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Local restaurant, supermarket receive liquor license warnings

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Two local businesses have been issued one-day liquor license suspensions to be continued for the next 12 months by the Board of Selectmen for selling alcohol to underage customers during a compliance check. The suspensions will only take effect if the businesses violate the law again. On June 17, the Montague Police Department conducted alcohol compliance checks using underage adults at local businesses in town, Police Chief … 0

Neighbors: Visit your local farmers market

Monday, July 27, 2015

Hello neighbor. Farmers markets are going strong throughout the county this summer. I’m not going to mention any in particular, because most of you know where they are, especially if you’ve got one in your town. What I want to talk about today is why you should visit one or two or more. Visiting a farmers market is a way of enjoying the … 0

Pocumtuck Homelands Festival returns

Sunday, July 26, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Unity Park Waterfront will be filled with the sound of music and drumming Saturday, Aug. 1, during the second annual Pocumtuck Homelands Festival. The free, all-day event is a celebration of Native American music, art and culture and will feature live music, drumming, dancing, storytelling, traditional children’s games and more. … 0

Neighbors: Enjoy some ice cream this week

Monday, July 20, 2015

Hello neighbor. Did you know that the origins of ice cream go way back to before ancient Roman times? Emperors would order ice be brought from mountains and covered with fruit. Over time, recipes for ices, sherbets, and … 0

Weekly Town Meetings, July 20-25

Friday, July 17, 2015

Ashfield Board of Health: Tuesday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Bernardston Assessors: Wednesday 11 a.m. in Town Hall. Board of Selectmen: Wednesday 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Buckland Special town meeting: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Charlemont Hawlemont Regional School Committee: Tuesday 4:30 p.m. in Hawlemont. Colrain … 0

Body found in Connecticut River Thursday was a man in his 40s

Friday, July 17, 2015

Around 5:15 p.m. Thursday, a kayaker discovered the body of a male in his 40s on the shore of the Connecticut River north of the Turners Falls Rod and Gun Club. According to a statement from Mary Carey, the communications director of the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office, the … 0

Neighbors: Reunion planned on Catamount Hill in Colrain

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Hello neighbor. The 29th Quinquennial Reunion of families who settled Catamount Hill, an historic section of Colrain, will be held Aug. 1 at Colrain Central School, 22 Jacksonville Road. The gathering will begin at 10 a.m. and there will be a guided hike on Catamount Hill on Aug. … 0

Motorcycle crash sends one to hospital

Thursday, July 16, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — A man was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after his motorcycle struck the back of a vehicle on Montague City Road Thursday afternoon, according to police. Montague Police Sgt. Lee Laster said the … 0

Area businesses implement new sick time law

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

GREENFIELD — The state’s new earned sick time law went into effect earlier this month, but many Franklin County employers say it hasn’t changed their operations all that much. Under the new law, passed by voter referendum in the fall, Massachusetts companies with more than 11 employees must … 0

Letter: Looking good

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Having moved to the Village of Turners Falls two years ago, I was recently asked the following question: “What was your first impression of the town?” My reply was, “my first impression was, my gosh, how trashy the town is. Litter every place I looked.” Then my first … 0

FRTA discusses disabled bus access

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

GREENFIELD — At a recent hearing, the public, with members of the Transit Advisory Committee of the Franklin Regional Transit Authority, briefly discussed the state-required Comprehensive Service Analysis and brought up concerns that may affect disabled riders. Before the meeting concluded, Whately resident Barbara Orloski and her husband … 0

Outdoor music can continue at Hubie’s Tavern

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Outdoor music will continue at Hubie’s Tavern and Restaurant despite recent noise complaints, after selectmen adjusted noise limits, set a monthly maximum on shows and decreed that performances must end by 10 p.m. There was standing room only at the Board of Selectmen meeting Monday … 0

Police: Two busted in burger bar burglary

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Montague Police have arrested two suspects in a break-in at the Black Cow Burger Bar on Avenue A. According to a Facebook post by the Montague Police Department, police received a report Monday morning that the restaurant had been broken into and several items, including … 0