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Neighbors: Young neighbor to raise money for animals

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hello neighbor. One of our younger neighbors, 11-year-old Miracle Leyro, is organizing a walk through the downtown Greenfield area this Saturday with a group of her friends. The youngsters plan to raise money for Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society. Miracle’s mother Diana Nunez told me that Miracle plans to walk along Main and Federal streets, as well as some of the side streets, for six hours. They plan to make … 0

Sweetheart Restaurant sold, to become possible art center

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — The historic Sweetheart Restaurant building may soon become a multicultural performing arts and learning center for visiting American and Latin American artists, musicians, actors and writers. Maurcia Alvarez of Wayland bought the vacant building this month for $249,413 from Dena G. Willmore and Martha J. Thurber of Buckland Center Partners … 0

Ashfield author reading at Boswell’s Thursday

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — Susan Reimer-Torn, author of “Maybe Not Such a Good Girl,” will read from her new book at Boswell’s Books on Thursday, July 24 at 6:30 p.m. “Maybe Not such a Good Girl” describes the author’s leaving her Orthodox Jewish religion and family in New York to follow her youthful dreams of independence as a dancer in France. Years later, she … 0

Missing man rescued from Deerfield River

Monday, June 23, 2014

SHELBURNE — A man reported missing from a local rest home was found on a rock in the Deerfield River Monday. When a citizen saw the man in the river and recognized him, he called police, who set … 0

Neighbors: Scholarships help students pursue dreams and agencies help others

Monday, June 23, 2014

Hello neighbor. The Wells Trust Scholarship recently announced this year’s recipients and I’d like to share their names, or at least where some of them are from, with you today. Fred W. and Ethel Dow Wells were longtime … 0

Letter: Paid maternity leave

Monday, June 23, 2014

The present condition of our state’s maternity leave policy has me enormously concerned. Extensive research has proven that a child’s first months are crucial for their development and it’s astounding that we continue to grant mothers such brief maternity leave. It’s vital that an infant’s parents be able … 0

Letter: Living wage

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Have you ever thought of raising a child by yourself, being a single parent? Well, think again. To be a single parent of one child in Franklin County you need to be making $22.52 an hour. The problem is that 63 percent of jobs are below the living … 0

Shelburne divided on AT&T cell tower plan

Sunday, June 22, 2014

SHELBURNE — A red balloon visual-impact test Saturday gave Colrain Shelburne Road residents a sense of how visible a 100-foot tall AT&T cell tower on Hager’s Farm property might be. Several residents asked that photographs of the balloon test be taken in front of their homes or even … 0

One hurt in Shelburne off-road accident

Sunday, June 22, 2014

SHELBURNE — An of-road vehicle accident sent one person to the hospital by helicopter on Sunday. Shelburne Fire Chief John Taylor said he wasn’t sure of the details but at least one ATV rolled over on private property off the Mohawk Trail and one person was injured. “I … 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