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Julia Duncan: Creepy mask-wearing
07-18-2024 3:48 PM

Even in this oppressive heat, I still see adults wearing face coverings. I was at a laundromat recently where an elderly man was sitting outside at a picnic table (by himself) with a mask on. It’s his business, of course, but he looked...

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Helping neighbors, reducing waste: Dickinson Memorial Library sponsoring fix-it fair
07-21-2024 8:50 AM


NORTHFIELD — In an effort to promote sustainability and community, Dickinson Memorial Library is sponsoring an event where residents can get help with repairs from their neighbors.The event, called the Northfield Fix-It Fair, will be held rain or...

PHOTOS: The value of volunteerism
07-19-2024 1:04 PM

Northfield seeks new EMS chief upon Fortier’s departure
07-17-2024 5:52 PM


NORTHFIELD — The town has launched a search for a new EMS chief after Chief Mark Fortier informed the Selectboard he does not wish to continue with the department, citing mental, physical and financial challenges.“This is probably the hardest...

North County Notebook: July 17, 2024
07-16-2024 2:32 PM

‘Spirit and Spa’ co-author coming to library NORTHFIELD — David James, co-author of “Spirit and Spa” with the late Louise Shattuck and Sheryl Sadler-Twyon of Montague Center, will read excerpts from the book on Thursday, July 18, from 6 to 6:45 p.m.,...

My Turn: What to know about Party of No
07-10-2024 6:08 PM


 Throughout the history of our country there has been a pattern of shifting priorities for the political parties seeking power through elections. There has been some fluidity as people sought the party that best reflected their interests. One group of...

North County Notebook: July 11, 2024
07-10-2024 2:51 PM

July 15: Summer Fiesta Taco Bar BERNARDSTON — In coordination with Nick Berte’s Spanish class, the Bernardston Senior Center will host a Summer Fiesta Taco Bar on Monday, July 15, at 3 p.m.Attendees can learn about Berte’s Spanish class, sample the...

Barb Baldwin: Thank you Tom Peabody
07-08-2024 4:09 PM

I just want to say thank you to Tom Peabody from South Deerfield for his letter to the editor about Trump supporters sick of being insulted [“Sick of being insulted for supporting Trump,” July 5].I recently resubscribed to my local newspaper after...

Elizabeth Lareau Whitcomb: Make an informed choice this November
07-04-2024 9:59 AM

I would like to thank Louise Amyot for her July 2 letter in which she explained the effects of Gish galloping in a debate situation [“Overwhelmed by garbage”]. I am grateful that she called this to the attention of all who are harshly criticizing...

North County Notebook: July 3, 2024
07-02-2024 2:43 PM

Next puzzle swap set for July 6 NORTHFIELD — Free used puzzles will be available at Dickinson Memorial Library on Saturday, July 6, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.Attendees are advised to park in the back and enter through the side door of the library. Turn...

Tractor driver injured in Northfield collision
07-01-2024 6:51 PM


NORTHFIELD — A collision between a Ford Explorer and a tractor on Route 10 sent a man flying off the tractor and led him to sustain what Northfield Police Officer Curtis Weaver described as “apparent minor injuries.” Northfield Police and Fire...

Pioneer Valley Regional School Honor Roll, Fourth Quarter
06-30-2024 7:51 AM

Seventh Grade Highest Honor: Isabella Allen, Zeevah Andrews, Kailyn Arsenault, Brody Bartak, Greyson Bellville, Nathan Bloom, Jaelyn Boliski, Hayden Brechenser, Serenity Brown, Lucianne Burnap, Kaelynn Chabot, Taylor Chase, Kaylan Costello, Judy...

Margot Fleck: Can we rely on reason to save us from baser instincts?
06-26-2024 5:45 PM

Humans are clearly undergoing enormous stress around the globe. Fires, floods, displaced populations, famine, scamming, the endless greed of the wealthiest … the list goes on and on. And we can’t help but react exactly as our animal ancestors did....

Jerry Scott: Division, enmity and ignorance
06-21-2024 3:09 PM

Three cheers for the GCC president and provost [“Union votes ‘no confidence’ in president, provost,” June 19]. If there is anything we don’t need it’s more emphasis on division, enmity, and ignorance (DEI). Division because it separates humans based...

PHOTO: Field crew
06-21-2024 1:25 PM

My Turn:
06-17-2024 6:02 PM


 Like it or not, the transitions are upon us. The calendar doesn’t say “summer” yet, but we have already felt some summer heat. The luscious blooms of spring — trees, shrubs and early bulbs — have all passed by, petals falling like forgotten confetti...

FERC to prepare Environmental Impact Statement for FirstLight operations
06-17-2024 5:48 PM


TURNERS FALLS — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for FirstLight Hydro Generating Co.’s operations along the Connecticut River amid concerns that the dams might have a negative impact...

Northfield Summer Road Race Series highlighting Thursday nights for 13th year
06-17-2024 3:10 PM


NORTHFIELD — The Northfield Summer Road Race Series returned to Franklin County earlier this month, kicking off the weekly 3.1-mile race that runs every Thursday during June through August. The summer series enters its 13th year, and continues to be a...

Town officials talk voting thresholds, term limits in Pioneer’s regional agreement
06-14-2024 2:02 PM


BERNARDSTON — As work continues on the Pioneer Valley Regional School District’s district agreement, town officials in the three member towns are conducting their own review of the revisions at the same time.At the Bernardston Senior Center Thursday...

PHOTO: Injuries deemed non-life-threatening in Northfield collision
06-11-2024 2:24 PM

North County Notebook: June 11, 2024
06-10-2024 2:38 PM

Community lunch on tap for June 12 LEYDEN — This month’s community lunch at Leyden Town Hall will be held Wednesday, June 12, at noon. There will not be a speaker.The menu consists of make-your-own sandwiches with a variety of meats and cheeses....

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