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The colorguard passes by on Federal Street in Greenfield during the 2012 Memorial Day parade in Greenfield.
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Neighbors: Go to a local parade and support our veterans Monday

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Hello neighbor. Memorial Day is a federal holiday for remembering people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. It originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in that war, but by the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who died while in military service. The … 0

Franklin County Memorial Day events

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Ashfield The Memorial Day parade on Monday begins at 10 a.m. in front of Town Hall, proceeds to Plain Cemetery and to the Veterans Memorial and Civil War Memorial, then back to Town Hall. There will be featured speakers and music as well. Bernardston The town’s parade kicks off from the Four Leaf … 0

Montague advocate makes case for 45-day absentee ballot requirement

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Local disability access advocate Betty Tegel this week asked the Board of Selectmen to establish a 45-day requirement for mailing of absentee ballots, saying she did not get hers until the Thursday before Monday’s town election. Selectmen agreed Tuesday to investigate and to put Tegel’s request on the agenda for a later meeting. Town Clerk Debra Bourbeau said Wednesday a … 0

Former Cumberland Farms top pick for much-needed Montague senior center

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

MONTAGUE — The committee and architect charged with studying locations for a possible new senior center want to spend an estimated $4.7 million to build an 11,485-square-foot center on the former Cumberland Farms property opposite the Town Hall on Avenue A. John Catlin of Catlin and Petrovick Architects … 0

Three vie for Montague selectman seat

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

MONTAGUE — Voters will decide a three-way race for a seat on the Board of Selectmen Monday, with the incumbent facing two challengers: a longtime Franklin Tech School Committee member and a political newcomer. Mark Fairbrother Mark Fairbrother has served for six years on the Board of Selectmen, … 0

Letter: Happy to support Kuklewicz

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

An open note to the registered voters in the Town of Montague. This is a first for me. I have never publicly endorsed or supported a candidate for local government office ... until this year. When I first heard Rich Kuklewicz was going to run for selectman, I … 0

Letter: He has our vote

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Rich Kuklewicz has our vote on May 18 for town selectman. With past and present experience serving on many committees in the town of Montague, we are confident that these experiences will help him succeed in making a positive change in the community and giving Montague a person … 0

Letter: Montague, pipeline

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

In Monday’s paper (May 4), Chris Curtis reported about the annual Montague Town Meeting. In that article, Mr. Curtis reported that the pipeline article “passed narrowly.” I presented the article, and was delighted when it passed 51 to 11: What is narrow about that? United corporate forces are … 0

Letter: Short notice

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

On Saturday, April 18, and Monday, April 20 (a holiday), an advertisement not much larger than a tag sale ad was placed in The Recorder. It announced the annual meeting of the Turners Falls Fire District on April 21. For a working person, it effectively left no, or … 0

Letter: Catch of the day

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Recorder does it again! In today’s religion page we read: “Civic leaders in Baltimore are praising the work of ministers and other clerics who have taken to the streets to not only protest, but to urge clam in the wake of this week’s violence.” Baltimore is well … 0

Letter: Thinking of Kuklewicz

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

My first thoughts on Rich Kuklewicz: a person of kindness and good will, an individual who weighs his words so that they will be accurate and clear, direct but never harmful, positive, calm and often amused. My second thoughts on Rich Kuklewicz: a person who has given a … 0

Letter: Vote Kuklewicz

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

On May 18, Montague voters will decide who will fill an open selectmen’s seat. We’re giving our vote to Rich Kuklewicz, a Montague native with plenty of experience: town meeting member for over 25 years, representative to the Franklin County Technical School Committee for 20 years and current … 0

Teens practice teamwork, make connections at 24th annual Youth Conference

Sunday, May 10, 2015

MONTAGUE — Cait Ridenour’s focus was intense as she stared down the marshmallow perched atop three sticks of uncooked spaghetti. Her fingers were pinched around the bottoms of two of the sticks, while Seth Townsley of Ashfield secured … 0