Gill

Andrews opposes pipeline project

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

ORANGE — Rep. Denise Andrews, D-Orange, says she’s opposed to the gas pipeline that’s been planned to cross Franklin County and the North Quabbin region and would be willing to get arrested to stop it. Andrews, the first area legislator to publicly come out in opposition to the proposal, shared her concerns with a gathering of more than 100 pipeline opponents at a meeting last week in Athol, where the … 0

Businesses continue to equip Tech machine shop

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The Franklin County Technical School Machine Technology program has another boost from the area’s industry in the form of $50,000 worth of precision measuring tools and equipment to complement the new computer controlled machining behemoths purchased through the business-led fundraising campaign begun last year. The latest donation comes from L.S. Starrett Co., the Athol-based manufacturer of precision tools, gauges and … 0

Tech school’s business club aims at national competition in Indianapolis

Monday, April 21, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The students of Franklin County Technical School’s extra-curricular business club did well in the state level of the Business Professionals of America competition, well enough that 13 qualified for the next level of competition. The national competition is scheduled for April 30 through May 4, four states west in Indianapolis, … 0

Police stop suicide attempts

Sunday, April 20, 2014

ERVING — For the second time in two days, police were able to keep someone from jumping from the French King Bridge. “Erving police were able to talk a young woman out of jumping off of the French King Bridge Friday night,” said state police trooper Kyle Gleick. … 0

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 … 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

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 … 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