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Neighbors: Visit your local farmers market

Monday, July 27, 2015

Hello neighbor. Farmers markets are going strong throughout the county this summer. I’m not going to mention any in particular, because most of you know where they are, especially if you’ve got one in your town. What I want to talk about today is why you should visit one or two or more. Visiting a farmers market is a way of enjoying the season. Most of them run from late … 0

Letter: Silverstorne Theater

Sunday, July 26, 2015

I recently attended a play performed by the Silverthorne Theater at GCC called “Aidan’s Gift.” It was a new play written by Elizabeth Orndorff and performed by Steve Henderson, Dan Popovich, and Julian Findlay. It was a beautifully crafted play, skillfully staged and acted, and I felt so proud to be living in a community that is offering such high-quality theater. I look … 0

Fire marshal: Check carbon monoxide alarms

Friday, July 24, 2015

Pointing to the deaths of four young Massachusetts residents in a Maine cabin over the weekend, the state Fire Marshal’s Office told residents their carbon monoxide alarms may be running out of time. “A similar tragedy led to a law here in Massachusetts that requires CO alarms in nearly every home. It is a tool designed to help prevent more families from experiencing … 0

Gill votes Wednesday on school budget, Town Hall projects

Monday, June 8, 2015

GILL — Voters will decide Wednesday whether to appropriate $1.58 million for Gill’s contribution toward the Gill-Montague Regional School District budget at the second half of the annual town meeting, which is being continued from May 4. The meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall, … 0

New Turners high, middle school principal says classrooms need to let in the outside world

Sunday, June 7, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — New Turners Falls High School and Great Falls Middle School principal Ann Leonard said she was drawn to the job by the opportunity to work in a combined secondary school. Leonard, who goes by Annie … 0

Tech School grads asked ‘Who will you be?’

Friday, June 5, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Individuality was the theme of the evening Friday as 122 Franklin County Technical School graduates from 13 shops received their diplomas at a commencement ceremony on the school’s football field. Guest speaker Dr. Sheila Harrity, … 0

Weekly meetings for June 8-13

Friday, June 5, 2015

Ashfield Finance Committee: Monday 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Conservation Commission: Wednesday 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Bernardston Planning Board: Monday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall Board of Selectmen: Wednesday 6 p.m. in Town Hall Buckland Board of Selectmen: Tuesday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Charlemont Board of … 0

‘Show everybody what it means to be a Turners Falls graduate’

Friday, June 5, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — “The world can be a scary place, but I’m more than confident you will achieve your dreams,” Turners Falls High School Principal Thomas Osborn told the 60 graduates-to-be Friday evening. “We believe in you because … 0

Neighbors: Literacy Project to hold another “Bloomsday” event in downtown Greenfield

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Hello neighbor. This month The Literacy Project in Greenfield will celebrate James Joyce’s “Bloomsday,” with activities in The Arts Block on Main Street. Along with other enthusiasts of Joyce’s “Ulysses,” the epic tale of a day in the life of fictitious Leopold Bloom in Dublin, Ireland, The Literacy … 0

Archaeological team takes first steps toward mapping historic Montague battle site

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The Battle of Great Falls/Wissantinnewag-Peskeompskut, also known as the Peskeompskut massacre, was arguably the most decisive battle of King Philip’s War. Now, a Connecticut-based archaeological team is taking the first steps to unearth and map the sites of the gruesome, but historically significant event. The … 0

Committee eyes preferred spot for Gill-Montague senior center

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The Montague Senior Center Planning Committee has identified the former Cumberland Farms site on Avenue A as the preferred location for a new Gill-Montague Senior Center. Town Planner Walter Ramsey presented findings of the committee’s … 0

Regional Notebook

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Deerfield Police Department to hold auction Friday DEERFIELD — The Deerfield Police Department will hold an unclaimed property auction on June 5 at Douglas Auctioneers on Routes 5 and 10. Items for sale will include jewelry, watches and other articles. Any claims of ownership will require proof. G-M … 0

Songline in Gill to close emu farm operation

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

GILL — Songline Emu Farm announced it will close its farming operation this summer to focus on expanding its line of emu oil products and increasing online sales. The farm, now in its 20th year of business, is … 0