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State puts weight restriction on Montague’s North Leverett Road bridge

Friday, September 19, 2014

MONTAGUE — The North Leverett Road Bridge over the Sawmill River isn’t the kind of bridge you notice you’re going over, but truck drivers with vehicles over 8 tons will have to pay attention now. Town Highway Department Superintendent Bergeron said the state Department of Transportation has applied a weight limit to the previously unrestricted bridge over structural concerns. Bergeron said the bridge is constructed of concrete and steel girders, … 0

Montague hires J’Anthony to oversee Shea Theater visioning process

Friday, September 19, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The next steps in determining who operates the Shea Theater after this year will be as has been suggested over the past weeks: the town will hire a former director of the downtown community theater to run informal public hearings toward the development of a request for bids to run … 0

Montague withdraws COG petition that would have allowed barns on Hatchery Road to be rebuilt

Friday, September 19, 2014

MONTAGUE — Hard-fought plans to adjust the layout of Hatchery Road to accommodate a local couple’s plans to rebuild two Civil War-era barns destroyed by arson have evaporated. The Board of Selectmen had agreed to petition the Franklin Regional Council of Governments to adjust the layout of Hatchery Road, reducing setbacks in the area of the Adams property to allow Lisa and Robert … 0

Letter: Search for a dentist

Thursday, September 11, 2014

I’d like to know if there is a dentist in the Turners Falls, Greenfield area who really cares about people’s teeth more than the “almighty buck?” I realize the “supplies” for dental work are expensive. I also understand that the overhead cost are most likely pretty high. However, … 0

Hatchery Road meeting tonight canceled at last minute

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

MONTAGUE — A meeting scheduled to discuss a petition to revise the layout of Hatchery Road today has been canceled. The Franklin Regional Council of Governments had scheduled a meeting of its executive committee for Thursday, with a site visit followed by a public hearing at 5 p.m. … 0

Beauty in a building's bones

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Born as a factory and sustained briefly in later life as a discount retailer, the Griswold Mill and Railroad Salvage building has long since fallen into disuse and disrepair. Watching the building’s decay with fascination, … 0

Millers Falls plan set to bring restaurant, laundromat

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

MILLERS FALLS — The selectmen have accepted a developer for the town-owned corner of East Main and Bridge streets, pending further agreements. Plans include space for a restaurant and laundry. The town took the land and three buildings … 0

L Street buildings placed in receivership

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Two empty apartment buildings on L Street are to be repaired and it’s hoped put back to use, by court order. Montague Health Director Gina McNeely said 110 and 132 L Street have been placed … 0

High-speed chase ends in foot escape into woods

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

MONTAGUE — The Massachusetts State Police are looking for a man who led police on an early morning car chase from Montague to Charlemont before allegedly escaping on foot into the Mohawk Trail State Forest. According to Montague Police Chief Chip Dodge, a Millers Falls resident called around … 0

Letter: He’ll be missed

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

It was shocking news to hear of the passing of our founding member of MCTV: Tim Lindop. He was the first person you would see as you entered the selectmen’s meeting on Monday evenings in Turners Falls. If you recall, at the selectmen’s meeting on Aug. 11, Angela … 0

Letter: Food for thought

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

I am a senior at Four Rivers Public Charter School in Greenfield and have enjoyed my last five years of learning and growth in such an engaging and open environment. Its been an experienced unrivaled in importance in my life but it has not come without some difficulty … 0

Montague designates Diaper Need Awareness Week by a mixed vote

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The Montague Board of Selectmen on Monday agreed to designate this week “Diaper Need Awareness Week” at the request of an area charity, but not unanimously. Selectman Michael Nelson voted against the toothless proclamation after his two colleagues on the board had registered their votes … 0

Montague withholds small sum from sewer line contractor as placeholder for lawsuit

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The town will pay Baltazar Contractors the remaining money due for the Millers Falls Road sewer line replacement, but with a toe left in the door for a potential lawsuit. The Montague Board of Selectmen last month delayed final payments of $55,913 and $123,071 for … 0