Kali B’s serving up wings in Turners Falls

Thursday, April 17, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Turners Falls is fast becoming the destination place for good food with bustling restaurants boasting a steady stream of customers. Kali B’s Wings and Things, the new all American wings and pub joint at 166 Avenue A, is a good example. “Everyone has been having the best months they’ve had. We’re the everyman town for good food,” … 0

State bond bill has money for parking garage, rail service

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The state Senate gave its approval Thursday to a five-year, $13 billion transportation bond bill that includes money toward a new commuter rail service between … 0

Race against addiction

Thursday, April 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — On the front lines of the heroin crisis, Greenfield firefighters are looking for a way to help people before someone calls 911 because … 0

Ashfield Selectboard member resigns

Thursday, April 17, 2014

ASHFIELD — Selectboard member Paullette Leukhardt, who recently filed Open Meeting Law violation complaints against her own board, has handed in her letter of resignation. It takes effect May 1 — two days before her term was set to expire. In a four-page letter, Leukhardt said fellow board … 0

Plastic bag ordinance nixed

Thursday, April 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — A citizen-proposed ordinance that would ban plastic bags from being used at checkout counters throughout Greenfield may be headed to the voters. Garrett Connelly, a Congress Street resident who is a member of Greening Greenfield, said … 0

100 grams of heroin netted in Athol bust

Thursday, April 17, 2014

ATHOL — Police put a dent in the area’s heroin supply when they arrested a Lawrence man they allege was about to deliver 100 grams of the drug to this area. Julio Morales, 52, of Bailey Street in … 0

Tiny nuke power plants hold promise

Thursday, April 17, 2014

PARIS — Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster, the incoming head of the Nuclear … 0

Orange man displaced after house fire

Thursday, April 17, 2014

ORANGE — Edward Krunklevich of 115 Brookside Road called 911 just after 3 p.m. on Thursday afternoon when a fire broke out in his home. According to Orange Fire Chief Dennis Annear, the cause was an alternate heating … 0

Deerfield reduces deficit by $293,018

Thursday, April 17, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Deerfield town officials are considering several changes to the current budget proposal that would decrease next year’s projected deficit by $293,018. By the latest Finance Committee estimates, the town was facing a $639,139 shortfall for the next budget year, which begins July 1. The newest … 0

Council OKs $1.5M for capital projects

Thursday, April 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — The town will soon begin repairing sidewalks in the Washington Street area, repairing a school roof and replacing another, purchasing some equipment it needs, repairing and replacing water mains throughout town, and doing the engineering it needs to repair Nashs Mill Road bridge. Town Council has … 0

New Montague Book Mill eatery offers view, locally based cuisine

Thursday, April 17, 2014

MONTAGUE CENTER — Visitors to the village center can now enjoy all-American cuisine while overlooking the rushing waters of the Sawmill River in an old historic mill. The Alvah Stone has opened its doors at the Montague Mill, … 0

Yankee Mattress opens Greenfield site

Thursday, April 17, 2014

By ANITA FRITZ Recorder Staff GREENFIELD — Joseph Noblit was a one-man show when he first opened Yankee Mattress Factory in 1999, but today he employs seven people, and has opened a third showroom — in Greenfield. Noblit’s … 0

Conway proposes $140,242 hike to annual budget

Thursday, April 17, 2014

CONWAY — Townspeople will be asked to spend $140,242 more next year for the town’s budget. The draft budget proposes $4,915,985 in spending for the year that begins July 1. The budget would increase by 2.85 percent over the current year. Townspeople will be asked to approve the … 0