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Firefighters cut into a covered porch to keep a condo fire from extending to the next unit Friday in Gill.
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Ignored chimney maintenance caused Gill condominium fire

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

GILL — The investigation into a Friday condo fire points to a lack of upkeep as the cause of the blaze. “Investigators believe that a lack of maintenance of the chimney clean-out over time caused cracks in the mortar that allowed the chimney fire to spread inside the walls,” said Jennifer Mieth, spokeswoman for the state fire marshal. One Bernardston … 0

Neighbors: Remember the true meaning of the holiday season

Monday, December 15, 2014

Hello neighbor. Here we are — Hanukkah begins today at sundown, there’s only eight days until Christmas Eve and it’s 10 days until the beginning of Kwanzaa. Each holiday means something different to each person or family who celebrates it. We all have our own traditions, as it should be. I guess I’d just like to remind people that this time of year, … 0

Fire ravages Gill condo

Friday, December 12, 2014

GILL — A condo was destroyed, but nobody injured, in a fire at Mountain Road Estates early Friday afternoon. “When I arrived, there was heavy smoke pouring from the upstairs window and the chimney,” said Gill Police Sgt. Christopher Redmond. Redmond was first on the scene. Not knowing whether anyone was trapped inside, … 0

N. Quabbin Chamber of Commerce refuses pipeline co. membership

Monday, November 24, 2014

ORANGE — When is a business’s interests not necessarily in the interest of a business group? The North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce had pause over that question when it considered whether to accept Tennessee Gas Pipeline parent company Kinder Morgan for membership. The chamber’s 12-member board of directors … 0

Neighbors: Looks like a harsh winter ahead; take care of each other

Monday, November 24, 2014

Hello neighbor. First, I’d like to wish you a happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving. Enjoy your friends and family — that’s what great memories are made of. I’m waiting to hear from our local precipitation prognosticator Farrah Pomeroy … 0

Deerfield, Gill, Northfield, Bernardston house break-ins

Monday, November 24, 2014

DEERFIELD — The Deerfield Police Department is investigating a series of break-ins that have occurred over the past two weeks. Police Chief John Paciorek Jr. said the first of the three breaks occurred Nov. 17 at 8:22 a.m. on Sand Gully Road. He said police found evidence of … 0

Holyoke man in hospital after Gill crash

Monday, November 17, 2014

GILL — A Holyoke man injured in a single-car crash Sunday night on Mountain Road was listed in the UMass Medical Center’s intensive care unit Monday evening, but no information was available on his status. Nicholas Swindell, 21, of Holyoke was taken to the Worcester hospital by LifeFlight … 0

Neighbors: Help a former neighbor by voting for her new business

Monday, November 17, 2014

Hello neighbor. I’m hoping you can help one of our former neighbors expand her business in Gloucester. Heather Ahearn, who is the daughter of David and Sally Ahearn and is co-owner of Atlantic Saltworks, is currently competing in the Entrepreneur and Sam Adams Brewing American Dream Wild Card … 0

LifeFlight used for Gill crash victim

Sunday, November 16, 2014

GILL — A car left Mountain Road and finished in the trees after dark Sunday and a single accident victim was taken from the scene by ambulance and later helicopter. Sgt. Chris Ware, attached to the Shelburne Falls state police barracks said a male patient was taken by … 0

Free flu clinic Wednesday in Gill

Sunday, November 16, 2014

GILL — Flu vaccine will be available at no cost at a public clinic held at the Gill Elementary School, 48 Boyle Road, Wednesday from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Insurance is accepted, if available, but not required. The clinic is the last of the Franklin County Cooperative Public … 0

Selectmen address opioid problem

Thursday, November 13, 2014

GREENFIELD — Small town governments are another avenue through which the Opioid Task Force is looking to get traction on the heroin and painkiller problem. Thursday night Opioid Task Force member John Merrigan and coordinator Marisa Hebble presented data on the problem and information on efforts underway to … 0

Neighbors: TFHS to hold its fourth all-class reunion

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Hello neighbor. Hey, it’s that time of year again — my alma mater, Turners Falls High School (Class of 1976 and proud of it) is holding its Alumni Association’s fourth annual All-Class Reunion the day after Thanksgiving. It will be held on the nightclub side of Between the … 0

Gill offices closed this week

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

GILL — The Town of Gill offices of town clerk and Board of Assessors will be closed today through Nov. 18. … 0