Shelburne

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 20 years, was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy and heart failure in 2010 and in early December started to decline into a “very … 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 School, where at least 85 students from Grade 5 through Grade 12 will be on … 0

Chieftains, astronaut to play at UMass

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

AMHERST — Six-time Grammy Award winners The Chieftains return to the University of Massachusetts’ Fine Arts Center Sunday at 7 p.m., with their traditional Irish music, and with guests that include astronaut Cady Coleman of Shelburne. Coleman, an amateur flutist, took Chieftain founder Paddy Moloney’s whistle and Chieftain Matt Molloy’s flute “out of … 0

Rep. Mark files ed. bill

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

GREENFIELD — State Rep. Paul Mark has filed a comprehensive higher education bill designed to tackle student debt, lower costs and increase funding to the state’s colleges and universities. With 34 sections addressing different aspects of higher education … 0

Neighbors: Learn about how state government works

Monday, February 9, 2015

Hello neighbor. Have you always wanted to learn more about our state government and how it works? State Sen. Stan Rosenberg will be holding the 74th Citizens’ Legislative Seminar on April 28 (my birthday) and April 29 from … 0

Town officials mull Rowe’s rejoining Mohawk

Monday, February 9, 2015

BUCKLAND — Before Rowe could become the ninth member town of the Mohawk Trail Regional School District, town officials want the long-standing regional school agreement to be changed, eliminating a unanimous vote requirement by member towns to approve … 0

State and Regional Briefs

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Cosby cancels shows in Boston BOSTON — Bill Cosby has canceled his Sunday stand-up comedy performances in Boston. The Wilbur Theater posted an announcement on its website Sunday morning. The theater said tickets will be refunded where patrons … 0

Lamson gets OK to cut pay, benefits

Friday, February 6, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — This week, federal Bankruptcy Court gave permission to the indebted Lamson & Goodnow Manufacturing Co. to reject its current collective bargaining agreement with Local 274 of the United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers of America … 1

Heart disease, cancer top killers in county

Thursday, February 5, 2015

The state released its latest annual death report in January, with the 2012 Franklin County numbers showing a continued increase in drug deaths while heart disease continues to claim the greatest number of lives. The Department of Public Health compiles statistics from death certificates filed in the state … 0

Farmers weigh-in on Coke’s new beverage: Milk

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

On hearing that Coca-Cola is now going into the milk business, several local dairy farmers just laughed. But when assured “it’s the real thing” — that Coca Cola has started test-marketing Fairlife, its own “premium” milk brand — … 0

Shelburne Falls Bowling Alley may be changing hands

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — Long-time customers of the second-oldest bowling alley in North America may soon become its new owners. Anthony J. Hanna of Buckland and his son, Tamarack Hanna of Shelburne Falls, hope to buy the Shelburne Falls … 0

Montague principal hurt in rollover in central Mass.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

LEOMINSTER — The principal of Great Falls Middle School received minor injuries in a late-morning rollover accident on Route 2 Tuesday. Principal Donna Fitzpatrick, 55, and her husband, Jim Fitzpatrick, 68, both of Shelburne, were treated at Leominster’s … 0

Neighbors: Try to see the beauty in a New England winter

Monday, February 2, 2015

Hello neighbor. The county got lucky last week as Winter Storm Juno buried towns and cities to the east, but barely grazed us. We weren’t so lucky this week. Most of us are still digging out from Winter Storm Linus this morning, if forecasts of about a foot … 0