Montague

The house at 56 Wisdom Way at the entrance to the Green River Cemetery.  Recorder/Paul Franz

Shelter from the harm

Monday, September 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — By January 2015, victims of child abuse and sexual assault in Franklin County will have a safe and comfortable place to report the incidents to police and medical professionals. The Northwestern Children’s Advocacy Project, is renovating an old house on Wisdom Way to serve as a child-friendly center where a multidisciplinary team consisting of Department of Children and … 0

Sustainable film fest seeks submissions

Monday, September 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — There’s still time to get your short film into the running for the third annual Pioneer Valley Transition Towns Film Festival. Films seven minutes or shorter on sustainable living will be accepted until Oct. 17. The top films will be screened and awards announced starting at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 in Greenfield Community College. Each film must focus on a sustainable … 0

Neighbors: Support a local gem

Monday, September 15, 2014

Hello neighbor. I wanted to take a couple of minutes today to remind you folks of how lucky we are to have a real gem here in the county. I was talking with my friend Judy on Monday morning and she was telling me about how she’d gone to the movies on Saturday … 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

Montague Notebook

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Shred documents, be rid of printers TURNERS FALLS — Recycle your e-waste at one end of the avenue, shred confidential information at the other. Two charity drives at opposite ends of town Saturday morning request your difficult-to-dispose-of waste, and donations. The Montague Business Association hosts a paper shredding, … 0

Neighbors: Shelburne man repairs cemetery signs

Monday, September 8, 2014

Hello neighbor. If you happen to be driving along Route 2 through Charlemont, take notice of the new signs at the entrances to its three cemeteries. Les Chadwick, our neighbor from Shelburne, recently replaced the posts that hold … 0

Millers Falls man charged with selling drugs at county fair

Monday, September 8, 2014

GREENFIELD — A Millers Falls man has been charged with dealing drugs at the Franklin County Fair. Deshon Sanders, 20, of 5 Birchwood Circle, Millers Falls, pleaded innocent to charges of distributing cocaine, distributing marijuana, and possession of … 0

Letter: Home energy savings

Monday, September 8, 2014

You can counter the proposed gas pipeline by reducing your home energy consumption. Heating accounts for over 60 percent of U.S. residential natural gas consumption; appliances, electronics and lighting use 35 percent of home energy. The more our collective energy consumption goes down, the less likely the need … 0

Greenfield man wins big

Thursday, September 4, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — One dollar made a Greenfield man a millionaire Thursday. Donald E. Hutchinson of Greenfield won Wednesday’s Megabucks Doubler $2.15 million jackpot drawing, claiming his winnings late Thursday afternoon as a lump-sum payout of $1,189,493.20 after … 1

Neighbors: All’s fair this weekend, especially fried dough

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Hello neighbor. Has anyone else noticed this was a very long short week? I don’t know if it was the intense heat and humidity or what, but the weekend is here and it’s fair time. The Franklin County Fair opened last night with its parade along Main Street. … 0