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West County Notebook

Friday, September 4, 2015

Conway tales told in Colrain COLRAIN — Lee Whitcomb of Conway will present “A Conway Genealogist Tells Conway Tales” on Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Stacy Barn behind the G. William Pitt house on Main Road. Whitcomb’s talk will immediately follow a 7 p.m. business meeting of the Colrain Historical Society, which is sponsoring this presentation. Mohawk school board reorganizes BUCKLAND — The Mohawk Trail Regional School District Committee named … 0

Town Meetings, Sept. 7 to 12

Friday, September 4, 2015

Ashfield Board of Assessors: Tuesday 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Finance Committee: Tuesday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Selectboard: Tuesday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Special town meeting: Tuesday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Conservation Commission: Wednesday 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Special election: Thursday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Town Hall. Bernardston Website Content Committee: Tuesday 10 a.m. in Town Hall. … 0

Knife maker’s land cut loose: Former Lamson & Goodnow buildings, property to be auctioned

Friday, September 4, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — The last remaining land and buildings belonging to Lamson & Goodnow cutlery goes up for auction on Sept. 17 at 2 p.m. This public auction, run by Aaron Posnik auctioneers, is for three properties: ∎ The two-story Lamson & Goodnow retail outlet store and former business office, which is still selling … 0

‘Smart switches’ cut down on power outages

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

GREENFIELD — Eversource Energy has recently finished installing 40 “smart switches” in 17 western Massachusetts towns, including seven in Franklin County, which the company says will help increase reliability across its grid. Eversource spokeswoman Priscilla Ress said the … 0

Friday night bites: Community meal now 25

Sunday, August 16, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — For a lot of people, Friday night is a mini-celebration of the end of the work week — a chance to join friends over a good meal, unwind, celebrate a birthday or share news. And … 0

Comcast expands broadband service in north Shelburne

Friday, August 14, 2015

SHELBURNE — In keeping with its licensing renewal agreement, Comcast has added more cable throughout northeastern Shelburne, so that cable television, phone and broadband service will soon be available to about 70 more households and businesses, says Michael Duffy, chairman of the town’s Technology and Cable Advisory Committee. … 0

Shelburne voices gas pipeline concerns

Thursday, August 13, 2015

SHELBURNE — Between 35 to 40 residents came out Thursday night to hear the list of concerns the town’s Pipeline Advisory Committee hopes the Board of Selectmen will submit to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regarding a mile-long stretch of the proposed Kinder Morgan/Tennessee Gas Pipeline that is … 0

Neighbors: Our neighbors are in our thoughts

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Hello neighbor. I told you a nice story the other day about a neighbor who was admitted to Baystate Franklin Medical Center with a respiratory infection, who ended up being diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. I’m sorry to … 0

Mohawk Regional School Committee chairman resigns

Thursday, August 13, 2015

BUCKLAND — After serving on the Mohawk Trail Regional School Committee for almost 12 years, Chairman Robert Aeschback of Plainfield announced that Wednesday’s school committee meeting was his last. “I will be moving from Plainfield to North Adams … 0

Letter: See the evil

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Evil cannot be covered by supposed goodness. The lies and deception poured forth by the medical community and the Planned Parenthood organization over selling parts of baby for research makes one feel like vomiting. There is a naked fear that the medical profession has stooped so low that … 2

Editor’s tour comes to Shelburne Falls tonight

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — The latest stop in Recorder Editor George Forcier’s summer tour of Franklin County is today at the Shelburne Falls Bowling Alley from 5:30 to 6:30. If you haven’t heard about the good-will tour, here is … 0

Letter: Hydro importance

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

This letter is in response to a My Turn article By Carl Meyer titled “Sucking out the river’s life” (Aug. 4). I have read your articles over the years bashing Northfield Mountain and Cabot Station Hydro. You worked at Northfield then “left!” If you feel it is so … 0

From China to Mohawk: New classrooms, new country for school district’s Chinese teacher

Monday, August 10, 2015

BUCKLAND — For a dozen years, Melody Chen has taught English to college students at the Yangtze University, near her home in southern China. But this year, Chen will be teaching Chinese to American students within the Mohawk … 0