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Montague selectmen: Open Meeting Law complaint doesn’t apply

Sunday, November 23, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The Montague Board of Selectmen will apply for special legislation to ratify the decisions made at an improperly posted special town meeting last month. Town meeting members overwhelmingly approved the course of action at the meeting, over the objections of Millers Falls member Jeanne Golrick, who contested the meeting’s right to convene based on a delayed public posting of the meeting warrant in Millers Falls. Town attorney … 0

Turners Falls baby couldn’t wait

Sunday, November 23, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Brett and Michelle Simon carefully planned everything about their fourth child’s birth. However, their youngest daughter had plans of her own, and they didn’t include waiting to get to the delivery room. Brooklyn Michelle Simon was born in the back of the Turners Falls ambulance a quarter-mile from home Thursday … 0

Art and science of generosity

Friday, November 21, 2014

MILLERS FALLS — For a good cause, take a chance to win three liters of very strong beer. In celebration of its fifth anniversary, Element Brewing Co. is raffling off five three-liter bottles of something it calls double Summer Pilsner Fusion. At 15 percent alcohol by volume, it’s about three times the usual … 0

Surprise! Turners firefighters help deliver baby

Thursday, November 20, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Local firefighters made a special delivery Thursday afternoon. “We brought a little girl into the world today, right in the back of our ambulance,” said Capt. Kyle Cogswell. Cogswell and firefighter Michael Currie were sent … 0

Letter: To our rescue

Thursday, November 20, 2014

It was a dark and anxious day at Turners Falls High School when its long-time building construction program was in a little bit of trouble. After 29 years of delivering quality custom-made storage sheds for sale to the public, the program encountered a problem with its specially made … 0

Letter: Defending Madison, art

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The photo and story concerning complaints against Rodney Madison’s outdoor displays in front of his store at 104 Avenue A in Turners Falls were very biased against this artist and shopkeeper. To say that objects were “strewn” on the sidewalk — without the use of quotation marks in … 0

Madison on the Ave. legal, per majority opinion

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Madison on the Ave. owner Rodney Madison sought permits for his retail sidewalk display and a retraction of questions about his business’ legality Tuesday, and was partially successful. The Board of Selectmen approved Madison’s three applications for use of public property to advertise his business … 0

Dog order put down may get second chance

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

MONTAGUE — The Montague Chief of Police is pursuing a deal with the owner of a dog previously ordered destroyed. The Board of Selectmen on Tuesday heard from Chief Charles “Chip” Dodge III and agreed that he should continue the out-of-court agreement in the absence of a key … 0

Man in jail after allegedly abusing girlfriend while free in prior abuse case

Monday, November 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — A Turners Falls man is in jail after allegedly choking his girlfriend while free on a pretrial release arrangement related to a case in which he allegedly punched her in the face last year. Brandon M. Rawson, 24, pleaded innocent Monday in Greenfield District Court to … 0

Driver flips car

Monday, November 17, 2014

MONTAGUE CENTER — The Ford Focus fared poorly but the woman at the wheel was unhurt after the car rolled onto its roof on Turners Falls Road Monday night. “She slid on the wet road and kind of went up onto the embankment and the car kind of … 0

Neighbors: Help a former neighbor by voting for her new business

Monday, November 17, 2014

Hello neighbor. I’m hoping you can help one of our former neighbors expand her business in Gloucester. Heather Ahearn, who is the daughter of David and Sally Ahearn and is co-owner of Atlantic Saltworks, is currently competing in the Entrepreneur and Sam Adams Brewing American Dream Wild Card … 0

Turners man faces firearms, assault charges

Friday, November 14, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — A local man faces firearms charges and a slew of others after allegedly damaging his girlfriend’s eye socket. Dion Cadiz, 24, of 88 2nd St., apartment 1, pleaded innocent Friday in Greenfield District Court to … 0

Selectmen address opioid problem

Thursday, November 13, 2014

GREENFIELD — Small town governments are another avenue through which the Opioid Task Force is looking to get traction on the heroin and painkiller problem. Thursday night Opioid Task Force member John Merrigan and coordinator Marisa Hebble presented data on the problem and information on efforts underway to … 0