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JD is on left in pic. Jared "JD" Jurentkuff stands with graphic designer David Zorn holding their Emmys.

Neighbors: Grandparents proud of grandson’s award

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Hello, neighbor. Our neighbors Shirley and Don Ward of Buckland were happy to announce this week that their grandson Jared “JD” Jurentkuff won an Emmy Award for an Apple commercial he worked on last year titled “Misunderstood.” JD is one of the creative arts directors at Apple in California. The commercial is about a teen who seems to be on … 0

Shakespeare’s for the young again in Turners

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The people behind the latest theatrical endeavor at the Shea Theater believe it is better for the mind to be dipped in Shakespeare early and often. “The point is to show young people that classical texts — Shakespeare, in particular — are not above them, that it’s wonderful and fun and approachable, and to expose them to the best our … 0

Letter: Today’s Republicans

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Abe Lincoln must be turning over in his grave after watching how the Republican Party is today. He would probably switch to the Democratic Party. The GOP (party of no) doesn’t want immigration reform, minimum wage reform, Wall Street reform and the list goes on and on. All they are interested in is keeping the country from moving forward. They hate the president … 0

Montague voter registration and absentee ballots

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

MONTAGUE — Aug. 20 is the last day to register to vote or to change your party affiliation in time for the Sept. 9 state primary, and the town clerk’s office will hold special open hours for last-minute voter registration that day. Registration will be held in the … 0

Neighbors: Supermoon dazzles in Franklin County’s summer sky

Monday, August 11, 2014

Hello neighbor. If you missed the “supermoon” this past weekend — it was the largest full moon of 2014 — you’ll have one last chance to see one in September. The term “supermoon” came from astrologer Richard Nolle … 0

Montague Ramblers get 2-year lease extension

Thursday, August 7, 2014

MONTAGUE — The Mohawk Ramblers continue to fight their eviction, now with a little more breathing room and the possibility of a land swap to preserve their clubhouse on the Montague Plains. Ramblers member John Burek said the … 0

Shea opens doors to controversy: open house Wednesday

Thursday, August 7, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Responding to recent controversy over their role in the community, the directors of the Shea Theater will hold an open house Wednesday in the theater lobby. The expiration of the nonprofit Shea Community Theater company’s … 0

Neighbors: Give blood

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Hello neighbor. I recently read about how a propane company in Dedham and the American Red Cross partnered to collect more than 750 blood donations throughout the state this summer. I didn’t realize that one blood donation could potentially help save the lives of up to three people. … 0

Regional Notebook

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Connecticut River low water warning issued for Tuesday MONTAGUE — Boaters may find the Connecticut River low above the Turners Falls dam on Tuesday. Tests originally scheduled for July 29 and 31 were postponed due to high water and are now scheduled for Aug. 12. FirstLight Hydro Generating … 0

Friends gather to remember Eric Zieba

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Friends of Eric Zieba gathered Wednesday night on the bank of the Connecticut River for a candlelight vigil in memory of the slain teenager. Many arriving in the bicycle path parking lot stopped to hug … 0

Letter: Thanks, Dakin

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

I just want to say a big “Thank You” to the Dakin Animal Shelter in Leverett for all that they do for the many cats and dogs that are there. I was impressed with the place and I felt I had to get the word out to the … 0

First ‘Samplepalooza’ to test Connecticut River health stem to stern

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

GREENFIELD — Just how pollutant-free is the Connecticut River, from the top of Vermont to the Long Island Sound? A group of agencies will be pooling their efforts today to collect data on nitrogen and phosphorous content, along with other algae-growing nutrients, during a one-day water-testing event they’re … 0

Montague police nab suspect in car break-ins

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

MONTAGUE — A suspect in a rash of burglaries from unlocked cars has confessed, according to police. The thefts were reported Thursday, when at least 18 people noticed that their cars had been entered overnight. In some cases, cash and change were taken, as well as small items … 0