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Town officials mull Mohawk regional changes

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

BUCKLAND — With enrollment in the 250-square-mile Mohawk Trail Regional School District dipping below 1,000, town officials on the Long Range Planning Committee are talking about consolidating elementary grades within the district’s four elementary schools, seeking statewide changes in how Chapter 70 state educational aid is calculated, and dropping the quest for 100 percent regional transportation reimbursement in favor of scheduling high school bus service based on use — not … 0

Falls Cable seeks volunteers, more local shows

Monday, November 24, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — After investing $60,000 in new television and broadcasting equipment, Falls Cable TV Corp. is seeking volunteers and ideas for more shows about the local community. Besides broadcasting selectmen’s meetings, this local-access cable station also airs programs that give a slice-of-life from West County. For instance, residents who grew up on … 0

Neighbors: Looks like a harsh winter ahead; take care of each other

Monday, November 24, 2014

Hello neighbor. First, I’d like to wish you a happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving. Enjoy your friends and family — that’s what great memories are made of. I’m waiting to hear from our local precipitation prognosticator Farrah Pomeroy to see what she believes the winter has in store for the county. Until then, … 0

Letter: Smoke and noise

Monday, November 24, 2014

Your headline about the suit over the Pumpkinfest characterizing it as smoke and noise is rich with irony. The legal system has morphed into smoke and noise that cloaks the lawyers and insurance companies that prey on the public. When you turn on the television there is an … 0

Moonlight Magic lights up holiday season

Sunday, November 23, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — Forget about shopping malls and long lines on “Black Friday.” Moonlight Magic in Shelburne Falls is one way to experience both old traditions and new ones while finding gifts in the village shops and galleries. … 0

Singley’s Furniture to close doors Saturday

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — Back in 1947, when Edward J. Singley opened his furniture store at 19 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls was full of young families who needed furniture, but were making wages of $35 to $40 per week. … 1

Shelburne clerk’s office to be closed

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

SHELBURNE — Outdoorsman and Town Clerk Joe Judd says his office will be closed on Thursday , Monday and Dec. 1 “in observance of hunting season.” His regular hours are Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. … 0

Bigger West County Pantry opens at Cowell Gym Wednesday

Monday, November 17, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — After 11 years of providing food to low-income hilltown families within the Shelburne Falls Senior Center, the West County Emergency Food Pantry is moving into a larger space of its own. The pantry opens its … 0

Neighbors: Help a former neighbor by voting for her new business

Monday, November 17, 2014

Hello neighbor. I’m hoping you can help one of our former neighbors expand her business in Gloucester. Heather Ahearn, who is the daughter of David and Sally Ahearn and is co-owner of Atlantic Saltworks, is currently competing in the Entrepreneur and Sam Adams Brewing American Dream Wild Card … 0

Letter: Where FERC stands

Monday, November 17, 2014

There is only one thing to know and remember about the pipeline atrocity at this juncture. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will not be accountable to the public interest or social or environmental well-being. FERC is in the pockets of industry and corporate power — i.e. The … 0

Unexpected gift boosts library

Sunday, November 16, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — The Pratt Memorial Library building — home to the even older Arms Library — turned 100 this year, a milestone marked Sunday with cake and with an unexpected present of $100,000. The anonymous donation to … 0

Spelling S-U-C-C-E-S-S

Friday, November 14, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — If you don’t know what “furfuraceous” means, don’t feel bad. Neither did the winners of the 9th annual Mary Lyon Foundation Community Spelling Bee. That didn’t stop The Spelling Beans team from figuring out how … 0

Selectmen address opioid problem

Thursday, November 13, 2014

GREENFIELD — Small town governments are another avenue through which the Opioid Task Force is looking to get traction on the heroin and painkiller problem. Thursday night Opioid Task Force member John Merrigan and coordinator Marisa Hebble presented data on the problem and information on efforts underway to … 0