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Whately asked to approve capital projects

Monday, April 14, 2014

WHATELY — Nine projects worth $312,610 could give the town a new emergency generator and lighting at the school, a dump truck with a sander and a barrier gate and fence at Herhily Park. Townspeople will be asked to approve the money at annual town meeting on April 29 at 7 p.m. The projects are recommended by the selectmen and Capital Planning Committee. The projects are long overdue, having been … 0

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 … 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

Whately to vote on Town Hall project

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

WHATELY — Before the historic white clapboard meeting house finally transforms into the newly renovated and expanded Town Hall, residents will be asked again to give their support one last time to the two-year project at annual town … 0

Whately seeks budget boost of $218,708

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

WHATELY — Taxpayers may have to pay an extra $218,708 for next year, according to the draft town budget. The proposed budget for the budget that takes effect July 1 is $4,640,016. The biggest increase is the school costs. The Whately Elementary School budget is $1,555,166. The School … 0

South County Notebook

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Last day to submit warrant articles CONWAY — Residents have until Monday to submit agenda items for the annual town meeting. Any items must be signed by a minimum of 10 voters and the signatures must be certified by the town clerk. Register to vote in Conway by … 0

Frontier tennis courts to go without repairs

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Superintendent Martha Barrett has withdrawn the Frontier Regional School Committee’s request for Community Preservation Act money to fund repairs to the school tennis courts. With no money to repair the tennis courts, Barrett said, “at some point, the courts may have to be closed.” The … 0

Neighbors: Spring has sprung!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Hello neighbor. Spring has sprung! The trees and flowers are budding, birds are singing, and the woodpeckers — I’ve encountered quite a few lately — are drumming. So the next time you step outside, close your eyes, take … 0

Whately offers solar program to residents

Thursday, April 3, 2014

WHATELY — The town is teaming up with Chesterfield and Williamsburg to reduce electric costs for their residents and greenhouse gas emissions in the environment. The three towns have been selected to participate in the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s Solarize Mass. program. Through incentives, rebates and group purchasing, … 0

Neighbors: Upcoming event to benefit children with developmental delays

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Hello, neighbor. Some of the valley’s best musicians will donate their time on May 10 at 8 p.m. in the Arts Block in Greenfield to raise money for three important causes: Mosaic Down Syndrome Association, REACH Early Intervention and The Academy of Early Learning. The musicians are being … 0

Edwards says his back, not backing, gave out

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

WHATELY — Jonathan Edwards says he had been averaging 1,000 miles a week of crisscrossing the state in his campaign for lieutenant governor, a race he quit earlier this week because of severe back pain. “My doctor said … 0

3 charged when I-91 stop nets heroin

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

GREENFIELD — A local woman faces charges of heroin distribution after an Interstate 91 traffic stop. Cyerra Weimer, 19, whose address in court records was given as the Days Inn, pleaded innocent to charges of possession of heroin with intent to distribute, and conspiracy to violate drug laws, … 0

Edwards ends his run for lt. governor

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

WHATELY — Selectman Jonathan Edwards has ended his campaign for lieutenant governor, citing health issues. “After consulting doctors and physical therapists, I have been told that my back problems will leave me out of action for at least several weeks,” Edwards said. Edwards has been suffering from debilitating … 0