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The colorguard passes by on Federal Street in Greenfield during the 2012 Memorial Day parade in Greenfield.
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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 war, but by the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who died while in military service. The … 0

Franklin County Memorial Day events

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Ashfield The Memorial Day parade on Monday begins at 10 a.m. in front of Town Hall, proceeds to Plain Cemetery and to the Veterans Memorial and Civil War Memorial, then back to Town Hall. There will be featured speakers and music as well. Bernardston The town’s parade kicks off from the Four Leaf … 0

Shelburne police chief off active duty

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

SHELBURNE — The Board of Selectmen announced today that Police Chief Steve Walker will assume administrative duties within the Police Department while he is addressing vision-related medical concerns. During this period, Sgt. Greg Bardwell will serve as officer in charge. … 0

Letter: Montague, make it Kuklewicz

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

I have known Rich Kuklewicz for over eight years, and want to show my support as he runs for a seat on the Montague Board of Selectmen. I have always known Rich to be a very fair, honest, and sensible person who takes in to consideration all aspects … 0

Buckland-Shelburne Elementary climbs from a ‘lowest-’ to a ‘highest-performing’ school

Monday, May 11, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — In 2011, the Buckland-Shelburne Elementary School MCAS scores caused the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to declare BSE a “Level 3” school, which meant it was among the lowest-performing 20 percent of schools … 0

Trolley training

Monday, May 11, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum President Sam Bartlett has announced that the 2015 Training Day will be held on Sunday at 10 a.m. at the trolley museum located at 14 Depot St. in Shelburne Falls. The … 0

Shelburne candidate ‘meet & greet’ Saturday

Monday, May 11, 2015

SHELBURNE — Andrew Baker, the only candidate on the ballot for John Payne’s open seat on the Board of Selectmen, invites residents and voters to join him in a “coffee shop conversation” on Saturday between 10 a.m. and noon at Mocha Maya’s cafe, 47 Bridge St. Cafe owner … 0

Still going strong at 90

Sunday, May 10, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — Many know the story of how Antoinette Burnham looked at a weedy, derelict trolley bridge over the Deerfield River and thought: If weeds can do so well here, why not flowers? But not everyone knows … 0

Iron Bridge: one-lane only during paving

Friday, May 8, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — The Iron Bridge will be open to only one lane of traffic, starting Monday and throughout next week, while the contractor removes the existing, eroded surface and repairs the approaches to the bridge sidewalks. On May 19, the bridge will be closed entirely from 8 … 0

West County Notebook

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Hawlemont open house celebration CHARLEMONT — Hawlemont Regional School hosts its first Agricultural Celebration tonight from 4 to 7 p.m. to showcase its agricultural projects, lessons, 4-H clubs and new livestock. Student exhibits, a plant sale of Hawlemont-grown items, cow paddy bingo, a craft sale, school tours and … 0

Neighbors: Neighbors will return May 19

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Hello neighbor. Neighbors will not be back until May 19. I am headed this morning with my friend Diane Poirier on a cruise to Bermuda. I hope you all have a wonderful week. I can’t imagine we’ll have anything but a great time. See you when I return. … 0

Buckland voters back Mohawk budget

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

BUCKLAND — By a 65-48 paper ballot vote, Buckland annual town meeting voters approved a $1.9 million Mohawk Trail Regional School District operating assessment, which includes the town’s share of new costs for the district’s free half-day preschool. This gives Mohawk eight out of the 10 weighted votes … 0

Shelburne voters send message to Mohawk with budget defeat

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

SHELBURNE ­— Annual town meeting voters defeated two of the town’s largest Mohawk costs: a $2 million school assessment and a request for the Mohawk Trail Regional School District to borrow $734,532 for repairs and improvements to the Buckland Shelburne Regional School building. But the town supported Mohawk … 0