Shelburne

Neighbors: New Year’s Eve in Orange a good time

Monday, December 22, 2014

Hello neighbor. Not a lot going on this week, at least in terms of public events. I’m sure you will all be plenty busy celebrating the holidays with family and friends, so please everyone have a safe and happy holiday. Now that we’re here, it means New Year’s Eve is right around the corner and that means a few celebrations throughout the county, including the big one in Orange — … 0

Residents vexed by hype over Cosby allegations

Thursday, December 18, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — Sawyer News Co., with its spread of local and national newspapers and racks of magazines, has always been the place to go for news. The headlines on newspapers and the gossipy tabloids often spark lively comments. But these days, when comedian Bill Cosby — Shelburne’s most famous resident — is … 0

Neighbors: Take advantage of technology, but don’t let it rule you

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Hello neighbor. I just wanted to finish what I started on Tuesday, if you don’t mind. I seem to be on my soapbox this week, so please bear with me. I guess I’m just filled with the joy of the season and want to share it with you. I’d like to remind you of something else — I talked about volunteering, doing something … 0

Shelburne Falls Women’s Club program canceled

Friday, December 5, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — Shelburne Falls Area Women’s Club has canceled its program “Women’s Roles in The Underground Railroad” on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. due to presenters’ family emergencies. The program will be rescheduled for spring. Instead, the program will be “Stories from Women’s Handicrafts.” Members and their guests … 0

Neighbors: Give to local nonprofits through Valley Gives on Wednesday

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Hello neighbor. It’s time again for Valley Gives. Through Valley Gives, nonprofits raise money for all sorts of programs and projects, and you can help. When you visit its website on Wednesday, you’ll be able to donate to some of your favorites. Let’s see how far its third … 0

Stitches in time: Rethreads serving thousands over 35 years

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — The tides of commerce ebb and flow on Bridge Street, but the tide was out when a group of young mothers sat around a kitchen table, thinking about opening a used-clothing store, which they decided … 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