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Turners Falls man found innocent in Orange shooting

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — After waiting more than 16 months to find out his fate, a Turners Falls man has been cleared of all charges in a 2012 shooting. Corey Sutton, 38, of Turners Falls, was found innocent of several charges, after a five-day trial gave way to nearly two full days of jury deliberations. Tuesday afternoon, jurors returned to the courtroom … 0

Trolls, a bridge and goats

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Trolls, goats and downtown businesses have been enlisted for a fresh celebration of the Turners Falls-Gill Bridge reopening. The bridge reopened to two-way traffic in the fall, a help to those trying to get in and out of the village. The Department of Transportation had planned to complete the renovations … 0

Mohawk Ramblers building

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

MONTAGUE — If your familiarity with motorcycle clubs begins and ends with the Hell’s Angels or the TV show “Sons of Anarchy,” you might be surprised by a local club’s reputation. The Mohawk Ramblers sponsor a scholarship for Franklin County Technical School students and participate in the community in many other small ways: … 0

Neighbors: Local students help others

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hello neighbor. Franklin County Technical School senior Madison Lively of Greenfield and some of her classmates will use their skills as hairdressers-in-training this week to help children, teens and young adults who suffer from medical conditions that cause … 0

Spring celebrated with parade and race

Sunday, April 13, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — It was a beautiful day for a run Saturday and according to organizers, 104 people turned out for a five kilometer, 3.1 mile, foot race before the annual Franklin County Spring Parade. The race, a … 0

Out for a spin

Friday, April 11, 2014

In this feature photo, Owen Blanchard, 5, spins leisurely at the playground in Unity Park on Monday. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) … 0

Orange shooting trial goes to jury

Friday, April 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — “If you believe the defendant’s story, then Zachery Drew is Batman.” That was part of prosecutor Jeremy Bucci’s closing argument Friday as he argued that there was no way the victim of a 2012 shooting was … 0

Neighbors: Montague police chief named Elk’s “Citizen of the Year”

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Hello neighbor. Congratulations to our neighbor Chip Dodge, who happens to be Montague’s police chief, and who recently received the “Citizen of the Year” award from the Montague Elks. Chip told me that he was surprised, honored and … 0

2nd suspect charged in barn arson

Thursday, April 10, 2014

MONTAGUE CENTER — A second suspect has been arraigned on arson charges for the late-night 16 Hatchery Road fire that destroyed two barns from the 1800s, and scorched an occupied mobile home on March 25. Matthew Tetreault, 18, of 114 Maple St., Greenfield, was arraigned in Greenfield District … 0

Orange shooting: was it self-defense?

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

GREENFIELD — Did a 20-year-old Orange man have a weapon in hand when he was shot with two .45-caliber slugs? The trial of Corey Sutton of Turners Falls could hang on the answer to that question. In the … 0

Spring parade, 5k road race Saturday

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

On Saturday, a Franklin County Spring 5k will be held in conjunction with the fourth annual Franklin County Spring Parade. “This event has become a symbol of the coming of spring in Franklin County. It’s a great opportunity to see friends again after hiding by the wood stove … 0

Letter: Her love for Greenfield

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Penny Ricketts — she gives her heart and soul to Greenfield! I first met Penny Ricketts at a Franklin County Rotary Club meeting years ago. I have to say, I was impressed with her immediately. Her passion for wanting to help people was amazing to me. Over the … 0

Testimony starts in Orange shooting trial

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

GREENFIELD — The defense poked some holes in the testimony of prosecution witnesses in the trial of a Turners Falls man who twice shot his girlfriend’s nephew 16 months ago. On Tuesday, the jury heard from the first witnesses in the case against Corey Sutton, who was 36 … 0