Montague

Neighbors: Beloved former teacher still going strong at 88

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hello neighbors. For those of you who graduated from Turners Falls High School and remember with great respect and admiration your former history teacher, George F. Bush — no, not one of our former presidents — try to get your hands on a copy of the Oct. 27 Boston Globe. On Page D6 you’ll find a story about the 88-year-old, who was recently found partying in the Gillette Stadium parking … 0

Montague special town meeting continues over posting concern, decides raises, liquor licenses

Thursday, October 30, 2014

MONTAGUE — A raise for part-time emergency dispatchers, three liquor licenses beyond the town quota and new savings funds all got the OK from special town meeting voters Wednesday night, after some questions as to the meeting’s validity. Town meeting member Jeanne Golrick contested the town meeting’s right to convene, saying notice was not posted 14 days in advance or in the proper … 0

Letter: Fortunate to have him

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Over the past several years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Rep. Steve Kulik on issues related to funding for our local school district. Steve has consistently been available, informed and helpful throughout this process. I don’t think that we’ve had a meeting that he or his aide did not attend (usually both). He has shown a deep understanding of the problems … 0

Letter: Kulik has my vote

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Senior citizens, last spring Steve Kulik worked hard to produce a state budget that provided $24 million in additional funding for elderly home care. Then he made sure it survived in Conference Committee, and it safely to the governor’s desk, where it was signed into law. A lot … 0

Grant comes through for Unity Skate Park, Greenfield dog park, Northfield recreation

Monday, October 27, 2014

The suspense is over for local skaters and their supporters, with two decades of effort toward a permanent skate park gratified Monday as officials announced a $272,000 skate park grant, as well as money for a dog park … 1

Neighbors: Safe Halloween fun planned for all on Friday

Monday, October 27, 2014

Hello neighbor. Here we are, just three days to Halloween — you know, when all those little ghosts, goblins and superheroes roam our streets with their parents in search of treats. A few of our towns will have … 0

Northfield to defend against utility tax bill challenge

Sunday, October 26, 2014

NORTHFIELD — The town is the latest to enlist legal help as its largest taxpayer contests its bill. FirstLight Power Resources, operator of the Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Project, requested an abatement of its fiscal year 2014 Northfield tax bill. The Board of Assessors denied the request, and … 0

Boston Post cane awarded to Montague’s oldest resident: Gertrude Woodard, 95

Friday, October 24, 2014

MONTAGUE — Gertrude Woodard said she doesn’t believe she is Montague’s oldest resident, but according to resident John Reynolds’s research she is. As such, Woodard is the first recipient in some time of Montague’s Boston Post Cane Award. … 0

Neighbors: Local 2015 calendars offer variety

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Hello, neighbor. It’s that time of year — 2015 calendars are here and it’s time for you to decide what you’d like hanging on your wall for 12 months. If you are interested in local history, trains or … 0

Montague Notebook

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Domestic violence remembrance TURNERS FALLS — A remembrance ceremony is planned for Saturday morning in memory of Vivian Morrissey, Virginia Ferrer, Catherine Gochinski, Tracy Sheperd and all past and present victims of domestic violence. The four Montague women were killed by their partners in the space of a … 0

Turners Falls High School hangs onto Level 2 status

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The Turners Falls High School is actually a higher-ranked, Level 2 school under the state’s accountability status despite its being ranked earlier as a Level 3 school. The changed ranking was due to the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education miscalculating the school’s participation … 0

Montague board orders dog put down

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The Board of Selectmen this week ordered a Coolidge Avenue dog put down over paperwork, having two weeks earlier allowed it to live after attacking a mailman. The dog, a female labrador/pit bull mix, jumped a fence this September and attacked a mail carrier on … 0

Millers Falls man faces robbery charges after friends claim he mugged them

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

MILLERS FALLS — A local man faces robbery charges after the midnight mugging of two acquaintances Tuesday, according to police. Brandon Kilburn, 30, of 72 South Prospect St., pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Tuesday to charges of unarmed robbery, intimidating a witness, disorderly conduct and disturbing the … 0