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Chuck Larson, of Hinsdale, Ma. checks out a model Priority Mail remote controlled planeat a previous year's Giant Western Massachusetts Remote Control Flea Market.
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Neighbors: Easter community meal open to all

Thursday, April 17, 2014

First, I’d just like to wish everyone a happy Easter, happy Passover or happy spring, whichever you prefer. Then, I’d like to get right to telling you about some upcoming events, because there are plenty. EVERYONE IS WELCOME to a free Easter ham dinner community meal at the Greenfield Alliance Church, 385 Chapman St. in Greenfield on Saturday at 5 … 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 them to lose their hair. On Friday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Madison and … 0

Gill Notebook

Friday, April 11, 2014

Clerk and assessor offices closed GILL — The offices of the town clerk and assessors will be closed Wednesday and Thursday, reopening Tuesday. The Town Hall will be closed Monday, April 21, Patriots Day. Voter registration deadline Tuesday GILL — Tuesday is the last day to register to vote in time for the May 5 annual town meeting. There will be extended registration … 0

Neighbors: Montague police chief named Elk’s “Citizen of the Year”

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Hello neighbor. Congratulations to our neighbor Chip Dodge, who happens to be Montague’s police chief, and who recently received the “Citizen of the Year” award from the Montague Elks. Chip told me that he was surprised, honored and … 0

Neighbors: Spring has sprung!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Hello neighbor. Spring has sprung! The trees and flowers are budding, birds are singing, and the woodpeckers — I’ve encountered quite a few lately — are drumming. So the next time you step outside, close your eyes, take … 0

Gill-Montague Notebook

Friday, April 4, 2014

Gill elections, Selectboard race GILL — There will be two candidates on the ballot for the seat on the Selectboard left open by long-time member Ann Banash’s decision not to run for re-election. Fred O. Chase II of 278 Route 2 and Gregory M. Snedeker of 26 Trenholm … 0

Neighbors: Upcoming event to benefit children with developmental delays

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Hello, neighbor. Some of the valley’s best musicians will donate their time on May 10 at 8 p.m. in the Arts Block in Greenfield to raise money for three important causes: Mosaic Down Syndrome Association, REACH Early Intervention and The Academy of Early Learning. The musicians are being … 0

Experienced duo begins professional summer theater co. at NMH

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

GILL — With 90 years of theater experience between them, David Rowland and Lucinda Kidder know a thing or two about not only putting on plays, but also making theater work. Both retired, they’re ready to launch a … 0

Letter: Harmful headline

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

My heart fell reading the front page headline for the article about the barn fires and family tragedy on Hatchery Road in Montague, March 26. The Recorder is in a public position to help individuals and collective society or to do harm. There are many titles that could … 0

Composting workshop set for Saturday

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

GILL — Always wanted to let things rot in an environmentally responsible manner but didn’t know how? The Gill Energy Commission will hold a free composting workshop on Saturday , 10 a.m. to noon at the Gill Town Hall, 325 Main Road. Learn how to set up an … 0

Neighbors: Local woman to study the connection between nature and poetry

Monday, March 31, 2014

Hello neighbor. Another one of our young neighbors has won an award. Carolyn “Carrie” Decker, a South Deerfield native who is currently a senior at Wheaton College — my oldest son Dan spent a couple of years there … 0

Badminton Bash a hit

Sunday, March 30, 2014

GILL — Despite the bleak and blustery weather of another day that apparently hadn’t got the memo about spring, more than 70 people got a head start on summer Sunday, with several hours of badminton. The squeak of … 0

Destination: one of Jupiter’s moons, then state tournament

Friday, March 28, 2014

GILL — Sixth-graders Alexis Dimitriou, Maeve Beck, Elsie Almeida, Althea Tierney, Maia Castro-Santos and Nadya Baum built a teleportation device to send them to Io, the lava-splashed fifth moon of Jupiter. Being mostly cardboard, no one expected it … 0