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The Community Action preschool on Central Street in Turners Falls will reopen in September as an all-day day care program for infants and toddlers.
Recorder Chris Curtis

Full-day infant and toddler care coming to Turners

Friday, August 28, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — With working parents in mind, Community Action is changing its half-day preschool program on Central Street into an all-day infant and toddler program. Community Action’s Parent-Child Development Center on Central Street in Turners Falls will now house 16 infants and toddlers year-round for 10 hours a day, rather than the 34 older pre-kindergarten students in the half-day … 0

Same heart, new outlook: Montague native waiting on transplant credits positivity for keeping hope

Thursday, August 27, 2015

MONTAGUE — Every time the phone rings, Ryan Interlande thinks, “This could be it,” and he’s ready with a packed bag in his car. Unfortunately, the news on the other end of the phone hasn’t yet been what he’s been waiting to hear, but the 39-year-old Montague native, who spent more than 20 … 0

Neighbors: New book tells story of 1896 Trolley No. 10

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hello, neighbor. Over the past week, there’s been a lot of activity at the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum at 14 Depot St. Visitors have been busy signing a copy of the “Little Yellow Trolley,” a book that follows the history of the 1896 Trolley No. 10. It was written by museum member Marie … 0

‘Smart switches’ cut down on power outages

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

GREENFIELD — Eversource Energy has recently finished installing 40 “smart switches” in 17 western Massachusetts towns, including seven in Franklin County, which the company says will help increase reliability across its grid. Eversource spokeswoman Priscilla Ress said the … 0

Big Brothers Big Sisters open house tonight at Hubie’s

Monday, August 17, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Don’t know what to do on a Tuesday night? How about signing on to help children reach their full potential? Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County will host an informational event tonight at Hubie’s Tavern and Restaurant, 66 Avenue A, the former Jake’s Tavern … 0

Dog shelter to hold 2nd annual Festival of the Dogs fundraiser

Monday, August 17, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Regional Dog Shelter is planning a day of tail-wagging fun for its second annual Festival of the Dogs fundraiser Sept. 12. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to … 0

Turners Falls to hold 4th Street block party this Saturday

Monday, August 17, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Turners Falls will not go without its annual summer block party this year after a new resident stepped up to plan the event. Jocelyn Silverlight, who moved to town at the beginning of June, said … 0

Letter: Build the pipeline

Monday, August 17, 2015

As a resident of Franklin County, I want to add my voice of support for the proposed natural gas pipeline. I was happy to see a couple of articles both talking common-sense reality. One article focused on the ISO and managing our electrical grid. The bottom line is … 5

Montague Old Home Days celebrates 56th year

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Montague — Various dance troupes took over North Street showcasing their skills for the guests of this year’s 56th annual Montague Old Home Days. Out of the 10-hour event, starting with a road race and ending with a … 0

Millers Falls Road stabilization work expected not to impact traffic

Friday, August 14, 2015

MONTAGUE — A project to stabilize soil and manage stormwater along a section of Millers Falls Road will begin next week to prevent washouts in an area that’s been a problem for decades, according to Town Planner Walter … 0

‘Let’s not be colorblind’: Turners Falls residents demand town racism awareness training

Friday, August 14, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Education, open dialogue and a willingness to listen — that’s what several Turners Falls residents say are the first steps toward addressing the issues of race and racism in the community — even if it … 2

Neighbors: Our neighbors are in our thoughts

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Hello neighbor. I told you a nice story the other day about a neighbor who was admitted to Baystate Franklin Medical Center with a respiratory infection, who ended up being diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. I’m sorry to … 0

Montague concerned about pipeline impact

Thursday, August 13, 2015

MONTAGUE — The Board of Selectmen sent letters to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Energy Facilities Siting Board this week outlining the town’s concerns about the potential impacts of Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline, which would pass through 4.7 miles of town. In … 0