Food City employee Emily Rau holds a lottery receipt indicating that a jackpot winner had been sold in Turners Falls.  Recorder/Paul Franz

Food City sells winning $4.79M lottery ticket; third big jackpot in town since 2012

Thursday, March 5, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Someone who shops at Food City is a newly minted millionaire. A winning $4.79 million lottery ticket was sold by the Avenue A supermarket, although the winner hadn’t stepped forward by press time Thursday. The winning numbers were 5-7-11-36-46-49 in Wednesday night’s Megabucks Doubler drawing, according to the Massachusetts Lottery Commission. On Thursday morning, the Lottery Commission’s … 0

Neighbors: Neighbors step up to help longtime disc jockey

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Hello neighbor. There are more fundraisers ahead for longtime disc jockey Ryan Interlande, who needs a heart transplant, so you still have time to help him with his medical expenses. The 39-year-old Montague native, who has been providing many of our parties and events music for more than 20 years, was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy and heart failure in 2010 and in early … 0

Shea lessee plans pullout

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The nonprofit leasing the Shea Theater from the town does not intend to apply for a renewed lease, the president of its board of directors said Wednesday. “Not at this time. ... We hadn’t really seen the kind of commitment to the space and we found the (request for proposals) as it’s designed to not really fit with our plans … 0

Montague Dems caucus in May, nominations due in March

Friday, February 20, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Montague Democrats will hold their caucus to select candidates for town office on April 8 from 6:30 to 7 p.m. in the first-floor meeting room of the Montague Town Hall, 1 Avenue A. Successful candidates receive the party nomination to appear on the May 18 … 0

Black History Month: Music and Diversity in Turners Wednesday

Friday, February 20, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Wednesday, the Great Falls Harvest restaurant hosts a celebration of Black History Month with Bob McNeil, a spoken word artist from New York City, and a piano and cello duo. Accompanied by a percussionist, McNeil will share poems and songs celebrating prominent African-Americans. According to … 0

16 workers, 109 miles of snow removal

Friday, February 20, 2015

MONTAGUE — Seeking money to equip a new truck as a plow and sander, Montague Highway Superintendent Thomas Bergeron faced praise and criticism over the town’s winter roads. Bergeron said the town is big and his department is … 0

Roof partially collapses on 2nd Street in Turners Falls

Thursday, February 19, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Heavy, built-up snow caused the roof of the former 2nd Street Baking Co. to partially collapse Thursday afternoon, prompting firefighters to tape off the front of the building and nearby sidewalk. Around 11:30 a.m., the … 0

16.7 acres eyed for clearing for power lines

Thursday, February 19, 2015

New cross-country power line towers would mean the clearing of 16.7 acres along the Canalside Rail Trail bicycle path and the power canal in Turners Falls, and work in an area of potential Native American archeological significance in … 0

Letter: Column hits mark

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Tim Blagg’s column, “Snipers now the target” was right on. Chris Kyle was a true American hero! He no doubt saved many American lives by his actions. It was very unfortunate he was killed by the veteran he was trying to help. The non-veteran critics should join the … 1

Montague enacts parking ban

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

MONTAGUE — The Town of Montague has declared a state of emergency in order to address snowbanks hemming in traffic. Montague Chief of Police Charles “Chip” Dodge III issued a statement via the town’s Code Red emergency alert system at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday announcing a parking ban was … 0

Montague OKs money for police overtime, truck, legal fees

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

MONTAGUE — The Police Department has money for dwindling overtime and car maintenance budgets, the Highway Department has money to equip a dump truck with a plow and sander and a nearly empty legal budget is replenished. Town Meeting members approved these and all items on the agenda … 0

Montague selectmen’s chair steps up to plate

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Uncomfortable with the precedent that waiving a Zoning Board fee for a little league team might set, the Montague Board of Selectmen tended toward denying the request, and did so after Chairman Christopher Boutwell offered to cover the cost himself. Newt Guilbault Community Baseball League … 0

Turners Falls Fire District nomination papers

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Turners Falls Fire District nomination papers TURNERS FALLS — Nomination papers for the annual Turners Falls Fire District election are now available to all district residents. Papers are in the district office at 226 Millers Falls Road until March 9. The election will be held April 28 with … 0