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The colorguard passes by on Federal Street in Greenfield during the 2012 Memorial Day parade in Greenfield.
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Neighbors: Go to a local parade and support our veterans Monday

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Hello neighbor. Memorial Day is a federal holiday for remembering people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. It originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in that war, but by the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who died while in military service. The … 0

Franklin County Memorial Day events

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Ashfield The Memorial Day parade on Monday begins at 10 a.m. in front of Town Hall, proceeds to Plain Cemetery and to the Veterans Memorial and Civil War Memorial, then back to Town Hall. There will be featured speakers and music as well. Bernardston The town’s parade kicks off from the Four Leaf … 0

Neighbors: Back in Franklin County

Monday, May 18, 2015

Hello neighbor. I’m back! What a lovely week we had on the water and in Bermuda. The weather was perfect and we got to see a dolphin and a whale show on the way home. I learned early on in the trip that it really is a small world. Shortly after we boarded and were waiting at the elevator to make our way … 0

Pruyne wins seat in Warwick race

Monday, May 18, 2015

WARWICK — Lawrence “Doc” Pruyne will be the town’s next Selectboard member, beating both his opponents by a wide margin. Pruyne garnered 96 votes to Todd Dexter’s 55 and Kimberly Smith’s 30. Stephen Pontz got seven votes, despite withdrawing from the race prior to Monday’s election. Pruyne has … 0

State OKs Eversource’s lower summer rates

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The state has approved Eversource electric rates for the summer months. On July 1, the Basic Service supply price for all residential Eversource customers in western Massachusetts will drop by about 31 percent, from 14.228 cents for the cold weather months to 9.767 cents per kilowatt-hour. Customers using … 0

Three-way race for Selectboard in Warwick election Monday

Monday, May 11, 2015

WARWICK — A four-way race has turned into a three-way contest for the seat of outgoing Selectboard member Patricia Lemon. Polls will be open from noon to 7 p.m. Monday in Town Hall. Lawrence “Doc” Pruyne of Hastings Pond Road, Kimberly Smith of Wendell Road and Todd Dexter … 0

Neighbors: Neighbors will return May 19

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Hello neighbor. Neighbors will not be back until May 19. I am headed this morning with my friend Diane Poirier on a cruise to Bermuda. I hope you all have a wonderful week. I can’t imagine we’ll have anything but a great time. See you when I return. … 0

Meet the candidates in Warwick Friday

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

WARWICK — Residents will have two chances Friday to put faces to the names on the May 18 town election ballot. Two “meet the candidates” events will be held in Town Hall, one from 11:30 to 1 p.m., and another from 6 to 8 p.m., hosted by the … 0

Warwick OKs fire engine, broadband

Monday, May 4, 2015

WARWICK — A used fire engine, broadband service and a formal recognition to say the Pledge of Allegiance before town meeting are some of the items town voters supported at Monday night’s crowded town meeting. A total 137 of the town’s 547 registered voters came to town meeting. … 0

Neighbors: Another chance to help a neighbor in need

Monday, May 4, 2015

Hello, neighbor. First, I would like to send out a “very happy birthday” to grandson Justin’s beautiful mommy Suzanne. There’s going be a benefit golf tournament with shotgun start for longtime local disc jockey Ryan Interlande, who needs a heart transplant, at Thomas Memorial Golf and Country Club … 0

Neighbors: Time to help another young neighbor in need

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hello neighbor. Another young neighbor and her family need our help. Five-year-old Langston Mackenzie Secore needs a non invasive treatment for her scoliosis, which she was diagnosed with at Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield. The treatment is meant to prevent or delay more invasive surgery. She’s supposed … 0

Yankee Magazine names three local businesses ‘best’ of New England

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Blueberry doughnuts, Polish food and tubing down the Deerfield River have all been recognized this year by Yankee Magazine as being the “best” in New England. The magazine’s editors said “the moist, slightly crumbly blueberry doughnut represents the … 0

House doesn’t act on helping SNAP recipients

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Legislature did not act on a proposed amendment to help food stamp recipients hurt by a recent bureaucratic change. However, anti-hunger and anti-poverty advocates say the Baker administration has indicated it is willing to look at the problem caused by the recent modernization changes in … 0