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Kelly Goodwin works in the Club Cafe in the John W. Olver Transit Center talking with Heidi Streeter of Greenfield.
(Recorder/Paul Franz)

Neighbors: Be aware of childhood cancer and do something, if you can

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Hello neighbor. It’s every parent’s worst nightmare, and it became reality for our neighbors Jeffrey and Bobbi Hampton of Greenfield, who lost their beautiful daughter Ally to childhood cancer in 2014. Alexandria “Ally” Katlyn Hampton was 20 when she died in May of last year, succumbing to the terrible disease that no one should ever have to endure. My heart … 0

Tech school adds college-prep, AP courses

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Classes started this week at Franklin County Technical School for the 38th time, but for the first time with advanced college placement classes. The Technical School this year added junior and senior AP English classes and an AP statistics class to its academic program, and an AP computer science class … 0

Wildcat O'Halloran: Mind, body and soul

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

He’s a “cool cat” who likes drinking with the Harp Girls, worships the ground she walks on all while she walks all over him and recently went on a midnight service call that didn’t exactly turn out as he’d hoped — or did it? He’s Wildcat O’Halloran, the charming, boisterous, contemporary blues singer-songwriter … 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

Anti-pipeliners eyes turn to Otis: Taking of state-protected land could set precedent

Friday, August 7, 2015

A state House bill to carve 15 acres of state forest land in Berkshire County for a 13-mile Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. project is raising eyebrows — and voices — among opponents of the company’s larger Northeast Energy Direct pipeline that would cut across Franklin County. The proposed … 0

Neighbors: Manhattan Dolls coming to Athol

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Hello neighbor. If you’d like to hop aboard the “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” head to the Athol High School auditorium Aug. 16 from 2 to 4 p.m., when the New York City-based Manhattan Dolls, who perform in the style of the Andrews Sisters, will bring the memorable music of … 0

Warwick gun ban won’t be aggressively enforced

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

WARWICK — New to Warwick’s Town Hall decor are signs banning firearms from the building. The policy stems from an issue at an early July meeting, at which an angry resident, Jon Calcari, raised his voice, and Selectboard … 0

Warwick board bans firearms in Town Hall

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

WARWICK — Firearms are now prohibited in Warwick’s Town Hall. The ban was triggered by a July meeting at which an angry resident, Jon Calcari, raised his voice, and Selectboard Chairwoman Dawn Magi said she felt threatened by … 0

Neighbors: Dick Henry receives highest Moose honor

Monday, August 3, 2015

Hello neighbor. I’d like to congratulate Richard “Dick” Henry of Greenfield, a member of Greenfield Lodge No. 997 Loyal Order of Moose, who has received the Pilgrim Degree of Merit, which is the highest honor bestowed a member. The degree, currently held by very few throughout the United … 0