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 Franklin County Technical School student Nicholas Saladino holds one of the three medals he won in skiing at the Vermont winter Special Olympics. Submitted photo

He found gold on the slopes

Sunday, March 29, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The skiing season is almost over and Franklin County Technical School student Nicholas Saladino can look ahead to a summer of his brothers pushing him at the gym, then getting back to the slopes for a shot at the next tier of Alpine ski competition. Saladino entered three events this year in Vermont’s Special Olympics and carved through the slalom gates to three gold medals at the intermediate level. Next stop nationals, his mother hopes, then the global Special Olympics in Austria in 2017. Nick Saladino and his mother Nekki were both at the Technical School Wednesday, as they are most days, … 0

Letter: Token victory

Sunday, March 29, 2015

This ain’t your father’s bud. Interesting article on medical marijuana in The Recorder. Back in the ’70s, I studied under a psychologist that helped to set the program up in Mississippi. Originally, it was instituted for studies on marijuana, including psychological effects and medical use. Indeed, the medical marijuana program has been in effect since the early ’70s, however has not been widely … 0

Former Tech students shepherd video game app to market

Sunday, March 29, 2015

A small flock of sheep graze in their enclosure, placidly unaware of the lurking danger. The danger is wolves, an endless stream of small, animated wolves appearing at random from all points of the compass and loping rapidly toward the defenseless mutton. If they reach the sheepfold, the game is over; it is … 0

Neighbors: Area wildlife needs our help

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Hello, neighbor. Medicine Mammals in Wendell needs our help. The local Native American nonprofit wildlife rehabilitation center is hoping to raise money to help care for the orphaned and injured wild animals that made their way to the center this winter. Loril Moondream, wildlife rehabilitator and owner of … 0

Dog rescued after fall through ice on Connecticut River

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — It was a close call for a wayward dog who wandered into the Connecticut River and fell through the ice Wednesday. Firefighters were called to the area below the Turners Falls dam at about 2:04 p.m., and found the dog about 30 feet from the … 0

Architect lays out 4 options for new Gill-Montague senior center

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The architect hired to look at locations for a possible new senior center laid out those options Tuesday evening and gave an idea of what the new center might hold, including dedicated classroom and exercise … 0

Montague community cable causes contention

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

MONTAGUE — With negotiations to follow, the Board of Selectmen agreed in principle this week to a new contract with the group behind Montague Community Television, after an acrimonious discussion of Montague Community Cable Inc.’s performance and that of the town oversight committee. Ultimately, the Board of Selectmen … 0

Neighbors: Learn about volunteer opportunity with local support team

Monday, March 23, 2015

Hello neighbor. I want to tell you about a great group that’s been serving our community for several years. Community Crisis Support Team, a program of Clinical & Support Options, will host its annual free 15-hour new volunteer training on May 7, 12 and 14 from 4 to … 0

Fire damages 3-family home in Turners Falls

Sunday, March 22, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — A two-alarm house fire displaced three families Saturday night. Everyone got out in time, but the house at 272 Montague City Road suffered fire and water damage. Homeowner Viktor Vlasenko was home when the fire … 0

Letter: Answers from the source

Sunday, March 22, 2015

If you “don’t get” any of the actions of the Board of the Shea Community Theater Inc., why not ask us instead of staying uninformed about the matter and casting wildly speculative and completely unfounded aspersions? DANIEL KASNITZ Board of Directors Shea Community Theater Inc. Turners Falls … 1

Gill Elementary sends two Destination Imagination teams to the state finals

Sunday, March 22, 2015

GILL — Two teams of current and former Gill Elementary School students are headed for the state finals of a national imagination competition after winning at the regional level. On March 7, five teams from Gill Elementary and … 1

Letter: Greater entitlement

Friday, March 20, 2015

A couple recent letters appeared concerning Elizabeth Warren and her desire to “redistribute wealth” in America. Yeah, she made about one-third of a million dollars a year teaching at Harvard, and I have seen it in print she taught one class. And yet, another writer indicates that’s OK, … 0

Montague Cable Advisory appointment debated

Friday, March 20, 2015

MONTAGUE — Kathleen Lynch is seeking appointment by the Board of Selectmen to the Cable Advisory Committee, over the objections of two of the committee’s three members Monday night. Lynch is station manager for Easthampton cable access station Easthampton Media and married to Dean Garvin, station manager for … 0