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Low rivers cause water limits for Shelburne Falls residents

Monday, July 27, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — Effective immediately the Shelburne Falls Fire District is imposing mandatory restrictions on nonessential outdoor water use between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., due to flow conditions in the North River adjacent to two wells. When the U.S.G.S. stream-flow sensor drops below 44.5 cubic feet per second for three consecutive days, the District is required, under the Water Management Act, to restrict water use in order to help … 0

Neighbors: Visit your local farmers market

Monday, July 27, 2015

Hello neighbor. Farmers markets are going strong throughout the county this summer. I’m not going to mention any in particular, because most of you know where they are, especially if you’ve got one in your town. What I want to talk about today is why you should visit one or two or more. Visiting a farmers market is a way of enjoying the … 0

Chinese teens have summer fun at Mohawk

Monday, July 27, 2015

BUCKLAND — Eighteen Chinese high- and middle-school students began their third day at the Mohawk Trail Regional School by learning to dance the Macarena, followed up with “The Chicken Dance.” It was taught to them, as an ice-breaker, by recent Mohawk graduate Laura Purington of Colrain. Teens don’t have dances in China, so, … 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

Talk tonight on silver screens of Shelburne Falls

Thursday, June 18, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — During the Golden Age of Hollywood, movie theaters played an important role in communities across America, delivering a wide spectrum of film entertainment, says Fred deVecca, director of Pothole Pictures. The Shelburne Falls area had … 1

Neighbors: Help a homeless child go to summer camp

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Hello neighbor. I spoke this week with Joe Manning, one of our neighbors living in Florence. He said he was in Loot in Turners Falls late last summer, rummaging through all of the antiques and treasures, when he came upon a box of old Associated Press photos. “There’s … 0

Letter: Important survey

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

If you are a well-informed Catholic who takes an active interest in the direction of our country, then take a few minutes to complete the National Survey of American Catholic opinion concerning abortion . This survey will be studied carefully by Catholic leaders and leaders in government whose … 0

Letter: Voicing our opposition

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

I just returned from the public hearing held Thursday night to invite comments from the community on the proposed pipeline that will cross and intersect many towns and properties here in western Massachusetts. I don’t think I have ever felt more proud to live where I do, and … 0

As West County patients look for MDs, some area doctors have capacity

Monday, June 15, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — When West County Physicians closes at the end of the month, after 42 years of providing medical services to West County residents, about 3,000 active patients will need to find a new primary care doctor. The good news is that several practices in Franklin County … 0

In Franklin County, always something old, something new

Monday, June 15, 2015

Franklin County reminds me of the wedding rhyme: something old, something new … As I work my way around the county’s 26 towns on my summer journey to reacquaint myself with The Recorder’s readers, I found myself in the back shop of Pine Hill Orchards, standing in a … 0

Register now for special election

Monday, June 15, 2015

SHELBURNE — If you want to vote in the June 23 special election for Franklin County Technical School District capital improvement project, today is the last day to register to vote. The special election seeks 19 member towns’ approval for the vocational school district to borrow roughly $2.4 … 0

Route 2 crash hurts man

Monday, June 15, 2015

SHELBURNE — A Turners Falls man swerved in time to lessen the consequences of another driver’s distraction on Route 2 Monday, according to police. He hurt his back but was out of the hospital by the afternoon. Nicholas Aldrich, 35, of 75 Park St., Turners Falls, was treated … 0

Wicked sweet work ethic: Mass. sugarhouses’ record-breaking maple syrup season

Monday, June 15, 2015

CONWAY — Though the maple sugaring season got off to a late start this year, Massachusetts’s sugarhouses had a record-breaking season. Winton Pitcoff, the coordinator of the Massachusetts Maple Producers Association, said the successful season could be attributed … 0