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Neighbors: Grandparents: Share your stories

Monday, May 25, 2015

Hello, neighbor Many times in my travels throughout the county, I am stopped by other grandparents who have read about my grandsons Justin, Owen and Travis. They thank me for sharing my stories every now and then, and then they share some of their own with me. Over and over, I hear about how much they are enjoying themselves and I have to admit, I think you all know at … 0

Local machining program graduates 13 more

Thursday, May 21, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The Franklin County Technical School machine shop turned out its fourth batch of machinists Thursday through the Franklin Hampshire Regional Employment Board’s adult training program. The 13-week Middle Skills Manufacturing Initiative graduated 13 students Thursday for a total of 43 trained since the program began in 2013. Of those, over 80 percent are employed in the field according to organizers. … 0

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 … 0

State OKs Eversource’s lower summer rates

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The state has approved Eversource electric rates for the summer months. On July 1, the Basic Service supply price for all residential Eversource customers in western Massachusetts will drop by about 31 percent, from 14.228 cents for the cold weather months to 9.767 cents per kilowatt-hour. Customers using … 0

Marking historic Gill attack

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — On Tuesday, it will be 339 years since the infamous attack on a Native American encampment on the Gill bank of the Connecticut River and the ensuing fighting that gave the village of Turners Falls … 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