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Erving, Montague Notebook

Friday, July 25, 2014

No Erving Town Hall evening hours on Monday ERVING — The Town Hall will be closed on the evening of July 28. The offices will be open for business during their normal daytime hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lake Pleasant housing surveys due LAKE PLEASANT — The deadline for surveys mailed out in early July has been extended to Aug. 8. The surveys are intended to determine the eligibility … 0

Questions remain after COG pipeline meeting

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Franklin Regional Council of Governments and its Planning Board, along with the nearly 300 people attending their meeting Thursday, got to pose a series of questions to Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. spokesmen, yet questions remained about TGP’s proposed project. The two-hour long session, during which four representatives from TGP parent Kinder Morgan responded to audience questions submitted in writing, echoed many of … 0

Reps. Mark, Kulik voice opposition to gas pipeline

Friday, July 25, 2014

Five more western Massachusetts legislators have come out publicly against the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline project. Sen. Benjamin Downing, D-Pittsfield, along with Reps. Paul Mark, D-Peru, Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington, Gailanne Cariddi, D-North Adams, and William “Smitty” Pignatelli, D-Lenox, issued a joint written statement Friday declaring their opposition to the Northeast Direct pipeline, which would cross nine Franklin County towns. Rep. Denise Andrews, D-Orange, … 0

Gill-Montague Senior Center gets money to study sites for new home

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The Gill-Montague Senior Center took another step this week toward a rebirth, with the award of a $60,000 contract for a preliminary study of three possible rebuild or renovation options. Catlin + Petrovick Architects of New Hampshire will undertake the investigation, funded by a state … 0

Letter: Clever sticker

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

For those of you that have taken an issue with the stickers on the front page of The Recorder — I think they are a creatively clever way to advertise. They add a unique touch to the front page. You do know they peel off! ROBBIN TERAULT Montague … 0

Montague selectmen agree to anti-pipeline resolution

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

MONTAGUE — It didn’t take much discussion for the Montague Board of Selectmen to agree to sign an anti-pipeline resolution proffered by residents with essentially no conversation Monday night. Resident Roy Rosenblatt offered a summary of local objections to Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed natural gas pipeline. “No … 0

New Third Street cafe, bar planned

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — A cafe/bar on Third Street may soon join an increasingly full downtown menu, with a liquor license for the establishment beginning the often lengthy approval process this week. The Montague Board of Selectmen signed off on the state liquor license application at this week’s meeting, … 0

Gas odor length of Turners’ main drag not known

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Fire departments and gas technicians searched the length of Avenue A and Montague City Road and the road’s extensions into Greenfield and Gill, but could not locate the source of a powerful gas odor. The smell of the additive used to alert human nostrils to … 0

Letter: Threat to solar

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

I’m concerned about the future of solar electricity (aka photovoltaics/PV). The Massachusetts House bill H4185 threatens to seriously restrict solar incentives and options for homeowners, small businesses, and community solar, endangering local jobs and limiting the potential to offset fossil fuel. As the 2012 Solarize Montague coordinator and … 0

Shea lease lapsed, selectmen OK stop-gap

Monday, July 14, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The Montague Board of Selectmen voted on Monday night to mitigate the damage of a lapse in the lease held by the volunteers who keep the only community theater in the immediate area running, extending the Shea Theater lease until Dec. 31, 2015. The motion … 0

Neighbors: Where’s your favorite spot in Franklin County?

Monday, July 14, 2014

Hello neighbor. If you haven’t been to Shelburne Falls in a while, why not make plans now to be there on Saturday for the Shelburne Falls Art Walk from 4 to 8 p.m.? Just follow the decorated shoes throughout the village to find a variety of art, including … 0

Mohawk Ramblers ride to survive

Sunday, July 13, 2014

MONTAGUE — With the possibility of eviction from their Montague club house looming at year’s end, the Mohawk Ramblers motorcycle club spent Saturday afternoon trying to raise awareness of their struggle through the method they know best: taking … 1

Neighbors: Neighbors making a difference

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Hello neighbor. I thought you might like to hear about a few of our neighbors and their accomplishments today. First, Cindy Gonzalez and Amy Britt, both of Greenfield, along with Tammy-Lynn Chace of Orange and Kerri Bohonowicz, who works in Franklin County, are among this year’s Smith College … 0