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Low rivers cause water limits for Shelburne Falls residents

Monday, July 27, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — Effective immediately the Shelburne Falls Fire District is imposing mandatory restrictions on nonessential outdoor water use between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., due to flow conditions in the North River adjacent to two wells. When the U.S.G.S. stream-flow sensor drops below 44.5 cubic feet per second for three consecutive days, the District is required, under the Water Management Act, to restrict water use in order to help … 0

Neighbors: Visit your local farmers market

Monday, July 27, 2015

Hello neighbor. Farmers markets are going strong throughout the county this summer. I’m not going to mention any in particular, because most of you know where they are, especially if you’ve got one in your town. What I want to talk about today is why you should visit one or two or more. Visiting a farmers market is a way of enjoying the … 0

Chinese teens have summer fun at Mohawk

Monday, July 27, 2015

BUCKLAND — Eighteen Chinese high- and middle-school students began their third day at the Mohawk Trail Regional School by learning to dance the Macarena, followed up with “The Chicken Dance.” It was taught to them, as an ice-breaker, by recent Mohawk graduate Laura Purington of Colrain. Teens don’t have dances in China, so, … 0

5 charities to benefit from 37th Bridge of Flowers road race

Sunday, June 28, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — The 37th annual Shelburne Falls Classic Bridge of Flowers Race will take place on Aug. 8, and again benefit local charities. The race begins with the Steve Lewis Subaru 3K Charity Run & Walk at 8:15 a.m. The 10K main event starts at 9 a.m. … 0

Shelburne Falls theater talks this weekend

Thursday, June 25, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — A live documentary of Shelburne Falls’ Memorial Hall building, Buckland Theatre, and Mohawk Trail Drive-In Theater will be held today and Saturday. Throughout the 20th century, movie theaters have played a vital role in American … 0

Neighbors: Adopt an adult cat for $5 this weekend

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hello neighbor. It’s that time again, folks! Dakin Humane Society is offering its $5 cat adoption for select adult cats on Saturday and Sunday. This weekend only, you can adopt an adult cat for only $5 at both the Springfield and Leverett adoption centers from 12:30 to 5:30 … 0

Tech school projects passed

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Tuesday was the decisive day for the Franklin County Technical School’s roof project, with dire weather predictions and polls open for a districtwide vote to repair the roof and replace aging windows, doors and pavement. Voters didn’t turn … 0

Vilbon made business association ‘greater’

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — When Mary Vilbon first became executive director of the Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association in 2008, “Greater” was not part of the organization’s name. And Vilbon, a Heath resident, didn’t really feel the business … 1

West County Notebook

Monday, June 22, 2015

Annual Pie Social BUCKLAND — “The Narrow Escape of Angeline Palmer” will be the subject of this year’s presentation at the Buckland Historical Society’s annual Pie Social, on Friday, June 26, beginning at 7 p.m. Jackie Walsh of Shelburne Falls will discuss her book (which is not yet … 0

Neighbors: Donations for homeless kids starting to roll in

Monday, June 22, 2015

Hello neighbor. Our neighbors Dean and Kim Scudder of Conway are sending one of the homeless children living in a Greenfield hotel or shelter to camp this summer. It’s the first response I’ve heard about since I told … 0

Shelburne Falls book-signing Thursday at Boswell’s

Sunday, June 21, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — Phil Billitz will share his collection of photographs and reflections on the village of Shelburne Falls, “A Jewel of New England,” at Boswell’s Books, Bridge Street, on Thursday beginning at 6:30 p.m. This book is for visitors to Shelburne Falls, but also for the residents, … 0

Sock donations pour in to honor life of Shelburne man

Friday, June 19, 2015

SHELBURNE — “Life is sharing and caring” was so much more than a slogan to Richard S. Bole of Shelburne, a former sixth-grade teacher in Greenfield public schools, who died in May at age 84. But it was … 0

Weekly Town Meeting List, June 22 to 27

Friday, June 19, 2015

Ashfield Conservation Commission: Wednesday 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Bernardston Planning Board: Monday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Finance Committee: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Board of Selectmen: Wednesday 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Buckland Conservation Commission: Monday 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Board of Selectmen: Tuesday … 0