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Shelburne

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 to this free event at the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum on July 9, from 10 a.m. to noon. Participating libraries are Belding … 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 bags in your trash do not go to a landfill. They go to the Covanta … 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, so you’d better hurry. The 2015 lineup includes lots of return musicians and a few … 0

On the road again: Recorder editor’s tour continues tonight in Colrain

Monday, June 1, 2015

Now I remember what I love about Franklin County: its people. Co-workers and friends keep asking me how my whirlwind summer tour of the county’s 26 towns is going. As the latest editor of the county’s two-century-old newspaper, … 0

Police: Pedestrian involved in fist fight, not car crash

Monday, June 1, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — The accident Friday night on the Buckland side of the village was no accident, Buckland Police Chief James Hicks said Monday. “The car never hit the person,” Hicks said. “Basically, what happened was there was an incident involving a person in a crosswalk and a … 0

Neighbors: 5th annual Bee Fest on Court Square in Greenfield on Saturday

Monday, June 1, 2015

Hello neighbor. Imagine a world without bees. You’d also have to imagine a world without carrots, onions, tomatoes and other vegetables and fruits, because they are dependent upon bees for pollination. And, of course, what about honey? How … 0

West County Briefs

Monday, June 1, 2015

Town meets Wednesday to OK school costs SHELBURNE — Now that the Mohawk Trail Regional School District’s $18.3 million operating budget has been approved by seven out of eight member towns, Shelburne will hold a special town meeting Wednesday to see if the town will vote to spend … 0

Leverett artist’s painting on road race T-shirts

Sunday, May 31, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — Artist Louise Minks of Leverett has created the Bridge of Flowers painting printed on this year’s Bridge of Flowers Road Race T-shirt. Online race registration is now open for the 37th annual foot race on Aug. 8. According to race organizer Michael McCusker, her painting … 0

Greenfield Savings donates $10K to Arms Library roof restoration

Friday, May 29, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — The Arms Library has one more good neighbor helping to “Put a Roof On It” — Greenfield Savings Bank. This week, the bank gave the 101-year-old library $10,000 toward the library’s capital campaign, which includes … 0

Neighbors: Senior event promises opportunity

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Hello neighbor. The Franklin County Sheriff’s TRIAD program, along with the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office and Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility in Greenfield, will sponsor the Senior Services Health and Safety Expo on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Schuetzen Verein on Barton Cove in Gill. … 0

West County Notebook

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Mohawk stages ‘The Breakfast Club’ BUCKLAND — Today and Saturday, Mohawk students present an adaptation of The Breakfast Club at 7 p.m. Mohawk senior Laura Purington directs this stage adaptation of the classic film about high school relationships. Admission is by donation. Riverfest art workshop Saturday SHELBURNE FALLS … 0

Shelburne Falls RiverFest set for June 5 to 7

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — This year’s RiverFest, a weekend-long celebration of the Deerfield River June 5 through 7, will include tours of a hydropower plant, street music, fly-casting demonstrations, rafting and paddleboard trips, a parade decoration workshop and its … 0

Letter: Timetable mistake

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

It is a tale as old as railroading: the disconnect between the marketing and the operating departments. Add in a bunch of foolish politicians trying to get the egg off their faces and you are going to miss your train. I’m referring to the newly published AMTRAK SYSTEM … 0