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YOSHITAKA HAMADA
Cole Dunham, 7, of Ware, sets chain to compete in the 20th Annual Ox Teamsters Challenge during the 146th Annual Cummington Fair at Cummington Fairgrounds in Cummington Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014.

For some, nostalgia, yesteryear, main attraction at Cummington Fairgrounds

Saturday, August 23, 2014

CUMMINGTON — As a procession of oxen made its way to the Lumberjack Arena at the Fairgrounds Saturday afternoon for the 20th annual Ox Teamster’s Challenge, a crowd of New Englanders grew eager to visit their historical roots. “It’s a nostalgic thing,” said Mark Carr of Tiverton, Rhode Island. “It’s of the yesteryears, you know?” Carr competed with Black and … 0

Despite rain, Cummington Fair has attractions for people of all ages

Friday, August 22, 2014

CUMMINGTON — Officials of the 146th annual Cummington Fair said rain the first two days did not dampen their resolve to make it a fun experience for fairgoers of all ages. Thursday “we called the rain ‘a little dust control,’ ” Karen Rida of Worthington said Friday with a smile. She is secretary of … 0

Grades 2 and 3 combined at Berkshire Trail Elementary in Cummington due to low enrollment

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

CUMMINGTON — There will be a new classroom grouping and curriculum at Berkshire Trail Elementary School this year. “New for us this year will be the reinstatement of a multi-grade classroom for Grades 2 and 3,” Principal Lorraine Liantonio said. The combined classes resulted from low student enrollment. “This was the obvious solution to the situation,” Liantonio said. “We have two teachers that … 0

Friends & Neighbors

Friday, March 14, 2014

To submit an item to Friends & Neighbors, send an email to newsroom@gazettenet.com or mail your news to the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Box 299, Northampton, Ma. 01061, c/o Friends & Neighbors. Cummington Ezra Ginzberg, a student at the Academy at Charlemont, won a $5,000 scholarship to Paul Smith’s … 0

AREA MEETINGS

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TODAY: Public Art Commission, 10:30 a.m., Town Hall TUESDAY: Disability Access Advisory Committee, 11:30 a.m., Stavros; Jones Library Inc., Buildings and Facilities Committee, 1 p.m., Jones Library; Public Shade Tree Committee, 4 p.m., agricultural Commission, 7 p.m., both at Town Hall; Town Gown Steering Committee, 5 p.m., … 0

Area meetings

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TODAY: Board of Registrars, 2:30 p.m.; Select Board, 6:30 p.m., both at Town Hall TUESDAY: Town Gown Steering Committee, 4 p.m., Campus Center, UMass WEDNESDAY: Hampshire County Retirement Board, 9 a.m., 99 Industrial Drive; Board of Assessors, 5 p.m., Zoning Board of Appeals, 6 p.m. and 6:30 … 0

Hilltown Voices: Cancer fundraiser Saturday, jazz in Chesterfield, pipeline presentation

Friday, February 28, 2014

Items for this weekly column about Hilltown life can be sent to: fryan.gazette@gmail.com. … 0

Meetings planned in Hatfield and Cummington on Tennessee Gas Pipeline project

Friday, February 28, 2014

Two meetings are planned this week in Hampshire County by groups already raising concerns about a proposed natural gas pipeline through Berkshire and Franklin counties. The Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. plans the pipeline from the Marcellus shale fields in western Pennsylvania to eastern Massachusetts to feed the growing … 2

‘Snowshoe shenanigans’ on tap Sunday in Hilltowns

Saturday, February 22, 2014

In celebration of winter and the great outdoors, the Hilltown Land Trust teamed up with The Trustees of Reservations to sponsor the Hilltown Snowshoe Shenanigans Snowshoe Race and Winter Celebration Sunday. “This is something that has been percolating with the members of our outreach committee for some time,” … 0

Area meetings

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TUESDAY: Public Transportation and Bicycle Committee, 4 p.m., Town Hall WEDNESDAY: Personnel Board, 9 a.m.; Zoning Board of Appeals, 6:30 p.m.; Planning Board, 7:30 p.m., all at Town Hall THURSDAY: Human Rights Commission, 6:30 p.m., Bangs Community Center Belchertown TUESDAY: Agricultural Committee, Finance Committee, both at 7 … 0

Hilltown voices: Multi-instrumentalist John Root to perform in Cummington

Friday, February 14, 2014

Celebrating Valentine’s Day a few days late, the Cummington Council on Aging will host a potluck luncheon Tuesday followed by an eclectic selection of music by John Root of Amherst. “I will be singing and playing the flute, … 0

Area briefs

Monday, February 10, 2014

Cummington BUDGET MEETING: The town of Cummington will hold a budget meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Berkshire Trail Elementary School. All community members are invited. Southampton VALENTINE’S TEA PARTY: There will be a tea party at the Edwards Public Library at 30 East St. from 11 … 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