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Kelly Goodwin works in the Club Cafe in the John W. Olver Transit Center talking with Heidi Streeter of Greenfield.
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Neighbors: Be aware of childhood cancer and do something, if you can

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Hello neighbor. It’s every parent’s worst nightmare, and it became reality for our neighbors Jeffrey and Bobbi Hampton of Greenfield, who lost their beautiful daughter Ally to childhood cancer in 2014. Alexandria “Ally” Katlyn Hampton was 20 when she died in May of last year, succumbing to the terrible disease that no one should ever have to endure. My heart … 0

3 charged in Turners restaurant robbery

Thursday, September 3, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Three Franklin County residents have been charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault and battery following an incident last month at Cece’s Chinese Restaurant. Police allege that Turners Falls resident Abby Mason, 31, of 77 Second Street, Turners Falls; her 30-year-old brother Justin Mason, of 5 West High Street, Erving; and her boyfriend Chi Matthews, 32, of Forbes Court, Greenfield, … 0

Montague board renews Comcast cable contract

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

MONTAGUE — The selectmen have signed a 10-year contract with Comcast that calls for the cable company to pay a lump sum of $34,000 to the town for “cable-related purposes.” Jason Burbank, member of the Cable Advisory Committee, said the money is expected to go to Montague Community Cable, Inc. “That is basically overpayment of the MCTV capital allotment over the expired time … 0

Tech school adds college-prep, AP courses

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Classes started this week at Franklin County Technical School for the 38th time, but for the first time with advanced college placement classes. The Technical School this year added junior and senior AP English classes … 0

Wildcat O'Halloran: Mind, body and soul

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

He’s a “cool cat” who likes drinking with the Harp Girls, worships the ground she walks on all while she walks all over him and recently went on a midnight service call that didn’t exactly turn out as … 0

Neighbors: Things getting curiouser and curiouser in Sunderland

Monday, August 31, 2015

Hello neighbor. Things are about to get curiouser and curiouser in Sunderland. Mike’s Maze at Warner Farm will open its 2015 corn maze, “Alice in Sunderland,” on Sept. 12. Inspired by the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s book, … 0

Back from battling western wildfires

Sunday, August 30, 2015

MONTAGUE — Two firefighters from Montague were among a crew of 20 that returned home Wednesday after battling blazes in Oregon for the past two weeks. Walker Korby and Ezra Ward worked alongside eight other municipal firefighters and … 0

Canal walks continue as Discovery Center adjusts to federal cutbacks

Sunday, August 30, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Great Falls Discovery Center guide Janel Nockleby dwelled on resilience in a walking tour along the Connecticut River and the Power Canal, the first of which has overcome serious pollution and the second lined with … 0

Full-day infant and toddler care coming to Turners

Friday, August 28, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — With working parents in mind, Community Action is changing its half-day preschool program on Central Street into an all-day infant and toddler program. Community Action’s Parent-Child Development Center on Central Street in Turners Falls will … 0

Same heart, new outlook: Montague native waiting on transplant credits positivity for keeping hope

Thursday, August 27, 2015

MONTAGUE — Every time the phone rings, Ryan Interlande thinks, “This could be it,” and he’s ready with a packed bag in his car. Unfortunately, the news on the other end of the phone hasn’t yet been what … 0

Neighbors: New book tells story of 1896 Trolley No. 10

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hello, neighbor. Over the past week, there’s been a lot of activity at the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum at 14 Depot St. Visitors have been busy signing a copy of the “Little Yellow Trolley,” a book that follows … 0

One month until river cleanup event

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

On Saturday, September 26th from 9 a.m. until noon, get involved in the 19th year of the Source to Sea Cleanup! Last year 116 volunteers in eastern Franklin County collected 40 cubic yards of debris in addition to … 0

New Third Street parking lot proposed for Turners Falls

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The town has proposed constructing a new, 30-space parking lot at the corner of Third Street and Canal Road as part of ongoing downtown streetscape improvements. The project, which is expected to cost $352,785, would … 0