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Letter: Diaper decisions

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

I swore I wouldn’t get on a pulpit about this issue but I believe that pressuring our local governments to support Diaper Need Awareness Week is carrying things a little too far. While I’m in agreement that diapers are a basic household necessity than cannot and should not be purchased with SNAP benefits, I also believe that the use of expensive disposable diapers is a personal choice. By all estimates … 0

Shelter from the harm

Monday, September 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — By January 2015, victims of child abuse and sexual assault in Franklin County will have a safe and comfortable place to report the incidents to police and medical professionals. The Northwestern Children’s Advocacy Project, is renovating an old house on Wisdom Way to serve as a child-friendly center where a multidisciplinary … 0

Sustainable film fest seeks submissions

Monday, September 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — There’s still time to get your short film into the running for the third annual Pioneer Valley Transition Towns Film Festival. Films seven minutes or shorter on sustainable living will be accepted until Oct. 17. The top films will be screened and awards announced starting at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 in Greenfield Community College. Each film must focus on a sustainable … 0

Neighbors: Support a local gem

Monday, September 15, 2014

Hello neighbor. I wanted to take a couple of minutes today to remind you folks of how lucky we are to have a real gem here in the county. I was talking with my friend Judy on Monday … 0

Montague senior center planners hired

Sunday, September 14, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Montague has hired the firm Catlin and Petrovick Architects for the planning study to lay the grounds for a new senior center. The Montague Board of Selectmen approved Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority Community Development Director MJ Adams’s recommendation to hire the firm … 0

The twists & turns of history: the Mohawk Trail marks 100 years

Friday, September 12, 2014

What do Metacomet the warrior, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Benedict Arnold and Henry David Thoreau have in common? They all traveled the route that would become the Mohawk Trail — back in the days when the hairpin turn and other … 1

Neighbors: Volunteer to serve the low-income and homeless

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Hello neighbor. I’d like to give another perfect example of neighbors helping neighbors. Stone Soup Cafe will be holding a volunteer appreciation gathering on Sept. 19 at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church on Main and Hope streets from 7 to 9 p.m. where there’s going to be a … 0

Skate shop in Turners

Thursday, September 11, 2014

By CHRIS CURTIS Recorder Staff TURNERS FALLS — Barry Scott credits skateboarding with expanding his view of the region, adding photography and basic construction to his skill set as a teenager and teaching him focus and determination. Scott, … 0

Letter: Search for a dentist

Thursday, September 11, 2014

I’d like to know if there is a dentist in the Turners Falls, Greenfield area who really cares about people’s teeth more than the “almighty buck?” I realize the “supplies” for dental work are expensive. I also understand that the overhead cost are most likely pretty high. However, … 0

Hatchery Road meeting tonight canceled at last minute

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

MONTAGUE — A meeting scheduled to discuss a petition to revise the layout of Hatchery Road today has been canceled. The Franklin Regional Council of Governments had scheduled a meeting of its executive committee for Thursday, with a site visit followed by a public hearing at 5 p.m. … 0

Beauty in a building's bones

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Born as a factory and sustained briefly in later life as a discount retailer, the Griswold Mill and Railroad Salvage building has long since fallen into disuse and disrepair. Watching the building’s decay with fascination, … 0

Millers Falls plan set to bring restaurant, laundromat

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

MILLERS FALLS — The selectmen have accepted a developer for the town-owned corner of East Main and Bridge streets, pending further agreements. Plans include space for a restaurant and laundry. The town took the land and three buildings … 0

L Street buildings placed in receivership

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Two empty apartment buildings on L Street are to be repaired and it’s hoped put back to use, by court order. Montague Health Director Gina McNeely said 110 and 132 L Street have been placed … 0