Mohawk Ramblers fight eviction

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

MONTAGUE — If your familiarity with motorcycle clubs begins and ends with the Hell’s Angels or the TV show “Sons of Anarchy,” you might be surprised by a local club’s reputation. The Mohawk Ramblers sponsor a scholarship for Franklin County Technical School students and participate in the community in many other small ways: supporting charities, cleaning their corner of the … 0

Voters pick Ricketts, Wainstein

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — Penny Ricketts and Robert Wainstein will vie for the Precinct 5 seat in the town’s annual June election. Ricketts received 126 votes in … 0

Turners Falls man found innocent in Orange shooting

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — After waiting more than 16 months to find out his fate, a Turners Falls man has been cleared of all charges in a … 0

Greenfield school board to talk superintendent finalists tonight

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield School Committee will meet tonight to discuss the two superintendent finalists vying to succeed retiring school department leader Susan Hollins. School board members will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Town Hall meeting room and will report on the visits they took last week … 0

Proposed pipeline stirs memories of past battles

Monday, April 14, 2014

The echoes of proposed pipeline activity through Franklin County 37 years ago are almost haunting in similarity to today’s Tennessee Gas Pipeline discussions. The Tennessee Atlantic Pipeline Co. proposal for a 500-mile natural gas pipeline through more than … 0

Buckland election set for May 5

Monday, April 14, 2014

BUCKLAND — Selectman Robert Dean is not running for a third term, but Planning Board member John “Rob” Riggan is on the ballot for the selectmen’s seat in this spring’s annual election, on May 5. Riggan, a novelist and former journalist, has lived in town for nine years. … 0

Whately asked to approve capital projects

Monday, April 14, 2014

WHATELY — Nine projects worth $312,610 could give the town a new emergency generator and lighting at the school, a dump truck with a sander and a barrier gate and fence at Herhily Park. Townspeople will be asked to approve the money at annual town meeting on April … 0

Neighbors: Local students help others

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hello neighbor. Franklin County Technical School senior Madison Lively of Greenfield and some of her classmates will use their skills as hairdressers-in-training this week to help children, teens and young adults who suffer from medical conditions that cause … 0

Hot finish to river race

Sunday, April 13, 2014

ATHOL — With the sound of a 1 p.m. cannon, more than 200 canoeing duos left the bank of the Millers River and furiously paddled their way under the South Main Street bridge. Not all can survive the … 0

Body pulled from water

Sunday, April 13, 2014

SUNDERLAND — On Saturday, firefighters pulled a man’s body from the Connecticut River after two Shutesbury men in a canoe spotted the body and followed it down the swollen river for nearly two hours. According to the Greenfield Police Department Facebook page, the body found is that of … 0

Transition back to civilian tough for this veteran

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Editor’s Note: This is the last in an occasional series of stories about the homecoming experiences of local war veterans. GREENFIELD — Shannon (Hosmer) Gamlin says it hasn’t been easy returning to a life she walked away from … 0

Top finishers in River Rat Race

Monday, April 14, 2014

ORANGE — Trevor Lefever and Ben Schlimmer won the 51st annual River Rat Race Saturday in the Millers River from Orange to Athol. No times were provided to The Recorder and they were unattainable during the weekend. Matt Rudnitsky and Mike Schlimmer came in second, while Peter Heed … 0

Spring celebrated with parade and race

Sunday, April 13, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — It was a beautiful day for a run Saturday and according to organizers, 104 people turned out for a five kilometer, 3.1 mile, foot race before the annual Franklin County Spring Parade. The race, a … 0