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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

AREA MEETINGS

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TODAY: Select Board, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall TUESDAY: Rental Bylaw Implementation Group, 3 p.m., Town Hall WEDNESDAY: Planning Board, 7 p.m., Town Hall Belchertown TODAY: Historic District By-law Commission, 5 p.m., Town Hall TUESDAY: Agricultural Commission, 6 p.m., Town Hall; Belchertown Water District, 6 p.m., 206 Jabish … 0

Hilltown Voices: Memorial tag sale aims to ‘spread the money’ in Plainfield

Friday, August 16, 2013

The Ladies Benevolent Society will hold a tag sale Saturday at the Shaw-Hudson House on Main Street. Members have spent the past several weeks collecting items from the people in town ranging from books and crafts to clothes, toys, and kitchen utensils. These, along with baked goods and … 0

Local municipal meetings this week

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TUESDAY: Town Meeting Coordinating Committee, Presentation Guidelines Subcommittee, 3 p.m.; Board of Assessors, 5 p.m., Town Hall; Jones Library Board of Trustees, 1 p.m., Library WEDNESDAY: Public Art Commission, 4 p.m., Bangs Community Center; Regional School District Planning Board, 7 p.m., ARHS; Planning Board, 7:05 p.m., Town … 0

Area meetings 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TODAY: Dickinson Local Historic District Commission, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall; Select Board, 6:30 p.m., 4 Boltwood Ave. TUESDAY: Jones Library Inc. Investment Committee, 10:30 a.m., Library WEDNESDAY: Board of Health, 7 p.m., Bangs Community Center THURSDAY: Council on Aging, 9 a.m., Bangs Community Center; Zoning Board of … 0

Hilltown Voices: Saturday shindig to honor Worthington’s ‘Bandana Dan’

Friday, July 26, 2013

This Saturday, an all-day benefit celebration will take place at Liston’s Bar and Grill to remember the life of Daniel Steer, better known in Worthington as “Bandana Dan.” “Everyone in town knew Bandana Dan,” Select Board Administrative Assistant Peggy O’Neil said. “He was a local musician who always … 0

Group seeks state funds for cultural organizations

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Over the past several years, the state’s Cultural Facilities Fund has been an important source of money for local institutions such as the Amherst Cinema Arts Center, the Academy of Music in Northampton and CitySpace in Easthampton. But the fund has been suspended during challenging economic times, leaving … 0

Local city and town government meetings coming up this week

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TODAY: Select Board, 11 a.m., Town Hall TUESDAY: Municipal Affordable Housing Trust Fund Subcommittee, 10 a.m.; Shade Tree Committee, 4 p.m.; Planning Board and Housing and Sheltering Committe, 7 p.m.; Select Board, 7 p.m., all at Town Hall WEDNESDAY: Town Meeting Coordinating Committee, 5 p.m., Town Hall; … 0

School Committee Chairwoman Nancy Sykes to run for mayor of Easthampton

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

EASTHAMPTON — Nancy Sykes, chairwoman of the School Committee, said she wants to be the next mayor of Easthampton. That means there will be a contest for the city’s top job. Sykes is the second candidate to announce … 0

AREA MEETINGS

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TODAY: Hampshire County Retirement Board, 9 a.m, 99 Industrial Drive; Dickinson Local Historic District Commission, 3 p.m., Town Hall; RSDPB Subcommittee, Governance Core Issues Committee, 5 p.m., Middle School; Select Board, 6 p.m., Middle School TUESDAY: Disability Access Advisory Committee, 11:30 a.m., Stavros Center; Agricultural Commission, 7 … 0

AREA MEETINGS

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TUESDAY: Community Preservation Act Committee, 7 p.m.., Town Hall; Joint Amherst, Pelham and Regional School Committee Meeting, 7 p.m., Amherst Regional High School WEDNESDAY: Pioneer Valley Region Metropolitan Planning Organization, 10 a.m., Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, Springfield; PVTA Advisory Board Finance Committee, 11 a.m.; PVTA Advisory Board, … 0