Letter: Priorities

Friday, July 3, 2015

This will be short and sweet: The last couple of days, I have been reading how there is an interest in creating a cultural district in Greenfield. I can see how this would be very beneficial to the town. We all need culture. However, I was wondering if we could work on that, right after the Walmart or whatever big box store is up and running. CAROLYN WARCHOL Turners Falls … 0

Neighbors: Green River Festival around the corner

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Hello neighbor. It’s that time again — the countdown is just seven days. The Green River Festival will be held July 10, 11 and 12 at Greenfield Community College, and there are a limited number of tickets left, so you’d better hurry. The 2015 lineup includes lots of return musicians and a few … 0

Outdoor music at Hubie’s Tavern draws crowds, complaints

Thursday, July 2, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Hubie’s Tavern and Restaurant came under fire at a Board of Selectmen meeting this week after residents voiced complaints that music from the venue’s outdoor patio is excessive and disruptive, but some have expressed concern that limiting music could hurt business downtown. Michael Nelson, chair of the Montague Board of … 0

Letter: Economic disparity

Thursday, June 25, 2015

We live in the groovy Pioneer Valley with local, organic produce around every corner and solar panels dominating the rooftops. My biggest worry is if my quaint little public library will be open on Labor Day. However, this isn’t everyone’s experience. More than one in 10 people in … 0

Landscape paintings wanted for benefit

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Apparently local artists are tugging at the leash to raise money for a regional dog shelter. Local business owners Erin MacLean and John McNamara are seeking donations of another 50 landscape paintings for an art auction to benefit the Franklin County Dog Shelter. Last Thursday, … 0

Tech school projects passed

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Tuesday was the decisive day for the Franklin County Technical School’s roof project, with dire weather predictions and polls open for a districtwide vote to repair the roof and replace aging windows, doors and pavement. Voters didn’t turn … 0

Montague voters approve Sheffield School window work

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

MONTAGUE — Voters approved a debt exclusion Tuesday night to allocate money to cover the town’s share of replacing windows in the Sheffield Elementary School auditorium and gymnasium. The vote passed 327 to 73, according to Town Administrator Frank Abbondanzio. The project, which was approved at the annual … 0

Turners school psychologist leaving post

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Turners Falls High School psychologist David N. Pino will not be returning to the district next year, the Gill-Montague School District superintendent confirmed this week, at the same time the School Committee has received an anonymous email complaining that the psychologist confronted sex crime allegations … 0

Eversource upgrades continue

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Work is continuing on a 2.8-mile stretch of an Eversource powerline in Greenfield, where crews have been replacing lattice poles with double-circuit monopoles, extending from Mountain Road through Highland Park to Hope Street and beyond. The work is … 0

Montague named ‘Playful City USA’

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

MONTAGUE — With a new fully accessible swing installed in Unity Park and plans in motion to construct a permanent skate park in Turners Falls, Montague has been recognized with a Playful City USA designation for the second … 0

Neighbors: Donations for homeless kids starting to roll in

Monday, June 22, 2015

Hello neighbor. Our neighbors Dean and Kim Scudder of Conway are sending one of the homeless children living in a Greenfield hotel or shelter to camp this summer. It’s the first response I’ve heard about since I told … 0

Montague to vote on Sheffield School window replacement project

Sunday, June 21, 2015

MONTAGUE — Voters will decide Tuesday whether to approve a debt exclusion that would allocate money to cover the town’s share of replacing windows in the Sheffield Elementary School auditorium and gymnasium. The project, which was approved at … 0

Video: Mutton and Mead

Sunday, June 21, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Heavy rain greeted the fifth annual Mutton and Mead Medieval Festival Sunday morning, but organizers weren’t deterred. By Sunday afternoon, hundreds were milling around the grounds of the Millers Falls Rod and Gun Club as … 0