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Out-of-control brush fire damages house on East Street in Goshen

Friday, April 18, 2014

GOSHEN — A small brush fire that had been started to destroy weeds at a home at 665 East St. quickly got out of control Thursday afternoon and flames began to burn the siding of the house. Before the fire was extinguished it caused an estimated $15,000 in damage to the home, which was built in 1844, according to Fire Capt. Bob Labrie. About 4:15 p.m., Goshen Firefighter Frank Burnett, … 0

Heading Outdoors

Friday, April 18, 2014

■∎ Hadley Bird Walk — Friends of the Mount Holyoke Range sponsor walk with John Green on April 19 from 7 to 10 a.m., Skinner State Park, Route 47, Hadley. Dress for the weather. Bring binoculars if you have them. Meet at the park’s main gate off of Route 47 in Hadley. Free. For more information call 253-6443. ■∎ Floodplain Forest Canoe Trip and Great … 0

AREA MEETINGS

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TODAY: Regional Agreement Working Group: Education Subcommittee, 8:30 a.m., Policy Subcommittee of the Regional School Committee, 5 p.m., both at ARMS; Public Art Commission, 10:30 a.m., Town Hall TUESDAY: The Jones Library, Inc. Buildings and Facilities Committee, 1 p.m., Library; Public Transportation and Bicycle Committee, 4 p.m. Town Hall WEDNESDAY: Town Meeting Coordinating Committee, 1:30 p.m., Planning Board, 7:05 p.m, Zoning Board … 0

AREA MEETINGS

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TODAY: Public Art Commission, 10 a.m.; Select Board, 6:30 p.m., both at Town Hall TUESDAY: Jones Library Budget Committee, 1:30 p.m., Library; Rental Bylaw Implementation Group, 3 p.m.; Public Shade Tree Committee, 4 p.m.; Agricultural Commission, 7 p.m., all at Town Hall WEDNESDAY: Transportation Plan Task Force, … 0

Hilltown Misfits 4-H Club prepares care packages for overseas troops

Friday, February 7, 2014

During the month of January, members of the 4-H club the Hilltown Misfits worked diligently at collecting donations for care packages to be sent to service men and women who are deployed overseas. The recently formed club started with the goal of collecting enough donations to fill five … 0

Area meetings

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TUESDAY: School Committee, 7 p.m., Town Hall WEDNESDAY: Personnel Board, 9 a.m., Town Hall THURSDAY: Recycling and Refuse Management Committee, 4 p.m., Public Works Meeting Room; Zoning Board of Appeals, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall Belchertown TODAY: Fair Committee, 7:15 p.m., Freedom Hall; Board of Health, 7:30 p.m., … 0

Hilltown Voices: Creamery Co-op brings back popular tastings

Friday, January 31, 2014

The Old Creamery Co-op in Cummington is bringing back its popular tasting series. On the first Sunday of the month, the cooperative market will host a tasting event featuring popular food items. Each tasting will focus on one specific food. “Before the Creamery became a co-op, they did … 0

Area meetings

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TODAY: Budget Coordinating Group, 8:30 a.m., Town Hall; Housing Authority, 4:30 p.m., 33 Kellogg Ave.; Budget Subcommittee of the Regional School Committee, 5:15 p.m., ARMS; Select Board, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall TUESDAY: Jones Library Investment Committee, 10:30 a.m., Library; Joint Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee and Union 26 … 0

Hilltown Voices: Conway School students help with Chesterfield cemetery review

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Two students from the Conway School of Landscape Design recently provided the Cemetery Commission with a comprehensive report on two town cemeteries that may help guide town officials in planning for the properties. William C. Jolly, Chesterfield’s superintendent … 0

Mohawk Trail schools take preliminary look at four-day school week

Thursday, January 23, 2014

PLAINFIELD — The Mohawk Trail Regional School District, which serves students from Plainfield, is eyeing the idea of a four-day school week, estimated to save $400,000. Officials said they are forced to consider this option because the state has reneged in its commitment to fund transportation for regional … 0

AREA MEETINGS

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TUESDAY: Public Transportation and Bicycle Committee, 4 p.m.; Design Review board, 6:30 p.m., both at Town Hall; Budget Subcommittee of the Regional School Committee, 5:30 p.m.; School Committee, 7 p.m., both at ARHS WEDNESDAY: Housing and Sheltering Committee, 9 a.m.; Planning Board and Zoning Subcommittee, 5 p.m., … 0

Fifteen local students to head to Boston Saturday for afternoon of community service led by governor

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Fifteen local students are among the 400 eighth-graders who will be spending an afternoon doing community service in Boston Saturday as part of a program launched by Gov. Deval Patrick to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Patrick initiated Project 351 during his inaugural in 2011 to promote community … 0

AREA MEETINGS

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TODAY: Recycling and Refuse Management Committee, 5 p.m., DPW; Select Board, 6:30 p.m.; Community Development Block Grant Advisory Committee, 7 p.m., both at Town Hall TUESDAY: Jones Library Development Committee, 1 p.m., Yiddish Book Center, Amherst; Public Shade Tree Committee, 4 p.m., Town Hall; Budget Subcommittee of … 0