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Erving

Neighbors: Grandparents: Share your stories

Monday, May 25, 2015

Hello, neighbor Many times in my travels throughout the county, I am stopped by other grandparents who have read about my grandsons Justin, Owen and Travis. They thank me for sharing my stories every now and then, and then they share some of their own with me. Over and over, I hear about how much they are enjoying themselves and I have to admit, I think you all know at … 0

Neighbors: Go to a local parade and support our veterans Monday

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Hello neighbor. Memorial Day is a federal holiday for remembering people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. It originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in that war, but by the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans … 0

Erving eyes potential railroad crossing bill

Thursday, May 21, 2015

ERVING — A railroad crossing signal is giving drivers too much warning and Pan Am’s initial estimate to fix it, on the town dime, is $311,000. Pan Am Railways Chief Engineer of Communication and Signal Timothy Kunzler brought the estimate to the Board of Selectmen Thursday at a special meeting called by the board after the railway alerted Town Hall that the Federal … 1

Neighbors: Time to be recognized

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Hello neighbor. I’m glad to be back, though I couldn’t believe what I saw when I stepped out of my apartment Thursday morning. I thought the days of that white stuff were done — and what little is … 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