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Berkshire Gas warns about phone scam

Monday, July 28, 2014

Several Berkshire Gas business customers have recently reported receiving fraudulent telephone calls seeking immediate payment of their Berkshire Gas accounts, by credit card, over the telephone, the utility has reported. The caller claims that the account is overdue and requires immediate payment. Several of the fraudulent calls have showed up as originating from 617-419-5406 in the recipient’s caller ID. Berkshire Gas has reported this information to the Massachusetts State Police, … 0

Neighbors: Young neighbor to raise money for animals

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hello neighbor. One of our younger neighbors, 11-year-old Miracle Leyro, is organizing a walk through the downtown Greenfield area this Saturday with a group of her friends. The youngsters plan to raise money for Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society. Miracle’s mother Diana Nunez told me that Miracle plans to walk along Main and Federal streets, as well as some of the side streets, … 0

Neighbors: Head to the North Quabbin for some summer fun

Monday, July 21, 2014

Hello neighbor. I was really excited to read last week that the North Quabbin will be getting some help from the state to boost tourism. It’s such a beautiful area — and you all know how much I love the Quabbin Reservoir. There are other attractions in that area: Starrett Museum in Athol, Swift River Historical Society Museum in New Salem and Tully … 0

Pipeline protest rally Thursday

Monday, May 12, 2014

When Kinder Morgan pipeline officials arrive for a first-of-its-kind joint meeting Thursday with Franklin Regional Council of Governments and Franklin Regional Planning Board, they’ll be met with a protest of their plans for a natural gas pipeline. A rally is being planned for the Greenfield Town Common at … 0

Neighbors: Deerfield Inn named one of “best” by Yankee Magazine

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Hello neighbor. We live in such a wonderful area, with some of the best restaurants, motels, attractions and events, and many of them have been chosen by Yankee Magazine as “best.” This year, it’s the Deerfield Inn that … 0

Annual Bike Week rolls in Saturday

Thursday, May 8, 2014

As sure as tulips and native asparagus, a true sign of spring in Franklin County is bicycling — and the annual bike week celebration, which occurs next week. Bike Week, part of a statewide bicycling celebration partnership between … 0

Dubrule eyes Second Congressional District seat

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Daniel D. Dubrule, who challenged Democratic incumbent Stephen Brewer for his Senate seat in 2010, plans to run again, this time as an independent seeking Democratic incumbent James McGovern’s Second Congressional District seat. Dubrule, a 46-year-old retired state … 0

Neighbors: This week filled with events and activities

Monday, May 5, 2014

Hello neighbor. I have so much to tell you about today, so I’m just going to get to it. WISHING WILES WE WORK Relay for Life Team will hold a spaghetti, sausage and homemade meatballs dinner on Wednesday at the Moose Family Center, 20 School St. in Greenfield … 0

10 local teachers win awards

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Ten Franklin County teachers will receive Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching awards on Tuesday to commemorate their impact on children. The awards, given out annually since 2003, honor 140 teachers from 35 different communities for their commitment to children in their schools. Franklin and Hampshire County recipients, nominated … 0

Shutesbury Town Meeting action averts regional school budget crisis

Sunday, May 4, 2014

SHUTESBURY — Voters at the annual town meeting unanimously agreed to continue to use the standard funding formula for the town’s contribution to the Amherst-Pelham Regional School District, defusing an issue officials said could have thrown the schools’ … 0

Neighbors: Buddy Baseball celebrates 20 years

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Hello neighbor. It was 20 years ago that our neighbor Pam Roberts, along with her son Thomas, approached the Greenfield Recreation Department with the idea of offering a baseball program to children with disabilities. Christy Moore, the town’s … 0

Formula dispute threatens regional school budget

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

SHUTESBURY — Voters at the Saturday town meeting will decide on whether to switch formulas for calculating its portion of the regional school budget it shares with three other towns, an action that officials say would throw that budget into disarray. Shutesbury has been using the so-called alternative … 0

Neighbors: Local genealogists solve family mysteries, Thursdays at 6

Monday, April 28, 2014

Hello neighbor. I would like to apologize to you if you have been inconvenienced by my continued absence. I have been out with a back problem that is slowly getting better, but is not quite there yet. If you have something pressing that needs to be published, please … 0