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Trash day, papers to printers

Friday, August 22, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Recycle your e-waste at one end of the avenue, shred confidential information at the other. Two charity drives Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at opposite ends of town request your difficult-to-dispose-of waste, and donations. The Montague Business Association hosts a paper shredding, computer hard drive destruction and flag collection at the Avenue A and Seventh Street intersection, while St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church collects electronics … 0

Neighbors: Grandparents proud of grandson’s award

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Hello, neighbor. Our neighbors Shirley and Don Ward of Buckland were happy to announce this week that their grandson Jared “JD” Jurentkuff won an Emmy Award for an Apple commercial he worked on last year titled “Misunderstood.” JD is one of the creative arts directors at Apple in California. The commercial is about … 0

Shakespeare’s for the young again in Turners

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The people behind the latest theatrical endeavor at the Shea Theater believe it is better for the mind to be dipped in Shakespeare early and often. “The point is to show young people that classical texts — Shakespeare, in particular — are not above them, that it’s wonderful and fun and approachable, and to expose them to the best our … 0

Montague police nab suspect in car break-ins

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

MONTAGUE — A suspect in a rash of burglaries from unlocked cars has confessed, according to police. The thefts were reported Thursday, when at least 18 people noticed that their cars had been entered overnight. In some cases, cash and change were taken, as well as small items … 0

Turners women’s center offers Thursday break

Monday, August 4, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — In the belief that mothers of young children might want a little time to themselves on occasion, the Turners Falls Women’s Resource Center is now offering free child care for mothers attending its Thursday morning open hours. The program runs from 10 a.m. to 1 … 0

Neighbors: Young neighbor’s selfless act

Monday, August 4, 2014

Hello neighbor. I want to tell you about one of our younger neighbors today and the good deeds she is doing for our larger community. I hope her story inspires you as it has me. Catherine Bezio recently … 0

Drumming up a crowd: First Pocumtuck Homelands Festival new draw with Turners Falls Block Party

Sunday, August 3, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Pounding out a steady rhythm on the large, hide-covered drums in front of them, three men began to chant in unison, drawing out the spirit of their collective Native American heritage. A few feet away, … 0

Turners Falls says no more commerical truck traffic on First Street

Friday, August 1, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — There should be no further rumblings of heavy truck traffic between Unity Park and the bike path. The Montague Board of Selectmen has approved the police chief’s request to ban commercial truck traffic up and down First Street, a steep downhill stretch cutting the corner … 0

More than 15 unlocked cars burglarized in Montague

Friday, August 1, 2014

MONTAGUE — Several residents woke up Friday to find their cars had been entered in the night and valuables stolen. Besides the thefts, the 15-plus victims had one thing in common: they had all left their car doors unlocked overnight. The thefts occurred between Montague Center and Turners … 0

Some say Shea Theater needs new blood

Thursday, July 31, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Two weeks ago the Shea Theater board of directors drew a crowd of supporters, but this week drew an opposite and nearly equal reaction, with the institution painted as insular and out of touch. On … 0

Neighbors: Local woman up for Emmy Award

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Hello neighbor. Our neighbors Ann and Gary Thomas of Greenfield can’t wait for Aug. 16, because that is when they will learn whether their daughter Sherry Thomas wins an Emmy Award with two other women for casting the … 0

Montague’s town emergency alert system modernized

Thursday, July 31, 2014

MONTAGUE — The town expects to be able to alert residents sooner in the event of disasters and dangerous emergencies, with a Code Red emergency notification system now online. Free to residents, the service allows town and emergency agencies to send mass text or voice phone messages. Montague … 0

Berkshire Gas warns about phone scam

Monday, July 28, 2014

Several Berkshire Gas business customers have recently reported receiving fraudulent telephone calls seeking immediate payment of their Berkshire Gas accounts, by credit card, over the telephone, the utility has reported. The caller claims that the account is overdue and requires immediate payment. Several of the fraudulent calls have … 0