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‘A golden era musical’: Four Rivers students to perform ‘Once Upon a Mattress’ at Shea Theater
03-07-2024 1:24 PM


TURNERS FALLS — Members of the Four Rivers Charter Public School Drama Club will take to the Shea Theater Arts Center stage this weekend to perform “Once Upon a Mattress,” a retelling of the story “The Princess and the Pea.” Director Leah Plath said...

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Yacovone-Biagi looks to fill vacant Selectboard seat in Shelburne
05-14-2024 5:51 PM


SHELBURNE — Although there are no contested races on the ballot for the annual town election on Tuesday, May 21, voters will usher in a new Selectboard member.Polls will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Cowell Gymnasium, 51 Maple St. In-person...

What defines a restaurant? Bernardston residents to vote on change in zoning bylaws
04-12-2024 5:12 PM


BERNARDSTON — Following a citizen’s petition signed by 15 residents, voters at Annual Town Meeting will consider the definition of a “restaurant” for the purposes of the town’s zoning bylaws.The petition proposes that the definition of “restaurant” be...

Natural history, art museum leaders at UMass raise concerns about storage of collections
03-04-2024 11:01 AM


UMass does not have a natural history museum, something of a quirk of history.Specimens from the university’s collection were once stored and displayed in large glass cases in South College, which burned down in the late 1800s. The collection was...

Bill in works for insurers to cover biomarker testing for people with cancer, other diseases
05-29-2023 10:57 AM


When she was 13 nearly a decade ago, University of Massachusetts graduate student Maggie Buswick was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Her doctors informed her that she needed to receive the “highest level” treatment of radioactive iodine, which is a...

Hawley subscribes to app as backup to emergency paging system
05-23-2023 11:11 AM


HAWLEY — To provide a backup to its emergency paging system, the Fire Department has subscribed to a cellular paging app called IamResponding after receiving Selectboard approval.Along with dispatchers having the ability to send messages to...

With five appointments, Leyden COA rebuilding
05-08-2023 6:47 PM


LEYDEN — With the Selectboard’s recent approval of five short-term appointments, the Council on Aging now has five new members and only two remaining vacancies.Amy St. Clair, Nannette Rolstad, Virginia “Ginny” Rockwood, Chris Maguire and Meredith...

Leyden advisory group, Selectboard look to rebuild senior services
04-12-2023 6:33 PM


LEYDEN — In the wake of the resignation of all seven Council on Aging members, the Selectboard has temporarily taken over the COA’s duties and is working with an advisory group to brainstorm ideas for senior services.“We are hoping people will get...

State paving the way to provide doula service benefits
04-02-2023 1:21 PM


BOSTON — During her second pregnancy, Lorenza Holt, co-leader of the Massachusetts Doula Coalition, decided to go through childbirth at home with a midwife. When she realized she would have to unnecessarily advocate for her decision at a hospital, her...

Progress report: McGovern addresses steps needed to end hunger in 7 years at western Mass. strategy session
03-24-2023 4:55 PM

By Sydney Ko

Seven years. That’s how long Massachusetts, and the nation, have to meet an ambitious goal of eradicating hunger.It’s an ambitious goal, but one that advocates and politicians who work tirelessly to address hunger believe is within reach if momentum...

Reduce trash this holiday season: What to recycle, creatively reuse and compost
01-03-2023 5:52 PM

During the holiday season, the average American family disposes of 25% more trash than they usually do, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. By reducing holiday trash, families can save money on “Pay As You Throw” town trash stickers...

Woman raises money for RegalCare nursing homes with Kilimanjaro hike
11-25-2022 3:52 PM


While scrolling through a Facebook group for hiking enthusiasts, Millis resident Kara O’Leary came across a trip to Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. She used the opportunity to combine two of her passions, raising $1,270 for nursing...

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