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Neighbors: Nominate the next Peacemaker Award recipients

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hello neighbor. The Interfaith Council of Franklin County and Traprock Center for Peace and Justice are looking for nominations from throughout the county of teens who are contributing to peace and justice in the world. Having lived in the county almost all of my life, I know there are plenty of nominees out there, so if you know of a young person who is in 8th grade or above, please … 0

Shelburne selectman to step down

Thursday, February 26, 2015

SHELBURNE — After serving nine years on the board, Selectmen’s Chairman John Payne said he will not run for re-election in this spring’s annual town election, when his current term expires. With about a month to go before nomination papers must be filed, Payne said he was making this announcement now, so that … 0

West County Notebook

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Bowling alley liquor license transfer OK’d SHELBURNE — Prospective Shelburne Falls Bowling Alley owners Anthony and Tamarack Hanna are within striking distance of buying the 109-year-old candlepin bowling center, now that selectmen have approved their request for a full-service liquor license transfer. The Hannas, who are longtime customers of the bowling alley, have a sales and purchase agreement with current owners Joanne Gaulin … 0

Letter: Airplane safety

Monday, February 16, 2015

It was devastating to hear about the disappearance of AirAsia Flight 8501, knowing that my grandparents or any members of my family could have been on that flight. My grandfather had just recently taken an AirAsia flight to travel back to India after visiting my family for the … 0

Letter: Unborn protection

Monday, February 16, 2015

A new Life Conception Act by pro-life lawmakers is being presented to Congress, which, if passed will define unborn children as PERSONS as defined by the 14th Amendment to the Constitution and will be entitled to legal protection — thus cause the case for legal abortion to “collapse.” … 1

Rowe school, town officials debate joining Mohawk school district

Sunday, February 15, 2015

ROWE — The town that last year had seemed on the verge of breaking up with the Mohawk Trail Regional School District now seems inclined toward a stronger union — if the benefits and cost-per-student for joining the Mohawk Trail Regional School District on a Grade 7 to … 0

Mohawk readies changes to school district agreement

Friday, February 13, 2015

BUCKLAND ­— Wednesday, the Mohawk Trail Regional School District will discuss four changes to its regional agreement that school and town officials say will streamline a clunky bureaucratic processes and give the district more flexibility to make money-saving changes as enrollments shrink. The proposed warrant articles include: ∎ A … 0

Weekly meetings for Feb. 16-20

Friday, February 13, 2015

Ashfield Board of Assessors: Tuesday 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Board of Assessors: Wednesday 8:30 a.m. in Town Hall. Technology Committee: Wednesday 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Selectboard/Finance Committee: Wednesday 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Planning Board: Wednesday 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Personnel Board: Thursday 7 p.m. … 0

West County Notebook

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Mohawk school budget hearing set for Wednesday BUCKLAND — The Mohawk Trail Regional School District budget public hearing will be held on Wednesday, 7 p.m. in the Superintendent’s Conference Room at the Mohawk Trail Regional High School. School Committee members will be asked to vote on next year’s … 0

Neighbors: Happy Valentine’s Day

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Hello neighbor. Happy Valentine’s Day! Every year at this time we exchange cards, candy, gifts and flowers with our special valentine s. We start early — my 3-year-old grandson Justin brought an entire bag of valentines to preschool this week just as I did many years ago. I … 0

Mohawk Trading Post turns 30

Thursday, February 12, 2015

SHELBURNE CENTER — It was 30 years ago Saturday that the late Louise and Arthur York bought the Mohawk Trading Post with their daughter Laurene L. York. On Saturday, the Native American-themed gift shop on the Mohawk Trail will be celebrating its anniversary with an open house, refreshments … 0

Tech School aims for flat budget, cuts anticipated

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Franklin County Technical School officials envisage a nearly flat budget for the coming school year with cuts to six positions to balance rising costs against what may be flat state aid revenue. The Technical School Committee approved a preliminary budget of $10,211,000 brought forward by … 0

Rep. Mark files ed. bill

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

GREENFIELD — State Rep. Paul Mark has filed a comprehensive higher education bill designed to tackle student debt, lower costs and increase funding to the state’s colleges and universities. With 34 sections addressing different aspects of higher education … 0