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Wendell

Fall YMCA registration begins

Monday, August 25, 2014

GREENFIELD —Registration is now taking place for the September/October session of YMCA classes and programs. The Y has programs for children as young as six months (parent/child swim/gym classes) to adults in their nineties (chair fitness, balance & stretch, water fitness). Most of the classes run in eight week session, however many classes will be prorated until they are full. The Y has a Sliding Fee Scale that is based … 0

Neighbors: Enjoy the beautiful weather

Monday, August 25, 2014

Hello neighbor. Looks like it’s going to be a beautiful week. Temperatures are supposed to be in the mid 70s and 80s, with maybe a little rain mid-week. Get out there and see Franklin County. Can you believe fall is just around the corner? I’m sorry this column is so short today, but my dad is back in the hospital and I’ll be … 0

Letter: Her consistent stance

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Rep. Denise Andrews has taken some recent flak from her opponents in the upcoming state elections, as well as on the editorial pages of this newspaper, the main criticism being that she was the lone “no” vote against raising the maximum sentence for heroin trafficking from 20 to 30 years. She has been called “out of touch” on the issue of the opioid … 0

Neighbors: Don’t let a little rain stop you

Monday, June 9, 2014

Hello neighbor. Looks like we’re in for some showers this week, but don’t let that stop you. Temperatures are supposed to be in the 70s. Take advantage of any sunshine we see by getting out into the county. According to those who run the Fishway in Turners Falls, … 0

Wendell residents oppose fracking, approve vehicle and kitchen purchases

Sunday, June 8, 2014

WENDELL — Opposition to a natural gas mining practice and a natural gas pipeline whose proposed route passes through neighboring towns, a number of large vehicle purchases and Town Hall kitchen remodeling all met with voter approval at Saturday’s annual town meeting. Town meeting Moderator Kathleen Nolan said … 0

Mahar grads exhorted to ‘lead by example’

Friday, June 6, 2014

ORANGE — The graduating class, wearing blue and red, at Ralph C. Mahar Regional School took their seats outdoors under clear skies, after a ceremonious entrance. Friends, family, faculty and graduates were welcomed by the school’s Principal Ishmael … 0

Franklin County Technical School students ready for workforce

Friday, June 6, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Franklin County Technical School alumna Lisa Godfrey told 115 graduates Friday that learning a trade at the school will give them a leg up in their future job searches. “It may not feel like it … 0

Neighbors: Lots to do as summer rolls in

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Hello neighbor. There’s lots going on as this first week of June comes to an end and summer rev s up. THERE WILL BE A GREENHOUSE PLANT SALE at Leverett Elementary School on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please support the school and its students by … 0

Wendell annual town meeting set for Saturday

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

WENDELL — The annual town meeting this year will address questions of natural gas mining and transportation, the occasionally controversial Town Hall kitchen and several major equipment purchases. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday in the old Town Hall. One article would ban oil … 0

Letter: Land protection no burden

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Preserving land for the public good is deeply rooted in the history of Massachusetts, beginning with the Plymouth Compact. In 1997, Article 97 established that protecting land and natural resources is a public right. Notwithstanding this notion, the recent Recorder editorial titled “Land protection comes with a price” … 0

Greenfield to celebrate bees

Monday, June 2, 2014

In this feature photo, Debbie Oeky, Sandra Boston and Victoria Floor touch up the crosswalk mural in Greenfield as part of the Paint the Town Green Mural Project. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) … 0

‘Eco-art’ turns out to be just her bag

Sunday, June 1, 2014

WENDELL — Several years ago, Lou Leelyn found herself immersed in convenience, watching everyone around her litter the beaches where she lived and dispose of plastic without a care. “I was living in San Diego and was pretty … 1

Neighbors: Students share ideas to spruce up downtown

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Hello neighbor. The Recorder received letters from a couple of our younger neighbors this week, and I’d like to share a little from each of them with you. Dylan McCullough Clemente of Greenfield, who attends Pearl Rhodes Elementary School in Leyden, wrote that he believes there should be … 0