Greenfield firefighters place a woman in a basket stretcher after her truck rolled down an embankment into a stream on Brook Road in Shelburne Falls Thursday evening. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

Rollover sends teen to hospital

Thursday, November 26, 2015

SHELBURNE — A 17-year-old Colrain woman was transported by ambulance to Baystate Franklin Medical Center for nonlife-threatening injuries after she drove her truck into a creek next to Brook Road on Thursday evening. Shelburne Center Fire Chief John Taylor said the call came in around 5 p.m. and by 5:30 p.m. the driver had been extricated from the vehicle and … 0

Letter: A special place

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Recently, an email message was received from our Mohawk district superintendent, Michael Buoniconti, touting measured successes over the last eight years. In hard numbers and graphs, Buoniconti shares that the percentage of district students achieving proficient or higher in English language arts AND math has trended positively for several years, now both exceeding the state average. Congratulations to those who made, instituted and … 0

Neighbors: Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving

Monday, November 23, 2015

Hello neighbor. As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, I’m hearing from friends and relatives who are stressed because so many of their guests have limited diets at this point — we all know someone who eats gluten-free, is a vegan or vegetarian, is lactose intolerant, or has some other dietary restriction. That’s OK! I think the best way to approach the holiday, which, by the … 0

Community Clothes Closet opens at Food Pantry site

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — For at least 20 years, the Seventh Day Adventist Church on State Street used to have a “free store” of used clothing located in the church basement. But when that program ended, there was nothing … 0

Halloween Ball Friday night at Cowell Gym in Shelburne Falls

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — Dance your bones off Friday night, at the second annual Halloween Ball at the Cowell Gymnasium, at 51 Maple St. The ball takes place from 8 p.m. until midnight in a colorful setting barely recognizable as the gym. Wear soft-soled shoes to protect the floor; … 0

Dual clinic Saturday for pets and people

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

CHARLEMONT — Here’s a chance to get both your family’s flu shots and your pets’ rabies vaccination all in one place: At the Cooperative Public Health Service Flu Clinic and Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Saturday, Oct. 31, from … 0

Where have all the hemlocks gone?

Monday, October 26, 2015

SHELBURNE CENTER — It was only a year ago that Norman and Lisa Davenport first noticed sunlight flickering through the once-dense shade of a stand of hemlocks on their hilltop farmland. And now those first trees look more … 0

Embezzler pleads guilty, gets probation

Monday, October 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — Dwight Gaddis, the former general manager of the Franklin Community Cooperative who embezzled roughly $75,000 from the organization, pleaded guilty to multiple larceny charges in Franklin County Superior Court Monday afternoon. Gaddis, a 51-year-old Minnesota native, … 0

West County Notebook

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Carroll leaves Ashfield FinCom ASHFIELD — Ricki Carroll has stepped down from the town Finance Committee, after serving on the board for four years. The Selectboard accepted her resignation with regret last week, saying that it will be … 0

Food plan aims to grow economy, community

Thursday, October 22, 2015

A Massachusetts Local Food Action plan being released today calls for the state to take steps to beef up agriculture and food production as a way to not only enhance the local food supply, but also to improve … 0

Neighbors: Greenfield library’s got some bargains this weekend

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Hello neighbor. It has been a really busy week for me, so I’m going to get right to it. Have a great weekend! FRIENDS OF GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY will hold its October Book Sale on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will be an abundance of … 0

Neighbors: Human Error’s Greenfield Word Fest no mistake

Monday, October 19, 2015

Hello neighbor. Human Error Publishing will present its sixth Greenfield Annual Word Festival starting today and running through Sunday — six days of WORDS in downtown Greenfield. Awesome! Along with authors and poets reading their works all week, there will be an ongoing book fair. The Arts Block … 0

‘Clean Sweep’ waste collection day Saturday

Monday, October 19, 2015

Been wanting to get rid that bulky trash not normally accepted at your trash transfer station? The Franklin County Solid Waste District is holding its fall “Clean Sweep” bulky waste collection on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to noon. The three drop-off sites are: the Buckland Recreation … 0