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Trainable, useful giants: Oxen coming to Shelburne event this weekend
06-24-2024 12:06 PM

By EVELINE MACDOUGALL

When I was a kid, the barn in Saint-Germain-de-Grantham, Québec where my uncle milked 40 cows was a magical place. I spent hours with adorable kittens and ”lesfilles,” the placid gals whose milk fueled our family farm. Yet one thing made my blood run...

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PHOTOS: Deerly beloved
07-19-2024 7:21 PM


Repairs to Shelburne’s Old Greenfield Road planned in August
07-10-2024 1:20 PM

By SAM FERLAND

SHELBURNE — Road resurfacing and culvert replacement work on Old Greenfield Road off of Route 2 is expected to start in August, after construction companies submit their bids to secure a contract for the project.The project, estimated to cost...


‘Mental health shouldn’t be shamed’: Shelburne family advises to heed lost life as warning
06-22-2024 3:22 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

SHELBURNE — A local family mourning a loved one’s unexpected death is imploring the public to listen to their story and understand the importance of helping people through their struggles with mental health.Jennifer Grace Jarvis, 45, died at around 5...


Mary Lyon Foundation proposes resource center, likely in Shelburne or Buckland
06-19-2024 1:38 PM

By SAM FERLAND

BUCKLAND — The Mary Lyon Foundation plans to build or renovate a resource center in western Franklin County within the next five years to help meet residents’ needs.“We’re looking to build a center that would be an intergenerational center where it...


From homesteading to homeschooling: The Davis family of Oak Hollow Livestock all lend a hand
06-17-2024 1:09 PM

By EVELINE MACDOUGALL

Sara and Carl Davis moved in 2019 to their 25-acre farm on Gould Road in Shelburne. They are the parents of five children and the proprietors of Oak Hollow Livestock, which is more than just a business; it’s a thriving homestead where humans live...


My Turn: Train enthusiast assesses changes, has suggestions
06-12-2024 9:55 AM

By ALDEN H. DREYER

The headline “Amtrak expands Valley Flyer” [“Recorder, May 31] was absurd. There was no expansion, merely an adjustment of schedules.Before the change, three trains arrived in Greenfield each day and three departed. And the same after the...


Woman killed by train in Shelburne ID’d
06-11-2024 6:23 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SHELBURNE — The Northwestern District Attorney’s Office has identified the woman who was killed by a freight train on Monday as Jennifer Jarvis of Greenfield.Jarvis, 45, was struck and killed by a Berkshire & Eastern Railroad freight train about half...


West County Notebook: June 12, 2024
06-11-2024 3:28 PM

History Society program to detail murder of Civil War vet COLRAIN — “Murder on Catamount” will be the topic of a program following this month’s meeting of the Colrain Historical Society at the Stacy Barn, 8 Main Road, on Thursday, June 13.Prentice...


Woman struck, killed by train in Shelburne
06-10-2024 3:15 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SHELBURNE — The Northwestern District Attorney’s Office is investigating the death of a woman who was struck by a train early Monday morning.An unidentified woman was struck and killed by a Berkshire & Eastern Railroad freight train about a half a...


MassDOT handling $6.3M Bardwell’s Ferry Bridge repair project
06-07-2024 2:18 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

CONWAY — As Conway and Shelburne continue to grapple with the indefinite closure of the Bardwell’s Ferry Bridge, there is good financial news for the towns, as the Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will be handling the $6.3 million repair...


West County Notebook: June 5, 2024
06-04-2024 3:34 PM

Goodnow earns Deane Jones Memorial Scholarship Mohawk Trail Regional School student Sophia Goodnow of Shelburne received this year’s $1,000 Deane Jones Memorial Scholarship.This award is given through Trinity Church to a graduating high school student...


PHOTO: Paddling pair
06-04-2024 1:56 PM


Mohawk Trail Regional School expanding cellphone policy for students
06-03-2024 11:31 AM

By CHRIS LARABEE

BUCKLAND — After a successful implementation in the middle school, Mohawk Trail Regional School is expanding its “Off and Away, All Day!” pilot program to the high school to curb student cellphone use and introduce a consistent policy across the...


‘It brings back memories’: Buckland native, battling illness, returns home for final visit
06-03-2024 10:30 AM

By DOMENIC POLI

SHELBURNE FALLS — Kenneth Butler knew that when he departed for Bradley International Airport on Friday morning it was the final time he would be in his native western Massachusetts until he is laid to rest next to his parents in Greenfield.The...


Shelburne Falls committee puts ‘a local face’ on military service with annual commemoration
05-24-2024 12:41 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

SHELBURNE — The Shelburne Falls Memorial Day Committee is planning a commemoration on Monday to honor one of the four Shelburne men killed fighting for their country in Vietnam, with the intention of celebrating the others on a rotating basis in the...


Yacovone-Biagi joins Selectboard seat following Shelburne election
05-22-2024 3:48 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SHELBURNE — Planning Board member Tricia Yacovone-Biagi will fill a one-year term on the Selectboard following an uncontested race in Tuesday’s election.With no contested races on the ballot, Yacovone-Biagi and other candidate’s victories were...


‘As the woods wake up, it’s my favorite time’: Turkey hunters relish spring season
05-17-2024 12:36 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

The Boston Red Sox season will still be warming up by the end of this month, with about 110 games remaining before the playoffs. But outdoor sportsmen across Massachusetts will have already hung up their gear until around the time the World Series...


Yacovone-Biagi looks to fill vacant Selectboard seat in Shelburne
05-14-2024 5:51 PM

By DIANE BRONCACCIO

SHELBURNE — Although there are no contested races on the ballot for the annual town election on Tuesday, May 21, voters will usher in a new Selectboard member.Polls will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Cowell Gymnasium, 51 Maple St. In-person...


Streetlight proposal gets unanimous approval in Shelburne
05-08-2024 3:09 PM

By DIANE BRONCACCIO

SHELBURNE — Residents packed the Buckland-Shelburne Elementary School auditorium Tuesday night to give unanimous approval to a plan to buy the town’s streetlights from Eversource and replace them with low-wattage LED lights that could save the town...


Serious barn fire averted due to quick response in Shelburne
05-06-2024 6:01 PM

SHELBURNE — What could have been a devastating blow to a local farm was averted Sunday night due to quick reporting and a quick response from area firefighters. The Shelburne Fire and Police departments responded to a fire at Gould farm’s dairy barn...

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