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Woman struck, killed by train in Shelburne
06-10-2024 3:15 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SHELBURNE — The Northwestern District Attorney’s Office is investigating the death of a woman who was struck by a train early Monday morning.An unidentified woman was struck and killed by a Berkshire & Eastern Railroad freight train about a half a...

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South County Notebook: June 22, 2024
06-21-2024 2:40 PM

Library hosting Davis Bates for ‘Sea Songs & Stories’ CONWAY — Get ready to hit the high seas next weekend, as the Field Memorial Library welcomes local singer and storyteller Davis Bates for “Sea Songs & Stories: From Shore to Deep Water” on...


PHOTOS: Angling for a lucky day
06-13-2024 6:31 PM


Campbell claims Selectboard seat by two-vote margin in Conway election
06-07-2024 3:01 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

CONWAY — In a three-way race for Selectboard, School Committee Chair Elaine Campbell narrowly edged out incumbent Selectboard Chair Philip Kantor and Fire Chief Robert Baker in Thursday’s annual town election, with candidates earning 194, 192 and 154...


MassDOT handling $6.3M Bardwell’s Ferry Bridge repair project
06-07-2024 2:18 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

CONWAY — As Conway and Shelburne continue to grapple with the indefinite closure of the Bardwell’s Ferry Bridge, there is good financial news for the towns, as the Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will be handling the $6.3 million repair...


Selectboard sees three-way contest in Conway
06-04-2024 11:23 AM

By CHRIS LARABEE

CONWAY — For the first time in many years, voters will be asked to consider a three-way Selectboard race this week, as incumbent Chair Philip Kantor faces a challenge from Fire Chief Robert Baker and School Committee Chair Elaine Campbell.The election...


Proposal allowing non-residents to be associate board members fails in Conway; all other articles pass
06-04-2024 9:40 AM

By LIESEL NYGARD

CONWAY — Voters approved a $7.05 million fiscal year 2025 budget in addition to 31 other articles at Annual Town Meeting on Saturday.However, an article that would have amended Conway’s bylaws to allow non-residents to be appointed as associate board...


My Turn: Death by a thousand cuts — When religious protections are hijacked by extremists
06-03-2024 4:06 PM

By DONALD JORALEMON

 The reliance of at least one Alabama Supreme Court Judge on biblical justification for the recent ruling on in vitro fertilization and the status of frozen embryos is yet another challenge to the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the...


McGovern urges Frontier grads to ‘make good trouble’
05-31-2024 8:47 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SOUTH DEERFIELD — With so much happening in the world — a pandemic, wars and countless other issues at home and abroad — it’s natural to want to block out the noise, but Congressman Jim McGovern urged the 96 Frontier Regional School graduates Friday...


Votes on festival committee, rescinding road repair borrowing authority on tap for Conway Town Meeting
05-30-2024 2:03 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

CONWAY — Rescinding $1.5 million in borrowing authority for road repairs, creating a Festival of the Hills town committee and several equipment purchases will be on the table for voters to consider at Annual Town Meeting.The meeting will be held on...


South County Notebook: May 24, 2024
05-23-2024 2:36 PM

Schoen Books hosting charity book sale on Sunday SOUTH DEERFIELD — Schoen Books is hosting a charity book sale at its 7 Sugarloaf St. location from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m on Sunday, May 26.Folks will be able to check out the store’s collection of...


South County Notebook: May 18, 2024
05-17-2024 1:57 PM

Deerfield Lion’s Club donates $4,500 to South County EMS SOUTH DEERFIELD — In honor of the Deerfield Lions Club’s 78th birthday, the club has donated $4,500 to South County EMS, which allowed the agency to purchase four new medical bags.“We are really...


Experts advise bird rescue best left to professional, permitted wildlife rehabilitators
05-15-2024 4:58 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

CONWAY — As spring continues to bloom and birds migrate back toward the region, folks should remember to leave bird rehabilitation and rescues to professional, permitted wildlife rehabilitators.Local experts and the state Division of Fisheries and...


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...


Conway adopts records policy after Historical Commission’s taking of documents
05-10-2024 11:22 AM

By CHRIS LARABEE

CONWAY — With the adoption of a new policy this week, historical records have been returned to the town vault following a “series of misunderstandings” between the Historical Commission and town clerk over the custody and safety of the records.After...


Conway rejects public safety building bids due to high costs, will likely try again
05-04-2024 1:01 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

CONWAY — With bids coming in too high and a potential change in the scope of work, the Selectboard has voted to reject all of the bids for the public safety building addition project, but will likely try again to move the project forward. The board...


Don Scott: Careful what you wish for
05-02-2024 9:05 PM

If Donald Trump thinks that a president has total immunity, what is stopping Joe Biden from throwing him in jail immediately for treason?Don ScottConway


PHOTOS: Welcome, May
05-02-2024 4:39 PM


Conway seeks approval of Festival of the Hills fund at Town Meeting
04-27-2024 4:51 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

CONWAY — After working with town counsel and the Department of Revenue, a revised proposal to bring the Festival of the Hills’ organizing committee into the town’s roster will head to the June 1 Annual Town Meeting.The Selectboard and festival...


Frontier Regional School students appeal to lower voting age
04-25-2024 5:05 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

When Sunderland residents head to their Annual Town Meeting on Friday, they’ll vote on the town’s budget, some bylaw changes and a citizen’s petition with a unique twist, as the residents who brought the article forward can’t actually vote on...


Regional farming alliance strengthens educational, networking opportunities for apprentices
04-21-2024 10:19 AM

By CHRIS LARABEE

In 1994, a new movement began to grow out of the Pioneer Valley, Berkshires and Hudson Valley, as a group of organic farmers banded together to form a cooperative educational program for farm apprentices. That year marked the birth of the...

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