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Neighbors: Green River Festival around the corner

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Hello neighbor. It’s that time again — the countdown is just seven days. The Green River Festival will be held July 10, 11 and 12 at Greenfield Community College, and there are a limited number of tickets left, so you’d better hurry. The 2015 lineup includes lots of return musicians and a few first-timers. I’ve attended several times, a couple … 0

Neighbors: Be kind

Monday, June 29, 2015

Hello neighbor. About once a year I feel compelled to remind myself and others to be good neighbors. I don’t necessarily mean “neighbor” in the literal sense. What I mean is that we all should be kind to everyone. Those who aren’t can never truly be happy themselves. Get out and talk with the people who live in your neighborhood and your community. … 0

Shelburne clerk’s office closure

Friday, June 26, 2015

SHELBURNE — The Shelburne town clerk’s office, located at 51 Bridge St,. in Shelburne, will be closed on Thursday and Friday in observation of Independence Day. The clerk’s office will re-open at 10 a.m. on July 6, resuming normal business hours. … 0

West County briefs

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Absentee ballots available SHELBURNE — Absentee ballots for Tuesday’s special election are available at the town clerk’s office until Monday at noon. The special election is to seek approval from the Franklin County Technical School’s 19 member towns to borrow funds for a capital improvement project. The town … 0

Talk tonight on silver screens of Shelburne Falls

Thursday, June 18, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — During the Golden Age of Hollywood, movie theaters played an important role in communities across America, delivering a wide spectrum of film entertainment, says Fred deVecca, director of Pothole Pictures. The Shelburne Falls area had … 1

Neighbors: Help a homeless child go to summer camp

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Hello neighbor. I spoke this week with Joe Manning, one of our neighbors living in Florence. He said he was in Loot in Turners Falls late last summer, rummaging through all of the antiques and treasures, when he came upon a box of old Associated Press photos. “There’s … 0

Letter: Important survey

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

If you are a well-informed Catholic who takes an active interest in the direction of our country, then take a few minutes to complete the National Survey of American Catholic opinion concerning abortion . This survey will be studied carefully by Catholic leaders and leaders in government whose … 0

Letter: Voicing our opposition

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

I just returned from the public hearing held Thursday night to invite comments from the community on the proposed pipeline that will cross and intersect many towns and properties here in western Massachusetts. I don’t think I have ever felt more proud to live where I do, and … 0

As West County patients look for MDs, some area doctors have capacity

Monday, June 15, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — When West County Physicians closes at the end of the month, after 42 years of providing medical services to West County residents, about 3,000 active patients will need to find a new primary care doctor. The good news is that several practices in Franklin County … 0

In Franklin County, always something old, something new

Monday, June 15, 2015

Franklin County reminds me of the wedding rhyme: something old, something new … As I work my way around the county’s 26 towns on my summer journey to reacquaint myself with The Recorder’s readers, I found myself in the back shop of Pine Hill Orchards, standing in a … 0

Register now for special election

Monday, June 15, 2015

SHELBURNE — If you want to vote in the June 23 special election for Franklin County Technical School District capital improvement project, today is the last day to register to vote. The special election seeks 19 member towns’ approval for the vocational school district to borrow roughly $2.4 … 0

Route 2 crash hurts man

Monday, June 15, 2015

SHELBURNE — A Turners Falls man swerved in time to lessen the consequences of another driver’s distraction on Route 2 Monday, according to police. He hurt his back but was out of the hospital by the afternoon. Nicholas Aldrich, 35, of 75 Park St., Turners Falls, was treated … 0

Wicked sweet work ethic: Mass. sugarhouses’ record-breaking maple syrup season

Monday, June 15, 2015

CONWAY — Though the maple sugaring season got off to a late start this year, Massachusetts’s sugarhouses had a record-breaking season. Winton Pitcoff, the coordinator of the Massachusetts Maple Producers Association, said the successful season could be attributed … 0