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It was firefighters vs. law enforcement at Beacon Field during the 2013 Winter Carnival. 
(Recorder file/ Beth Reynolds)

Neighbors: Show warmth, sympathy and understanding

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Hello neighbor. I was supposed to be in Boston this morning, but instead I’m at work. I was supposed to be sitting beside my dad who was supposed to be recovering from the heart surgery he was supposed to have had on Wednesday. The surgery was cance led, though, because a man walked into Brigham and Women’s Hospital on Tuesday … 0

Neighbors: Relay For Life kicks off 20 years; one team kicks off 10

Monday, January 19, 2015

Hello neighbor. It’s never too early to talk about the 20-year-old Relay For Life of Franklin County, and I’m sure over the next few months you’ll be hearing a lot about different groups holding fundraisers for cancer research and cure. Team Parrotheads for a Cure is beginning its 10th year together. A team … 0

Sunderland nursing home nearly back to normal

Monday, January 19, 2015

SUNDERLAND — A local nursing home closed after a broken pipe flooded the facility Jan. 10 hopes to have everyone back in by the end of the week. More than half of New England Health Center’s 42 residents have moved back in as repairs continued at the facility. “We have 24 residents who … 0

He’s game for becoming superintendent

Sunday, January 18, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — As principal of the Franklin County Technical School, Richard Martin was known for a nearer-than-the-bleachers involvement in the vocational high school’s sports teams, suiting up for practice and running drills with teenagers. Martin, 50, of … 0

Franklin County Technical School teachers protest ‘hasty’ superintendent hiring

Thursday, January 15, 2015

MONTAGUE — Franklin County Technical School teachers stood up at this week’s School Committee meeting to protest the abrupt selection of a superintendent last month, focusing on the process rather than the pick. Five leaders of the Franklin County Technical Teachers Association union took their complaint to the … 0

Residents moving back into Sunderland nursing home

Thursday, January 15, 2015

SUNDERLAND — Slowly but surely, residents of a local nursing home are moving back in, less than a week after a burst pipe caused them to evacuate. “We (have moved) 14 residents back in our facility, the max allowed by the state so far,” said Uri Turk, spokesman … 0

Neighbors: Celebrate MLK Day by doing service

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Hello neighbor. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which we will celebrate on Monday, is not about having a day off, but instead about doing service for your neighbors and community. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” King said. The civil rights … 0

Sunderland nursing home hopes to reopen this week

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

SUNDERLAND — New England Health Center nursing home’s owners say they hope to return the 42 residents displaced by flooding Saturday afternoon to the nursing home this week. “Staff and work crews are working around the clock to repair the water damage in an effort to return displaced … 0

Neighbors: Mahar Class of 1964 helps its neighbors

Monday, January 12, 2015

Hello neighbor. Mahar’s Class of 1964 had a very busy year last year. The class held its first fundraiser in December 2013, using half of the proceeds to fund award scholarships to some of the graduates of the Class of 2014 and the other half was given as … 0

Cleanup continues at flooded Sunderland nursing home

Monday, January 12, 2015

SUNDERLAND — More than 40 residents of a local nursing home remain displaced as the facility continues to clean up weekend water damage. A sprinkler pipe burst at New England Health Center Saturday afternoon, causing part of a … 0

Burst pipe empties Sunderland nursing home Saturday

Sunday, January 11, 2015

SUNDERLAND — A burst pipe sent the residents of New England Health Center nursing home ferrying through the cold to the First Congregational Church Saturday afternoon. Sunderland Fire Chief Robert Ahearn said a sprinkler pipe in the space between the ceiling and the roof froze and burst by … 0

Rollover

Thursday, January 8, 2015

SUNDERLAND — Local cyclists who lamented the recent closure of Sunderland’s Flye Cycles bicycle shop need not mourn any longer. Blue Steel Bicycle Company, a similar, full-service bike shop located in the same building is now up and … 0

WiredWest towns ready for next step

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Selectmen from all 11 Franklin County hilltowns without high-speed Internet have approved WiredWest’s nonbinding resolution to go forward with a “last mile” $100 million to $120 million fire-optic network build-out. Now the financial planning begins. Ashfield, Charlemont, Colrain, Hawley, Heath, Leyden, New Salem, Rowe, Shutesbury, Warwick and Wendell … 0