The Recorder – West County Pocket book: August 16, 2021

Published: 08/15/2021 5:00:12 PM

Colrain excise duties due on August 19th

COLRAIN – Excise Tax Invoices for Commitment No. 2 are due Thursday, August 19th. The tax office is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on this day

Residents can also pay online at; by posting checks to Tax Collector Paula Harrison, 55 Main Road, Colrain, MA 01340; or via the town hall’s dropbox.

The Arms Library offers monthly prose and poetry readings

SHELBURNE FALLS – For the 26th year, the Arms Library at 60 Bridge St. is offering open prose and poetry readings on the third Friday. The next meeting will take place on Friday, August 20, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Library Director Laurie Wheeler recommends that readers arrive before 7pm to sign up for a five-minute open mic slot. A 10 minute slot is also available. Participation is free, and listeners are welcome.

For more information, contact the library at [email protected] or 413-625-0105.

Sidewalk replacement continues

SHELBURNE FALLS – The Bridge Street construction project continues this week, with work including removing and replacing a small section of the sidewalk on Water Street near the intersection.

Breezeway Farm Consulting’s Linda Overing, who is distributing project updates on behalf of Shelburne, said there will be no bridge street parking available between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. during the week in areas with construction work.

Provisional handrails were installed at the entrance steps of the building, which were replaced or set back during the construction of the sidewalk, the statement said. Banisters that are tailor-made for each entrance are made. Installation is expected in about a month.

Any questions or problems can be directed to [email protected] or 978-657-9714.