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Shelburne

Letter: Prepared to fight

Monday, August 3, 2015

For health reasons, I could not attend the FERC scoping session on July 29. Therefore, I will write what I intended to speak. The FERC representatives in attendance were being paid to listen. In the pockets of the corporation, it is clear their decision is already made to favor the pipeline. I don’t even need to peruse their investment portfolios. In western Massachusetts we have had much experience with federal … 0

How many more?

Friday, July 31, 2015

Until recently, Bill Cosby was Shelburne’s most famous resident for reasons that he could be proud of. Now, the television star’s name is prominent again for another reason: a growing number of women have come forward since last year to accuse him of rape and sexual assault. On Monday, when New York Magazine … 0

Weekly Town Meetings

Friday, July 31, 2015

Ashfield Board of Assessors: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Bernardston Master Plan Steering Committee: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Board of Selectmen: Wednesday 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Buckland Conservation Commission: Monday 6:15 p.m. in Town Hall. Board of Assessors: Thursday 4:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Colrain Conservation Commission: Tuesday 7 p.m. in Town Office. Board of Health: Wednesday 6:30 p.m. … 0

Shelburne Falls theater talks this weekend

Thursday, June 25, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — A live documentary of Shelburne Falls’ Memorial Hall building, Buckland Theatre, and Mohawk Trail Drive-In Theater will be held today and Saturday. Throughout the 20th century, movie theaters have played a vital role in American … 0

Neighbors: Adopt an adult cat for $5 this weekend

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hello neighbor. It’s that time again, folks! Dakin Humane Society is offering its $5 cat adoption for select adult cats on Saturday and Sunday. This weekend only, you can adopt an adult cat for only $5 at both the Springfield and Leverett adoption centers from 12:30 to 5:30 … 0

Tech school projects passed

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Tuesday was the decisive day for the Franklin County Technical School’s roof project, with dire weather predictions and polls open for a districtwide vote to repair the roof and replace aging windows, doors and pavement. Voters didn’t turn … 0

Vilbon made business association ‘greater’

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — When Mary Vilbon first became executive director of the Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association in 2008, “Greater” was not part of the organization’s name. And Vilbon, a Heath resident, didn’t really feel the business … 1

West County Notebook

Monday, June 22, 2015

Annual Pie Social BUCKLAND — “The Narrow Escape of Angeline Palmer” will be the subject of this year’s presentation at the Buckland Historical Society’s annual Pie Social, on Friday, June 26, beginning at 7 p.m. Jackie Walsh of Shelburne Falls will discuss her book (which is not yet … 0

Neighbors: Donations for homeless kids starting to roll in

Monday, June 22, 2015

Hello neighbor. Our neighbors Dean and Kim Scudder of Conway are sending one of the homeless children living in a Greenfield hotel or shelter to camp this summer. It’s the first response I’ve heard about since I told … 0

Shelburne Falls book-signing Thursday at Boswell’s

Sunday, June 21, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — Phil Billitz will share his collection of photographs and reflections on the village of Shelburne Falls, “A Jewel of New England,” at Boswell’s Books, Bridge Street, on Thursday beginning at 6:30 p.m. This book is for visitors to Shelburne Falls, but also for the residents, … 0

Sock donations pour in to honor life of Shelburne man

Friday, June 19, 2015

SHELBURNE — “Life is sharing and caring” was so much more than a slogan to Richard S. Bole of Shelburne, a former sixth-grade teacher in Greenfield public schools, who died in May at age 84. But it was … 0

Weekly Town Meeting List, June 22 to 27

Friday, June 19, 2015

Ashfield Conservation Commission: Wednesday 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Bernardston Planning Board: Monday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Finance Committee: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Board of Selectmen: Wednesday 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Buckland Conservation Commission: Monday 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Board of Selectmen: Tuesday … 0

West County briefs

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Absentee ballots available SHELBURNE — Absentee ballots for Tuesday’s special election are available at the town clerk’s office until Monday at noon. The special election is to seek approval from the Franklin County Technical School’s 19 member towns to borrow funds for a capital improvement project. The town … 0