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Neighbors: Head to the North Quabbin for some summer fun

Monday, July 21, 2014

Hello neighbor. I was really excited to read last week that the North Quabbin will be getting some help from the state to boost tourism. It’s such a beautiful area — and you all know how much I love the Quabbin Reservoir. There are other attractions in that area: Starrett Museum in Athol, Swift River Historical Society Museum in New Salem and Tully Lake and Campground. You really should get … 0

West County still ‘on hold’ for cell coverage

Friday, July 18, 2014

Among its historic artifacts, Rowe has two that may someday cause younger generations to scratch their heads in wonder: The first is a red phone booth outside Town Hall. The second is a pay phone installed on the Town Hall exterior. The picturesque phone booth is empty because the phone company took away that unprofitable “land-line” years ago. But the pay phone — … 0

Neighbors: Local writers publish book of short memoirs

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Hello neighbor. A wonderful group of local writers has published another book. “Days and Moments, Moments and Days,” by Well Done Writers, is now available at World Eye Bookshop in Greenfield and Boswell’s Books in Shelburne Falls. Our neighbor Janet Keyes, who happens to be one of the writers, said the name of the group comes from the place where they meet to … 0

More than 1/3 of Franklin County ticks carry Lyme disease

Friday, June 20, 2014

More than a third of ticks collected in 10 Franklin County towns so far this season have tested positive for Lyme disease. “We are finding Lyme to be highly prevalent in Franklin County, but we also know it … 0

Greenfield Community College graduates LPNs

Friday, June 20, 2014

Greenfield Community College Practical Nursing Program students graduated in a special ceremony Friday afternoon. This is the 22nd graduating class of the program that prepares students to become licensed practical nurses. Many in the class are nontraditional students who have balanced family and work responsibilities to successfully complete … 0

Pipeline ban, community rights on Ashfield town meeting agenda

Friday, June 20, 2014

ASHFIELD — A “community rights” resolution regarding large-scale electricity-generating wind turbines and high-pressure natural gas pipelines is on Monday’s special town meeting agenda, along with a ban specifically aimed at the Kinder Morgan/Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. natural gas pipeline that is to go through Ashfield, among other Franklin … 2

Here comes ‘The Judge’ film trailer

Friday, June 20, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — The movie trailer for the film shot in Shelburne Falls last summer, “The Judge,” starring Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall, is now online for viewing. According to the IMDB website, where the trailer can … 0

Neighbors: Franklin County natives featured on Playbill.com

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Hello, neighbor. Have you heard that Frontier Regional High School graduates (2010) Dale Murphy, a Sunderland native, and Tyler Conroy, a Conway native, were recently featured on Playbill.com? Dale wrote a musical based on the music of Taylor Swift and Tyler starred in and directed it. “It’s a … 0

Shelburne selectmen to hear wireless Internet plan

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

SHELBURNE — An Ashfield man with a start-up Internet business will be meeting with the Board of Selectmen next month to discuss a proposal to set up a “fixed wireless” Internet service for people living within the unserved, rural Patten Hill district of Shelburne Center. Christopher Gray, doing … 0

Minor injuries for driver in rollover on Mohawk Trail

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

SHELBURNE — A driver who rolled her SUV over on the Mohawk Trail on Tuesday was sent to the hospital with minor injuries. State police responded to the crash at about 4:40 p.m., in the area of the Mohawk Shops. Trooper John Haidousis said the female driver had … 0

Franklin County school districts weigh PARCC vs. MCAS, results mixed

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — With the state offering a choice between getting an early start with the probable next big standardized test or continuing with the MCAS for the time being, area school districts have split more or less down the middle. Deciding factors included uncertainty over the future, … 0

Letter: That Grand Old Party

Sunday, June 15, 2014

This is a response to Ed Fleming’s recent letter to the editor titled “Fascinating reading.” In his piece about the upcoming elections in Greenfield he states that Mark Wisnewski’s supporters and cohorts have been talking about Isaac Mass and the evils of the Republican Party (and, by assumption, … 0

Letter: Walmart questions

Sunday, June 15, 2014

In addition to getting the facts before making a decision about a big box store, as the header on Lynn Waldron’s excellent letter in the May 30 Recorder states, I suggest that proponents of Walmart let the public know of their answers to these few questions: ∎ What … 0