North Notebook

Published: 3/15/2019 6:19:41 PM
Archaeology bylaw vote postponed

NORTHFIELD — A bylaw on archaeological work that was previously planned to be proposed at this year’s annual Town Meeting is now being delayed for at least another year, Northfield Historical Commission Chairwoman Carol Lebo said. Under the bylaw, the Historical Commission would receive records and results from any archaeological work happening in Northfield. Lebo said that the Historical Commission is still researching and building community support, and is not prepared to propose a bylaw. Last year, the commission had hoped to propose a similar bylaw at annual Town Meeting, but decided against it after legal counsel advised that the proposed wording was not sufficiently rigorous.

New solar farm proposed for Greenfield and Bernardston

BERNARDSTON — A solar farm proposed for the border of Greenfield and Bernardston, on the west side of Route 5 near Townline Creamy, will be in review by the Bernardston Planning Board starting this week. The public hearing opens March 21 at 6:30 p.m., but will be followed at 7 p.m. by a public hearing on new bylaws proposed by the Planning Board. The project is already under review by the conservation commissions of Greenfield and Bernardston.

Josh LeVangie and the Pistoleros play in Warwick

WARWICK — Josh LeVangie and the Pistoleros are playing at Warwick Town Hall today, March 16 at 7 p.m. The band describes its sound as “outlaw country,” in the vein of Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings. The concert is the third in this year’s Wooden Fender series, with one more planned for April. At 6 p.m. the Trinitarian Congregational Church will host its St. Patrick’s Day dinner, with corned beef, cabbage, carrots, potatoes, rolls and homemade deserts. Dinner is $12 for adults, $6 for children 12 and under, free for children 3 and under. The concert is free, with a suggested donation of $5.

Tie knots like a hermit in the woods

NORTHFIELD — Learn four advanced knots at the Northfield Library on March 23, 10:30 a.m. to noon. The program ties in with “The Stranger in the Woods,” the library book club’s choice for March/April, about a “hermit” who lived in the woods in Maine for 27 years. The program is free. Call 413-498-2455 for more information.

Hiking the Appalachian Trail

NORTHFIELD — Sam Ducharme will talk about hiking the Appalachian Trail at the Northfield Library March 26 at 6:30 p.m. Ducharme hiked on the trail and slept in a hammock for six months, and will focus on the towns, people an scenery of the trail.

Diabetes awareness workshop

BERNARDSTON — A workshop on diabetes prevention and management will be hosted by the Bernardston Senior Center on March 20, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30. Amber Letourneau from the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts will explain how to manage blood sugar levels read food labels and identify carbohydrates. Food will be served afterwards. Sign up by calling 413-648-5413 by March 18.

Respiratory health workshop

BERNARDSTON — Planning for flu season, the Bernardston Senior Center is hosting a workshop on respiratory health on March 27, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30. Infection prevention and hygiene etiquette will be discussed by Sandy Delard, a respiratory therapist from Poet’s Seat Health Care Center. Food will be served afterwards. Sign up by calling 413-648-5413 by March 25.

Free help on tax returns

NORTHFIELD — Someone will do your tax returns for you for free at the Northfield Senior Center. Appointments are available March 18, March 25, April 1 and April 15 between 1 p.m. and 3. To schedule call 413-498-2186. Only simple returns will be done. For more complicated returns, call Liberty Tax at 413-772-0202 for a reduced rate.

Caregivers support group

NORTHFIELD — A support group for caregivers meets at the Northfield Senior Center on the first and third Friday of every month at 10:30 a.m. New members are welcome.




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