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Cultivating curiosity in the great outdoors: Grower of native plants creates curriculum for school children
03-18-2024 3:57 PM


We celebrate today’s Spring Equinox with Colrain resident Jocelyn Demuth, who designs curricula to encourage Massachusetts children to improve environmental health.Through her “Five hundred Yard Field Trip” website, Demuth provides teachers with free...

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West County Notebook: May 18, 2024
05-17-2024 2:05 PM

Cemetery group holding annual meeting COLRAIN — The annual meeting of the North River Cemetery Association will be held Tuesday, May 21, at 7 p.m. at Bradley Brigham’s home.Anyone with a connection to the cemetery is welcome to attend. With questions...

Stoneman Brewery, Real Pickles honored with Good Food Awards
05-09-2024 2:37 PM

Two area businesses were recognized at the recent Good Food Awards, held on April 29 in Portland, Oregon.Real Pickles, a worker co-operative based in Greenfield, won a Good Food Award for its organic sauerkraut and Stoneman Brewery of Colrain won for...

Korby claims Selectboard seat, Kurland elected moderator in Colrain
05-08-2024 4:13 PM

COLRAIN — Katie Korby is the town’s newest Selectboard member, having won her election to a three-year term by a 214-124 vote against candidate Howard Phelps.“I’m really grateful to the folks in Colrain that voted for me,” Korby, who is a worker-owner...

West County Notebook: May 8, 2024
05-07-2024 12:50 PM

Historical Society program focusing on GriswoldvilleCOLRAIN — The Colrain Historical Society’s May program will be a photographic journey through the village of Griswoldville as it was in 1920.The free program will be held Thursday, May 9, at 7:30...

Colrain voters to decide Selectboard, moderator races
05-06-2024 12:40 PM


COLRAIN — Both a Selectboard seat and the town moderator position are contested as voters head to the polls today from noon to 7 p.m. in Town Hall.Katie Korby and Howard Phelps are vying for a three-year Selectboard term to fill a vacancy left by Thom...

West County Notebook: April 27, 2024
04-26-2024 2:43 PM

Hilltown Draw-Around features 12 hours of artistic opportunities SHELBURNE FALLS — Join The Art Garden on Saturday, April 27, from noon to midnight for its 12-hour Hilltown Draw-Around event in the historic Cowell Gymnasium.Participants of all ages...

West County Notebook: April 23, 2024
04-22-2024 9:53 AM

Catamount Hill Association offering guided hike COLRAIN — The Catamount Hill Association is sponsoring a guided hike on Catamount Hill, weather permitting, on Saturday, April 27. Participants should meet at 10 a.m. at the corner of Route 112 and...

Proposed Colrain solar bylaw changes would add definitions, expand site plan reviews
04-19-2024 12:16 PM


COLRAIN — Revisions to the town’s solar bylaws that clarify what constitutes large-, medium- and small-scale projects and that expand the associated site plan review requirements are likely on tap for residents to consider at the June 4 Annual Town...

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...

Colrain library named finalist for National Medal for Museum and Library Service
04-08-2024 12:59 PM

COLRAIN — The Institute of Museum and Library Services has announced that Griswold Memorial Library is among 30 finalists for the 2024 National Medal for Museum and Library Service.Griswold Memorial Library is one of four institutions in Massachusetts...

West County Notebook: March 15, 2024
03-14-2024 12:37 PM

CPA Exploratory Committee holding information session COLRAIN — The ad hoc CPA Exploratory Committee will hold a public information session on Saturday, March 16, at 5 p.m. in the cafeteria at Colrain Central School, 22 Jacksonville Road.By voting to...

Colrain Roundhouse, a historic home for the arts, being sold to new owner
03-11-2024 6:38 PM


COLRAIN — Storytellers, artists and longtime visitors walked the empty rooms of the Roundhouse on Sunday, swapping memories and saying goodbye to what has been a home for collective creativity.The Van Nuys Road building, which has been owned by...

West County Notebook: March 9, 2024
03-08-2024 2:34 PM

Sen. Paul Mark’s staff holding office hours in Buckland BUCKLAND — State Sen. Paul Mark’s staff will hold office hours on Tuesdays, March 12 and 26, from 10 a.m. to noon at Buckland Town Hall, located at 17 State St.Constituents of Mark’s Berkshire,...

Colrain’s Redneck Wine owners seek to connect customers with history through taste buds
02-01-2024 9:56 AM


COLRAIN — A third-generation Colrain resident is looking to share a bit of history with visitors — through wine.Betty Ringwood and her husband, Chris Pelletier, have opened Redneck Wine LLC at 364 Jacksonville Road after spending six years homebrewing...

PHOTO: Eagle eye
01-30-2024 3:26 PM

PHOTO: Utility pole, lines down following Colrain car crash
01-23-2024 5:03 PM

Peggy Davis: Remembering Dwayne Brewington
01-22-2024 5:03 PM

I learned with great sadness of the passing of Dwayne Brewington. One moment stands out in my mind when I think of him. We attended a Martin Luther King Day event a number of years ago, bringing a foster child with us, about eight years old, who had...

‘A People’s History of Colrain’: Library produces new podcast to tell local stories
01-12-2024 11:31 AM


The Griswold Memorial Library is getting local people to tell their own stories in their recently launched podcast, “A People’s History of Colrain.” “We are trying to collect local history in people’s own voices,” explained Griswold Memorial Library...

Drivers, dog injured in head-on collision in Colrain
01-10-2024 1:53 PM


COLRAIN — A head-on collision on Greenfield Road Wednesday morning injured two people as well as a dog.A pickup truck coming down the slope toward the center of Colrain at around 9 a.m. slid across the center line and struck a small hybrid vehicle...

Grant infusion boosts priority road projects in West County towns in 2024
01-08-2024 4:56 PM


Editor’s note: The Greenfield Recorder is publishing stories about what Franklin County residents can likely expect to see happening in their towns in 2024. Details about projects in the western part of the county were shared in two installments. This...

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