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Group forms against pipeline

Monday, April 27, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Although Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed project would cut across 41/2 miles of Montague, and there have been plenty of “No Pipeline” signs throughout the town, Montague hasn’t had its own group working against the Northeast Energy Direct proposal — until now. A Montague Against the Pipeline working group has scheduled a meeting Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Montague Public … 0

Neighbors: Celebration of birthdays dates back thousands of years

Monday, April 27, 2015

Hello neighbor. Well, I am another year older today. Birthdays have been celebrated for thousands of years, and it seems people are still arguing about the origin of the tradition. I did a little research and found a few interesting facts. It seems scholars have found reference of a pharaoh’s birthday in the Bible around 3,000 B.C.E., but some argue that it’s actually … 0

Fire District election today in Turners Falls

Monday, April 27, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The Turners Falls Fire District’s annual election is today. Voters will be electing one Prudential Committee member for three years, one water commissioner for three years, another water commissioner for two years and a moderator for two years. Polls are open from noon until 7 p.m. in the district office, 226 Millers Falls Road, Turners Falls. … 0

Turners Falls schools get new principal

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — A former assistant principal in Amherst and London, Annie Leonard of Amherst will have the helm of the Great Falls Middle School and Turners Falls High School, with Earl McGraw returning to the district as assistant principal. Gill-Montague Regional School District Superintendent Michael Sullivan announced … 0

Concert Saturday to benefit orphans of Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Across an ocean but with friends and contacts in one of the three countries hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak, Marina Goldman feels in a position to bear witness. “It’s incredibly frustrating to read what’s … 0

Montague woman needs a new heart

Monday, April 20, 2015

MONTAGUE — Carrie Cromack said she thought she had pneumonia, and the doctors she consulted thought she was stressed and needed to rest. That was the month before she went into heart failure. Cromack survived because she walked … 1

Music in old St. Anne’s

Monday, April 20, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — There’s music in the nave of the St. Anne’s church again, nine years after the diocese closed the Roman Catholic church and five years since John Anctil began his plan to transform the former church … 0

Neighbors: French musical at Arts Block

Monday, April 20, 2015

Hello neighbor. If you’re looking for something fun to do next weekend, or the following one, head to the Arts Block on Main Street in Greenfield for the French musical, “Irma la Douce,” which will be performed by Arena Civic Theatre on Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday … 0

Gas pipeline opponents to hold info event Thursday

Sunday, April 19, 2015

On Thursday, groups opposed to the proposed gas pipeline will be holding an event titled “What is happening with the proposed Kinder Morgan/TGP gas pipeline now?” This event is sponsored by North Quabbin Pipeline Action (NQPA) and MAP (Montague Against the Pipeline) and will take place at the … 0

Montague annual town meeting: graffiti, windows, broadband

Sunday, April 19, 2015

MONTAGUE — Money to extend broadband Internet access and to replace elementary school windows and a bylaw aimed at curbing graffiti figure among 30 requests to be put to town meeting members May 2. The Saturday annual town meeting is to begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Turners … 0

FCHCC receives funds to support walkathon

Sunday, April 19, 2015

TURNERS FALLS —Franklin County Home Care Corp. has received a $500 grant from Meals on Wheels America to help underwrite this year’s Meals on Wheels Walkathon. The area aging agency received the funds as a result of its participation in Subaru of America’s seventh annual “Share the Love” … 0

Montague arson accomplice pleads guilty

Friday, April 17, 2015

MONTAGUE — A Greenfield man who helped burn down his friends’ parents’ barns has been sentenced to state prison after pleading guilty Friday. Matthew Tetreault, 19, of 114 Maple St., pleaded guilty in Hampshire Superior Court to charges of arson of a dwelling, burning the contents of a … 0

Tech students capture honors in statewide competition

Thursday, April 16, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Nine Franklin County Technical School students finished first in competitions at the annual Business Professionals of America State Leadership Conference. Twenty-six students from FCTS competed against 350 students in about 20 events March 7 through 9 in Framingham and Upton. Emmett Boyd of Northfield, Kyle … 0