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FRTS bus at John W Olver Transit Center in Greenfield

FRTA bus fares free for Black Friday

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

GREENFIELD — You can hitch a free ride with the FRTA Friday. Rides on the Franklin Regional Transit Authority’s fixed route buses will be free all day. “It’s our way of kicking off the holiday season,” said FRTA Director Tina Cote. Whether you want to check out Black Friday deals at downtown shops in Greenfield or Northampton, stop at Yankee … 0

Neighbors: Looks like a harsh winter ahead; take care of each other

Monday, November 24, 2014

Hello neighbor. First, I’d like to wish you a happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving. Enjoy your friends and family — that’s what great memories are made of. I’m waiting to hear from our local precipitation prognosticator Farrah Pomeroy to see what she believes the winter has in store for the county. Until then, … 0

Montague selectmen: Open Meeting Law complaint doesn’t apply

Sunday, November 23, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The Montague Board of Selectmen will apply for special legislation to ratify the decisions made at an improperly posted special town meeting last month. Town meeting members overwhelmingly approved the course of action at the meeting, over the objections of Millers Falls member Jeanne Golrick, who contested the meeting’s right to convene based on a delayed public posting of the … 0

Veterans Day ceremony in Turners today

Monday, November 10, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — A Veterans Day ceremony takes place today at the Veterans Memorial on Avenue A, next to the Carnegie Public Library. At 10:30 a.m., celebrants will gather. Students from the Turners Falls High School band will perform the “Star Spangled Banner” and “God Bless America.” The … 0

Letter: Kinder Morgan’s help

Monday, November 10, 2014

Thank you, Kinder Morgan! The pipeline proposal you are pushing has given us some wonderful opportunities. It is giving people concerned about climate change a clear and immediate target. It is pushing us to develop an alternative, comprehensive green energy policy. It is laying the foundation for one … 0

Working full time isn’t always enough

Friday, November 7, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Landing a new full-time job as a teller at a local bank has finally given Turners Falls resident Ashley Laramie something she’s been after for years — a job with a regular, set schedule. And … 0

Controversial resignations return to Montague Selectmen’s table tonight

Sunday, November 9, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The resignations of Cable Advisory Committee co-chairs Garry Earles and Eileen Dowd are on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Montague Board of Selectmen, after one member of the town’s executive board instructed them to resign in an email that later became public. Earles … 0

Will county sites make the cut on CNN show? Watch Sunday night to find out

Friday, November 7, 2014

On Sunday night, most of the staff of the Shady Glen Diner will gather to see if the Turners Falls eatery made the final cut of Anthony Bourdain’s CNN travel/cooking show “Parts Unknown.” “We’re going to do a … 0

Montague board overrules unpopular public comment policy

Friday, November 7, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — After a month’s uneasy silence, the Montague Board of Selectmen this week overturned the chairman’s policy limiting public comment to two minutes per person in the first 10 minutes of the meeting. Members Mark Fairbrother and Michael Nelson voted, on Fairbrother’s motion, to replace the … 0

How did Montague vote in Tuesday’s election?

Thursday, November 6, 2014

MONTAGUE — Voter turnout was high in Montague as elsewhere in this week’s midterm election. As the town, the second largest in the county, hand-counts ballots, results were not available until 12:55 a.m. Wednesday, nearly five hours after polls closed Tuesday and an hour too late for publication … 0

Neighbors: Crafts of Colrain self-guided studio tour this weekend

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Hello, neighbor. If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, why not head to Colrain for its annual Crafts of Colrain self-guided studio tour? Colrain is one of the county’s gems. Tucked in the hills, the town … 0

Letter: ‘Web of care’

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Montague Catholic Social Ministries (MCSM ) is grateful to The Recorder and Kathleen McKiernan for the powerful and heart-warming series on domestic violence detailing the range of issues and responses provided in our community that was featured in the paper the week of Oct. 27. MCSM is grateful … 0

Kulik keeps seat in 1st Franklin District

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Although results from the 1st Franklin District’s largest town and several others were not in by press time, it appeared that Rep. Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington, had won easy re-election to a 12th term, defeating Republican challenger Dylan Korpita, … 0