Erving

Erving race pits Meattey vs. Smith for selectman

Sunday, April 26, 2015

ERVING — The May 5th election features a race for outgoing Selectman Margaret Sullivan’s seat, with voters to choose between Finance Committee Chairman Jacob Smith and former fire chief Almon “Bud” Meattey. Smith is a relative newcomer who has made his home in Erving and has experience in town government as a member and chairman of the Finance Committee. Meattey … 0

Body found in Conn. River was man from Springfield

Thursday, April 23, 2015

GILL — Ten days later, investigators on Thursday were still trying to reach the relatives of the man whose body was pulled from the Connecticut River last week, now identified by the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office as a 55-year-old Springfield man. Searchers who did not know for certain what they were looking for found a man’s body in the river between the Schuetzen … 0

Neighbors: French musical at Arts Block

Monday, April 20, 2015

Hello neighbor. If you’re looking for something fun to do next weekend, or the following one, head to the Arts Block on Main Street in Greenfield for the French musical, “Irma la Douce,” which will be performed by Arena Civic Theatre on Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. “Irma la Douce” is a 1956 lively comedy-musical written by Marguerite Monnor … 0

Erving warrant: budgets, cook, property

Thursday, April 9, 2015

ERVING — Beyond a gas station zoning proposal, the May annual town meeting will be asked to approve school and town budgets, consider hiring a cook for the Erving Senior/Community Center and flip the dates for the annual … 0

New life pumps into gas station debate in Erving

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

ERVING — Voters at the May 6 annual town meeting will have another shot at the perennially unresolved question of whether a gas station should be built on Ralph Semb’s property on Route 2. A proposed zoning change … 0

Erving election sees race for selectman, assessors seats

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

ERVING — Voters in May will choose between former Fire Chief Almon D. “Bud” Meattey and Finance Committee Chairman Jacob A. Smith for a seat on the Board of Selectmen. Margaret Sullivan is not running for a second term on the Board of Selectmen. Meattey, of 14 East … 0

Erving senior center systems half thawed

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

ERVING — The water is flowing again to the Erving Senior/Community Center, but an outflow problem remains. William Bembury, chairman of the Erving Board of Selectmen, said Monday that Highway Foreman Glenn McCory had been in touch that morning to say the water was back on. A frozen … 0

Principal candidates to visit in Montague

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

MONTAGUE — The search for a principal to lead the Turners Falls High School and Great Falls Middle School nears a conclusion, with three finalists visiting next week. Superintendent Michael Sullivan announced the finalists as Annie Leonard of Amherst, Christopher Lord of North Andover and David Perrigo of … 0

Where the funding meets the road

Monday, April 6, 2015

With a six-year, $478 billion federal transportation bill released recently to help close an estimated $1 trillion gap in the nation’s highway and bridge infrastructure and improve rail and public transit, a Franklin County group is scheduling an informational meeting as part of a “Stand Up for Transportation … 2

Wipers on, lights on

Monday, April 6, 2015

GREENFIELD — Today’s forecasted rain showers could put a new law to the test. Starting today, state law requires drivers to turn on their headlights whenever they need to use their windshield wipers, and whenever visibility is less than 500 feet. Previously, headlight use had been required from … 1

Neighbors: Turning pollution into art

Monday, April 6, 2015

Hello neighbor. Several months ago I told you the Connecticut River Watershed was looking for artists who would turn trash found in the watershed into art. Well, CRW found the artists and their art is on display now through May 27 at Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue … 0

Waldron to run as write-in for G-M School Committee

Thursday, April 2, 2015

GILL — Jennifer Waldron plans to run a write-in campaign to retain her seat of six years on the Gill-Montague Regional School Committee. Waldron withdrew nomination papers to put her name on the ballot for the May 18 election but did not return them in time for the … 0

COG plans to intervene on pipeline

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Franklin Regional Council of Governments is looking into providing legal and technical assistance to help towns deal with the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project. The COG’s Regional Pipeline Advisory Committee, which has been coordinating its efforts with the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission and other … 0