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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 first-timers. I’ve attended several times, a couple … 0

Neighbors: Be kind

Monday, June 29, 2015

Hello neighbor. About once a year I feel compelled to remind myself and others to be good neighbors. I don’t necessarily mean “neighbor” in the literal sense. What I mean is that we all should be kind to everyone. Those who aren’t can never truly be happy themselves. Get out and talk with the people who live in your neighborhood and your community. … 0

Warwick Town Hall hosts renowned cellist Sunday

Friday, June 26, 2015

WARWICK — Acclaimed cellist Tony Rymer — son of Warwick resident Cheri Robartes — will perform several classical pieces during a free event Sunday at 1 p.m. in Warwick’s Town Hall. Rymer was home-schooled in Boston and learned the importance of music from his mother, a musician and piano instructor. He is a … 0

Neighbors: Adopt an adult cat for $5 this weekend

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hello neighbor. It’s that time again, folks! Dakin Humane Society is offering its $5 cat adoption for select adult cats on Saturday and Sunday. This weekend only, you can adopt an adult cat for only $5 at both the Springfield and Leverett adoption centers from 12:30 to 5:30 … 0

Volunteers break ground on Warwick safety complex

Thursday, June 25, 2015

WARWICK — The Warwick Volunteer Firemen’s Association broke ground Thursday to begin construction on the $150,000 Public Safety Complex. “We are very excited,” Fire Chief Ronald Gates said. “We have just been plugging away at it for 15 years. It’s been a long hard journey and we are … 0

Tech school projects passed

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Tuesday was the decisive day for the Franklin County Technical School’s roof project, with dire weather predictions and polls open for a districtwide vote to repair the roof and replace aging windows, doors and pavement. Voters didn’t turn … 0

Warwick asks FERC for pipelinescoping session in Northfield

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

WARWICK — On Monday, Warwick’s Selectboard unanimously voted and approved to send a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission requesting that a scoping session be held in Northfield. The letter stated: “If these sessions are held in Boston, that means a 180-mile round trip for Northfield and … 0

Neighbors: Donations for homeless kids starting to roll in

Monday, June 22, 2015

Hello neighbor. Our neighbors Dean and Kim Scudder of Conway are sending one of the homeless children living in a Greenfield hotel or shelter to camp this summer. It’s the first response I’ve heard about since I told … 0

Weekly Town Meeting List, June 22 to 27

Friday, June 19, 2015

Ashfield Conservation Commission: Wednesday 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Bernardston Planning Board: Monday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Finance Committee: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Board of Selectmen: Wednesday 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Buckland Conservation Commission: Monday 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Board of Selectmen: Tuesday … 0

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

Warwick considers broadband options

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

WARWICK — Warwick is talking to two commercial Internet providers as it seeks alternatives to the WiredWest non-profit cooperative for bringing broadband to every home in town. Town officials are looking at Crocker Communications of Greenfield and Axia Consulting of Boston. Both offered to bring in broadband service … 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

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