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This year, Mike's Maze, seen in this aerial photo, is based on the classic "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." It features Alice herself, as well as other iconic images like the Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter's hat, all cut into the Sunderland cornfield.

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, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” the maze will commemorate everyone’s favorite Wonderland explorer throughout its eight acres of corn. This year, David and Jess Wissemann, the family’s next generation, have stepped up to continue the tradition established by Will Sillin and Mike Wissemann. When David and Jess posted an aerial image of the maze on Facebook, it was the number-one trending post on Reddit for several hours, and … 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 prize. The two won a pack of crayons — one of the countless goodies stashed … 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 the history of the 1896 Trolley No. 10. It was written by museum member Marie … 0

Weekly Town Meetings

Friday, August 21, 2015

Ashfield Selectboard: Monday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Technology/Finance Committee/Selectboard: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Parks Commission: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Conservation Commission: Wednesday 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Planning Board: Wednesday 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Bernardston Veterans Agent: Monday 9 a.m. in Town … 0

Neighbors: Remember the power your words have and use them wisely

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Hello neighbor. I have lots to tell you about today. Before I go into what’s happening in the county, I’d like to tell you about an unsigned note I received from one of you fine folks, and then … 0

Shelburne seeks teeth in pipeline permitting

Thursday, August 20, 2015

SHELBURNE — With the proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline to require horizontal drilling beneath the Deerfield River, the town Conservation Commission has asked the Federal Regulatory Energy Commission to give the local board legal standing to review any aspect of the construction that will affect the town’s wetlands … 0

‘Smart switches’ cut down on power outages

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

GREENFIELD — Eversource Energy has recently finished installing 40 “smart switches” in 17 western Massachusetts towns, including seven in Franklin County, which the company says will help increase reliability across its grid. Eversource spokeswoman Priscilla Ress said the … 0

Friday night bites: Community meal now 25

Sunday, August 16, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — For a lot of people, Friday night is a mini-celebration of the end of the work week — a chance to join friends over a good meal, unwind, celebrate a birthday or share news. And … 0

Comcast expands broadband service in north Shelburne

Friday, August 14, 2015

SHELBURNE — In keeping with its licensing renewal agreement, Comcast has added more cable throughout northeastern Shelburne, so that cable television, phone and broadband service will soon be available to about 70 more households and businesses, says Michael Duffy, chairman of the town’s Technology and Cable Advisory Committee. … 0

Shelburne voices gas pipeline concerns

Thursday, August 13, 2015

SHELBURNE — Between 35 to 40 residents came out Thursday night to hear the list of concerns the town’s Pipeline Advisory Committee hopes the Board of Selectmen will submit to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regarding a mile-long stretch of the proposed Kinder Morgan/Tennessee Gas Pipeline that is … 0

Neighbors: Our neighbors are in our thoughts

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Hello neighbor. I told you a nice story the other day about a neighbor who was admitted to Baystate Franklin Medical Center with a respiratory infection, who ended up being diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. I’m sorry to … 0

Mohawk Regional School Committee chairman resigns

Thursday, August 13, 2015

BUCKLAND — After serving on the Mohawk Trail Regional School Committee for almost 12 years, Chairman Robert Aeschback of Plainfield announced that Wednesday’s school committee meeting was his last. “I will be moving from Plainfield to North Adams … 0

Letter: See the evil

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Evil cannot be covered by supposed goodness. The lies and deception poured forth by the medical community and the Planned Parenthood organization over selling parts of baby for research makes one feel like vomiting. There is a naked fear that the medical profession has stooped so low that … 2