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Native American history walk set for May 2 in Turners Falls

Friday, April 24, 2015

You can join the Nolumbeka Project and Connecticut River Watershed Council on May 2 to learn about 10,000 years of Native American presence near the Great Falls. Learn from and speak to experts in the Native American history of this area, culminating in the Turners Falls massacre during King Phillips War in 1676. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Unity Park/bike path gravel parking area on 1st St. in Turners … 0

Embezzling case against Greenfield woman dismissed

Friday, April 24, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Embezzling charges have been dropped against a Greenfield woman accused of stealing more than $21,000 from her boss, because of his inability to testify. Rebecca Phillips, 45, of Wisdom Way, was charged with a single count of larceny over $250 for allegedly stealing thousands from her boss over six months in 2013. Her case was scheduled to go to trial … 0

Shea proposal: A “yes, and ... attitude”

Thursday, April 23, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The lone proposal for taking over operation of the town’s Shea Theater envisions a blend of Pioneer Valley arts promoters and Turners Falls boosters to bolster art and culture in Franklin County. Radio personality Christopher “Monte” Belmonte, who works in Northampton but lives in Montague, has pulled together the current … 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 … 0

Radio personality ‘Monte’ Belmonte proposes to lead Shea Theater

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Christopher “Monte” Belmonte, a Northampton radio personality and Turners Falls resident, put in the sole proposal to take over operation of the Shea Theater — in cooperation with a Northampton nonprofit. The town of Montague … 0

Turners Falls schools get new principal

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — A former assistant principal in Amherst and London, Annie Leonard of Amherst will have the helm of the Great Falls Middle School and Turners Falls High School, with Earl McGraw returning to the district as assistant principal. Gill-Montague Regional School District Superintendent Michael Sullivan announced … 0

Concert Saturday to benefit orphans of Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Across an ocean but with friends and contacts in one of the three countries hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak, Marina Goldman feels in a position to bear witness. “It’s incredibly frustrating to read what’s … 0

Montague woman needs a new heart

Monday, April 20, 2015

MONTAGUE — Carrie Cromack said she thought she had pneumonia, and the doctors she consulted thought she was stressed and needed to rest. That was the month before she went into heart failure. Cromack survived because she walked … 0

Music in old St. Anne’s

Monday, April 20, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — There’s music in the nave of the St. Anne’s church again, nine years after the diocese closed the Roman Catholic church and five years since John Anctil began his plan to transform the former church … 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

Gas pipeline opponents to hold info event Thursday

Sunday, April 19, 2015

On Thursday, groups opposed to the proposed gas pipeline will be holding an event titled “What is happening with the proposed Kinder Morgan/TGP gas pipeline now?” This event is sponsored by North Quabbin Pipeline Action (NQPA) and MAP (Montague Against the Pipeline) and will take place at the … 0

Montague annual town meeting: graffiti, windows, broadband

Sunday, April 19, 2015

MONTAGUE — Money to extend broadband Internet access and to replace elementary school windows and a bylaw aimed at curbing graffiti figure among 30 requests to be put to town meeting members May 2. The Saturday annual town meeting is to begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Turners … 0