The Mill River Greenway project is the subject of a community forum in Williamsburg
WILLIAMSBURG – City residents will be able to get an update on the Mill River Greenway project and provide feedback on it and adjacent projects during a community forum Sunday at the Haydenville municipal offices.
The event will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. in the second floor auditorium. It will include a slide presentation followed by a section where people can ask questions and provide feedback on five projects that are part of or adjacent to the Mill River Greenway.
“There is a lot of momentum on major infrastructure projects in Williamsburg,” said Mill River Greenway Committee Chair Gaby Immerman.
In Williamsburg, the Mill River Greenway promises to connect the Williamsburg Village Center to the Brass Works building in Haydenville via a 2-mile long shared-use path. However, it is also part of an effort to link Williamsburg to Northampton via the Greenway.
After closing in December, The Links at Worthington reopened on Wednesday, allowing patrons to enjoy food, booze and golf on its premises.
“It went well,” said Helen Pollard, who co-owns the golf course with her husband, David Pollard. “People are behind us”
The Pollards bought the course, an institution in the Hilltowns, in 2018.
For the past several months, the course and the city have been embroiled in a dispute over the company’s liquor license, with the city opting to deny the license due to issues with disabled access to the clubhouse. of the course.
Last week, the Select Board voted to return the license with conditions, the main one being that accessibility work be completed by June 10. Pollard said the plan was still to make the clubhouse accessible, and the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed that work.
Since the kitchen has been affected by the renovations, only salads and sandwiches from the Chesterfield General Store are currently served at the golf course.
Guests can eat or drink at the bar or in an outdoor tent, and the course is open from sunrise to sunset.
“We’re open seven days a week,” Pollard said.
The course will also host a concert series this year, as it did last year. Jim Messina will be the first concert of this year’s series on June 25.
“The venue is perfect,” Pollard said.
The Hilltown Memory Cafe will feature folk and Celtic music from musicians Starr Adams & Ray Lequin of Wild Thyme on April 27.
“Starr is a friend of mine,” said Kathleen Peterson, president of the Huntington Council on Aging.
She said the AOC works with local musicians and promoters to find people to play at the Memory Cafe.
“Just getting people’s names,” Peterson said.
And she said Adams and Lequin will be playing Irish music at the cafe on April 27.
“We’re mostly a traditional Celtic band,” Adams said of Wild Thyme, which is a full-fledged five-piece band.
Blues and old-school fiddle music will also be included in the set, she said.
Like all Memory Cafe events, Adams and Lequin’s performance will take place from 2-3 p.m. at Stanton Hall in Huntington and is free.
The Memory Cafe is open to everyone, regardless of memory status, and also hosts a support group for those caring for people struggling with memory issues. The program takes place every Wednesday from 2-3 p.m. and on the first Wednesday of each month, therapeutic artist Lori Bocon gives art lessons to participants.
Those who need a ride to the cafe can schedule an FRTA van ride by calling 860-836-1844.