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Neighbors: Senior event promises opportunity

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Hello neighbor. The Franklin County Sheriff’s TRIAD program, along with the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office and Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility in Greenfield, will sponsor the Senior Services Health and Safety Expo on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Schuetzen Verein on Barton Cove in Gill. Our neighbor Ray Zukowski said the event promises to give our seniors and their families an opportunity to learn what resources and … 0

Gill board bans tobacco sales to teens

Thursday, May 28, 2015

GILL — Effective Sept. 1, the age to buy cigarettes in town will jump three years to 21, part of a statewide push to move tobacco beyond the threat range for nicotine addiction. This week, Gill’s Board of Health joined its neighbor across the river and a number of other area towns in passing the new regulations, which will also ban a number … 0

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 … 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

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