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Regional Notebook

Connecticut River low water warning issued for Tuesday

MONTAGUE — Boaters may find the Connecticut River low above the Turners Falls dam on Tuesday.

Tests originally scheduled for July 29 and 31 were postponed due to high water and are now scheduled for Aug. 12.

FirstLight Hydro Generating Co. is participating in a relicensing study by fellow Connecticut River dam operator TransCanada Hydro Northeast. Both dam operators are renewing their licenses with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

FirstLight’s FERC license requires that the water between the Turners Falls and Vernon, Vt., dams be kept between 176 and 185 feet above sea level as measured at the Turners Falls Dam.

The river will be held within that range Aug. 12, but at levels that may make boating difficult in some areas, according to a FirstLight notice.

Aug. 20 last day to register to vote in Greenfield

GREENFIELD — The last day to register to vote or change your address or party affiliation for the Sept. 9 state primary election is Aug. 20. The town clerk’s office will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Aug. 20.

For more information, call 413-772-1555, ext. 112.

Greenfield absentee ballots available

GREENFIELD — Absentee ballots for the state primary election on Sept. 9 are available in the town clerk’s office. The last day to apply for one for this election is Sept. 8 at noon.

Voters may vote at the town clerk’s office until that date and time or may request an absentee ballot by mail.

Requests should be submitted well in advance of Sept. 9.

For more information, call 413-772-1555, ext. 112.

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