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Heather Lonergan of Turnes Falls and her collection of toothbrushes from Franklin County Technical School for Lonergan's next dental aid trip to Ghana. Recorder/Paul Franz

Tech School toothbrushes to help spread smiles in Ghana. Turners woman returns for sixth dental aid trip

Friday, February 27, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Dental hygienist Heather Lonergan has made a habit of spending her vacations spreading dental health in Ghana, and this year she will go armed with toothbrushes collected by the students and staff of Franklin County Technical School. Lonergan said she usually brings 1,200 toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes and dental floss. A drive at the Tech School, where Lonergan’s … 0

Neighbors: Nominate the next Peacemaker Award recipients

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hello neighbor. The Interfaith Council of Franklin County and Traprock Center for Peace and Justice are looking for nominations from throughout the county of teens who are contributing to peace and justice in the world. Having lived in the county almost all of my life, I know there are plenty of nominees out there, so if you know of a young person who … 0

Local outdoors enthusiasts float Olympic idea

Friday, February 20, 2015

Will the whitewater slaloms of the 2024 Olympics take place on the Deerfield River? That’s the hope of local outdoor enthusiasts, and of Congressman Richard Neal, who is pushing for “regional equity” in Boston’s bid for the 2024 Olympics. Neal, whose district includes the western half of Franklin County, not only hopes that … 2

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

Living Nativity in Whately on Sunday

Friday, December 19, 2014

WHATELY — The traditional Christmas story of the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem will be brought to life in Whately Sunday afternoon, when Whately First Congregational Church holds its annual living nativity event. The festivities start at 3 in the shed behind the church, located at 177 Chestnut … 0

Neighbors: Take advantage of technology, but don’t let it rule you

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Hello neighbor. I just wanted to finish what I started on Tuesday, if you don’t mind. I seem to be on my soapbox this week, so please bear with me. I guess I’m just filled with the joy of the season and want to share it with you. … 0

Former employee sues Frontier for discrimination

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A trial date has been set for a discrimination suit filed against Frontier Regional School by a former information technology professional who was fired after he says he was treated unfairly by his past co-workers. Sandy Moya of 10 Wolcott St., Holyoke, has sued the … 0