Shelburne

Readers visit Trolley Museum

Friday, July 3, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — The Arms Library is kicking off its Superhero Summer Reading Program with a visit to the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum. This event is open to all children (and their families) who have signed up with their local library summer reading program. They will be invited to this free event at the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum on July 9, from 10 a.m. to noon. Participating libraries are Belding … 0

Letter: Plastic and other bags

Friday, July 3, 2015

The people of Greenfield want to go green and ban plastic bags. How many trees will die so that they can have paper bags? The fact is reusable bags can be a breeding ground for dangerous bacteria. The people should educate themselves to the fact that the plastic bags in your trash do not go to a landfill. They go to the Covanta … 0

Neighbors: Green River Festival around the corner

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Hello neighbor. It’s that time again — the countdown is just seven days. The Green River Festival will be held July 10, 11 and 12 at Greenfield Community College, and there are a limited number of tickets left, so you’d better hurry. The 2015 lineup includes lots of return musicians and a few … 0

Sock donations pour in to honor life of Shelburne man

Friday, June 19, 2015

SHELBURNE — “Life is sharing and caring” was so much more than a slogan to Richard S. Bole of Shelburne, a former sixth-grade teacher in Greenfield public schools, who died in May at age 84. But it was … 0

Weekly Town Meeting List, June 22 to 27

Friday, June 19, 2015

Ashfield Conservation Commission: Wednesday 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Bernardston Planning Board: Monday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Finance Committee: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Board of Selectmen: Wednesday 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Buckland Conservation Commission: Monday 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Board of Selectmen: Tuesday … 0

West County briefs

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Absentee ballots available SHELBURNE — Absentee ballots for Tuesday’s special election are available at the town clerk’s office until Monday at noon. The special election is to seek approval from the Franklin County Technical School’s 19 member towns to borrow funds for a capital improvement project. The town … 0

Talk tonight on silver screens of Shelburne Falls

Thursday, June 18, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — During the Golden Age of Hollywood, movie theaters played an important role in communities across America, delivering a wide spectrum of film entertainment, says Fred deVecca, director of Pothole Pictures. The Shelburne Falls area had … 1

Neighbors: Help a homeless child go to summer camp

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Hello neighbor. I spoke this week with Joe Manning, one of our neighbors living in Florence. He said he was in Loot in Turners Falls late last summer, rummaging through all of the antiques and treasures, when he came upon a box of old Associated Press photos. “There’s … 0

Letter: Important survey

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

If you are a well-informed Catholic who takes an active interest in the direction of our country, then take a few minutes to complete the National Survey of American Catholic opinion concerning abortion . This survey will be studied carefully by Catholic leaders and leaders in government whose … 0

Letter: Voicing our opposition

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

I just returned from the public hearing held Thursday night to invite comments from the community on the proposed pipeline that will cross and intersect many towns and properties here in western Massachusetts. I don’t think I have ever felt more proud to live where I do, and … 0

As West County patients look for MDs, some area doctors have capacity

Monday, June 15, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — When West County Physicians closes at the end of the month, after 42 years of providing medical services to West County residents, about 3,000 active patients will need to find a new primary care doctor. The good news is that several practices in Franklin County … 0

In Franklin County, always something old, something new

Monday, June 15, 2015

Franklin County reminds me of the wedding rhyme: something old, something new … As I work my way around the county’s 26 towns on my summer journey to reacquaint myself with The Recorder’s readers, I found myself in the back shop of Pine Hill Orchards, standing in a … 0

Register now for special election

Monday, June 15, 2015

SHELBURNE — If you want to vote in the June 23 special election for Franklin County Technical School District capital improvement project, today is the last day to register to vote. The special election seeks 19 member towns’ approval for the vocational school district to borrow roughly $2.4 … 0