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

National Grid to cut electric rates

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Valley home and business owners can expect some relief from high electric bills this spring. On Monday, National Grid announced that, pending Department of Public Utilities approval, the cost of power is expected to drop from the current rate of more than 16 cents per kilowatt-hour to just … 0

Neighbors: Learn about volunteer opportunity with local support team

Monday, March 23, 2015

Hello neighbor. I want to tell you about a great group that’s been serving our community for several years. Community Crisis Support Team, a program of Clinical & Support Options, will host its annual free 15-hour new volunteer training on May 7, 12 and 14 from 4 to … 0

Town meetings next week

Friday, March 20, 2015

Ashfield Board of Assessors: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Library Trustees: Monday 7 p.m. in Library. Bernardston Finance Committee: Monday 6:45 p.m. in Town Hall. Buckland Board of Selectmen: Tuesday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Charlemont Board of Selectmen: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Board of … 0

Neighbors: Use all of your senses to greet spring

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Hello neighbor. Happy spring everyone! It’s time to get out into the sun and enjoy — those cold, grey days are almost behind us. Yes, it will be a little muddy, but who cares after being holdup all winter? Temps are working their way into the 30s and … 0

Pioneer towns: school costs unsustainable

Thursday, March 19, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Three of the four Pioneer Valley Regional School District’s towns said they can’t afford to keep paying rising school costs. The district has proposed a $14.46 million budget, though it could be lowered before going to vote at annual town meetings. Warwick Selectboard members told the … 0

Letter: Costly cable venture

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Taxes in Warwick are up 20 percent from what they were, not very long ago. I am not against fiber cable but care should be taken in what we are getting into. We should consider past history in our considerations There is talk now in some towns about … 0

Some in Warwick protest proposed police budget

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

WARWICK — Several residents hope to cut nearly 60 percent from the proposed police budget. Stephen Ruggiero has collected about 55 signatures on a petition to scale the police department’s proposed $54,740 budget back to $22,000. That would bring the budget back to $840 more than its 2012 … 0

Warwick to Pioneer: We can’t pay more

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

WARWICK — The Selectboard will tell the School Committee in no uncertain terms that Warwick can’t afford another increase to its school costs. The Pioneer Valley Regional School District School Committee’s Budget Subcommittee will meet with officials from … 0

Neighbors: Father and daughter recovering nicely after kidney transplant

Monday, March 16, 2015

Hello neighbor. Our neighbor Tim Ollari is doing well after receiving a kidney from his daughter Stephanie last Thursday. Stephanie says Tim looks like a new person — full of life again. She, on the other hand, had … 0

Warwick gets breakdown of $2.5M broadband project

Sunday, March 15, 2015

WARWICK — Although a $2.5-million fiber-optic broadband layout could pay for itself, residents should be prepared to pay the full price of the local portion of the WiredWest network. “Voters should assume they’ll have to pay for it, then they should vote for it and hope they don’t … 0