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Late library trustee honored with memorial bench in Leyden
10-25-2023 4:32 PM


LEYDEN — Late in life, Trueman Robbins became a community fixture at Robertson Memorial Library.Serving as a library trustee, Robbins became the unofficial greeter at the tiny Greenfield Road building. Faithfully accompanied by his “library dog”...

Rhonda Wainshilbaum: On the Israeli-Hamas war 
10-22-2023 8:13 AM

Beginning Oct. 7, more than 1,200 Israelis were brutally massacred by hundreds of Hamas fighters pouring over the border from Gaza towards the Israeli communities in southwest Israel. They went house to house, shooting and stabbing all in their path....

Husband, wife take home honors in Leyden chili contest
10-10-2023 11:08 AM


I recently ventured into the lovely town of Leyden to serve as the host (and a fan) of a chili cook-off. The cook-off was part of Readyfest, a day-long celebration of emergency preparedness spearheaded by Leyden’s Emergency Management Committee.I...

Leyden hires new town clerk, administrative assistant
10-08-2023 12:57 PM


LEYDEN — This fall looks to be a season of change in some respects for Leyden, which has welcomed two new municipal employees.The Selectboard hired Paul McLatchy III as the new town clerk and Janell Howard as the new administrative assistant on Sept....

Robin Neipp: Campaign encourages gun safety action steps
10-03-2023 3:35 PM

As we come to the end of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, the local Western MA chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America want to remind our communities of our Be SMART campaign. Continuing to raise awareness about safe firearm storage...

New Readyfest in Leyden aims to bolster emergency preparedness
09-27-2023 11:10 AM


LEYDEN — After a surprise March snowstorm slammed the town with 3 feet of snow, emergency management representatives have put together an event to bring the community together and raise awareness about emergency preparedness.Readyfest is an emergency...

Learning to be land stewards: Pioneer to make use of resources for environmental education
09-24-2023 11:46 AM


NORTHFIELD — With the most land of any school district in Massachusetts, this year the Pioneer Valley Regional School District is setting off on a long-term environmental and outdoor education initiative to make use of that natural resource.In...

Colrain Volunteer Ambulance Association to provide emergency medical services to Leyden
09-19-2023 6:24 PM


LEYDEN — Continuing a trend of regionalization with surrounding communities that began amid ongoing reviews of the town’s emergency response services, Leyden has signed an agreement with the Colrain Volunteer Ambulance Association for emergency...

Pioneer holds first community forum on facilities planning
09-19-2023 3:39 PM


NORTHFIELD — Embarking on a visioning process of what the Pioneer Valley Regional School District’s long-term future may look like, the district is inviting residents to examine how its buildings and grounds can adapt to a changing educational...

FedEx driver uninjured after van goes off road in Leyden
09-12-2023 6:49 PM


LEYDEN — Were it not for an aptly positioned maple tree and the quick thinking of passersby and a neighbor, the outcome of a van going over an embankment on Keets Brook Road on Tuesday “could have been fatal,” according to public safety officials....

North County Notebook: Sept. 9, 2023
09-08-2023 8:14 PM

Northfield 350th events continue in September NORTHFIELD — As part of continued celebrations of Northfield’s 350th anniversary, the following programs are planned in the coming weeks: ■Sunday, Sept. 10, 1 to 4 p.m. — The Northfield Historical Society...

Laura Schlaikjer: Local ‘Lights Out’ initiative will help migrating birds
09-06-2023 8:55 PM

I’m sure that most people have seen the iconic photos of the U.S. at night, with all the massive areas of bright light strewn across the country — the eastern half lit up the brightest. On one hand, it’s interesting to see the web of our large and...

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


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...

PHOTO: Lighting up Leyden
08-31-2023 5:06 PM

AG Campbell vows engagement in visit to Leyden
08-24-2023 6:14 PM


LEYDEN — The state attorney general visited town on Wednesday to follow through on a promise to ensure western Massachusetts residents don’t feel left out of the political conversation.Andrea Joy Campbell spoke inside Town Hall for about an hour,...

North County Notebook: Aug. 11, 2023
08-10-2023 3:39 PM

Town Hall hosting tick prevention event on Saturday NORTHFIELD — The Cooperative Public Health Service at the Franklin Regional Council of Governments, in partnership with the Board of Health, will offer a tick prevention event at the Town Hall...

North County Notebook: Aug. 7, 2023
08-06-2023 1:40 PM

Leyden Selectboard to fill positionsLEYDEN — The Selectboard discussed its plans last week to post an employment ad for town clerk.If a town clerk candidate is unable to commit to Leyden full-time or lacks the experience of a “turn-key” town clerk,...

Patricia Sanville: Excitement growing for fair parade
08-02-2023 4:39 PM

Folks! It’s that time of the year again. I’m writing about the Franklin County Fair Parade. In the early part of July a theme goes out to everyone to interpret. The theme this year is “Larger than Life.” Everyone has their own interpretation of what...

North County Notebook: Aug. 2, 2023
08-01-2023 10:15 AM

Monthly puzzle swap planned for Saturday NORTHFIELD — Free used puzzles will be available at Dickinson Memorial Library on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.Attendees are advised to park in the back and enter through the side door of the library....

North County Notebook: July 27, 2023
07-26-2023 12:03 PM

Highway superintendent updates Selectboard on road maintenance NORTHFIELD — Contractors are scheduled to repair the Town Hall parking lot from July 31 to Aug. 11, as well as replace diseased spruce trees along the edge of the lot.“It’s going to be a...

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