Shelburne

Shelburne Notebook

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Leaf collection planned for April 22 SHELBURNE — The Highway Department will be collecting bagged leaves in the village on April 22 (weather permitting). Bags containing leaves only should be placed curbside by 7 a.m. Tag sale donations sought for Arms Library campaign SHELBURNE FALLS — The Arms Library will be host a tag sale on May 25 (Memorial Day weekend) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the “backyard” … 0

Shelburne to revisit bylaw for wind turbines

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

SHELBURNE — It’s been two years since about 300 residents filled Memorial Hall Auditorium to deliberate windmill zoning at a time when the town was facing a proposal for a large-scale wind farm. Back then, voters banned commercial-scale wind farms from town by a 195-57 vote and voted 229-46 in favor of a moratorium on “on-premises” wind turbines for generating power for farms, … 0

Rowe School going up

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

ROWE — While the $6.9 million Rowe Elementary School is under construction, a capital campaign is also underway to help furnish the new school and pay for items needed for the school library, for technology, the arts, the school playground and for physical education courses. The original school building was struck by lightning … 0

Legislature OKs increase in local aid

Friday, March 14, 2014

For the first time in six years, the state House and Senate have passed a local aid resolution, committing to increase aid to cities and towns by $25 million, with another $100 million increase in school aid in the budget year that begins July 1. “That’s a done … 0

Fred W. Wells scholarship applications available

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Applications for 2014-2015 Fred W. Wells Trust scholarships and grants are now available at high school guidance offices and town administrative offices in Ashfield, Bernardston, Buckland, Charlemont, Conway, Deerfield, Gill, Greenfield, Hawley, Heath, Leyden, Monroe, Montague, Northfield, Rowe and Shelburne. Scholarships are available to graduating seniors and full-time … 0

Letter: Women’s rights

Sunday, March 16, 2014

I don’t know what has happened to women’s rights when men are given legal permission to look up our dresses. Our military is allowed to police themselves at our expense. Talk about the fox guarding the hen house. LINDA J. COBB Shelburne Falls … 0

Selectmen’s workshop explains funding for roads, bridges

Sunday, March 16, 2014

The Franklin Regional Council of Governments invites town officials and the public to learn about federal funding for roads and bridges, and how to apply for the money, in a workshop called “The Roads and Bridges of Franklin County: A Transportation Funding Primer.” It takes place on Thursday … 0

Mohawk to see 60 Chinese students this summer

Friday, March 14, 2014

BUCKLAND — About 60 Chinese students are expected to visit the Mohawk Trail Regional School this summer for three-day summer school programs that will include academic classes, field trips and conversations about getting into American colleges, according to school Superintendent Michael Buoniconti. Although program details are still being … 0

Land Trust to Gov: No pipeline on protected land

Friday, March 14, 2014

Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust is asking Gov. Deval Patrick to assure that the path of a planned natural gas pipeline is kept off all state-owned and state-protected conservation land. “Land protected for long-term public health and conservation purposes must not be sacrificed for short-term private financial gain,” … 2

Neighbors: Become a Greenfield student’s pen pal and read a great book at the same time

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Hello neighbor. Greenfield’s Math and Science Academy is bringing back the ever-popular community pen pal project this spring. Over the past several years, the project has been exclusive to sixth-graders throughout Greenfield schools, but all 92 students in grades four through seven will participate this year by writing … 0

Letter: Historical perspective

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Underscoring Tip O’Neill’s classic observation that “all politics is local,” Chris Collins opines in his Valentine’s Day column that “Those who believe that the current Greenfield Town Council is in Albert Norman’s back pocket got a big piece of ammunition this week.” He then reports that the “sprawl-buster” … 0

Deck work

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

In this feature photo, workers suspend scaffolding from the Iron Bridge in Shelburne Falls on Wednesday to inspect and repair components. (Recorder/Paul Franz) … 0

May schools share space?

Monday, March 10, 2014

With dwindling enrollments, both Frontier and Mohawk Trail regional school districts are exploring possible town use of unused school space, as a way to offset operating costs. State law and education officials that govern how schools can be … 3