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Little Yellow Trolley

Neighbors: New book tells story of 1896 Trolley No. 10

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hello, neighbor. Over the past week, there’s been a lot of activity at the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum at 14 Depot St. Visitors have been busy signing a copy of the “Little Yellow Trolley,” a book that follows the history of the 1896 Trolley No. 10. It was written by museum member Marie Bartlett. The book describes the early days … 0

Warwick still unsure on WiredWest

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

WARWICK — With months of complex negotiations in the works, Warwick still hasn’t joined WiredWest’s cooperative to bring high-speed Internet to this small rural town. Earlier this year, state supported Mass. Broadband Institute released a statement estimating the town’s projected cost to extend the existing fiber-optic network the “final mile” to homes and … 0

Neighbors: Community says “goodbye” to longtime service agency head

Monday, August 24, 2015

Hello neighbor. On Wednesday, The United Arc will say “bon voyage” to its executive director of 39 years. Ed Porter has performed a variety of roles in the position since 1976, helping the agency expand and adapt to the changing needs of our community over the years. Ed is leaving shortly after completing … 0

Cardboard corregatta floats Warwick’s boat

Sunday, August 23, 2015

WARWICK — The SS Andrea Doria sank a second time Sunday, this time on calm water and to the sound of cheers. There were no casualties and crew member Dana McRae was able to save the bowsprit, a … 0

Weekly Town Meetings

Friday, August 21, 2015

Ashfield Selectboard: Monday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Technology/Finance Committee/Selectboard: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Parks Commission: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Conservation Commission: Wednesday 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Planning Board: Wednesday 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Bernardston Veterans Agent: Monday 9 a.m. in Town … 0

Old Home Days may be numbered for annual Warwick parade

Friday, August 21, 2015

WARWICK — Unless parade participation suddenly increases during Warwick’s Old Home Days, this might be the last year the event features a parade. Old Home Days committee Chairwoman Colleen Paul said parades aren’t easy to coordinate due to … 0

Neighbors: Remember the power your words have and use them wisely

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Hello neighbor. I have lots to tell you about today. Before I go into what’s happening in the county, I’d like to tell you about an unsigned note I received from one of you fine folks, and then … 0

Warwick asks state to pass pipeline concerns along to FERC by deadline

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

WARWICK — Warwick’s Conservation Commission is requesting that the state’s Energy Facilities Siting Board relay the town’s concerns to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission about the proposed natural gas pipeline before the Aug. 31 deadline to submit comments on the environmental impacts. On Aug. 12, Warwick’s Conservation Commission … 0

Warwick gun ban still drawing fire

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

WARWICK — Some Warwick residents still feel the firearm ban at the Town Hall is unnecessary. But Selectboard members aren’t inclined to retract their policy. During a June meeting, an angry resident, Jon Calcari, raised his voice, and Selectboard Chairwoman Dawn Magi said she felt threatened by the … 0

Warwick Selectboard adopts civility policy

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

WARWICK — The Selectboard has adopted guidelines to control flare-ups and outbursts at its meetings like those that have occurred several times in the past two months. During those meetings, some disagreed with board members and shared their feelings by yelling or using a rude tone with the … 0

Town Hall gun bans not common in Franklin County

Sunday, August 16, 2015

WARWICK — Guns are no longer welcome at Warwick’s public meetings, but the town seems to be an outlier in putting its foot down on firearms. The town’s new policy, adopted by the board in a 2-1 vote, went into effect last week. It stems from an issue … 0

Neighbors: Our neighbors are in our thoughts

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Hello neighbor. I told you a nice story the other day about a neighbor who was admitted to Baystate Franklin Medical Center with a respiratory infection, who ended up being diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. I’m sorry to … 0

Neighbors: Franklin County Fair’s Got Talent competition begins

Monday, August 10, 2015

Hello neighbor. It’s that time again — the search is on for Franklin County’s most talented. If you’d like to make it to Franklin County Fair’s Got Talent stage, you’ve got just a few more days to submit a link to the video or audio showing everyone your … 0