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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

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

This week's public meetings

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TODAY: Select Board, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall TUESDAY: Disability Access Advisory Committee, 11:30 a.m., Stavros; Public Shade Tree Committee, 4 p.m., Agricultural Commission, 7 p.m., both at Town Hall; Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee, 7 p.m., ARHS WEDNESDAY: Hampshire County Retirement Board, 9 a.m., 99 Industrial Drive, Northampton; Human Rights Commission, 6:30 p.m., Conservation Commission, 7 p.m., both at Town Hall; Housing and … 0

Small businesses find a niche market in the Hilltowns

Monday, February 10, 2014

CHESTERFIELD — From specialty auto repair shops and stone masonry to homegrown cooking classes, many businesses have found their niche markets in the Hilltowns. “Most of the businesses in the Hilltowns started small and many were, and are, … 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

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

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

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

Plainfield Fire Department adds five members

Friday, January 10, 2014

The Plainfield Fire Department added five new members to its ranks, breaking a roughly 20-year trend of declining membership. Assistant Fire Chief David Alvord said the department had over 20 members in the late 1990s, but fewer than 10 by 2013. “We have been in a very nerve-racking … 0

Mohawk Trail Regional to study four-day school week

Thursday, January 9, 2014

BUCKLAND (AP) — The Mohawk Trail Regional School Committee has given its superintendent the green light to research a switch to a four-day school week. Superintendent Michael Buoniconti told the School Committee on Wednesday that he will report back to them with his findings. He tells The Recorder … 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

AREA MEETINGS

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst THURSDAY: The Jones Library Board of Trustees, 9 a.m., Library Belchertown No meetings scheduled. Chesterfield TODAY: Assistant Assessor, 9:30 a.m.; Select Board, 4 p.m.; Tax Collector; 6:30 p.m.; Assessors, Police Department, Town Clerk, all at 7 p.m., all at Davenport THURSDAY: Senior Housing Committee, 12:30 p.m., Community … 0