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Shelburne

Letter: Defend Christmas!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

With unmatched lethality, the left-wing atheists spit out like a curse to rename the Christmas tree as an Holiday Tree. Speaking with zeal I defend the traditional Christian name and exhort the powers to be in the great city of Holyoke to reject any petition to take out the name of the Christmas tree. This attempt to rename the Christmas tree is government’s attempt to control all aspects of American … 0

Blue Plate Special: A new take on beef bourguignon? The Gypsy Apple Bistro’s got it covered

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder One of our area’s smallest restaurants is also one of its best. The Gypsy Apple Bistro in Shelburne Falls has room for only 20 diners, plus 12 on its diminutive patio in warmer months. Nevertheless, since its opening in 2007 it has attracted patrons from near … 0

Lamson seeks to drop union contract

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — After reaching an impasse on new contract negotiations with its union, Lamson & Goodnow is now asking U.S. Bankruptcy Court for permission to drop its current collective bargaining agreement, so the company can cut wages and eliminate health insurance coverage, for a savings of $148,000. The 177-year-old cutlery and knife … 0

West County Notebook

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

New food pantry draws crowd SHELBURNE FALLS — On the day it opened, the new West County Emergency Food Pantry in the Cowell Gymnasium, set a new record of participation. Food pantry coordinator Dino Schnelle said 54 families visited the center, the day before Thanksgiving, with seven new … 0

Singley’s storefronts to be auctioned next week

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — The two-story commercial building in the heart of downtown that housed Singley’s Furniture store for 67 years goes up for auction on Dec. 10 — followed by the auction of two other Singley-owned storefronts in … 0

Neighbors: Prognosticator sees 23 snowfalls this season

Monday, December 1, 2014

Hello neighbor. Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I spent a lovely day with my three grandsons and sister’s family. I heard from our precipitation prognosticator Farrah Pomeroy. Her prediction is 23 snowfalls this winter. We’ve already had one, so only 22 to go, if she’s correct. … 0

West Notebook

Monday, December 1, 2014

Concert and caroling Sunday ASHFIELD — A Family Carol Sing will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Ashfield Community Hall. The Ashfield Community Band and the Ashtones will perform Christmas Carols and the whole audience is invited to sing along. The concert is free with a … 0

On the trail for sheepskin

Sunday, November 30, 2014

It’s an old sheep story. Tourists headed up along the Mohawk Trail during foliage season, skiers headed up to Mount Snow or out to Berkshire East, will stop by what seems to be a rustic looking souvenir shop … 0

Green River Auto moves to Shelburne

Sunday, November 30, 2014

SHELBURNE — After about 10 years in Greenfield, Green River Auto has moved from a leased facility into a home of its own — a new garage on the Mohawk Trail, about 2 1/ 2 miles west of … 0

Winter hours for household hazardous waste drop-off sites

Sunday, November 30, 2014

GREENFIELD — Franklin County Solid Waste Management District’s household hazardous waste drop-off sites, while open year-round, are about to shift to winter hours. These permanent “Supersites” are located in Bernardston, Colrain and Conway. The Bernardston facility, located at the town transfer station on Nelson Drive (off Merrifield Road), … 0

Leo Parent still fighting for veterans

Sunday, November 30, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — Ask Leo Parent Jr. when he plans to retire, and he’ll tell you he retired two years ago. But sitting in the Shelburne town offices, as he has done for years, on an early Tuesday … 0

Power outage brings gift of family time

Friday, November 28, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — Thanksgiving — even without heat, electricity, Internet or telephone service — is still a day a gratitude. And those left in the dark from Wednesday through Friday in the hilltowns didn’t seem to forget that … 0

Think before you wrap and unwrap: Recycling tips for the holidays

Friday, November 28, 2014

During the holidays, the average American family throws away up to 10 additional bags of trash. In towns that require “Pay-As-You-Throw” town trash bags, those 10 additional trash bags would cost $15 to $30, depending on the town. A large portion of this trash is generated from wrapping … 0