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Howard Wein has opened The Alvah Stone at the lower level of the Montague Book Mill in Montgue Center.  Recorder/Paul Franz

New Montague Book Mill eatery offers view, locally based cuisine

Thursday, April 17, 2014

MONTAGUE CENTER — Visitors to the village center can now enjoy all-American cuisine while overlooking the rushing waters of the Sawmill River in an old historic mill. The Alvah Stone has opened its doors at the Montague Mill, taking the place of the Night Kitchen, a fine-dining restaurant that closed this year after almost a decade. From smoked pork ribs … 0

Kali B’s serving up wings in Turners Falls

Thursday, April 17, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Turners Falls is fast becoming the destination place for good food with bustling restaurants boasting a steady stream of customers. Kali B’s Wings and Things, the new all American wings and pub joint at 166 Avenue A, is a good example. “Everyone has been having the best months they’ve had. … 0

Neighbors: Easter community meal open to all

Thursday, April 17, 2014

First, I’d just like to wish everyone a happy Easter, happy Passover or happy spring, whichever you prefer. Then, I’d like to get right to telling you about some upcoming events, because there are plenty. EVERYONE IS WELCOME to a free Easter ham dinner community meal at the Greenfield Alliance Church, 385 Chapman … 0

Spring parade, 5k road race Saturday

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

On Saturday, a Franklin County Spring 5k will be held in conjunction with the fourth annual Franklin County Spring Parade. “This event has become a symbol of the coming of spring in Franklin County. It’s a great opportunity to see friends again after hiding by the wood stove … 0

Letter: Her love for Greenfield

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Penny Ricketts — she gives her heart and soul to Greenfield! I first met Penny Ricketts at a Franklin County Rotary Club meeting years ago. I have to say, I was impressed with her immediately. Her passion for wanting to help people was amazing to me. Over the … 0

Testimony starts in Orange shooting trial

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

GREENFIELD — The defense poked some holes in the testimony of prosecution witnesses in the trial of a Turners Falls man who twice shot his girlfriend’s nephew 16 months ago. On Tuesday, the jury heard from the first witnesses in the case against Corey Sutton, who was 36 … 0

The wheel deal

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

In this feature photo, a young boy on a Razor scooter joins others in showing off his tricks at Unity Park in Turners Falls on Tuesday. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) … 0

Fair weather duty

Sunday, April 6, 2014

In this feature photo, Turners Falls Firefighter/EMT Luke Hartnett of Millers Falls scrubs down an ambulance outside the fire department on Sunday. After a little over a year with the department, Hartnett says it’s a great job and … 0

Neighbors: Spring has sprung!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Hello neighbor. Spring has sprung! The trees and flowers are budding, birds are singing, and the woodpeckers — I’ve encountered quite a few lately — are drumming. So the next time you step outside, close your eyes, take … 0

Turners Falls man on trial for 2012 shooting

Monday, April 7, 2014

GREENFIELD — Witness accounts of the 2012 shooting of Zachery Drew may differ about what happened, but they all lead to one conclusion, said Assistant District Attorney Jeremy Bucci. “At the end of the trial, you will be certain that the defendant shot the victim, Zachery Drew, in … 0

Montague gas pipeline meeting draws crowd

Monday, April 7, 2014

MONTAGUE — Representatives of the company planning a natural gas pipeline through Franklin County and the town made a first appearance at a local public meeting to a mixed reception from a crowd of supportive union members, a … 2

Turners Falls firefighters train on new high-angle rescue tool

Sunday, April 6, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Local firefighters now have a new tool for treacherous rescue operations. The Arizona Vortex isn’t the name of a weather phenomenon. It’s a specialized piece of equipment designed to aid in high-angle and confined space … 0

Communities That Care biannual full coalition meeting

Sunday, April 6, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The Communities That Care Coalition will hold its biannual full coalition meeting on Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A. The meeting will focus on approaches to youth substance abuse prevention, including alcohol, marijuana, prescription drugs … 0