Montague to negotiate with broadband company to nearly eliminate unserved homes

Monday, February 8, 2016

MONTAGUE — Broadband might finally make its way to the last unserved homes in Montague. Town officials voted on Monday night to enter into contract negotiations with broadband service provider Matrix Design Group to reach almost 98.5 percent of the remaining unserved households in Montague. The town will also seek permission to proceed with negotiations from the Massachusetts Broadband Institute … 1

Montague Notebook

Monday, February 8, 2016

Montague seeks town meeting member candidates MONTAGUE — There are several seats open to become a Montague town meeting member for the May 16 annual election. Precinct 1 has three open seats, Precinct 2 has two open seats, Precinct 3 has three open seats, Precinct 4 has four open seats, Precinct 5 has two open seats, Precinct 6 has six open seats. The … 0

Neighbors: 25th annual Poet’s Seat Poetry Contest seeks entries

Monday, February 8, 2016

Hello neighbor. Well folks, it’s that time again. The 25th annual Poet’s Seat Poetry Contest has begun, and Friends of the Greenfield Public Library are looking for poems from you. The event is open to all Franklin County residents and students. You can submit up to three poems. The deadline is March 7, … 0

About Town: All the region's a stage

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Mid-life crises manifest themselves in all kinds of ways. Mine involves wearing elaborate hats, attempting to speak with Southern and Eastern European accents, and learning insiders’ jargon such as “ghost light,” “spike tape” and “merde.” I am late to the theater world, having only started in 2009. By … 0

Goodbye, Dolly! For six decades, Franklin County at her fingertips

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Dolores “Dolly” Gagnon, who’s had her fingers on the pulse of the community for more than six decades at The Recorder, is ready to take a breath for some serious gardening. Gagnon has been the face — and … 0

Neighbors: Share your Valentine’s Day stories with your neighbors

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Hello neighbor. As we approach Valentine’s Day, I’d love to hear — and possibly share — some of your stories. Please send me some of your fondest Valentine’s Day memories, whether it be about your partner, children or pets. Also known as Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast … 0

Letter: Performance space

Thursday, February 4, 2016

I was inspired after the excellent coverage of the Shea to re-think the proposed use of Turners Falls’ “mini park” — for a sculpture. I sent the following to Susan LoManto, director of RiverCulture: Seeing the upcoming and exciting celebration for Black History, recognizing RiverCulture’s impact, and the … 0

Nomination papers available for Turners Falls Fire District

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

TURNERS FALLS — Nomination papers for the annual Turners Falls Fire District election are now available to all district residents from the district office located at 226 Millers Falls Road until March 4. Papers must be returned no later than March 8. The district office is open Monday … 0

Turners resident asks: What to do about dog doo?

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

MONTAGUE — “I want to talk to you about dog doo,” said Edite Cunha of Turners Falls. In the 10 years that Cunha has lived in town, she said the dog feces problem along the streets of downtown … 0

Deadline Friday to send love letters to homebound seniors

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

TURNERS FALLS — Meals on Wheels recipients in Franklin County and the North Quabbin region will receive handmade cards from local volunteers as part of an annual Love Letters initiative by LifePath, Inc, formerly known as Franklin County Home Care. But if you want to submit one, the … 0

Letter: Love Real Pickles

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

As reported in the Jan. 25 issue of The Recorder, Real Pickles, a local, home-grown business, once again won a national award at the Good Food Awards in San Francisco for their organic garlic dills. We should all be proud of Real Pickles, a real success. The article … 0

Baby, it’s not that cold outside: Franklin County experiencing unseasonably warm weather

Monday, February 1, 2016

GREENFIELD — It doesn’t matter what Punxsutawney Phil does today. Franklin County isn’t seeing the type of winter it is accustomed to. Homeowners and business proprietors likely enjoy not having to shovel, but what does a winter without … 0

Montague Cultural Council awards $4,700 for projects

Monday, February 1, 2016

TURNERS FALLS — The Montague Cultural Council this year has awarded more than $4,700 to 19 applicants. The arts projects funding ranged from the lowest one at $50 to the highest at $400, with an average amount of $253. A dozen applicants didn’t make the cut. The 19 … 0