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Goshen Fire Chief: Fire in Dresser Hill Road home Tuesday not considered suspicious

Thursday, July 24, 2014

GOSHEN — The state fire marshal’s office is investigating what caused a fire at a Dresser Hill Road home Tuesday evening that displaced one man. Goshen Fire Chief Susan Labrie said the fire is not considered suspicious. No one was injured but the house was rendered inhabitable, she said. The resident, Alexander Therkelsen, will be staying with family. In a press release, Goshen Fire Capt. Robert Labrie estimated the fire … 0

VIDEO ‘A Long Row in Fertile Ground,’ WGBY documentary on farming in the Connecticut River Valley, gets warm reception

Thursday, July 10, 2014

AMHERST — There was no red carpet, but local farmers got a taste of star treatment Wednesday night at a premiere screening of a WGBY documentary on farming in the Connecticut River Valley. Approximately 130 people, including many of the farmers featured in the film, filled Hampshire College’s Red Barn to watch “A … 0

Coming up

Friday, June 14, 2013

Information on events, classes and workshops offered by area community senior centers is available on their respective websites, listed below. Amherst Senior Center/ Council On Aging Bangs Center, 70 Boltwood Walk Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Phone: 259-3060 www.amherstma.gov/seniorcenter Belchertown Senior Center 60 State St. Hours: Mon., 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Tues.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Phone: 323-0420 www.belchertown.org … 0

‘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


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