Warwick

Warwick sets meeting on gas pipeline for May 28

Thursday, May 21, 2015

WARWICK — The town is hosting an informational meeting on Kinder Morgan’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline on May 28 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 12 Athol Road. The meeting is open to the public and will include presentations and a panel discussion featuring UMass professor Scott Jackson, author of a recent report assessing the pipeline’s potential environmental impacts; Leigh Youngblood, executive director of the Mount Grace … 0

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 … 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

Tech students capture honors in statewide competition

Thursday, April 16, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Nine Franklin County Technical School students finished first in competitions at the annual Business Professionals of America State Leadership Conference. Twenty-six students from FCTS competed against 350 students in about 20 events March 7 through 9 in Framingham and Upton. Emmett Boyd of Northfield, Kyle … 0

Warwick will wait on vote for WiredWest

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

WARWICK — The town will hold off on a controversial vote to borrow up to $2.5 million to install a town-wide fiber-optic Internet network. Instead of bringing the proposal to the May 4 annual town meeting and including it on the May 18 town election, the Selectboard decided … 0

Making the switch

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

BOSTON — Amid pressure from legislators and upset consumers, state utility regulators have eliminated a 15-year-old rule that required electricity suppliers to recalculate the bills of customers when they switch from their basic service to a competitor. The practice has cost customers, dozens of whom are from western … 0

No camera needed for Warwick live ‘music video’ contest

Monday, April 13, 2015

WARWICK — If you’ve ever wanted to be in a music video, you’ll soon have your chance. Well, kind of. The Trinitarian Congregational Church is putting a new twist on its annual dinner theater benefit. Residents are invited to put together a music video-style skit to perform live, … 0

Neighbors: Paint and Sip awakens my inner artist

Monday, April 13, 2015

Hello neighbor. A group of friends and family gathering together to paint on canvas, while sipping their favorite beverages, has become a national trend. In this area, two of the companies that provide such entertainment — at least … 1

Tech School seeks OK to borrow $2.45M

Thursday, April 9, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The Franklin County Technical School District will ask the residents of its 19 member towns to go to the polls at a special districtwide election June 23 to approve what they expect to be $2.45 … 0

Adams Farm solar developer ordered to pay $330,000 for overselling project

Thursday, April 9, 2015

ATHOL — A solar-electric developer has been ordered by the attorney general to pay $330,000 for over-selling net metering credits. Soltas Energy Corp. built a solar array at Adams Farm on Bearsden Road, and agreed to provide net metering credits to Athol Hospital, the Athol YMCA, and the … 0

Neighbors: Time to be recognized

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Hello neighbor. I’m glad to be back, though I couldn’t believe what I saw when I stepped out of my apartment Thursday morning. I thought the days of that white stuff were done — and what little is … 0

Pioneer picks Miller as new superintendent

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

NORTHFIELD — The Pioneer Valley Regional School District has picked a new superintendent. The School Committee will soon begin to work out a contract with Ruth Miller, the current superintendent of the Narragansett Regional School District. Miller has 21 years in education. She’s been superintendent of Narragansett for … 0

Where the funding meets the road

Monday, April 6, 2015

With a six-year, $478 billion federal transportation bill released recently to help close an estimated $1 trillion gap in the nation’s highway and bridge infrastructure and improve rail and public transit, a Franklin County group is scheduling an informational meeting as part of a “Stand Up for Transportation … 2