Franklin County Technical school cosmetology students will cut hair for Locks of Love at the school's cosmetology shop on Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Recorder

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 nine of her cosmetology classmates will cut … 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: 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 a deep breath and inhale that earthy spring odor of wet soil and grass the … 0

Neighbors: Remembering a beloved patrolman

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Hello neighbor. Here we are at the start of 2014 and I have no activities or events to tell you about today — I’m guessing everyone is recovering from what I hope were very happy holidays. My holidays were great, as usual, though grandsons Justin, Owen and Travis … 1

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

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

Neighbors: Snowfall predictions for winter season

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Hello neighbor. Our local winter prognosticator Farrah Pomeroy has predicted we will have 21 snowfalls this snow season, and we’ve already seen four of them — remember, all you have to be able to do is track a cat to count as one of Farrah’s snowfalls. She tells … 0

Neighbors: Girl Scouts to hold annual ski and skate sale

Monday, December 2, 2013

Hello neighbor. Dad is home and recovering. He wanted me to thank all who reached out to me with prayers and well-wishes over the past two weeks. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving, because he came home on Thursday. I hope yours was just as wonderful. I ALSO WANT … 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