Shelburne

Dafodils bloom along Rt 2, the Mohawk Trail, on Thursday in Charlemont where the road follows the Deerfield River.  Recorder/Paul Franz

On the road again: Recorder editor’s tour continues tonight in Colrain

Monday, June 1, 2015

Now I remember what I love about Franklin County: its people. Co-workers and friends keep asking me how my whirlwind summer tour of the county’s 26 towns is going. As the latest editor of the county’s two-century-old newspaper, I wanted to get out from behind my desk this summer to see what our readers had to say about The Recorder, … 0

Police: Pedestrian involved in fist fight, not car crash

Monday, June 1, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — The accident Friday night on the Buckland side of the village was no accident, Buckland Police Chief James Hicks said Monday. “The car never hit the person,” Hicks said. “Basically, what happened was there was an incident involving a person in a crosswalk and a motor vehicle passenger.” Hicks said there was an altercation between the two, outside the vehicle, … 0

Neighbors: 5th annual Bee Fest on Court Square in Greenfield on Saturday

Monday, June 1, 2015

Hello neighbor. Imagine a world without bees. You’d also have to imagine a world without carrots, onions, tomatoes and other vegetables and fruits, because they are dependent upon bees for pollination. And, of course, what about honey? How many of you would miss that drop in your tea or on your toast in … 0

West County Briefs

Monday, June 1, 2015

Town meets Wednesday to OK school costs SHELBURNE — Now that the Mohawk Trail Regional School District’s $18.3 million operating budget has been approved by seven out of eight member towns, Shelburne will hold a special town meeting Wednesday to see if the town will vote to spend … 0

Leverett artist’s painting on road race T-shirts

Sunday, May 31, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — Artist Louise Minks of Leverett has created the Bridge of Flowers painting printed on this year’s Bridge of Flowers Road Race T-shirt. Online race registration is now open for the 37th annual foot race on Aug. 8. According to race organizer Michael McCusker, her painting … 0

Greenfield Savings donates $10K to Arms Library roof restoration

Friday, May 29, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — The Arms Library has one more good neighbor helping to “Put a Roof On It” — Greenfield Savings Bank. This week, the bank gave the 101-year-old library $10,000 toward the library’s capital campaign, which includes … 0

Neighbors: Senior event promises opportunity

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Hello neighbor. The Franklin County Sheriff’s TRIAD program, along with the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office and Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility in Greenfield, will sponsor the Senior Services Health and Safety Expo on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Schuetzen Verein on Barton Cove in Gill. … 0

West County Notebook

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Mohawk stages ‘The Breakfast Club’ BUCKLAND — Today and Saturday, Mohawk students present an adaptation of The Breakfast Club at 7 p.m. Mohawk senior Laura Purington directs this stage adaptation of the classic film about high school relationships. Admission is by donation. Riverfest art workshop Saturday SHELBURNE FALLS … 0

Shelburne Falls RiverFest set for June 5 to 7

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — This year’s RiverFest, a weekend-long celebration of the Deerfield River June 5 through 7, will include tours of a hydropower plant, street music, fly-casting demonstrations, rafting and paddleboard trips, a parade decoration workshop and its … 0

Letter: Timetable mistake

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

It is a tale as old as railroading: the disconnect between the marketing and the operating departments. Add in a bunch of foolish politicians trying to get the egg off their faces and you are going to miss your train. I’m referring to the newly published AMTRAK SYSTEM … 0

Neighbors: Grandparents: Share your stories

Monday, May 25, 2015

Hello, neighbor Many times in my travels throughout the county, I am stopped by other grandparents who have read about my grandsons Justin, Owen and Travis. They thank me for sharing my stories every now and then, and then they share some of their own with me. Over … 1

West County Notebook

Friday, May 22, 2015

Health fair Tuesday at Senior Center SHELBURNE FALLS — The Senior Center on Main Street is sponsoring a health service provider fair on Tuesday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Vendors taking part include Eye and Lasik Center, Pioneer Hearing, Community Health Dental, Health New England Bone Density, Kip … 0

Neighbors: Go to a local parade and support our veterans Monday

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Hello neighbor. Memorial Day is a federal holiday for remembering people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. It originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in that … 0