Shelburne

The Cosby property on Bardwells Ferry Road in Shelburne with closed gates and signs asking for privacy; “If you are not invited do not pass through these gates.
Recorder/Paul Franz

Residents vexed by hype over Cosby allegations

Thursday, December 18, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — Sawyer News Co., with its spread of local and national newspapers and racks of magazines, has always been the place to go for news. The headlines on newspapers and the gossipy tabloids often spark lively comments. But these days, when comedian Bill Cosby — Shelburne’s most famous resident — is in the bold tabloid headlines, not many … 0

Neighbors: Take advantage of technology, but don’t let it rule you

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Hello neighbor. I just wanted to finish what I started on Tuesday, if you don’t mind. I seem to be on my soapbox this week, so please bear with me. I guess I’m just filled with the joy of the season and want to share it with you. I’d like to remind you of something else — I talked about volunteering, doing something … 0

Letter: Defend Christmas!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

With unmatched lethality, the left-wing atheists spit out like a curse to rename the Christmas tree as an Holiday Tree. Speaking with zeal I defend the traditional Christian name and exhort the powers to be in the great city of Holyoke to reject any petition to take out the name of the Christmas tree. This attempt to rename the Christmas tree is government’s … 0

Power outage brings gift of family time

Friday, November 28, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — Thanksgiving — even without heat, electricity, Internet or telephone service — is still a day a gratitude. And those left in the dark from Wednesday through Friday in the hilltowns didn’t seem to forget that … 0

Think before you wrap and unwrap: Recycling tips for the holidays

Friday, November 28, 2014

During the holidays, the average American family throws away up to 10 additional bags of trash. In towns that require “Pay-As-You-Throw” town trash bags, those 10 additional trash bags would cost $15 to $30, depending on the town. A large portion of this trash is generated from wrapping … 0

Town officials mull Mohawk regional changes

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

BUCKLAND — With enrollment in the 250-square-mile Mohawk Trail Regional School District dipping below 1,000, town officials on the Long Range Planning Committee are talking about consolidating elementary grades within the district’s four elementary schools, seeking statewide changes in how Chapter 70 state educational aid is calculated, and … 0

Falls Cable seeks volunteers, more local shows

Monday, November 24, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — After investing $60,000 in new television and broadcasting equipment, Falls Cable TV Corp. is seeking volunteers and ideas for more shows about the local community. Besides broadcasting selectmen’s meetings, this local-access cable station also airs … 0

Neighbors: Looks like a harsh winter ahead; take care of each other

Monday, November 24, 2014

Hello neighbor. First, I’d like to wish you a happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving. Enjoy your friends and family — that’s what great memories are made of. I’m waiting to hear from our local precipitation prognosticator Farrah Pomeroy … 0

Letter: Smoke and noise

Monday, November 24, 2014

Your headline about the suit over the Pumpkinfest characterizing it as smoke and noise is rich with irony. The legal system has morphed into smoke and noise that cloaks the lawyers and insurance companies that prey on the public. When you turn on the television there is an … 0

Moonlight Magic lights up holiday season

Sunday, November 23, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — Forget about shopping malls and long lines on “Black Friday.” Moonlight Magic in Shelburne Falls is one way to experience both old traditions and new ones while finding gifts in the village shops and galleries. … 0

Singley’s Furniture to close doors Saturday

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — Back in 1947, when Edward J. Singley opened his furniture store at 19 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls was full of young families who needed furniture, but were making wages of $35 to $40 per week. … 1

Shelburne clerk’s office to be closed

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

SHELBURNE — Outdoorsman and Town Clerk Joe Judd says his office will be closed on Thursday , Monday and Dec. 1 “in observance of hunting season.” His regular hours are Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. … 0

Bigger West County Pantry opens at Cowell Gym Wednesday

Monday, November 17, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — After 11 years of providing food to low-income hilltown families within the Shelburne Falls Senior Center, the West County Emergency Food Pantry is moving into a larger space of its own. The pantry opens its … 0