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Shelburne Notebook

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Leaf collection planned for April 22 SHELBURNE — The Highway Department will be collecting bagged leaves in the village on April 22 (weather permitting). Bags containing leaves only should be placed curbside by 7 a.m. Tag sale donations sought for Arms Library campaign SHELBURNE FALLS — The Arms Library will be host a tag sale on May 25 (Memorial Day weekend) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the “backyard” … 0

Shelburne to revisit bylaw for wind turbines

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

SHELBURNE — It’s been two years since about 300 residents filled Memorial Hall Auditorium to deliberate windmill zoning at a time when the town was facing a proposal for a large-scale wind farm. Back then, voters banned commercial-scale wind farms from town by a 195-57 vote and voted 229-46 in favor of a moratorium on “on-premises” wind turbines for generating power for farms, … 0

Rowe School going up

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

ROWE — While the $6.9 million Rowe Elementary School is under construction, a capital campaign is also underway to help furnish the new school and pay for items needed for the school library, for technology, the arts, the school playground and for physical education courses. The original school building was struck by lightning … 0

Slow sugaring season doesn’t slow appetite for maple products

Sunday, March 23, 2014

SHELBURNE — Maple sugaring season is slowly getting under way, in no small part due to a winter that refuses to end. “Usually we’re in full swing by now,” Linda Gould of Gould’s Sugarhouse said Saturday. “Today is … 0

Kindergarten registration for Buckland-Shelburne Elementary

Sunday, March 23, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — The Buckland-Shelburne Elementary School will hold kindergarten registration for next school year on April 5 at 9:30 a.m. Packets of information were sent out on March 8. If parents did not receive a packet, they can stop by the school and pick up the forms … 0

Regional nursing program offers tune-ups between doctor visits

Sunday, March 23, 2014

GREENFIELD — Judy Ruggles first visited public health nurse Lisa White about 15 months ago, because she couldn’t shake the feeling that something was off with her blood sugar. Her blood sugar was fine, but the 63-year-old Deerfield … 0

Breakfast (and lunch) at Tiffany’s

Friday, March 21, 2014

C ustomer Kevin Parsons of Shelburne Falls calls it “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” but Tiffany Pentz, the owner of the village’s latest eatery, calls it “La Luncheonette.” Made-to-order “slow-squeezed” juices, coffee, teas, homemade soups and fresh-baked baguettes are among … 0

Neighbors: Spring is here and snowbirds are returning

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Hello neighbor. Welcome to spring! I’ve heard from many who have said that it doesn’t feel like spring yet. Well, I feel it. I can smell it. I’ve even seen some green! We all just have to be … 0

Sweet spring

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

In this feature photo, John Stevens of Shelburne adds wood to the evaporator turning sweet sap into syrup at Gould’s Sugar House in Shelburne. (Recorder/Paul Franz) … 0

Deerfield man seeks First Franklin seat

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Deerfield native and political newcomer Dylan Korpita plans to seek the First Franklin District House seat in this year’s election, The 35-year-old Republican hopeful filed organization papers Tuesday with the Secretary of State’s office to challenge Worthington Democrat … 1

Down memory lane

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

In this feature photo, this old Chevrolet wagon, dusted with snow, waits by Bardwells Ferry Road in Shelburne. (Recorder/Paul Franz) … 0

25-year Shelburne free library director retiring

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

SHELBURNE — Since 1989, Libby Burnham has been running the quaint, cottage-like Shelburne Free Public Library; but at month’s end she’ll retire to take on other pursuits. A reception in her honor is planned for her last day of work, March 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. … 0

Neighbors: Ashfield woman headed to Puerto Rico to massage animals in need

Monday, March 17, 2014

Hello neighbor. You all probably know by now that I am an animal lover. Our neighbor Carole Groman of Ashfield, the hand behind Hand & Paw Animal Massage, will be visiting Second Chance Animal Rescue (SCAR) in Villalba, Puerto Rico, in April. During that time, Carole says she … 0