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Philip Brodeur: Blame on both sides
06-13-2024 7:22 PM

The recent column “Blame Hamas, not Jews, for Gaza War,” [Recorder, June 11] gave rise to thought. As a lifelong supporter of Israel and one who has always admired the Zionists who have gone before (Ben-Gurion, Dayan, Meir, etc.) I have to say that...

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Town officials talk voting thresholds, term limits in Pioneer’s regional agreement
06-14-2024 2:02 PM


BERNARDSTON — As work continues on the Pioneer Valley Regional School District’s district agreement, town officials in the three member towns are conducting their own review of the revisions at the same time.At the Bernardston Senior Center Thursday...

HopeFest in Leyden to raise money for CISA, food bank
06-11-2024 1:05 PM


LEYDEN — After the pandemic lockdown left resident Martha Hopewell longing to hear live music back in 2022, she decided her home could make an ideal concert venue.“I thought … ‘Why not ask some friends to come up and play, and just open up my yard to...

My Turn: Blame Hamas, not Jews, for Gaza war
06-10-2024 6:23 PM


 When I was a kid, Jews were called “Christ-killers.” The notion that all Jews collectively bared the responsibility for the death of God’s son stained us with lasting, incomparable guilt, and was as an excuse for centuries to oppress and murder...

North County Notebook: June 11, 2024
06-10-2024 2:38 PM

Community lunch on tap for June 12 LEYDEN — This month’s community lunch at Leyden Town Hall will be held Wednesday, June 12, at noon. There will not be a speaker.The menu consists of make-your-own sandwiches with a variety of meats and cheeses....

Baker wins Selectboard seat in Leyden
06-06-2024 12:36 PM

LEYDEN — Jeffrey Baker has been chosen to succeed Glenn Caffery on the Selectboard, and the lifelong Leyden resident sees this as a chance to give back to the community.Baker, 61, ran as the only Selectboard candidate on the ballot in Tuesday’s town...

Accessory dwelling unit bylaw tabled at Leyden’s Annual Town Meeting
06-04-2024 12:10 PM


LEYDEN — Following the last-minute discovery of a conflict with state law, voters at Monday’s Annual Town Meeting opted to table a bylaw change that would have allowed accessory dwelling units and two-family houses by right.In the run-up to the...

North County Notebook: June 1, 2024
05-31-2024 6:35 PM

Next puzzle swap set for June 1 NORTHFIELD — Free used puzzles will be available at Dickinson Memorial Library on Saturday, June 1, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.Attendees are advised to park in the back and enter through the side door of the library. Turn...

Lifelong Leyden resident looks to fill Selectboard seat
05-31-2024 3:00 PM


LEYDEN — After two years on the Selectboard, Glenn Caffery is not seeking reelection, which means Leyden voters will be finding his successor during Tuesday’s town election. Polls will be open from noon to 8 p.m. at the Town Office, 7 Brattleboro...

Leyden voters to discuss road discontinuance, ADUs
05-31-2024 1:18 PM


LEYDEN — Monday’s Annual Town Meeting will include discussions on changes to curb cuts and zoning bylaws, discontinuing a portion of Hunt Hill Road and a $2.1 million budget proposal for fiscal year 2025.Annual Town Meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at...

Leyden designated as Green Community, commits to reducing municipal energy consumption
05-29-2024 3:57 PM


LEYDEN — After making a commitment to reduce municipal energy consumption by 20% within the next five years, Leyden has been designated as a Green Community by the state Department of Energy Resources (DOER).This designation opens the door for the...

Laura Schlaikjer: Greenfield Garden Club alive and well
05-20-2024 5:13 PM

It was a pleasure to read Mickey Rathbun’s recent piece on plant sales and getting out to view gardens in person in the Recorder’s May 14 Home & Garden section. I’d like to add that the Greenfield Garden Club is hosting their 28th Garden Tour on June...

North County Notebook: May 20, 2024
05-18-2024 4:31 PM

May 21: ‘All About Fairy Houses’NORTHFIELD — Dickinson Memorial Library will host “All About Fairy Houses” with Lara Dubin on Tuesday, May 21, from 6 to 7 p.m. Adults and teens can learn about designing, building and using natural materials for fairy...

North County Notebook: May 16, 2024
05-15-2024 6:36 PM

‘Lunch and Learn’ to discuss elder financial exploitation BERNARDSTON — Franklin First Federal Credit Union will present a free “Lunch and Learn” event on elder financial exploitation and scams on Friday, May 24, at 11 a.m. at the Bernardston Senior...

North County Notebook: May 14, 2024
05-13-2024 2:27 PM

May 16: ‘Birds of Our Meadows’ NORTHFIELD — Dickinson Memorial Library will host “Birds of Our Meadows,” a presentation with pictures, information and suggestions for conservation, by ornithologist Mara Silver on Thursday, May 16, from 6 to 7 p.m.The...

My Turn: Blame Hamas for the suffering of Palestinians
05-09-2024 5:35 PM


In medieval Europe, Jews were often permitted only to pursue work that involved money lending and tax collecting. They were forced into this unwanted profession by kings who used them as middlemen, and then they were despised and massacred for...

Leyden bylaw changes regarding ADUs look to address housing shortage
05-09-2024 1:57 PM


LEYDEN — The Planning Board discussed the possibility of adopting amendments and additions to the town’s zoning bylaws to promote housing growth during a public hearing on Wednesday.The changes, which will be voted on during Leyden’s Annual Town...

North County Notebook: May 7, 2024
05-06-2024 2:06 PM

Selectman to speak at community lunch LEYDEN — This month’s community lunch at Leyden Town Hall, to be held Wednesday, May 8, will include a talk by Selectboard member Glenn Caffery.Caffery, who has covered thousands of miles running long distances...

Ethics Commission raps former Leyden police chief, captain for conflict of interest violations
04-25-2024 5:36 PM


LEYDEN — The State Ethics Commission’s Enforcement Division has accused the former Leyden police chief and captain — who are husband and wife — of violating the conflict of interest law through various misdeeds.Daniel and Gilda Galvis broke the law by...

Former Leyden police chief Daniel Galvis charged with larceny
04-22-2024 2:21 PM


GREENFIELD — Former Leyden Police Chief Daniel Galvis was in Greenfield District Court on Monday to answer to larceny charges involving town-owned police equipment.Galvis pleaded not guilty to two counts of larceny of a motor vehicle, two counts of...

North County Notebook: April 11, 2024
04-10-2024 1:56 PM

ch’Chunk to perform in Warwick WARWICK — The Wooden Fender concert series presents a concert and dance by ch’Chunk, performing early 20th-century jazz, at Warwick Town Hall, 12 Athol Road, on Saturday, April 20, from 7 to 9:30 p.m.The band’s...

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