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JERREY ROBERTS Francis Dresser of Goshen, a retired fire chief, started the tradition of displaying flags in the 1990s. The Firefighters Association still handles the task.

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 Goshen Fire Department for 55 years until retiring in 2006 at the age of 81. “Francis had a way about him. You …

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 owned by Gino Orlandi of Cummington only had corn dogs left for sale. “It’s hot,” …

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 facing off with protesters. If the review leads to scrapping or curtailing such programs, police … 2

Hilltown center hosts session about Health Connector

Saturday, March 22, 2014

The Hilltown Community Health Center is offering a presentation to help small business owners learn more about health insurance options and tax credits available through the Affordable Care Act. Set for March 27, the session will discuss how small business owners and employees could save money through the …

Nicholette Lustig new specialist promoting Franklin County Community Development Corp. commercial kitchen

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

When Nicholette “Nico” Lustig took the newly created job of “food business development specialist” at the Western Massachusetts Food Processing Center a couple of months ago, she began working with the same sorts of farmers and specialty food …

Area meetings

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TODAY: Policy Subcommittee of the Regional School Committee, 5 p.m., ARMS; Regional Agreement Working Group RSDPB, School Location Subcommittee, 5:30 p.m., Leverett Town Hall; Select Bord, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall TUESDAY: Public Transportation and Bicycle Committee, 4 p.m., Town Hall; School Committee, 7 p.m., ARHS; Regional Agreement …

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 …

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., …

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 …

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. …

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,” …

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 …