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Chuck Larson, of Hinsdale, Ma. checks out a model Priority Mail remote controlled planeat a previous year's Giant Western Massachusetts Remote Control Flea Market.
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Neighbors: Easter community meal open to all

Thursday, April 17, 2014

First, I’d just like to wish everyone a happy Easter, happy Passover or happy spring, whichever you prefer. Then, I’d like to get right to telling you about some upcoming events, because there are plenty. EVERYONE IS WELCOME to a free Easter ham dinner community meal at the Greenfield Alliance Church, 385 Chapman St. in Greenfield on Saturday at 5 … 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

Neighbors: Enjoy a local winter wonderland

Monday, January 6, 2014

Hello neighbor. Those of you who cross-country ski or snowshoe probably already know about or have been to Northfield Mountain Cross Country Ski Area on Route 63 in Northfield. For those of you thinking about taking up either sport, this local gem, which happens to be in our … 0

Neighbors: A healthy, joyous New Year to all

Monday, December 30, 2013

Hello neighbor. The next time we meet it will be 2014. I wish you all a healthy and joyous new year. I had several people contact me to tell me about their resolutions for 2014. Some were the typical: lose weight, find a new job, stop drinking, etc. … 0

Neighbors: What is your New Year’s resolution?

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Hello neighbor. The snow keeps falling, so we’re getting closer to at least the halfway mark of prognosticator Farrah Pomeroy’s prediction of 21 snowfalls this winter. Even though I worked on Christmas Day, I have to say that I had a nice holiday this year. I got to … 0

Neighbors: Merry Christmas and Happy Kwanzaa

Monday, December 23, 2013

Hello neighbor. Here we are! To all of you, I would like to wish the best, happiest and safest holidays. We’ll all be spending the next couple of days with friends and family, and that’s why I love this time of year so much. I’ll actually be working … 0

Thank You Letter: Social Ministries

Thursday, December 19, 2013

All of us at Montague Catholic Social Ministries want to extend our heartfelt appreciation to Cub Scout Pack 16 of Deerfield for their outstanding effort during their “Scouting for Food” Drive. Because of them, our Basic Needs Program has an additional 1,300 pounds of food to distribute to … 1

Neighbors: Keep an eye on winter weather

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Hello neighbor. I thought I’d continue my “stay safe” theme this week. This time, I’d like to talk about how we are all going to weather the winter. The good news is that Daylight Savings Time begins March 9 and the first day of spring is only 91 … 0

Neighbors: Be safe this holiday season

Monday, December 16, 2013

Hello neighbor. It’s that time of year, and today I want to share some holiday safety tips with you. These tips are for both our children and the furry, four-legged members of our family. Let’s all vow to keep them safe during this joyous season. Don’t forget to … 0

Neighbors: Snowfalls and fire victim fundraiser

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Hello neighbor. I wanted to briefly comment today on how many snowfalls we’ve had since our precipitation prognosticator, Farrah Pomeroy, made her prediction for the 2013-2014 winter season a couple of weeks ago. Farrah said she believes Franklin County will see 21 snowfalls this season and remember, you … 0

Neighbors: Independent movie filmed in Greenfield video game store

Monday, December 9, 2013

Hello neighbor. The filming of an independent movie at Video Games Etc. on Main Street in Greenfield recently caused quite the stir when Greenfield police responded to reports of the FBI standing on Main Street holding guns. The store recently added its name to a list of Franklin … 0

‘Iconic’ Shelburne Center property to be preserved

Sunday, December 1, 2013

SHELBURNE — Before she died in 2009 at age 85, Madeline McKinnon used to talk with neighbors about wanting to preserve her land, a rolling hayfield on the other side of Bardwells Ferry Road, across from where she … 0

Neighbors: Turners alumni cheerleaders set for pep rally

Monday, November 25, 2013

Hello neighbor. First, I’d like to thank all of you who have sent my dad and our family your well wishes, thoughts and prayers. He is expected to be transported to the West Roxbury veterans hospital, where he will have heart surgery probably some time this week. I’ll … 0

Neighbors: Have a great weekend

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Hello neighbor. Not much to say today. As I write this, my dad is being admitted into intensive care at Baystate Franklin Medical Center. I guess my sister and I, along with the rest of the family, just sit and wait at this point. I will let you … 0