrangement would give prospective Chinese students two years of Mohawk’s curriculum within an English-speaking classroom in their home school, before they come to Mohawk for their senior high school year. School Superintendent Michael Buoniconti said the Chinese-based, … 0

His days all along the watchtower

Sunday, April 20, 2014

SHELBURNE — Looking out the window all day at work might result in a reprimand for most, but it’s exactly what Herman “Butch” Meattey is paid to do. Meattey keeps a watchful eye over the county from the Shelburne fire tower on Mount Massamet, about 1,695 feet above sea level. It’s one of … 0

Letter: Pipeline dangers

Sunday, April 20, 2014

To landowners who might be approached for permission to let the pipeline run through their land, I say, “If you value your land and the resources it represents, you’d better say ‘NO.’” There are so many reasons to send Kinder Morgan packing I can only name a few. Remember when they said it would never happen? What about the Exxon Valdez and BP … 0

Neighbors: Easter community meal open to all

Thursday, April 17, 2014

First, I’d just like to wish everyone a happy Easter, happy Passover or happy spring, whichever you prefer. Then, I’d like to get right to telling you about some upcoming events, because there are plenty. EVERYONE IS WELCOME … 0

Shelburne Notebook

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Leaf collection planned for April 22 SHELBURNE — The Highway Department will be collecting bagged leaves in the village on April 22 (weather permitting). Bags containing leaves only should be placed curbside by 7 a.m. Tag sale donations sought for Arms Library campaign SHELBURNE FALLS — The Arms … 0

Shelburne to revisit bylaw for wind turbines

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

SHELBURNE — It’s been two years since about 300 residents filled Memorial Hall Auditorium to deliberate windmill zoning at a time when the town was facing a proposal for a large-scale wind farm. Back then, voters banned commercial-scale wind farms from town by a 195-57 vote and voted … 0

Rowe School going up

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

ROWE — While the $6.9 million Rowe Elementary School is under construction, a capital campaign is also underway to help furnish the new school and pay for items needed for the school library, for technology, the arts, the … 0

Neighbors: Local students help others

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hello neighbor. Franklin County Technical School senior Madison Lively of Greenfield and some of her classmates will use their skills as hairdressers-in-training this week to help children, teens and young adults who suffer from medical conditions that cause … 0

Mohawk official takes G-M job

Friday, April 11, 2014

BUCKLAND — School Business Administrator Joanne Blier will be leaving the Mohawk Trail school systems as of June 30 , to take a new job as director of business and operations for the Gill-Montague Regional School District. As part of Superintendent Michael Buoniconti’s administrative team, Blier worked on … 0

West County Notebook

Friday, April 11, 2014

Voter registration deadlines are approaching for West County residents who want to cast a ballots in annual town elections and town meetings scheduled for early May. Shelburne Town Clerk Beverly Neeley will hold a special voter registration session on Wednesday so that residents can register in time for … 0

Neighbors: Montague police chief named Elk’s “Citizen of the Year”

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Hello neighbor. Congratulations to our neighbor Chip Dodge, who happens to be Montague’s police chief, and who recently received the “Citizen of the Year” award from the Montague Elks. Chip told me that he was surprised, honored and … 0

Tool sale to benefit trolley restorer’s family

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — A “Tom Kehoe Memorial Tool Sale” will be held Saturday at the back of the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum, to help the family of the late carpenter who helped restore the museum’s trolley. The sale, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., will include a full … 0

Neighbors: Spring has sprung!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Hello neighbor. Spring has sprung! The trees and flowers are budding, birds are singing, and the woodpeckers — I’ve encountered quite a few lately — are drumming. So the next time you step outside, close your eyes, take … 0