Shelburne

Dafodils bloom along Rt 2, the Mohawk Trail, on Thursday in Charlemont where the road follows the Deerfield River.  Recorder/Paul Franz

On the road again: Recorder editor’s tour continues tonight in Colrain

Monday, June 1, 2015

Now I remember what I love about Franklin County: its people. Co-workers and friends keep asking me how my whirlwind summer tour of the county’s 26 towns is going. As the latest editor of the county’s two-century-old newspaper, I wanted to get out from behind my desk this summer to see what our readers had to say about The Recorder, … 0

Police: Pedestrian involved in fist fight, not car crash

Monday, June 1, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — The accident Friday night on the Buckland side of the village was no accident, Buckland Police Chief James Hicks said Monday. “The car never hit the person,” Hicks said. “Basically, what happened was there was an incident involving a person in a crosswalk and a motor vehicle passenger.” Hicks said there was an altercation between the two, outside the vehicle, … 0

Neighbors: 5th annual Bee Fest on Court Square in Greenfield on Saturday

Monday, June 1, 2015

Hello neighbor. Imagine a world without bees. You’d also have to imagine a world without carrots, onions, tomatoes and other vegetables and fruits, because they are dependent upon bees for pollination. And, of course, what about honey? How many of you would miss that drop in your tea or on your toast in … 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 … 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

Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum opens for the season on Saturday

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — The Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum will reopen for the 2015 season on Saturday. Visitors will be able to take a 15-minute ride back in time on the beautifully restored trolley Number 10 which was restored … 0

Arms Library gets ‘Pothole Pictures’ movie collection

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — You’ve seen a movie on the big screen at Pothole Pictures; now you can see it at home, thanks to a new Pothole Pictures Library Movie Collection that will soon become available to librarygoers at the Arms Library. In collaboration with the library, Pothole Pictures … 0

West County Notebook

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Iron Bridge closed today SHELBURNE FALLS — The Iron Bridge will be closed again today from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the second time this week, so that repaving the bridge surface can be completed. Help stock Dragon Brook SHELBURNE — Massachusetts Fisheries and Wildlife will be … 0

Neighbors: Back in Franklin County

Monday, May 18, 2015

Hello neighbor. I’m back! What a lovely week we had on the water and in Bermuda. The weather was perfect and we got to see a dolphin and a whale show on the way home. I learned early on in the trip that it really is a small … 0

West County Notebook

Monday, May 18, 2015

Trolley Museum reopens Saturday The Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum will re-open for the 2015 season on Saturday. Visitors will be able to take a 15-minute ride back in time on the restored Trolley No. 10, which was restored to service in 1999. This 116 year old trolley carried … 0

Baker is new Shelburne selectman

Monday, May 18, 2015

SHELBURNE — Andrew Baker is the town’s newest selectman. He ran unopposed for the three-year selectmen’s seat of John Payne, who did not seek re-election, garnering 94 votes. With no election contests, only 111 voters, about 9 percent of the town’s 1,305 voters came out to vote, according … 0

West County Notebook

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Fishing derby in Charlemont CHARLEMONT — Come to the Deerfield River this Saturday for a Kids’ Free Fishing Derby from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The derby will take place behind The Great Outdoors, 78 Main St. All ages are welcome. The event is sponsored by Doug Johnson … 0

State OKs Eversource’s lower summer rates

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The state has approved Eversource electric rates for the summer months. On July 1, the Basic Service supply price for all residential Eversource customers in western Massachusetts will drop by about 31 percent, from 14.228 cents for the cold weather months to 9.767 cents per kilowatt-hour. Customers using … 0