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West County Notebook

Friday, September 4, 2015

Conway tales told in Colrain COLRAIN — Lee Whitcomb of Conway will present “A Conway Genealogist Tells Conway Tales” on Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Stacy Barn behind the G. William Pitt house on Main Road. Whitcomb’s talk will immediately follow a 7 p.m. business meeting of the Colrain Historical Society, which is sponsoring this presentation. Mohawk school board reorganizes BUCKLAND — The Mohawk Trail Regional School District Committee named … 0

Town Meetings, Sept. 7 to 12

Friday, September 4, 2015

Ashfield Board of Assessors: Tuesday 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Finance Committee: Tuesday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Selectboard: Tuesday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Special town meeting: Tuesday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Conservation Commission: Wednesday 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Special election: Thursday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Town Hall. Bernardston Website Content Committee: Tuesday 10 a.m. in Town Hall. … 0

Knife maker’s land cut loose: Former Lamson & Goodnow buildings, property to be auctioned

Friday, September 4, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — The last remaining land and buildings belonging to Lamson & Goodnow cutlery goes up for auction on Sept. 17 at 2 p.m. This public auction, run by Aaron Posnik auctioneers, is for three properties: ∎ The two-story Lamson & Goodnow retail outlet store and former business office, which is still selling … 0

Neighbors: Be aware of childhood cancer and do something, if you can

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Hello neighbor. It’s every parent’s worst nightmare, and it became reality for our neighbors Jeffrey and Bobbi Hampton of Greenfield, who lost their beautiful daughter Ally to childhood cancer in 2014. Alexandria “Ally” Katlyn Hampton was 20 when … 0

Tech school adds college-prep, AP courses

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Classes started this week at Franklin County Technical School for the 38th time, but for the first time with advanced college placement classes. The Technical School this year added junior and senior AP English classes … 0

Wildcat O'Halloran: Mind, body and soul

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

He’s a “cool cat” who likes drinking with the Harp Girls, worships the ground she walks on all while she walks all over him and recently went on a midnight service call that didn’t exactly turn out as … 0

Letter: Hat misidentified

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Faith and Begorrah! The two duffers in vintage duds shown on the sports page of Thursday’s Recorder (Aug. 26) weren’t wearing tam o’shanters as the article stated. A real tam has a headband below wool segments with a pom-pom atop its center, as even Ringo knows (just Google … 0

Neighbors: Things getting curiouser and curiouser in Sunderland

Monday, August 31, 2015

Hello neighbor. Things are about to get curiouser and curiouser in Sunderland. Mike’s Maze at Warner Farm will open its 2015 corn maze, “Alice in Sunderland,” on Sept. 12. Inspired by the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s book, … 0

Shelburne Grange Fair attracts multiple generations

Sunday, August 30, 2015

SHELBURNE — Six-year-old L.J. Giguere knelt down in a shady spot under a tent at the 69th annual Shelburne Grange Fair Saturday afternoon and helped her 2-year-old sister, Grace, reach into the “Pocket Lady’s” apron and grab a … 0

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 … 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. … 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 … 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