Whately

It was firefighters vs. law enforcement at Beacon Field during the 2013 Winter Carnival. 
(Recorder file/ Beth Reynolds)

Neighbors: Show warmth, sympathy and understanding

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Hello neighbor. I was supposed to be in Boston this morning, but instead I’m at work. I was supposed to be sitting beside my dad who was supposed to be recovering from the heart surgery he was supposed to have had on Wednesday. The surgery was cance led, though, because a man walked into Brigham and Women’s Hospital on Tuesday … 0

Neighbors: Relay For Life kicks off 20 years; one team kicks off 10

Monday, January 19, 2015

Hello neighbor. It’s never too early to talk about the 20-year-old Relay For Life of Franklin County, and I’m sure over the next few months you’ll be hearing a lot about different groups holding fundraisers for cancer research and cure. Team Parrotheads for a Cure is beginning its 10th year together. A team … 0

He’s game for becoming superintendent

Sunday, January 18, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — As principal of the Franklin County Technical School, Richard Martin was known for a nearer-than-the-bleachers involvement in the vocational high school’s sports teams, suiting up for practice and running drills with teenagers. Martin, 50, of Rindge, N.H., said he doesn’t think that will change when he takes over as superintendent … 0

No snow? Ski areas have new options

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

HAWLEY — What do you do with 15.5 miles of scenic cross-country ski trails and no snow during a winter holiday week? Why not offer up those twisting, groomed trails to winter “fat biking?” That’s what Lloyd and … 0

Six months in, South County EMS recognized with innovation award

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

WHATELY — Whately, Deerfield and Sunderland have won the Massachusetts Municipal Association’s Kenneth E. Pickard Municipal Innovation Award for its role in the creation of South County Emergency Medical Service, a new regional ambulance service that went live July 1. According to a letter from the MMA, South … 0

Whately to hold town office open houses

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

WHATELY — The Town of Whately will hold open houses at the Town Hall, Center School and Western Massachusetts Regional Library System buildings on Jan. 7 to give residents the chance to see the current conditions of the … 0

Police: Whately man handcuffs girlfriend, holds gun to her head

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

WHATELY — A local man faces kidnapping and assault charges after allegedly handcuffing his girlfriend and holding a gun to her head. Joshua McGee, 21, of 139B Westbrook Road, pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Tuesday to charges of kidnapping, assault and battery with a handgun, domestic assault … 0

FCAT names interim manager

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

DEERFIELD — Frontier Cable Access Television’s production lead, Lacey Arnold, has been selected to manage the local community television station while a replacement for former General Manager Douglas Finn is found. Finn left the position last month after four years with the organization to take a job as … 0

Neighbors: Have a happy and healthy New Year

Monday, December 29, 2014

Hello neighbor. We are on the cusp of a new year — another chance for us to get it right. I hope you had a wonderful 2014 and that 2015 is even better, but for those of you who suffered loss or some other type of misfortune this … 0

Whately town buildings survey available online

Friday, December 26, 2014

WHATELY — Whately residents who were unable to attend one of the three facilitated meetings held earlier this month to crowd-source ideas for a solution to the town’s municipal building space needs will have one more opportunity to … 0

Thieves heist 500-lb. Whately Inn safe

Friday, December 26, 2014

WHATELY — State police are continuing to investigate a Christmas morning break-in at the Whately Inn where thieves took a 500-pound safe from the restaurant’s office. Trooper Reid Bagley said police received report of a break-in at 197 Chestnut Plain Road around 8:15 a.m. Troopers remained on scene … 0

Whately Inn suffers Christmas break-in

Thursday, December 25, 2014

WHATELY — State Police on Christmas Day investigated a breaking and entering at the Whately Inn, 193 Chestnut Plain Road. State Police spokesman Lt. Daniel Richard confirmed that the Northampton barracks received a report of a break-in at 8:17 a.m. and were on scene with the state Crime … 0

Neighbors: Don’t be sad, there’s lots more to come

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Hello, neighbor. ’Tis the day after Christmas, and I’ll bet many of you are finding yourselves in the same places you were just a few weeks ago — elbow to elbow with hundreds of others at stores, this time returning the sweater that doesn’t fit or that gift … 0