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Guest columnist Gene Stamell: We know what we know
05-02-2024 9:06 PM


 Columnist’s note: The following contains many parenthetical asides and seemingly unimportant details that somehow, one hopes, lead to a conclusion that the reader finds moderately interesting or entertaining or, at the very least, bearable.  Once...

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Walk for Peace in Gaza set for Saturday in Leverett
05-16-2024 2:47 PM


LEVERETT — A Walk for Peace in Gaza, bringing participants from Town Hall to the New England Peace Pagoda, takes place Saturday, an event that organizers view as a way to stand with those experiencing loss and grief.Sponsored by the Village of Light...

South County Notebook: May 11, 2024
05-10-2024 1:30 PM

Historical Society hosting ‘French Flintlock Musket: A Game-Changer in the Struggle for Independence’ CONWAY — The Conway Historical Society is presenting its May program on Tuesday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to learn about the role...

My Turn: How to keep right on killing
04-30-2024 8:01 PM


 Say, “I don’t believe the numbers.” Insist “It’s complicated.”Say, “There is no alternative. Hamas has called for the destruction of the state of Israel and thus, Hamas must be destroyed.” Disregard the Israeli leaders who have called for the...

Leverett residents back Gaza cease-fire resolution at Saturday’s Town Meeting
04-28-2024 2:01 PM


LEVERETT — Residents elected town officials, signed off on a $7.56 million budget for fiscal year 2025 and passed a resolution calling for a permanent cease-fire in Gaza during their Annual Town Meeting on Saturday.After uncontested elections, the...

Leverett Town Meeting voters will decide cease-fire call, budgets
04-23-2024 9:29 AM


LEVERETT — Money for continued restoration of the North Leverett Sawmill, a citizen’s petition calling for a permanent cease-fire in Gaza, and a $7.56 million budget for fiscal year 2025, which adds a fourth police officer to the Police Department,...

My Turn: Call for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza
04-21-2024 10:26 AM


 As Friends (Quakers), we respect the humanity of all people, which is why we have sought nonviolent responses to conflict anywhere. Our experience teaches us that violence only creates hatred, fear, hopelessness, and endless new cycles of war and...

County cleanups on tap for Earth Day
04-17-2024 5:12 PM


Residents across Franklin County plan to get their hands dirty in celebration of Earth Day, with various cleanup events on the horizon.In Colrain, residents can roll up their sleeves and pick up roadside litter as part of “Spruce Up Colrain.” There is...

Sounds Local: Spring is singer-songwriter season: A host of local performers celebrate new work
04-17-2024 2:27 PM


We are fortunate to live in an area where we can experience all types of music, and when it comes to singer-songwriters, we are fortunate to have so many talented ones living among us. Any given weekend, you can head out to one of the local breweries...

South County Notebook: April 9, 2024
04-08-2024 2:37 PM

Sunday Speaker series continues at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church SOUTH DEERFIELD — The Holy Family Roman Catholic Church’s Sunday Speaker series continues this Sunday, April 14, at 2 p.m., with “Mysteries of Fatima.” The presentation will be led...

Hollie Kalkstein: Must accept ‘collateral damage of peace’
03-20-2024 6:08 PM

To be a Jew right now, and the child of a Holocaust survivor, compels me to speak. Israeli children do not out-value Palestinian children across a boundary that hems them in.Why is the collateral damage of war accepted but the collateral damage of...

Styrofoam recycling collections coming to four Franklin County towns
03-15-2024 1:55 PM

The Franklin County Solid Waste Management District is collaborating with the towns of Leverett, Montague, Northfield and Wendell to offer free recycling collections of blocky Styrofoam packing material specifically for residents of the four...

PHOTOS: Sounds of celebration in Leverett
03-11-2024 2:40 PM

Postmarking history: Leverett kicks off 250th anniversary celebration
03-08-2024 10:19 AM


LEVERETT — At one time, the U.S. post office in town center doubled as a general store, a place where adults picked up and sent their mail or filled their gas tanks and children could choose from a wide variety of penny candy on their way to and from...

South County Notebook: March 6, 2024
03-05-2024 12:15 PM

Shutesbury hosting pollinator habitat workshop SHUTESBURY — The town is hosting a pollinator habitat planning workshop on Wednesday, March 6, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., where folks will learn about the importance of pollinators, the habitats they need, and...

My Turn: I’ll leave making stray bat feel at home to others
02-27-2024 7:01 PM


No doubt, some of you Pioneer Valley folks will read this column and want it renamed “A Wimp’s Tale” or something to that effect. “Oh, the poor man! A bat is living in his house. Alert the Armed Forces, call out the SWAT team! How will he survive this...

Leverett busts out cake, events to begin 250th anniversary celebration
02-27-2024 11:50 AM


LEVERETT — A large commemorative wooden cake in the field between the Leverett Library and Leverett Elementary School will be lit up in Leverett for the first time as night falls on March 5, exactly 250 years after the town officially separated from...

Leverett, Shutesbury, Westhampton join digital equity program to expand internet to all residents
02-25-2024 6:01 PM


All Leverett and Shutesbury residents have access to high-speed Internet connections, following the municipal build-out of broadband over the last decade or so, but a small portion of households continue to opt against becoming subscribers.In...

Athol principal selected as superintendent for Erving School Union 28
02-20-2024 3:57 PM


ERVING — Athol Community Elementary School Principal Shannon White-Cleveland is being tapped as the next Erving School Union 28 superintendent, overseeing four K-6 elementary schools attended by children in Shutesbury, Leverett, Erving, Wendell and...

Interviews for Union 28 superintendent set for Friday
02-15-2024 2:13 PM

NEW SALEM — Public interviews with the three finalists to become the next superintendent of Erving School Union 28 will take place Friday at Swift River School, with a possible selection by the Joint Supervisory Committee later that evening.The...

South County Notebook: Feb. 12, 2024
02-10-2024 5:56 PM

Conway pens ‘thank you’ letter for state aid CONWAY — The Selectboard has sent out a “thank you” letter to state and federal legislators, as well as a variety of state agencies, for helping bring disaster relief funding to the town to help pay for...

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