Shelburne

Shelburne Free Public Librarian Elizabeth Antaya with artifactws from the life of Fidelia Fiske.  Recorder/Paul Franz

Shelburne Free Library to archive historic Fidelia Fiske collection

Friday, March 27, 2015

SHELBURNE — When Elizabeth Antaya became director of the Shelburne Free Public Library last April, she got a parting bonus from retiring librarian Libby Burnham: a box of letters and items that once belonged to Fidelia Fiske — the first single woman missionary to travel to Persia (now Iran) in the 1800s. “Libby handed me this box and said, ‘This … 0

Lamson & Goodnow moving to Westfield; Property sold to Ashfield man

Friday, March 27, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — After 178 years in Shelburne Falls, Lamson & Goodnow Manufacturing Co. will be moving to Westfield. Chief Operating Officer James Pelletier said that on Thursday he signed a lease, which takes effect on April 1. The lease was signed a day after 12.5 acres of Lamson’s 18-acre property and buildings … 0

'A betrayal of what's right': Combat trauma expert focuses on ‘moral injury’ of war

Friday, March 27, 2015

“I haven’t really slept for 20 years. I lie down, but I don’t sleep. I’m always watching the door, the window, then back to the door. I get up at least five times to walk ... sometimes it’s 10 or 15 times. There’s always something within reach, maybe a baseball bat or a … 0

Neighbors: Recorder reporter to share his photography

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Hello neighbor. I’d like to put a plug in for one of my colleagues. Shelburne Grange is hosting a photography presentation by Recorder reporter David Rainville on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Fellowship Hall, 17 Little Mohawk Road in Shelburne Center. The event is free and open to … 0

Letter: Charitable giving

Thursday, March 12, 2015

When the world seemingly is growing cold with media lewdness we might turn our hearts to almsgiving; but are we sure our money will truly find its way to people in need? Have we really faith that those persistent appeals for our donated money will, if given, ever … 0

Tech School budget takes transportation hit

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The Franklin County Technical School Committee has approved a $10,159,000 budget, unchanged from this year but with a 5 percent increase in the sum requested from the district’s 19 member towns. The final budget is down $52,000 from the $10,211,000 preliminary budget approved last month. … 0

Shelburne board questions school budget hike

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

SHELBURNE — Selectmen told the town’s Mohawk School Committee representatives to go back to administrators for a clearer explanation of why Shelburne’s assessment for the district’s operating budget has risen by $200,000 for the budget year that begins in July. The board wants to know why the town … 0

Most Mohawk towns to see school costs rise

Monday, March 9, 2015

BUCKLAND — The Mohawk Trail Regional School District towns are being asked to contribute 5.7 percent more toward next school year’s budget. The $18.3 million budget represents a spending increase of 3.6 percent, although the towns are being asked for $549,261 more than this year. One cost increase … 0

Neighbors: Time for spring activities

Monday, March 9, 2015

Hello neighbor. Well folks, we’re finally getting a glimpse of spring and I, for one, am loving it. Temperatures are supposed to be in the 40s all of this week — almost reaching 50 on Wednesday — and it looks like the sun is going to shine most … 0

Baker to run for open Shelburne selectmen’s seat

Monday, March 9, 2015

SHELBURNE — Andrew Baker, the founder of Pothole Pictures and a long-time community advocate, is running for the selectmen’s seat of Chairman John Payne. Baker, of Mechanic Street, has lived in Shelburne Falls since 1990, and has worked … 0

Shelburne Falls locals say state film tax credit helped

Friday, March 6, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — The Massachusetts Film Tax Credit — which helped bring Hollywood filmmaking to Shelburne Falls in 2012 and 2013 — could become a thing of the past. Gov. Charles D. Baker has proposed ending that tax … 0

Neighbors: Neighbors step up to help longtime disc jockey

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Hello neighbor. There are more fundraisers ahead for longtime disc jockey Ryan Interlande, who needs a heart transplant, so you still have time to help him with his medical expenses. The 39-year-old Montague native, who has been providing many of our parties and events music for more than … 0

Mohawk gets musical with ‘Seussical’

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

BUCKLAND — Mix “Horton Hears a Who” with “The Cat in the Hat” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and what have you got? “Seussical the Musical.” This weekend, that’s the ticket at the Mohawk Trail Regional High … 0