West County Notebook: Aug. 6, 2021

Published: 8/5/2021 3:53:01 PM
Colrain Historical Society returns to in-person meetings

COLRAIN — The Colrain Historical Society will return to in-person meetings with a potluck picnic behind the Pitt House on Thursday, Aug. 12, at 6 p.m., followed by a meeting at 7 and a program at 7:30.

In “Found at the Conway Dump,” Sarah Hollister will share a slice of Colrain history from an early account book kept at the Griswold Cotton Mill from 1838 to 1843, including the names of many workers and contractors. According to a notice from the Historical Society, the meeting will include a progress report on work completed on the Pitt House property and work yet to be done.

For the potluck, attendees are asked to bring a salad, main course or dessert to share, plus a place setting. Beverages will be provided. The public is invited to this free event.

Charlemont Connect holding broadband info session

CHARLEMONT — In celebration of Whip City Fiber having connected the town’s first customers to the municipal fiber-optic internet service being constructed in town, Charlemont Connect is holding an in-person information session on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Charlemont Fairgrounds.

According to a press release from Mary Ann Adams, media representative with the Charlemont Connect broadband network, the info session will involve Broadband Committee members answering questions about the installation process, the timeline for service to each area of town, and what to expect once a home or business is connected.

The five fiber service areas in Charlemont are in progressive stages of construction, with the first currently providing customers with high-speed fiber-optic service, the release states. Subscribers in this area are being contacted by Whip City Fiber to schedule installations.

To sign up for Charlemont Connect, visit whipcityfiber.com/charlemont.

Jeanette Voas offering mosquito, tick information

HAWLEY — Jeanette Voas will offer flyers and handouts at Town Hall on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. for anyone who wishes to learn more about mosquito and tick safety.

According to a Hawley town newsletter, masks are required inside the building for anyone who is not vaccinated at this time.

Cultural Council seeks members

SHELBURNE — The Shelburne Cultural Council seeks new members who are residents of Shelburne. If interested, send an email with your contact information to ShelburneLCC@gmail.com to arrange a phone call with a council member.

Historical Society welcoming visitors

BUCKLAND — The Buckland Historical Society Museum within the Wilder Homestead, at 129 Route 112, will hold an open house on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.


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