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Turners Falls man found innocent in Orange shooting

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — After waiting more than 16 months to find out his fate, a Turners Falls man has been cleared of all charges in a 2012 shooting. Corey Sutton, 38, of Turners Falls, was found innocent of several charges, after a five-day trial gave way to nearly two full days of jury deliberations. Tuesday afternoon, jurors returned to the courtroom … 0

Trolls, a bridge and goats

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Trolls, goats and downtown businesses have been enlisted for a fresh celebration of the Turners Falls-Gill Bridge reopening. The bridge reopened to two-way traffic in the fall, a help to those trying to get in and out of the village. The Department of Transportation had planned to complete the renovations … 0

Mohawk Ramblers building

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

MONTAGUE — If your familiarity with motorcycle clubs begins and ends with the Hell’s Angels or the TV show “Sons of Anarchy,” you might be surprised by a local club’s reputation. The Mohawk Ramblers sponsor a scholarship for Franklin County Technical School students and participate in the community in many other small ways: … 0

Turners Falls parking ban shifts to other side of street; effective with sign change

Thursday, April 3, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — If you have been parking on the south side of Seventh Street, it’s time to start parking on the north side. After hearing the concerns of a handful of north side residents who lost street access to their homes for a year, the Board of … 0

Neighbors: Upcoming event to benefit children with developmental delays

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Hello, neighbor. Some of the valley’s best musicians will donate their time on May 10 at 8 p.m. in the Arts Block in Greenfield to raise money for three important causes: Mosaic Down Syndrome Association, REACH Early Intervention and The Academy of Early Learning. The musicians are being … 0

Letter: Trail blazer

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Rex Trailer played a major role in advancing community acceptance of people with disabilities. Rex, who passed away in January 2013, at age 84, hosted the popular, western-themed, Massachusetts-based children’s TV show “Boomtown” from 1956-74. At a time when children with disabilities were often shunned in mainstream society, … 0

Neighbors: Local woman to study the connection between nature and poetry

Monday, March 31, 2014

Hello neighbor. Another one of our young neighbors has won an award. Carolyn “Carrie” Decker, a South Deerfield native who is currently a senior at Wheaton College — my oldest son Dan spent a couple of years there … 0

Nail salon burglary nets charges

Monday, March 31, 2014

GREENFIELD — A Montague man faces burglary charges after a Main Street nail salon break-in over the weekend. According to police reports, not only was Miki Miyazaki seen leaving the business and glass shards found in his pockets, he left the stolen cash register wrapped in a distinctive … 0

Traveling the state’s craft brewers trail

Sunday, March 30, 2014

The state of Massachusetts has teamed up with the state’s breweries to send citizens a message about drinking beer. That message? Drink local. The Massachusetts Craft Brewers Trail highlights 47 breweries in the commonwealth. They’re split into five … 0

Break-in at Turners bakery

Friday, March 28, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — A local business suffered cash loss and property damages following an early-morning break-in. The owners of the 2nd Street Baking Co., on 4th Street, were called by police at about 3:30 a.m. Friday, after discovering their front door had been pried open. “It’s disappointing; this … 0

Greenfield man arraigned on arson charges

Thursday, March 27, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield man who allegedly burned two barns belonging to his father and stepmother in Montague on Wednesday did so following arguments with his father over his Tuesday arrest with drug and weapons charges, according to … 1

Neighbors: Lots of indoor fun this weekend

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Hello, neighbor. Temperatures are rising — they’re supposed to get up into the 40s and 50s through Monday — but it doesn’t look like the weather is going to be great over the weekend, so you might want to plan some indoor fun. Greening Greenfield’s Film Festival on … 0

Desperately seeking spring

Friday, March 28, 2014

In this feature photo, two horses peer out from their stalls on Hatchery Road in Montague. (Recorder/Paul Franz) … 0