Montague

Neighbors: Area wildlife needs our help

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Hello, neighbor. Medicine Mammals in Wendell needs our help. The local Native American nonprofit wildlife rehabilitation center is hoping to raise money to help care for the orphaned and injured wild animals that made their way to the center this winter. Loril Moondream, wildlife rehabilitator and owner of Medicine Mammals, said she is currently caring for raccoons, possums, a flying squirrel and her babies, a baby porcupine and turtles. Loril … 0

Dog rescued after fall through ice on Connecticut River

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — It was a close call for a wayward dog who wandered into the Connecticut River and fell through the ice Wednesday. Firefighters were called to the area below the Turners Falls dam at about 2:04 p.m., and found the dog about 30 feet from the shore, struggling to stay above the surface of the icy water. “Crews in ice suits … 0

Architect lays out 4 options for new Gill-Montague senior center

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The architect hired to look at locations for a possible new senior center laid out those options Tuesday evening and gave an idea of what the new center might hold, including dedicated classroom and exercise rooms and a spacious multi-purpose room. John Catlin of Catlin and Petrovick Architects laid out … 0

Neighbors: Use all of your senses to greet spring

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Hello neighbor. Happy spring everyone! It’s time to get out into the sun and enjoy — those cold, grey days are almost behind us. Yes, it will be a little muddy, but who cares after being holdup all winter? Temps are working their way into the 30s and … 0

Montague Center School sale still in the works

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

MONTAGUE CENTER — The planned sale of the Montague Center School continues to move ahead with a possible closing in May. “It’s moving along, we’re finalizing the wording on the purchase and sale and land development agreement,” said … 0

Gill-Montague Notebook

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Three-town rabies clinic GILL — Gill residents are invited to bring cats and dogs to a three-town rabies clinic in Bernardston on Sunday. The clinic runs from 9 a.m. to noon in the Bernardston Police Station, 256 South St., for Bernardston, Gill and Northfield residents. Clerks from the … 0

Neighbors: Father and daughter recovering nicely after kidney transplant

Monday, March 16, 2015

Hello neighbor. Our neighbor Tim Ollari is doing well after receiving a kidney from his daughter Stephanie last Thursday. Stephanie says Tim looks like a new person — full of life again. She, on the other hand, had … 0

Letter: Our evolving district

Sunday, March 15, 2015

As things stand at the moment, the Gill-Montague Regional School District anticipates making a net reduction of 15 staff positions for next school year. This will mean the loss of some talented and dedicated professionals who are admired by students and cherished by colleagues. In this important respect, … 0

Franklin County Tech principal picked

Sunday, March 15, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Shawn Rickan of Phillipston is to take over for Franklin County Technical School Principal and Assistant Superintendent Richard Martin when Martin moves into the superintendent’s office in July. Now a high school principal in Baldwinville, Rickan earlier worked in Orange for five years and is … 0

‘Fiber Towns’ to residents: Prove you want broadband

Sunday, March 15, 2015

The WiredWest high-speed Internet collaborative has started signing up residents of 32 member towns for “Last-Mile” fiber-optic broadband. This is the first step for “fiber towns” to become part of the collaborative’s fiber-optic network. If 40 percent of a fiber town’s households sign up, it shows there is … 0

Sewer contractor to be hired again; Montague selectmen not happy

Friday, March 13, 2015

MONTAGUE — A contractor out of favor with town hall for a sewer repair project that went sour is at the head of the line for another sewer project here. Bob Button of engineering firm CDM Smith told … 0

Montague Notebook

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Senior center planning MONTAGUE — A public meeting March 24 will air the planning process for a new senior center and the conclusions to date. The Gill Montague Council on Aging and a building committee appointed by the Board of Selectmen have been working with architect John Catlin … 0

Neighbors: Recorder reporter to share his photography

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Hello neighbor. I’d like to put a plug in for one of my colleagues. Shelburne Grange is hosting a photography presentation by Recorder reporter David Rainville on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Fellowship Hall, 17 Little Mohawk Road in Shelburne Center. The event is free and open to … 0