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Franklin County Technical school cosmetology students will cut hair for Locks of Love at the school's cosmetology shop on Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Recorder

Neighbors: Local students help others

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hello neighbor. Franklin County Technical School senior Madison Lively of Greenfield and some of her classmates will use their skills as hairdressers-in-training this week to help children, teens and young adults who suffer from medical conditions that cause them to lose their hair. On Friday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Madison and nine of her cosmetology classmates will cut … 0

Neighbors: Montague police chief named Elk’s “Citizen of the Year”

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Hello neighbor. Congratulations to our neighbor Chip Dodge, who happens to be Montague’s police chief, and who recently received the “Citizen of the Year” award from the Montague Elks. Chip told me that he was surprised, honored and proud to receive the phone call last week from Elks Exhalted Ruler Stephen Dacyczyn telling … 0

Mahar wants 2.7% hike to budget

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

ORANGE — The Mahar Regional School member towns will be asked at annual town meetings this spring to pay $12,055,791 for next academic year. That’s a 2.7 percent budget increase. Teachers’ salaries and a new transportation contract take up a large portion of the increase, with smaller items making up the difference. About $432,600 more than this year is proposed to cover the … 0

Neighbors: Lots of fun facts today

Monday, January 27, 2014

Hello neighbor. I have a few interesting facts for you today. I talked with our precipitation prognosticator just before our last snowfall and she told me we had already seen 12 snowstorms this season. We had another shortly after that, so that means we’ve had 13 of the … 0

Letter: What we need

Monday, January 27, 2014

There are great current needs and there is nothing about the Trans-Pacific Partnership that favors them and much that goes against them. We need a far humbler, more local economic focus for the badly needed attention it brings to the local level, the community it restores and the … 0

Community Action offering free tax prep

Friday, January 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — Anti-poverty organization Community Action will again offer free tax preparation this year for low- and moderate-income residents in Franklin and Hampshire counties. The free service, which requires an appointment, will be available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from Feb. 4 through April 15. Community Action has … 0

Neighbors: Little too cold, but good week anyway

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Hello neighbor. Except for the bitter cold temperatures this week — just a little too cold for my liking — it has been a pretty good one. My dad is feeling better, 2½-year-old grandson Justin is growing bigger every day and coming out with some of those great … 0

Making the call for a snow day

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Winter is definitively here and with it the morning suspense on snowy days as children wait with fingers crossed to hear they won’t have classes and parents wait to learn whether they will have to make child care arrangements or brave semi-plowed streets. Someone will … 0

Neighbors: Several recognized for work

Monday, January 20, 2014

Hello neighbor. Lots of exciting news coming out of Turners Falls today. First, the town’s very own Sonya Lamonakis has been named one of What’s The 411 TV’s “25 Most Interesting People of 2013.” Sonya, 39, who was born on a small Greek island and adopted by Stephen … 0

Neighbors: Don’t be too quick to judge

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Hello neighbor. I’m going to be brief today because I’ve talked about this before, but something happened recently and it reminded me that we should all be reminded every so often that we are all, for the most part, doing the best we can. Some people volunteer more … 0

Tech School win prizes in SkillsUSA conference

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Fifteen Franklin County Technical School students participated in the SkillsUSA Fall State Leadership Conference this year in Marlborough and won a variety of prizes. The students competed with 579 of their peers from schools throughout Massachusetts, according to the school. Students competed in a variety … 0

Wendell man to lead area Masons

Thursday, January 9, 2014

WENDELL — Douglas C. Finn of Wendell has become a district deputy grand master of the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts and will preside over five lodges in the 26th Masonic District for the year. Over 30,000 … 0

Neighbors: Ready for a warm-up?

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Hello neighbor. It has been a frigid week, but it appears we’re going to warm up for the weekend. Temperatures are supposed to rise into the 30s today and 40s on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Toasty! January is the month of the Full Wolf Moon, which will appear … 0