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Local attorneys renovate Shelburne Falls space to solve ‘a desperate need’ for offices
02-07-2024 10:27 AM


SHELBURNE FALLS — Local attorneys Kevin Parsons and Lina Alexandra Hogan are aiming to attract more businesses to the village with their newly rehabilitated building.Parsons was looking for a new office after the location where he was renting space...

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Winter HooPla in Shelburne Falls to bring ‘magical experience’
02-10-2024 5:53 PM


SHELBURNE FALLS — The Art Garden will showcase local artists’ creativity once again with a night of ephemeral art installations at the Winter HooPla event.For the past eight years, artists have transformed the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum’s freight...

Leo Ojala: Real answers needed for rising auto insurance rates
02-06-2024 3:50 PM

This week, a local TV news station ran a story about the reasons for increased auto insurance rates. They cited the increased cost of replacing bumpers and even had some dollar figure comparisons. The report ignored the elephant in the room. There was...

Nearly $152K to help bridge digital divide at Franklin County senior centers
02-02-2024 4:02 PM


Senior centers around Franklin County are preparing to dip their toes into the digital and hybrid worlds thanks to $151,500 in grant funding from the Executive Office of Elder Affairs.Through the agency’s Hybrid Programming for Councils on Aging grant...

PHOTOS: Creativity celebrated in ‘Name a Snowplow’ contest
01-29-2024 12:49 PM

My Turn: Lulled by culture’s unthinking vapidity
01-26-2024 8:58 AM


Our Barnum and Bailey world gets more bizarre every day. Nothing astonishes. My core beliefs, however, are my guides. There’s always a higher way. There’s always a world where we know morality from apostasy, or renunciation of core beliefs.We’re...

Shelburne Falls businesses band together in call for Gaza cease-fire
01-18-2024 1:26 PM


SHELBURNE FALLS — Village business owners have banded together to call for a cease-fire in Gaza and an end to the Israel-Hamas war. “We as humans have to stand up and say we all deserve to live,” said Bridge Street Bazaar co-owner Mohammad Yaseen....

West County Notebook: Jan. 13, 2024
01-12-2024 12:14 PM

Library hosting Offers and Needs Market SHELBURNE — An Offers and Needs Market will be held on Sunday, Jan. 14, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Arms Library, 60 Bridge St.Offers and Needs Markets showcase hidden talents, skills, resources and needs within...

Buckland-Shelburne Elementary, Mahar students among victors in ‘Name a Snowplow’ contest
01-10-2024 5:09 PM


A sixth grader at Buckland-Shelburne Elementary School and a seventh grade physical education class at Ralph C. Mahar Regional School in Orange have emerged as victors in the state Department of Transportation’s second annual “Name a Snowplow”...

Randy Kehler: Leading with love
01-08-2024 5:09 PM

Until I’d read Sara Schley’s Jan. 2 column in the Recorder, “Planting Dates,” nothing I’d previously read or heard about the horrendous, ongoing Israel/Hamas all-out war in Gaza gave me any real hope of a possible near-term — or even longer-term — end...

Outreach program to enhance Deerfield River Watershed stream resources
01-08-2024 12:59 PM


SHELBURNE FALLS — An $11,850 grant from the Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture’s Coldwater Stewardship Program awarded to the Massachusetts Woodlands Institute and Franklin Land Trust will support engaging the community in coldwater fisheries habitat...

West County Notebook: Jan. 5, 2024
01-04-2024 2:06 PM

Sen. Paul Mark’s staff holding office hours in BucklandBUCKLAND — State Sen. Paul Mark’s staff will hold office hours on Tuesdays, Jan. 9 and Jan. 23, from 10 a.m. to noon at Buckland Town Hall, 17 State St.Constituents of Mark’s Berkshire, Hampden,...

Peggy Warwick: Column on falls sent important message
01-03-2024 4:20 PM

Thank you Jim Johnson for the column on fall prevention [“Don’t fall,” Recorder, Jan. 2]. It was good to see it included in the sports section, a place where sports fans and many readers of all ages scan the headings. The tips to strengthen the legs...

Dennis Merritt: Irony
12-28-2023 7:55 PM

Many of the Founding Fathers were afraid to trust the masses with the vote. They didn’t have confidence that the common man (it was just white men voting then) could really be trusted to make the decisions to let our democracy thrive. And yet for over...

With hopes to ‘evolve as an artist,’ Molly Cantor closing Shelburne Falls pottery gallery
12-28-2023 12:15 PM


SHELBURNE FALLS — Sunday will be the last day Molly Cantor’s pottery gallery at 20 Bridge St. will be open, but she assures residents she isn’t going anywhere.“It’s kind of micro-retiring,” Cantor said. “I’m giving up one part of my work so I can...

Roads, bridges and green energy top of mind for West County towns
12-27-2023 5:39 PM


Editor’s note: The Greenfield Recorder is beginning to publish stories about what Franklin County residents can likely expect to see happening in their towns in 2024. Details about projects in the western part of the county will be shared in two...

Franklin County bars, restaurants get creative with winter cocktail menus
12-22-2023 12:57 PM


With winter just beginning, bars and eateries across Franklin County are inviting people in for specialty drinks inspired by the cold season. Each venue, with changing menus, has a different take on what winter cocktails mean. But all are showing up...

My Turn: It’s a holly jolly quagmire Christmas
12-21-2023 5:00 PM


Last season I submitted a My Turn called “Remember who we are.” It’s easy to feel pessimistic with two wars simultaneously vying for our compassion. That column eschewed pessimism in favor of respecting our real place in the universe. I cited a...

My Turn: Gas leaf blowers an all-around menace 
12-07-2023 5:45 PM


During the 40-plus years when our family lived in rural Colrain, we never heard the sound of gas-powered leaf blowers. Now that we live in a more tightly packed neighborhood in Shelburne Falls, these super-loud devices are on our minds — and blasting...

West County Notebook: Dec. 8, 2023
12-07-2023 4:29 PM

Church holding Bob Manners benefit dinner SHELBURNE — The First Congregational Church is holding a benefit dinner for Bob Manners, Selectboard chair and former EMT, to raise money for costs associated with his cancer treatment.The benefit dinner —...

PHOTOS: Moonlit merriment in Shelburne Falls
11-26-2023 1:19 PM

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