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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

Letter: Our evolving district

Sunday, March 15, 2015

As things stand at the moment, the Gill-Montague Regional School District anticipates making a net reduction of 15 staff positions for next school year. This will mean the loss of some talented and dedicated professionals who are admired by students and cherished by colleagues. In this important respect, … 0

Franklin County Tech principal picked

Sunday, March 15, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Shawn Rickan of Phillipston is to take over for Franklin County Technical School Principal and Assistant Superintendent Richard Martin when Martin moves into the superintendent’s office in July. Now a high school principal in Baldwinville, Rickan earlier worked in Orange for five years and is … 0

‘Fiber Towns’ to residents: Prove you want broadband

Sunday, March 15, 2015

The WiredWest high-speed Internet collaborative has started signing up residents of 32 member towns for “Last-Mile” fiber-optic broadband. This is the first step for “fiber towns” to become part of the collaborative’s fiber-optic network. If 40 percent of a fiber town’s households sign up, it shows there is … 0

Sewer contractor to be hired again; Montague selectmen not happy

Friday, March 13, 2015

MONTAGUE — A contractor out of favor with town hall for a sewer repair project that went sour is at the head of the line for another sewer project here. Bob Button of engineering firm CDM Smith told … 0

Montague Notebook

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Senior center planning MONTAGUE — A public meeting March 24 will air the planning process for a new senior center and the conclusions to date. The Gill Montague Council on Aging and a building committee appointed by the Board of Selectmen have been working with architect John Catlin … 0

Neighbors: Recorder reporter to share his photography

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Hello neighbor. I’d like to put a plug in for one of my colleagues. Shelburne Grange is hosting a photography presentation by Recorder reporter David Rainville on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Fellowship Hall, 17 Little Mohawk Road in Shelburne Center. The event is free and open to … 0

The Battle of Great Falls/ Wissatinnewag-Peskeomskut public information meeting

Thursday, March 12, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Archaeologist Kevin McBride, principal investigator for the study of the 1676 Battle of Great Falls/Wissatinnewag-Peskeomskut, will meet the public Saturday in the Great Hall of the Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A. This first of three informational sessions is to run from 1 to 2:30 p.m. … 0

Letter: Delivery takes time

Thursday, March 12, 2015

One of your frequent contributors lambasted the postal service because it took five days to receive a book ordered from a Northampton business. He stated the route it took and how, in the future he’d be sure to rely on either FedEx or UPS rather than the USPS. … 0

Tech School budget takes transportation hit

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The Franklin County Technical School Committee has approved a $10,159,000 budget, unchanged from this year but with a 5 percent increase in the sum requested from the district’s 19 member towns. The final budget is down $52,000 from the $10,211,000 preliminary budget approved last month. … 0

G-M School Committee approves budget

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The Gill-Montague Regional School District budget passed this week at $18,347,688, up 4.9 percent from this year, with 2.59 and 8.65 percent increases to the sums Montague and Gill will be asked to fund, respectively. The Gill Montague School Committee approved the budget by exactly … 0