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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 after 10 a.m. Edson said the smallest was two to three feet across, the largest six feet in diameter. The Turners Falls … 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 a pharaoh’s birthday in the Bible around 3,000 B.C.E., but some argue that it’s actually … 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, 196 Main Road. Representatives of the Massachusetts Historical Commission and Bonnie Parsons, the GHC’s historic … 0

Trooper: police poser pinched with pilfered pot

Friday, March 13, 2015

GILL — A Holyoke man faces several charges after he allegedly used a fake police light to rob two other men of several pounds of pot. Nicholas J. Swindell, 21, of 105 Dartmouth St., pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Friday to charges of possession of marijuana with … 0

Neighbors: Recorder reporter to share his photography

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Hello neighbor. I’d like to put a plug in for one of my colleagues. Shelburne Grange is hosting a photography presentation by Recorder reporter David Rainville on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Fellowship Hall, 17 Little Mohawk Road in Shelburne Center. The event is free and open to … 0

Tech School budget takes transportation hit

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The Franklin County Technical School Committee has approved a $10,159,000 budget, unchanged from this year but with a 5 percent increase in the sum requested from the district’s 19 member towns. The final budget is down $52,000 from the $10,211,000 preliminary budget approved last month. … 0

G-M School Committee approves budget

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The Gill-Montague Regional School District budget passed this week at $18,347,688, up 4.9 percent from this year, with 2.59 and 8.65 percent increases to the sums Montague and Gill will be asked to fund, respectively. The Gill Montague School Committee approved the budget by exactly … 0

Stock and trade: Rep. McGovern visits Gill students playing Capitol Hill stock market game

Monday, March 9, 2015

GILL — Congressman James McGovern was candid with his constituents but kept his stock tips secret from Gill Elementary School students. Sixth-graders at the school have been playing the Stock Market Game Capitol Hill Challenge. If their “investments” … 0

Neighbors: Time for spring activities

Monday, March 9, 2015

Hello neighbor. Well folks, we’re finally getting a glimpse of spring and I, for one, am loving it. Temperatures are supposed to be in the 40s all of this week — almost reaching 50 on Wednesday — and it looks like the sun is going to shine most … 0

Letter: Hypocrisy on display

Sunday, March 8, 2015

This is in response to the John Crisp column (March 3), “When weapons become tools.” I get so tired of the same story by these people on too many firearms in our country. Although it wasn’t recited in that particular column, it seems the new battle cry of … 0

Assessments a mixed bag for Gill-Montague school districts

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Gill and Montague now have working numbers for their shares of the Gill-Montague Regional School District budget. Montague’s assessment came as a pleasant surprise; Gill’s, less so. Montague Town Administrator Frank Abbondanzio said the district passed on an assessment less than $1,000 over what Montague considered an affordable … 0

Gill Elementary frees up recess

Friday, March 6, 2015

GILL — Control of the playground is to loosen somewhat at Gill Elementary School. Several parents last September protested a new recess rule at the school requiring students to pick a play station and stick to it. The Gill-Montague Regional School Committee discussed the policy in February and … 0

Neighbors: Neighbors step up to help longtime disc jockey

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Hello neighbor. There are more fundraisers ahead for longtime disc jockey Ryan Interlande, who needs a heart transplant, so you still have time to help him with his medical expenses. The 39-year-old Montague native, who has been providing many of our parties and events music for more than … 0