Hilltown Families

Imagine the world without roads. No highways, interstates, traffic lights, or roundabouts. For most of us, the only way of life we’ve ever known is shaped by our roads and the...

Rivers, as flowing water, can be soothing to the ear, or overpowering with noise, depending on the river's bed or soundscape. Protruding rocks may be the only visible evidence of what...

Rivers flow through our lives both metaphorically and realistically – sources of drinking water, energy and transportation, but also as symbols of life “flowing like a river.” Rivers have been dammed,...

Phoebe Gelbard debuts as Hilltown Families newest Contributing Writer, taking over "The Ripple: Stories About Western MA Rivers," a monthly column previous written by Kurt Heidinger. For her debut post, Phoebe...