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South County Notebook: Nov. 7, 2023
11-06-2023 4:08 PM

Nov. 12: Photo essay, presentation on Deerfield’s transformation throughout its history SOUTH DEERFIELD — A panel of local historians will be presenting “And That’s the Way it Was,” a photo essay and audience discussion event where folks can learn...


South County Notebook: Oct. 19, 2023
10-25-2023 11:52 PM

Brick Church Music Series continues DEERFIELD — The First Church of Deerfield’s “Brick Church Music Series” continues on Sunday, Oct. 22, with organist Amanda Mole.Mole will perform at 3 p.m. at the First Church of Deerfield, 71 Old Main St. Mole has...


South County Notebook: Oct. 26, 2023
10-25-2023 12:55 PM

Flu and COVID-19 vaccine clinic set for Friday SOUTH DEERFIELD — A flu and COVID-19 vaccine clinic will be held at Deerfield Elementary School on Friday, Oct. 27, from 3:30 to 7 p.m.Advance registration is requested, but not required. To register,...


Conway Selectboard OK’s new site for pickleball courts
10-24-2023 10:41 AM

By CHRIS LARABEE

CONWAY — After facing some resident opposition to building pickleball courts on the South River Meadow, the Parks and Recreation Committee is exploring a lot behind the Conway Grammar School.The committee is exploring Lot 8.3 behind the elementary...


Fundraiser launched for Conway couple who lost home in fire
10-19-2023 7:17 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

CONWAY — A friend of two residents displaced by a house fire last weekend has set up an online fundraiser.“Anything you can donate to the cause will greatly help, and be hugely appreciated, as they will face many challenges over the next 12+ months,”...


Conway seeks state help with Bardwell’s Ferry Bridge repairs
10-18-2023 1:21 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

CONWAY — In the wake of the indefinite closure of Bardwell’s Ferry Bridge, which spans the Deerfield River and connects the town to Shelburne, town officials plan to reach out to the state to see if it can provide assistance.At Tuesday’s Selectboard...


No injuries result from second-alarm fire in Conway
10-15-2023 4:28 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

CONWAY — No injuries resulted from a second-alarm fire that significantly damaged a two-story house at 3014 Shelburne Falls Road on Saturday night, according to the home’s two residents, partners Misty Sluter and Colin Bargeron.Sluter and Bargeron...


Book Review: ‘JoJo and the Gazork’ and ‘JoJo and the Eagle’
10-13-2023 11:46 AM

By TINKY WEISBLAT

Children’s books never age. The JoJo stories by Peter Rosnick of Conway, with illustrations by Kathryn Burke, originated decades ago, according to the author. They seem eternally fresh, however.JoJo is an extremely small person — half an inch tall at...


Working Weavers’ Studio Trail aims to ‘make cloth visible again’
10-11-2023 10:43 AM

By BELLA LEVAVI

Eight weavers in Shelburne Falls, Conway and Florence will open their studios to the public this weekend for demonstrations and sales as part of the Working Weavers’ fifth Studio Trail tour. Studios will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday,...


Conway students learn about Native American culture in two-day program
10-10-2023 7:12 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

CONWAY — Gathered on furs and blankets in a wigwam, Conway Grammar School students are getting a first-hand look at Native American history and culture over two days this week.Throughout Tuesday and Wednesday, students and teachers are joining the...


Sia Stewart: Scholarship a fitting tribute 
10-02-2023 5:43 PM

Kudos to Thad Bennett and the Friends of the Field Memorial Library for setting up a scholarship in honor of Ryan Walsh Martel (“Aiding the next generation of climate activists,” Recorder, Sept 30). What a brilliant way to honor an environmentalist...


Skillet toss, log splitting prove popular at Conway Festival of the Hills
10-02-2023 2:07 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

CONWAY — Clear skies and hundreds of smiling faces filled Conway with sunshine as the yearly Festival of the Hills rolled back into town for the 59th time on Sunday.Folks flocked from near and far to enjoy Conway’s biggest celebration of the year,...


Aiding the next generation of climate activists: Scholarship honors the late Ryan Walsh Martel, who worked on environmental policy on the state and national levels
09-29-2023 11:41 AM

By CHRIS LARABEE

When thinking about the effects of climate change, the melting ice caps of the Artic, or the extreme hurricanes on the nation’s coasts typically come to mind, not the rolling hills of Conway.But as 21-inches of rain doused the town over the course of...


Blais, Comerford pitch new building authority to aid towns
09-28-2023 5:58 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

In Conway, fire engines need to be retrofitted and parked bumper to bumper to fit into the garage. Ashfield’s police chief has a single office space in the basement and an emergency exit she can’t use. And in Royalston, the town cannot move to bigger...


Farmers applaud state, private donors for support through Farm Resiliency Fund
09-25-2023 5:15 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

With $10,000 donations already sent to hundreds of farms around western and central Massachusetts, farmers have praised the joint efforts of the state and private donors for supporting the Farm Resiliency Fund.The initial round of funding went out on...


‘It’s something we’re really proud of’: Festival of the Hills organizers prep for 59th edition in Conway
09-22-2023 11:06 AM

By CHRIS LARABEE

With skillet tossing, craft vendors and all sorts of other community events, the Festival of the Hills continues its post-pandemic resurgence on Sunday, Oct. 1, with its 59th edition.The festival is one of Conway’s biggest events of the year,...


Conway Selectboard pens letter to MEMA in response to decision not to pursue federal disaster declaration
09-13-2023 5:04 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

CONWAY — Expressing disappointment in the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency’s (MEMA) decision not to apply for a federal disaster declaration, the Selectboard has sent a letter to the agency’s director requesting she at least submit the...


South County Notebook: Sept. 13, 2023
09-12-2023 12:20 PM

Flu clinic coming to Senior Center SOUTH DEERFIELD — The South County Senior Center is hosting a flu clinic at its Deerfield location on Wednesday.The clinic is open to everyone and runs from 9 a.m. to noon at the Holy Family Roman Catholic Church,...


Former Conway garage transforming into package, convenience store
09-06-2023 2:32 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

CONWAY — With a liquor license approved Tuesday, the historic former garage on Main Street is one step closer to taking on its new life as a package and convenience store for residents.Over the last year, resident Robert Llamas has been preparing to...


$808K boosts region’s climate resilience planning
09-05-2023 5:54 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI andDOMENIC POLI

Six Franklin County communities are getting a $808,200 funding boost to support climate resilience implementation and planning efforts.The grants are part of a total $31.5 million that was awarded statewide as part of the latest Municipal...

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