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The colorguard passes by on Federal Street in Greenfield during the 2012 Memorial Day parade in Greenfield.
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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 who died while in military service. The … 0

Franklin County Memorial Day events

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Ashfield The Memorial Day parade on Monday begins at 10 a.m. in front of Town Hall, proceeds to Plain Cemetery and to the Veterans Memorial and Civil War Memorial, then back to Town Hall. There will be featured speakers and music as well. Bernardston The town’s parade kicks off from the Four Leaf … 0

Ward stays on Gill Selectboard

Monday, May 18, 2015

GILL — Incumbent John Ward returns for a third three-year term on the Selectboard, defeating write-in challenger Fred O. Chase III by a vote of 137-54. Write-in campaigns created four races in the town and Gill-Montague Regional School District elections, but didn’t bring Gill voters to the polls in great numbers. Of 1,041 registered voters, Town Clerk Lynda Hodsdon Mayo said 200, or … 0

Time-honored responsibilities

Sunday, May 3, 2015

GILL — Each year, the Gill residents gathered in the upstairs meeting room of the old Town Hall for the annual town meeting elect two or more field drivers, fence viewers and measurers of wood, bark and surveyors … 0

Bearings hold up Gill-Montague Bridge project

Thursday, April 30, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Meant to conclude a year ago, reconstruction of the Gill-Montague Bridge may finally be finished this season. The Department of Transportation still needs to replace bearings under the bridge this construction season, a spokesman said … 0

Neighbors: Time to help another young neighbor in need

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hello neighbor. Another young neighbor and her family need our help. Five-year-old Langston Mackenzie Secore needs a non invasive treatment for her scoliosis, which she was diagnosed with at Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield. The treatment is meant to prevent or delay more invasive surgery. She’s supposed … 0

Yankee Magazine names three local businesses ‘best’ of New England

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Blueberry doughnuts, Polish food and tubing down the Deerfield River have all been recognized this year by Yankee Magazine as being the “best” in New England. The magazine’s editors said “the moist, slightly crumbly blueberry doughnut represents the … 0

Gill-Montague audit: budget is ‘scary tight’

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The Gill-Montague Regional School District’s financial auditor had better news than last year, with the budget “scary tight” but more realistic than under the former business office management. Patrice Squillante of the accounting firm Melanson Heath presented the results of the annual audit covering the … 0

House doesn’t act on helping SNAP recipients

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Legislature did not act on a proposed amendment to help food stamp recipients hurt by a recent bureaucratic change. However, anti-hunger and anti-poverty advocates say the Baker administration has indicated it is willing to look at the problem caused by the recent modernization changes in … 0

Repair or replace?

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

MONTAGUE — With a broken boiler and little notice, the Gill-Montague Regional School District has reached a compromise of sorts with the Montague Energy Committee, which has jurisdiction over the project. Superintendent Michael Sullivan told the Gill-Montague Regional School Committee on Tuesday that after three or four meetings … 0

Gill annual town meeting set for Monday

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

GILL — The annual town meeting Monday will offer voters a zoning bylaw to regulate any potential medical marijuana dispensary and a new recycling contract. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in the Town Hall, with 24 items on the agenda but most likely to be deferred. … 0

Fires near Barton Cove cloud Route 2

Monday, April 27, 2015

GILL — A number of small fires cast smoke over morning traffic on Route 2 Monday. Capt. Jason Edson of the Gill Fire Department said firefighters responded to about five small brush fires in the area of Setback Lane, the pull-off or rest area near Barton Cove just … 0

Neighbors: Celebration of birthdays dates back thousands of years

Monday, April 27, 2015

Hello neighbor. Well, I am another year older today. Birthdays have been celebrated for thousands of years, and it seems people are still arguing about the origin of the tradition. I did a little research and found a few interesting facts. It seems scholars have found reference of … 0