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Soup and games for former grange

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

GREENFIELD — This month’s Free Soup and Game Night at the Hope and Olive restaurant will benefit the Montague Common Hall. The hall by the village square in Montague Center was until recent years the Montague Grange, and continues to host events and house historical documents. The Greenfield restaurant at the corner of Hope and Olive streets holds a monthly fundraiser with free soup and bread and donations sought for … 0

Fundraising campaign set up for Thanksgiving fire victim

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

MONTAGUE CENTER — A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to raise money for Meredith Savage, who lost nearly everything she owned in an early-morning fire that destroyed her Montague Center apartment building on Thanksgiving. The campaign, set up by Savage’s friend, Darcy Hogan, has raised $6,610 of its $10,000 goal in three … 0

Neighbors: ’Tis the season of giving

Monday, November 30, 2015

Hello neighbor. Diggity Dogs Service Dogs, a nonprofit in Shelburne Falls, will tour the valley today to thank the community for another year of support. Diggity Dogs will also be raising awareness for #GivingTuesday, which is today. Following two of the biggest shopping days of the year — Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is a global movement of generosity, which began in … 0

Montague selectmen vote to raise yearly license fees

Monday, November 30, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The Montague Board of Selectmen voted to increase its yearly license fees for the first time in more than 10 years this week, with costs going up about 10 percent. Chairman Michael Nelson said permit fees in most town departments are reviewed annually but had … 0

‘This is what I’ve salvaged of my life’: Residents pick up the pieces after Montague Center apartment fire

Friday, November 27, 2015

MONTAGUE CENTER — Meredith Savage spent the day after Thanksgiving sorting through two black trash bags and a couple of filing cabinet drawers containing what was left of her charred belongings after a fire ripped through her apartment … 0

7 families displaced on Thanksgiving; No one hurt in Montague pre-dawn kitchen fire

Thursday, November 26, 2015

MONTAGUE CENTER — A house fire struck before dawn Thursday on Dry Hill Road in Montague, displacing seven families before their Thanksgiving holiday could begin. The apartment house at 9 Dry Hill Road was badly damaged by 4:20. … 0

County shares bounty: Thanksgiving more than just a meal

Thursday, November 26, 2015

MONTAGUE — As many businesses and organizations shut down for the day, the Montague Elks Lodge and the Greenfield People’s Pint opened their doors and offered residents a Thanksgiving meal. From noon to 2 p.m. the Elks Lodge … 0

Central Street fire caused by smoking

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Investigators have a cause in the late October fire that displaced eight residents of a Central Street apartment building. Jim DeSimone of the Department of Fire Services said the case has been closed and investigators have determined the Oct. 29 fire at 45 Central St. … 0

Pitbull deemed ‘dangerous’ by Montague officials

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — A pitbull that allegedly attacked and injured two dogs and their owners last month has been classified by the town as a “dangerous” dog, and its owner has been ordered to follow a number of conditions to keep the dog. The Montague Board of Selectmen … 0

Franklin County Technical Rescue Team members awarded at state “Firefighter of the Year Awards” ceremony

Monday, November 23, 2015

Last summer, on a hot, humid July day, members of the Turners Falls and Greenfield fire departments were called to the Farley Ledges in Erving to rescue a rock climber who had fallen 30 feet from a cliff … 0

Neighbors: Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving

Monday, November 23, 2015

Hello neighbor. As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, I’m hearing from friends and relatives who are stressed because so many of their guests have limited diets at this point — we all know someone who eats gluten-free, is a vegan or vegetarian, is lactose intolerant, or has some other dietary … 0

Thanksgiving holiday trash pickup

Monday, November 23, 2015

Trash will not be collected in Greenfield and Montague on Thursday due to the Thanksgiving holiday. In Greenfield, trash and recycling for Thursday and Friday will be collected on Friday. In Montague, Thursday’s pickup will take place Friday, and Friday’s refuse will be picked up Saturday. There is … 0

Life in the 21st century through the eyes of a Native American

Sunday, November 22, 2015

MONTAGUE — Thanksgiving can be spent one of two ways. Many United States citizens will most likely spend the beginning of the November holiday with their friends and family gathered in the kitchen roasting a turkey, whipping potatoes … 0