Democratic State Senate Primary Debate

The three candidates for the Berkshire-Franklin-Hampshire-Hampden State Senate district appeared at the Mohawk Trail High School auditorium for a debate on Thursday Sept. 1, sponsored by the Greenfield Recorder and the League of Women Voters. The primary to choose the Democratic candidate in the Nov. election will be held on Sept. 8. The debate was live-streamed to the Recorder and Daily Hampshire Gazette web sites.

In the Shows pull-down menu at the top of the page choose Other and you’ll find a link to the debate.

Ashfield FilmFest – Sept. 15 – 17

The newest Over The Falls show features Christopher Seward, Tamara Sloan and Harry Karamidas from the Ashfield FilmFest. This year’s 10th Anniversary Fest takes place on Sept. 15,16 and 17 with two movies on Thur. and Fri. evenings, three movies on Sat. afternoon and the Grand Finale on Sat. evening with the showings of this year’s entries in the 5 minute film contest.

Visit to learn more, view movie trailers and purchase tickets.

A Visit With…Arctic Moth

I recently visited with the musicians in the group Arctic Moth. They describe their music as a combination of electronica and neo-classical. They will be playing their original score behind the silent film Man With a Movie Camera on Aug. 19 and 20 as part of Pothole Pictures in Memorial Hall.

Buckland and Shelburne Town Forums

A town forum was held in the Buckland Town Hall on April 25, 2016. Representatives from the Finance Committee, the Selectboard, the School Committee and the Mohawk Regional School District administration were present to answer questions from the public about the Town Budget, the School Budget and other warrant items to be voted on at next week’s Town Meeting.

A video of the Forum can be found in the Buckland section of the Town Government pull down menu above.


A similar Town Forum was held in Shelburne at the BSE school on April 27. That viseo is in the Shelburne section above.



Buckland Forum – April 25

Monday, April 25th, 2016 at 7 pm at the Buckland Town Hall


The following items will be discussed: Information and Discussion of Articles to be voted at Buckland’s Annual Town Meeting.



  • FY 17 Town budget: cuts/increases and future planning
  • FY 17 Mohawk School District Operating Budget and efforts now underway to address the District’s long-term sustainability
  • Capital Improvements at Buckland Shelburne Elementary
  • Proposed Amendments to the Mohawk Regional Agreement


Members of the Buckland Select Board, Buckland Finance Committee and Mohawk School Committee will be present to review Annual Town Meeting articles, provide background information, and answer questions.