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Two candidates for three seats on G-M school board

Monday, March 30, 2015

Candidates are in for the Gill-Montague Regional School Committee, with one incumbent, one new name, no races and no one stepping forward for the available Gill resident seat. At the 4 p.m. deadline for the return of nomination papers Monday, superintendent’s executive assistant Robin Hamlett had received forms from Montague incumbent Lesley Cogswell of 21 Norman Circle and Christina Postera of 16 Dunton St., both in the village of Turners … 0

Neighbors: Busy April ahead in Franklin County

Monday, March 30, 2015

Hello neighbor. I’ve got a lot to tell you about today, so I’m going to get right to it. Enjoy the week. According to the National Weather Service in Taunton, temperatures on Thursday and Friday are supposed to be in the 50s and 60s. Hello spring! ORANGE SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB will host a Community Music Concert on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the … 0

Montague Selectman Fairbrother faces contest

Monday, March 30, 2015

MONTAGUE — A three-way contest is shaping up for a seat on the Board of Selectmen in the May election. Incumbent Mark Fairbrother faces challenges from Jacobo Roque and Richard Kuklewicz. Fairbrother, of 129 Meadow Road, Montague Center, was first elected to the Board of Selectmen in 2009 after service as an airport commissioner, and won re-election unchallenged in 2011. Roque, of 20 … 0

Gill Elementary sends two Destination Imagination teams to the state finals

Sunday, March 22, 2015

GILL — Two teams of current and former Gill Elementary School students are headed for the state finals of a national imagination competition after winning at the regional level. On March 7, five teams from Gill Elementary and … 1

Letter: Greater entitlement

Friday, March 20, 2015

A couple recent letters appeared concerning Elizabeth Warren and her desire to “redistribute wealth” in America. Yeah, she made about one-third of a million dollars a year teaching at Harvard, and I have seen it in print she taught one class. And yet, another writer indicates that’s OK, … 0

Montague Cable Advisory appointment debated

Friday, March 20, 2015

MONTAGUE — Kathleen Lynch is seeking appointment by the Board of Selectmen to the Cable Advisory Committee, over the objections of two of the committee’s three members Monday night. Lynch is station manager for Easthampton cable access station Easthampton Media and married to Dean Garvin, station manager for … 0

Montague Center play structure work bee set for May 9

Friday, March 20, 2015

MONTAGUE CENTER — Town Parks and Recreation Director Jon Dobosz is looking for volunteers and volunteers with wrenches for a work bee May 9 to dismantle former Montague Center playground. The town is in the process of selling the former school. Dobosz said the large metal play structure … 0

Town meetings next week

Friday, March 20, 2015

Ashfield Board of Assessors: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Library Trustees: Monday 7 p.m. in Library. Bernardston Finance Committee: Monday 6:45 p.m. in Town Hall. Buckland Board of Selectmen: Tuesday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Charlemont Board of Selectmen: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Board of … 0

Montague again requests proposals for Strathmore

Thursday, March 19, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Available for a minimum investment of $100,000, historic mill building with river views to the west and canal to the east, needs improvement. The town of Montague has issued another request for proposals to take … 0

Neighbors: Use all of your senses to greet spring

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Hello neighbor. Happy spring everyone! It’s time to get out into the sun and enjoy — those cold, grey days are almost behind us. Yes, it will be a little muddy, but who cares after being holdup all winter? Temps are working their way into the 30s and … 0

Montague Center School sale still in the works

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

MONTAGUE CENTER — The planned sale of the Montague Center School continues to move ahead with a possible closing in May. “It’s moving along, we’re finalizing the wording on the purchase and sale and land development agreement,” said … 0

Gill-Montague Notebook

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Three-town rabies clinic GILL — Gill residents are invited to bring cats and dogs to a three-town rabies clinic in Bernardston on Sunday. The clinic runs from 9 a.m. to noon in the Bernardston Police Station, 256 South St., for Bernardston, Gill and Northfield residents. Clerks from the … 0

Neighbors: Father and daughter recovering nicely after kidney transplant

Monday, March 16, 2015

Hello neighbor. Our neighbor Tim Ollari is doing well after receiving a kidney from his daughter Stephanie last Thursday. Stephanie says Tim looks like a new person — full of life again. She, on the other hand, had … 0