Shutesbury

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 Lake and Campground. You really should get … 0

Neighbors: Local writers publish book of short memoirs

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Hello neighbor. A wonderful group of local writers has published another book. “Days and Moments, Moments and Days,” by Well Done Writers, is now available at World Eye Bookshop in Greenfield and Boswell’s Books in Shelburne Falls. Our neighbor Janet Keyes, who happens to be one of the writers, said the name of the group comes from the place where they meet to … 0

Shutesbury board votes unanimously to euthanize dog

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

SHUTESBURY — A dog that attacked and injured a husband and wife last month is a danger to the public and should be euthanized if it ever returns to town, the Selectboard ruled Tuesday night. In a 3-0 vote, the board decided that the pitbull, owned at the time by Don and Tracy Faulstick but now returned to the adoption agency that provided … 0

Tech school’s business club aims at national competition in Indianapolis

Monday, April 21, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The students of Franklin County Technical School’s extra-curricular business club did well in the state level of the Business Professionals of America competition, well enough that 13 qualified for the next level of competition. The … 0

Neighbors: Easter community meal open to all

Thursday, April 17, 2014

First, I’d just like to wish everyone a happy Easter, happy Passover or happy spring, whichever you prefer. Then, I’d like to get right to telling you about some upcoming events, because there are plenty. EVERYONE IS WELCOME … 0

Neighbors: Local students help others

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hello neighbor. Franklin County Technical School senior Madison Lively of Greenfield and some of her classmates will use their skills as hairdressers-in-training this week to help children, teens and young adults who suffer from medical conditions that cause … 0

Rabies vaccination clinic

Thursday, April 10, 2014

SHUTESBURY — Bring your pet to a low-cost rabies vaccination clinic on Massachusetts Rabies Vaccination Day, Sunday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the town hall at 1 Cooleyville Road, across from the common. The clinic, sponsored by the town, costs $15. … 0

Neighbors: Montague police chief named Elk’s “Citizen of the Year”

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Hello neighbor. Congratulations to our neighbor Chip Dodge, who happens to be Montague’s police chief, and who recently received the “Citizen of the Year” award from the Montague Elks. Chip told me that he was surprised, honored and … 0

Neighbors: Spring has sprung!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Hello neighbor. Spring has sprung! The trees and flowers are budding, birds are singing, and the woodpeckers — I’ve encountered quite a few lately — are drumming. So the next time you step outside, close your eyes, take … 0

Ludlow motorcyclist seriously injured when hit by car

Sunday, April 6, 2014

NEW SALEM — A motorcycle driver from Ludlow was seriously injured in an accident with a car Saturday afternoon. Donald Chartier, 62, of Ludlow, suffered multiple compound fractures to his arms and legs after being thrown from his … 0

Neighbors: Upcoming event to benefit children with developmental delays

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Hello, neighbor. Some of the valley’s best musicians will donate their time on May 10 at 8 p.m. in the Arts Block in Greenfield to raise money for three important causes: Mosaic Down Syndrome Association, REACH Early Intervention and The Academy of Early Learning. The musicians are being … 0

Neighbors: Local woman to study the connection between nature and poetry

Monday, March 31, 2014

Hello neighbor. Another one of our young neighbors has won an award. Carolyn “Carrie” Decker, a South Deerfield native who is currently a senior at Wheaton College — my oldest son Dan spent a couple of years there … 0

In life, he looked after Shutesbury’s health

Friday, March 28, 2014

SHUTESBURY — When Lake Wyola Dam came close to overflowing in 2006, William G. Elliott, the chairman of the town’s Board of Health, spent the night in Town Hall monitoring the situation. When the temperature of the refrigerator … 0