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Berkshire Gas warns about phone scam

Monday, July 28, 2014

Several Berkshire Gas business customers have recently reported receiving fraudulent telephone calls seeking immediate payment of their Berkshire Gas accounts, by credit card, over the telephone, the utility has reported. The caller claims that the account is overdue and requires immediate payment. Several of the fraudulent calls have showed up as originating from 617-419-5406 in the recipient’s caller ID. Berkshire Gas has reported this information to the Massachusetts State Police, … 0

Whately Planning Board to hear Bayer expansion plans

Friday, July 25, 2014

WHATELY — Thermoplastic film company Bayer MaterialScience is moving forward on expansion plans for its Whately factory. On Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Whately Town Hall, the Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Bayer’s proposal for its 8 Fairview Way facility. The addition would be approximately 94,485 square feet — to accommodate additional employees and production lines. The company’s expansion … 0

Neighbors: Young neighbor to raise money for animals

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hello neighbor. One of our younger neighbors, 11-year-old Miracle Leyro, is organizing a walk through the downtown Greenfield area this Saturday with a group of her friends. The youngsters plan to raise money for Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society. Miracle’s mother Diana Nunez told me that Miracle plans to walk along Main and Federal streets, as well as some of the side streets, … 0

Neighbors: Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Hello neighbor. Well, here we are — Memorial Day weekend already. The federal holiday started as a way to remember and honor the men and women who died while serving their country. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the Civil War to commemorate Union and Confederate … 0

Whately Historical Society features 20th-century fashion

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

WHATELY — For the next year, old Boy Scout uniforms, wedding dresses, hats and flapper dresses from past and present Whately residents will be on display in the Center School. The Whately Historical Society is featuring fashions of … 0

Remember

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

In this feature photo, Michael Blodgett of Montague flags veterans’ graves in a Whately cemetery. A veteran himself, he is making sure all veterans have flags and replacing worn ones for the local VFW. (Recorder/Paul Franz) … 0

Neighbors: Area residents’ accomplishments impressive

Monday, May 19, 2014

Hello neighbor. As I was saying last week, we have a lot of talented neighbors here in Franklin County. I have a few events I want to share with you today, but you will also read about several … 0

Whately library to hear parenting expert

Friday, May 16, 2014

WHATELY — Parenting expert and author Bill Corbett will speak at the Whately Public Library on June 3 at 6:30 p.m. on “How to Raise a Cooperative and Resilient Child or Teen.” He speaks about why young children seem to push your buttons at the most stressful times, … 0

Neighbors: Dog lovers put finishing touches on park

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Hello, neighbor. A group of dog lovers will put the finishing touches on the Friends of the North Quabbin Dog Park this weekend. The dog park has been open to the public for several months and has offered a spot for dogs to run and play. A recent … 0

Bulky waste collection Saturday

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Franklin County Solid Waste Management District is holding a “Clean Sweep” bulky waste collection on Saturday at three locations from 9 a.m. to noon. The three drop-off sites are: Mohawk Trail Regional High School on Route 112 in Shelburne Falls, the Northfield Highway Garage on Caldwell Road, … 0

2 arrested en route to alleged heroin handoff

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

WHATELY — A Springfield man and a Holyoke woman face heroin dealing charges after their rental car was stopped by police. The pair was pulled over on Routes 5 and 10 near Christian Lane after state police spotted … 0

Neighbors: County farmers markets open and ready for business

Monday, May 12, 2014

Hello neighbor. It’s that time of year again! Farmers markets are opening throughout the county, and I for one am excited. Grandson Justin and I like to visit at least two or three different ones each year for … 0

Pipeline protest rally Thursday

Monday, May 12, 2014

When Kinder Morgan pipeline officials arrive for a first-of-its-kind joint meeting Thursday with Franklin Regional Council of Governments and Franklin Regional Planning Board, they’ll be met with a protest of their plans for a natural gas pipeline. A rally is being planned for the Greenfield Town Common at … 0