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 first-timers. I’ve attended several times, a couple … 0

Neighbors: Be kind

Monday, June 29, 2015

Hello neighbor. About once a year I feel compelled to remind myself and others to be good neighbors. I don’t necessarily mean “neighbor” in the literal sense. What I mean is that we all should be kind to everyone. Those who aren’t can never truly be happy themselves. Get out and talk with the people who live in your neighborhood and your community. … 0

Shelburne clerk’s office closure

Friday, June 26, 2015

SHELBURNE — The Shelburne town clerk’s office, located at 51 Bridge St,. in Shelburne, will be closed on Thursday and Friday in observation of Independence Day. The clerk’s office will re-open at 10 a.m. on July 6, resuming normal business hours. … 0

Neighbors: Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum has two new additions

Monday, June 15, 2015

Hello neighbor. Residents and visitors were greeted recently with a big surprise in downtown Shelburne Falls as two trolleys rolled through town and up the hill to their new home at Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum. Until now, the … 0

It matters what we have faith in

Friday, June 12, 2015

Faith matters. Faith — deep and palpable trust in something or someone — matters because who/what we have faith in shapes who we are and how we act. The religious education teacher Sophia Lyon Fahs once said, “It … 0

Letter: Right response to student misbehavior

Friday, June 12, 2015

Not being allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony seems like a very appropriate consequence for the nine seniors who broke the rules on the class trip. I don’t understand why the parents would protest and others families join in. They could support the decision and reinforce to … 0

Neighbors: ‘Diggity Dogs’ had their day in the sun

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Hello neighbor. I am constantly hearing about the wonderful things Franklin County businesses and nonprofits are doing for their communities, and I’m sure most of you have figured out by now how much I love animals. So, how do these two statements relate? Well, the local nonprofit Diggity … 0

Former Sweetheart searching for suitor

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — The former Sweetheart Restaurant building is again for sale, following the death of Mauricia Alvarez of Conway, who bought the building only last July. Alvarez had talked of using the spacious building as the headquarters … 0

Shelburne OKs Mohawk budget despite opposition

Monday, June 8, 2015

SHELBURNE — A special town meeting Wednesday for a single article — to approve Mohawk’s $2 million school assessment — took about an hour, since many who defeated the operating assessment request at annual town meeting still oppose it. The Mohawk Trail Regional School District assessment represented a … 0

West County notebook, June 9

Monday, June 8, 2015

Town clerk’s office closed BUCKLAND — The town clerk’s office will be closed June 9 through 12, while she attends an annual town clerk’s conference. There will be a voter registration on June 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. and again from 7 to 8 p.m. in the … 0

Neighbors: Keep your children and pets safe this summer

Monday, June 8, 2015

Hello neighbor. Well folks, we’re headed into summer and it’s time once again to remind you not to leave your child or pet in a hot car, even for a minute. According to doctors and veterinarians from all over the nation, once the temperature reaches 70 degrees Fahrenheit … 0

‘New’ wheels: Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum takes dual donations

Monday, June 8, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — Two “new” trolley cars rolled through the village this week, joining car No. 10 at the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum. Trolley car No. 3321 is to be restored by museum volunteers, while its partner, No. … 0

‘You went to Mohawk — your future is bright’

Sunday, June 7, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — Mohawk Trail Regional School valedictorian Allison Lull told her classmates it is time to ditch the training wheels. “Maybe the dangers of the real world will feel like freedom,” Lull said. “But then again, maybe … 0