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Attendees of an orchard party in Shelburne Falls hosted by Artifact Cider Project and West County Cider mingle in a field on Peckville Road which was formerly an orchard, Sunday August 2.  Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

There’s hard cider in them thar hills

Monday, August 3, 2015

SHELBURNE — Field Maloney said that back in the 1980s, when his parents Judith and Terry Maloney started West County Cider, there were no hard cider businesses. “In the ’80s and ’90s, it was lonely and we fought the good fight, believing in cider,” Maloney said. “It’s nice now feeling redeemed because now people want cider. But we still have … 0

Neighbors: Dick Henry receives highest Moose honor

Monday, August 3, 2015

Hello neighbor. I’d like to congratulate Richard “Dick” Henry of Greenfield, a member of Greenfield Lodge No. 997 Loyal Order of Moose, who has received the Pilgrim Degree of Merit, which is the highest honor bestowed a member. The degree, currently held by very few throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Bermuda, is the order’s ultimate reward for exceptional devotion to … 0

Popular Buckland path reopened to public

Monday, August 3, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — Within 48 hours of a well-attended public meeting, TransCanada announced it will not close off a path that has been used by residents for over 100 years, and which has become a favorite neighborhood spot for walking dogs. But the dogs must now be on leashes, and the pool of … 0

WiredWest nearing sign-up goal

Friday, July 10, 2015

HEATH — The town needs just five more households to register for WiredWest broadband services. Last week, 122 Heath voters turned out for a special town meeting and authorized their small town to borrow up to $1.45 million as the town’s share of costs for high-speed broadband. The … 0

Weekly meetings for July 13-18

Friday, July 10, 2015

Ashfield Cultural Council: Today 9 a.m. in Town Hall. Selectboard: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Planning Board: Wednesday 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Zoning Board of Appeals: Thursday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Bernardston Planning Board: Monday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall Finance Committee: Monday 7 p.m. … 1

Neighbors: Local poet leaves us with one last thought

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Hello neighbor. I’m sure many of you read in The Recorder on July 1 of the recent passing of our neighbor, artist, author and poet Margaret Robison, who lived on Water Street in Shelburne Falls next to the Bridge of Flowers when she died on June 24. The … 0

State budget boosts western Mass. programs

Thursday, July 9, 2015

A number of western Massachusetts programs stand to benefit from the state budget compromise hammered out in Boston Wednesday. According to state Senate President Stanley Rosenberg’s office, more than 400,000 working families across Massachusetts will receive more back on the income tax returns next year under the Senate’s … 0

Eddie’s Wheels is on a roll

Thursday, July 9, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — Jason and Stacey Laub of Easton, Penn., like to lead an active lifestyle full of jogging, hiking and physical fitness, and their two pugs, Miyagi and Ping, have been constant companions in the park and … 0

Trolleyfest set for July 18 at Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum

Monday, July 6, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — The Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum will be celebrating “Trolleyfest” on July 18 at the Trolley Museum in Shelburne Falls, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. This is the annual celebration of the restoration of Trolley … 0

Neighbors: Greenfield fireworks the best in years

Monday, July 6, 2015

Hello neighbor. I’m sure those of you who attended the fireworks in Greenfield on Sunday night woke up Monday morning still in awe. They were magnificent — the best I’ve seen in many years. I sat on Lunt … 0

Readers visit Trolley Museum

Friday, July 3, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — The Arms Library is kicking off its Superhero Summer Reading Program with a visit to the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum. This event is open to all children (and their families) who have signed up with their local library summer reading program. They will be invited … 0

Letter: Plastic and other bags

Friday, July 3, 2015

The people of Greenfield want to go green and ban plastic bags. How many trees will die so that they can have paper bags? The fact is reusable bags can be a breeding ground for dangerous bacteria. The people should educate themselves to the fact that the plastic … 0

Neighbors: Green River Festival around the corner

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Hello neighbor. It’s that time again — the countdown is just seven days. The Green River Festival will be held July 10, 11 and 12 at Greenfield Community College, and there are a limited number of tickets left, … 0