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Mohawk mulls new background checks

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

BUCKLAND — As a new state law kicks in, requiring all Massachusetts public and private schools to get fingerprints and federal Criminal History Record Information for school employees, the Mohawk School Committee is developing a policy on who has access to such information, how to store it and when such confidential information can be destroyed. Massachusetts was the only state not running national criminal history checks of K-12 school employees … 0

‘Famous BBQ,’ ‘Pocket Lady’

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

SHELBURNE — If you know “The Pocket Lady,” you probably already know about the Shelburne Grange Fair, which runs on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Fellowship Hall, 17 Little Mohawk Road. The fair and parking are free. Fairgoers only pay for food, Flea Market and Craft Fair bargains, children’s games … 0

177-year-old Lamson & Goodnow cutlery files for bankruptcy

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

BUCKLAND — The nation’s oldest cutlery business, Lamson & Goodnow of Shelburne Falls, has filed for bankruptcy after 177 years of making knives and kitchen tools in Franklin County. The manufacturer has filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, which means the company can reorganize while having protection from its creditors. Under Chapter 11, the owner, James Ross … 0

Movie-making scenes from ‘Labor Day’ at Pothole Pictures

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — When the much-anticipated “Labor Day” movie came out, a lot of local residents who watched the film shot here were disappointed they didn’t see much of their town in it. Yes, there was that scene … 0

Neighbors: Supermoon dazzles in Franklin County’s summer sky

Monday, August 11, 2014

Hello neighbor. If you missed the “supermoon” this past weekend — it was the largest full moon of 2014 — you’ll have one last chance to see one in September. The term “supermoon” came from astrologer Richard Nolle … 0

Trail backed up by 2-car crash

Sunday, August 10, 2014

SHELBURNE — A two-car accident at the intersection of Route 2 and Colrain Shelburne Road, by Shelburne Falls Coffee Roasters, sent one woman to the hospital and slowed traffic along the state road around 5 p.m. as tow … 0

Neighbors: Give blood

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Hello neighbor. I recently read about how a propane company in Dedham and the American Red Cross partnered to collect more than 750 blood donations throughout the state this summer. I didn’t realize that one blood donation could potentially help save the lives of up to three people. … 0

West County Notebook

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Friday is deadline to sign up to vote in Colrain COLRAIN — The last day to register to vote in time for the next special town election is Friday, and Town Clerk Robin Hartnett will hold special voter registration hours that day from 2 to 4 p.m. and … 0

First ‘Samplepalooza’ to test Connecticut River health stem to stern

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

GREENFIELD — Just how pollutant-free is the Connecticut River, from the top of Vermont to the Long Island Sound? A group of agencies will be pooling their efforts today to collect data on nitrogen and phosphorous content, along with other algae-growing nutrients, during a one-day water-testing event they’re … 0

Neighbors: Young neighbor’s selfless act

Monday, August 4, 2014

Hello neighbor. I want to tell you about one of our younger neighbors today and the good deeds she is doing for our larger community. I hope her story inspires you as it has me. Catherine Bezio recently … 0

New locale sought for Shelburne Falls Mexican restaurant

Monday, August 4, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — Former Green Emporium owners Michael Collins and Pacifico “Tony” Palumbo still want to open a Mexican restaurant and bakery in Shelburne Falls, but it won’t be in the former North River glass-blower’s studio on Deerfield … 0

Shelburne Falls author Emily Arsenault to discuss her new book "What Strange Creatures" Thursday at Boswell's Books

Monday, August 4, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — Novelist Emily Arsenault of Shelburne Falls will celebrate the release of her fourth novel, “What Strange Creatures,” at Boswell’s Books with a reading and book-signing on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the bookstore at 10 Bridge St. “Although she lives locally, she has truly become … 0

Letter: Meeting was a farce

Sunday, August 3, 2014

I attended the July 24th joint meeting of the Frankin Regional Council of Governments and the Franklin Regional Planning Board. The meeting was a both a minor service to the community and major disservice. As originally planned, the meeting’s objective was for FRCOG and its planning board to … 0