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Phillip Tedesco: Golf course in good hands with new owners
04-21-2024 10:28 AM

In response to the article “New owners look to build on golf course’s strengths” [Recorder, April 19], I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Snow family on their acquisition of the Thomas Memorial Golf & Country Club. I am familiar...

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$427K to expand Camp Apex capacity in Shelburne
04-15-2024 6:56 PM


SHELBURNE — Thanks to $427,000 in congressionally directed spending, Franklin County’s YMCA will renovate Camp Apex to expand its capacity, allowing more families, including those relying on financial aid or scholarships, to send their children to...

Patricia Stevenson: When freedom of speech crosses a line
04-07-2024 7:01 AM

I write to say thanks to Tom Williams for his recent My Turn describing the despicable remarks made by our former President toward those men and women who sacrificed their lives so he can live in a free country and say whatever he wants to say however...

My Turn: No sense of honor or sacrifice
04-02-2024 5:20 PM


 A recent letter written by a man who, along with his wife, visited a World War II cemetery in Nettuno, Italy prompts me to write this one to echo his touching yet distressing words [“Gratitude for heroes who gave their lives,” Recorder, March 17]. He...

Info session on streetlight conversation planned ahead of Shelburne Town Meeting vote
04-02-2024 10:16 AM


SHELBURNE — Residents are invited to an informational meeting on Wednesday, April 17, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Shelburne-Buckland Community Center to hear more about the planned streetlight conversion. Jeff Boettner, chair of the Shelburne Streetlight...

Leo Ojala: Santos for Pence
03-27-2024 4:41 PM

Mike Pence has made it clear he’s not going to hang around. King Con needs a replacement. George Santos is the obvious choice. He’s another New York con man. Both men are made of the same moral fiber. They both have disrespect, disdain and disregard...

Conservation restriction protects 47 acres in Shelburne
03-17-2024 10:01 AM


SHELBURNE — Roughly 47 acres on the east side of Reynolds and Patten roads are being protected under a conservation restriction held by the Franklin Land Trust.The land, formerly part of the “old Dean Farm” acquired by Catherine “Kiki” Smith and...

West County Notebook: March 15, 2024
03-14-2024 12:37 PM

CPA Exploratory Committee holding information session COLRAIN — The ad hoc CPA Exploratory Committee will hold a public information session on Saturday, March 16, at 5 p.m. in the cafeteria at Colrain Central School, 22 Jacksonville Road.By voting to...

My Turn: Parties only get in way of democracy
03-10-2024 12:10 PM


In the last 10 years, I have written several times about how our election system could be made democratic by eliminating the state support for political parties. Now I will address how Congress could also be made democratic by changing the system to...

A ‘privilege to preserve’: Shelburne’s Kenburn Orchards placed in conservation restriction
03-03-2024 12:04 PM


SHELBURNE — Susan and Larry Flaccus, owners of Kenburn Orchards, have placed a conservation restriction on their land, ensuring no development will occur on the 152-acre property.“It really is the first significant farm on the Mohawk Trail coming up...

West County Notebook: March 1, 2024
02-29-2024 2:37 PM

Shelburne town clerk shareselection details SHELBURNE — Town Clerk Joe Judd advises that this year’s annual town election is scheduled for May 21 at Cowell Gymnasium, 51 Maple St. Polls will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.Nomination papers will be...

Wilder Homestead restoration in Buckland moves to next phase with help from glass artist
02-19-2024 5:42 PM


BUCKLAND — When Shelburne glass artist Josh Simpson made his first visit to the Buckland Historical Society’s Wilder Homestead restoration project last year, the mention of hand-blown glass in the windows above the door to the barn caught his...

My Turn: Questions about execution
02-06-2024 3:59 PM


There are so many issues raised in Bill Newman’s column, “The illusion of kinder, gentler executions,” [Recorder, Feb. 5]. A side issue is the Supreme Court shadow docket; issuing decisions without any written opinion. It should be unconstitutional...

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...

Shelburne mulls heating system’s future at Cowell Gymnasium
01-26-2024 3:41 PM


SHELBURNE — The Selectboard hopes Cowell Gymnasium’s backup heating system will last long enough to make it through the initial litmus test for the newly installed electric mini splits. With the state giving out Green Communities grants to encourage a...

My Turn: Cost of child part of financial literacy
01-24-2024 5:14 PM


I usually skip over the Beacon Hill roll call page, but the headline on Jan. 20 caught my eye: “Students must take a financial literacy course,” proposed as a new requirement before graduation.“The components of the curriculum would include the...

Late Selectboard member, firefighter and EMT Bob Manners was ‘born to work in public service’
01-23-2024 2:56 PM


SHELBURNE — Following the recent death of Robert “Bob” Manners, longtime Shelburne Selectboard member, firefighter and EMT, local firefighters decorated the Shelburne Fire Station’s facade with black mourning bunting in memory of their friend, mentor...

Franklin County towns exploring changes to accountant positions
01-21-2024 2:22 PM


Seven towns around Franklin County are re-examining their town accountant positions due to a change in policies with the current software system contracted through the Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG).For nearly 20 years, FRCOG has...

Sara Cohen: Oct. 7 rape reports weren’t ‘fake news’
01-17-2024 3:53 PM

I am writing in response to Pat Hynes’ recent letter claiming that the reports of rape and sexual violence during Hamas’s Oct. 7 attacks on Israel were “fake news” [“Why feminists are silent about Oct. 7,” Recorder, Jan. 10]. She cited her sources. We...

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...

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...

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