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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

Harvard prof. to NMH grads: Do great things with your education’

Sunday, May 24, 2015

GILL — “You are needed, you are needed to pick up the broom and start sweeping,” Professor James Engell of the Class of 1969 told Northfield Mount Hermon 2015 graduating class Sunday. Engell, Harvard professor of English and comparative literature, spoke before his own graduating class as valedictorian 46 years ago and on … 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

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

Learn about two proposed Historic Districts in Gill Tuesday

Friday, April 24, 2015

GILL — The town Historical Commission is holding a public meeting for those interested in recent efforts to nominate the proposed “Gill Center” and “Riverside” historic districts to the National Register of Historic Places. The meeting will take place Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Gill Fire Station, … 0

Could Comcast close the broadband gap? State to seek grants to reduce number of under-served towns

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The good news for Massachusetts Broadband Institute’s 11 under-served towns — seven of them in Franklin County — is that the state agency plans to solicit grant proposals from Comcast and other service providers to build out broadband fiber capacity by the end of June, and it’s been … 0

Body found in Conn. River was man from Springfield

Thursday, April 23, 2015

GILL — Ten days later, investigators on Thursday were still trying to reach the relatives of the man whose body was pulled from the Connecticut River last week, now identified by the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office as a 55-year-old Springfield man. Searchers who did not know for certain … 1

Gill man ID’d as victim in Warwick ATV accident

Monday, April 20, 2015

WARWICK — A 28-year-old Gill man lost his life in Sunday’s all-terrain vehicle accident when his ATV struck a utility pole on East Wilson Road. Ryan E. Gauthier, 28, of North Cross Road died Sunday as the result of injuries from an ATV accident, according to Kostanski Funeral … 0

Neighbors: French musical at Arts Block

Monday, April 20, 2015

Hello neighbor. If you’re looking for something fun to do next weekend, or the following one, head to the Arts Block on Main Street in Greenfield for the French musical, “Irma la Douce,” which will be performed by Arena Civic Theatre on Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday … 0

Brush fire rips up two acres in Gill

Sunday, April 19, 2015

GILL — An afternoon brush fire at a house at 294 French King Highway, just off Route 2, in Gill burned about two acres of a woodland hillside Saturday. Gill Fire Chief Gene Beaubien said the fire was … 0

Tech students capture honors in statewide competition

Thursday, April 16, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Nine Franklin County Technical School students finished first in competitions at the annual Business Professionals of America State Leadership Conference. Twenty-six students from FCTS competed against 350 students in about 20 events March 7 through 9 in Framingham and Upton. Emmett Boyd of Northfield, Kyle … 0

Body found in Connecticut river tentatively identified, says DA

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

GILL — The Northwestern District Attorney’s office did not release an identity Tuesday, but described the body recovered Monday from the Connecticut River as that of a white male. District Attorney’s office spokeswoman Mary Carey said Tuesday the deceased has been tentatively identified, awaiting confirmation from the medical … 0