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Montague Notebook

Lake Pleasant park planning upgrades

LAKE PLEASANT — The local village association is pushing to revitalize one of the village’s parks, and needs bodies for an upcoming meeting.

Lahri Bond, president of the Lake Pleasant Village Association, said attendance will help dictate whether the project wins approval and funding.

The plan is to renovate Rutter Park, between Montague Avenue and Broadway. How exactly it would be improved is open for discussion.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Nov. 20 in the National Spiritual Alliance building, 2 Montague Ave.

Bond said a lot of families with children have moved to the area in the past two years, and the park equipment is getting old. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss what the park needs with the Montague Parks and Recreation Department, gather comments and measure support.

Bond also hopes to make people outside the village aware of the park and its counterpart on Lake Pleasant Road exist, not to bring people in but to slow traffic, particularly on Lake Pleasant Road, where he said people tend to ignore the 30 mph speed limit despite the nearby playground.

Elks support area youth football league

MONTAGUE — For the fourth year in a row the Montague Elks Lodge has donated $1,000 to the Greenfield Bulldogs youth football league to help pay for what organizers say is much-needed safety equipment and league expenses.

Montague Police Chief and Junior Division Bulldogs Coach Charles “Chip” Dodge III accepted the check Saturday from Steve Dacyzyn, the Montague Elks exalted ruler.

The lodge is the largest sponsor of the Greenfield Youth Football Association, according to Dodge.

The Greenfield youth team draws members from Montague and other towns.

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