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Northfield oral history program to explore region’s Indigenous history
12-03-2023 2:17 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

NORTHFIELD — As the last month of Northfield’s 350th anniversary celebration kicks off, the public is invited to Dickinson Memorial Library for the premiere of a long-running oral history project.After taking on smaller, individual- and family-focused...


PHOTOS: Wreaths at the ready
12-01-2023 7:45 PM


North County Notebook: Dec. 2, 2023
12-01-2023 3:14 PM

Monthly puzzle swap planned for Saturday, Dec. 2 NORTHFIELD — Free used puzzles will be available at Dickinson Memorial Library on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.Attendees are advised to park in the back and enter through the side door of the...


Dan Croteau: Stop the proposed battery storage facility in Wendell
11-30-2023 6:25 PM

I am writing to express my opposition to the proposed lithium battery storage project in Wendell on wooded land adjacent to high-tension power lines behind 68 Wendell Depot Road.This battery does not create any new power and will not power anything in...


Organizations partner to hold holiday shopping day in Northfield
11-30-2023 4:17 PM

By MARY BYRNE

NORTHFIELD — ’Tis the season of craft fairs and holiday concerts, with four organizations teaming up to offer a full day of holiday shopping in Northfield on Saturday.“The day has a classic Northfield feel, from toys and fun to fine art and music,”...


Christopher Sikes: Councilor Elmer served city well 
11-27-2023 4:04 PM

As someone once said, 80% of the success in life is just showing up. The same sentiment applies to local government. When more people are involved, it improves the opportunities for better public safety, education, social welfare. We attract more...


924 items replenish Northfield Food Pantry, thanks to annual student food drive
11-22-2023 9:52 AM

By CHRIS LARABEE

NORTHFIELD — In what has become a time-honored tradition, Northfield Elementary School students formed a human assembly line and passed along jars of peanut butter, pasta sauce and other nonperishables during the annual food drive on Tuesday.Led by...


Pioneer School Committee members express hesitation over merger prospect
11-20-2023 12:26 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

NORTHFIELD — Just days after more than 40 town officials, school representatives and other stakeholders convened to consider what regionalization of the Gill-Montague and Pioneer Valley regional school districts might entail, the Pioneer School...


Procrastination inspires comedic play, ‘How to Kill a Mockingbird,’ at Pioneer
11-15-2023 6:33 PM

By MARY BYRNE

NORTHFIELD — With its fall production, Pioneer Valley Regional School will poke a little fun at students’ propensity for procrastination.The play, “How to Kill a Mockingbird,” tells the story of five students who are working together on a school...


‘A great resource’: In its first year, Northfield Clothing Closet assisted 527 families
11-14-2023 3:09 PM

By LIESEL NYGARD

NORTHFIELD — By joining forces, volunteer Tierney Sodders and Librarian Linda Chapin were able to create a space that’s not only a library, but a place where people of all ages can get clothing, expanding the library’s capacity as a community...


Kathie Bridges: Protesters are not Hamas
11-13-2023 4:49 PM

Reading the Oct. 30 My Turn [“Protests against Israel sow hatred, dread”] by Frank Roberts, I found a sentence that, in my opinion, feeds a feeling of dread and hopelessness because it shows a part of the very complex problem in almost all instances...


Northfield church concert headlined by pianist Dan Kennedy
11-10-2023 1:43 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

NORTHFIELD — What was initially going to be a solo piano concert at the Trinitarian Congregational Church has blossomed into a star-studded, “musical, magical afternoon,” organizer Leslie Kellogg announced.The benefit concert, headlined by pianist Dan...


Northfield boosts businesses with $100K Storefront Renovation Program
11-09-2023 11:46 AM

By CHRIS LARABEE

NORTHFIELD — Through a municipal grant program, Northfield is hoping improvements to existing storefronts can draw more people — and businesses — to town.Using $100,000 it received as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), Northfield has been...


My Turn: Troubling signs of a season in decline
11-07-2023 6:00 PM

By JUDY WAGNER

The fall of the summer is subtle, at least at first. You might momentarily think those few slim bright yellow shapes flirting to the ground are goldfinches, but you’d be wrong. With closer attention you note they are the first leaves to declare their...


My Turn: Will knowing our own hearts save us?
11-05-2023 11:11 PM

By MARGOT FLECK

Bertolt Brecht wrote:“What kind of times are these when a conversation about trees is almost a crimebecause it implies silence about so many atrocities.”Again and again we ask, what kind of times are these. We ask as individuals, and as countries,...


North County Notebook: Nov. 4, 2023
11-03-2023 7:19 PM

Volunteers planting treesNORTHFIELD — Volunteers will meet behind Town Hall at 69 Main St. starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, to plant five new evergreens to enhance the area behind the historic town fountain to the left of Town Hall. They will...


North County Notebook: Nov. 2, 2023
11-01-2023 4:39 PM

Cider pairing kicks off CiderDays weekend NORTHFIELD — Cameron’s Winery will kick off CiderDays weekend on Friday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. with a pairing of nine cider varieties with nine foods. Tickets are $30 per person and can be reserved by calling...


Consultant shares Pioneer facilities planning update ahead of Thursday public forum
10-31-2023 12:30 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

NORTHFIELD — Ahead of this week’s second public forum on facilities planning, the consulting company leading the process briefed the Pioneer Valley Regional School District School Committee on its initial survey data.At the School Committee’s Oct. 26...


Gobi: Federal funding push, which could aid Schell Bridge, gaining momentum
10-29-2023 7:17 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

NORTHFIELD — Federal funding will likely be the only hope for replacing Schell Bridge, Massachusetts Director of Rural Affairs Anne Gobi told those gathered for the annual Friends of Schell Bridge meeting on Saturday.“I wish we could give you a $25...


Pioneer school district returning $740K to member towns
10-27-2023 3:46 PM

By MARY BYRNE

NORTHFIELD — After a review of four years worth of financial data for the Pioneer Valley Regional School District, officials recommended Thursday that the district return $740,214 to its three member towns, decreasing the overall assessment compared...

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