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Cummington votes to begin process of withdrawing from Central Berkshire Regional School District

Thursday, June 25, 2015

CUMMINGTON — Residents voted 59-9 during a special Town Meeting on Thursday night to begin the process of withdrawing from the Central Berkshire Regional School District. “I am very pleased and impressed at the turnout,” said Christy Knox, a member of the town’s Ad Hoc Education Committee. “I think people asked a lot of very thoughtful, appropriate questions and I am thrilled with the vote, because it was a very …

Cummington special Town Meeting to consider withdrawing from Central Berkshire Regional School District

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

CUMMINGTON — Voters will be asked at a special Town Meeting on Thursday whether to begin the process of withdrawing the town from the Central Berkshire Regional School District. “I really hope that we have a very large percentage of the town come out to vote, because this vote is a very important for the entire town, not just parents with children, but …

Hilltown Voices: Town Hall repairs in Goshen, quilts in Cummington, WiredWest in Chesterfield, swimming in Worthington

Saturday, June 20, 2015

The Town of Goshen has received a $75,000 grant from the Massachusetts Preservation Projects Fund through the secretary of state’s office for emergency repairs to Town Hall. The money will be used to help pay for replacing the town hall’s leaking slate roof, fixing its stone parapets, and restoring the front of the building, which has chipping and cracking columns as well as …

Pipeline opponents sponsor ‘Not in Anyone’s Back Yard Sales’ fundraiser

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Cummington is among the Hilltowns that will join other communities in Massachusetts and New York this weekend in holding a “Not in Anyone’s Back Yard Sales” fundraiser to fight a proposed natural gas pipeline. Other participating towns in the region include Conway, Northfield, Orange, Athol and Royalston. While …

Challenger Dylan Korpita and incumbent 1st Franklin state Rep. Stephen Kulik engage in ‘spirited debate’

Friday, October 17, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Sparks flew this week during a debate between Republican challenger Dylan Korpita and incumbent Democratic state Rep. Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington, in what has been an otherwise low-key race in the 1st Franklin District. The forum …

Debates set for contested Franklin House seats

Monday, October 13, 2014

Debates are scheduled this week in two House districts where there are contests in the Nov. 4 election. 1st Franklin state Rep. Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington, a 12-term incumbent, and Republican challenger Dylan Korpita, a political newcomer from Deerfield, will participate in a “conversation” at 7 p.m. Tuesday at …

Bankruptcy forces ex-Major League Baseball pitcher Matt White to sell Swift River Stone quarry in Cummington

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

CUMMINGTON — Matt White once was known as “The Billionaire” when he was a Major League Baseball player — not a result of his pitching skills, but rather because the 50 acres he bought in Cummington contained tons …

Williamsburg Rod and Gun Club turkey shoot has tasty payoffs for good marksmanship

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Fall is here and as cooler days signal the trees to begin their yearly show of color, the Williamsburg Rod and Gun Club is gearing up for its annual turkey shoots. Every year during the months of October and November, the club hosts turkey shoots where people of …

Volunteers help restore garden, build greenhouse at renovated Anne T. Dunphy School in Williamsburg

Saturday, September 27, 2014

An important part of the plans for the recently renovated Anne T. Dunphy School in Williamsburg was to make sure that the school’s garden would not be overlooked or lost due to the additions on the building. The …

Retired Goshen Fire Chief Francis Dresser dies at 89, instrumental in Hilltown ambulance services

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

GOSHEN — “The Hilltowns have lost a pioneer, mentor and friend,” Goshen Fire Chief Sue Labrie said Tuesday of the passing of retired chief Francis Dresser, who died at his Main Street home Sunday. Dresser, 89, served the …

SLIDESHOW Demolition derby at the Three County Fair in Northampton

Monday, September 1, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — You know it’s a hot, sunny day at the Three County Fair when the stand selling fresh-squeezed lemonade runs out of lemons. That’s what happened Monday afternoon, when temperatures hit 87 degrees, and the lemonade stand …

Area police officials lukewarm about surplus military gear programs flagged for review by president

Monday, September 1, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — President Barack Obama last week ordered a review of programs that put surplus military gear into the hands of local police in the wake of outcry about heavily armed Ferguson, Missouri, police officers in armored trucks …