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State Rep. Stephen Kulik cites his emphasis on ‘rural issues’ in bid for re-election from 1st Franklin District

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Eleven-term incumbent state Rep. Stephen Kulik, who is seeking re-election to his 1st Franklin District seat in Tuesday’s election, maintains that even though he has risen to a leadership position on Beacon Hill, “Small town and rural values are at the heart of every decision that I make.” Kulik, 64, served for 11 years as a Select Board member in Worthington and was president of the Massachusetts Selectmen’s Association and the Massachusetts Municipal Association before being elected to the House in 1993 to represent what is a 19-town district including Chesterfield, Cummington, Goshen, Huntington, Middlefield, Plainfield, Williamsburg, Worthington, Deerfield, Leverett, Shutesbury, Sunderland and Whately. As …

Political newcomer Dylan Korpita challenges veteran legislator Stephen Kulik in 1st Franklin District

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Political newcomer Dylan E. Korpita of Deerfield in Tuesday’s election is trying to unseat veteran 1st Franklin District state Rep. Stephen Kulik of Worthington, saying, “It’s time for a change.” Korpita, 35, a Republican and former bond trader for Morgan Stanley in New York, moved back to his hometown in Franklin County last …

Chemical reaction prompts evacuation of Sanderson Academy in Ashfield

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

ASHFIELD — A chemical reaction of cleaning fluid in a plugged-up classroom drain resulted in the temporary evacuation of about 125 children from Sanderson Academy Wednesday morning. The children were bused to the Buckland-Shelburne Elementary School, as a precautionary measure, while Ashfield firefighters examined the cause of fumes and “rotten-egg” odor coming from the drain. “We’d had an after-school program in one of …

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; …

AREA MEETINGS

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TODAY: Nomination and Membership Committee of the Franklin/Hampshire Regional Employment Board, 8:30 a.m., GCC; Policy Subcommittee of the Regional School Committee, 5 p.m., ARMS; Select Board, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall TUESDAY: Public Shade Tree Committee, 5 p.m., Town Common; Historical Commission, 6 p.m., Town Common, then Town …

Goshen promotes two in fire ranks, Hilltown Land Trust seeks national acceditation

Friday, March 28, 2014

Goshen Fire Chief Sue Labrie promoted two members of the Goshen Fire Department at a recent ceremony at the fire station. Lt. Monica Neveu, 41, who has been with the department for 15 years, is now Capt. Neveu, while John Schwaiger, 22, a member of the department since …

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 …

Frontier, Mohawk regional school districts explore alternate uses for unused school space

Monday, March 10, 2014

With dwindling enrollments, both the Frontier and Mohawk Trail regional school districts are exploring possible town use of unused school space as a way to offset operating costs. State law allows alternate uses, but with conditions. Mohawk has …

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 …

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 …

Plainfield Police Chief David Wood retires; assistant chief Stacey Magdycz named as interim

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

PLAINFIELD — After six years in charge of the Plainfield Police Department, David Wood retired as chief this month and was replaced by a lifelong town resident and nine-year member of the department. the Select Board on Feb. 11 appointed assistant chief Stacey Magdycz as interim chief. Select …

‘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,” …