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Letter: Priorities

Friday, July 3, 2015

This will be short and sweet: The last couple of days, I have been reading how there is an interest in creating a cultural district in Greenfield. I can see how this would be very beneficial to the town. We all need culture. However, I was wondering if we could work on that, right after the Walmart or whatever big box store is up and running. CAROLYN WARCHOL Turners Falls … 0

Neighbors: Green River Festival around the corner

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Hello neighbor. It’s that time again — the countdown is just seven days. The Green River Festival will be held July 10, 11 and 12 at Greenfield Community College, and there are a limited number of tickets left, so you’d better hurry. The 2015 lineup includes lots of return musicians and a few … 0

Outdoor music at Hubie’s Tavern draws crowds, complaints

Thursday, July 2, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Hubie’s Tavern and Restaurant came under fire at a Board of Selectmen meeting this week after residents voiced complaints that music from the venue’s outdoor patio is excessive and disruptive, but some have expressed concern that limiting music could hurt business downtown. Michael Nelson, chair of the Montague Board of … 0

Weekly Town Meeting List, June 22 to 27

Friday, June 19, 2015

Ashfield Conservation Commission: Wednesday 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Bernardston Planning Board: Monday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Finance Committee: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Board of Selectmen: Wednesday 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Buckland Conservation Commission: Monday 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Board of Selectmen: Tuesday … 0

Police: No new leads in Turners Falls shooting

Thursday, June 18, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Police still have not identified a suspect in the Fifth Street shooting that left a man hospitalized Tuesday night, according to Mary Carey, spokeswoman for the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office. The victim, who police identified as 39-year-old Brad Trombley, was shot multiple times around 11:30 … 0

Neighbors: Help a homeless child go to summer camp

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Hello neighbor. I spoke this week with Joe Manning, one of our neighbors living in Florence. He said he was in Loot in Turners Falls late last summer, rummaging through all of the antiques and treasures, when he came upon a box of old Associated Press photos. “There’s … 0

Turners shooting victim out of hospital

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — A man who was shot multiple times on Fifth Street Tuesday night has been discharged from the hospital, according to a Baystate Medical Center spokesperson in Springfield, and police have yet to identify any suspects. … 1

Turners Falls Airport hosts Aviation weekend

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

MONTAGUE — Parachuters will jump from the sky, model airplanes will write smoke circles in the air and children will be able to hop on free flights during the third annual Turners Falls Aviation Weekend Saturday and Sunday. … 0

Former state rep., public servant Walter Kostanski dies at age 91

Monday, June 15, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Former State Representative and Franklin County Register of Deeds Walter T. Kostanski, Jr., died Monday, leaving a legacy of nearly four decades of public service. He was 91. When he returned from the Navy in … 1

Can dogs rescue bad art?

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — They’ve been collecting bad landscape paintings from thrift stores and flea markets for more than a year. Now, Erin MacLean and John McNamara hope the bad artwork can help a good cause. The co-owners of … 0

Montague Housing Authority awarded for ‘green’ boilers

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

MONTAGUE — The Montague Housing Authority has been recognized by a statewide housing group for installing environmentally friendly heating plants in several of its developments. The “Outstanding Agency Award” was presented by the Massachusetts chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials at its annual conference … 0

In Franklin County, always something old, something new

Monday, June 15, 2015

Franklin County reminds me of the wedding rhyme: something old, something new … As I work my way around the county’s 26 towns on my summer journey to reacquaint myself with The Recorder’s readers, I found myself in the back shop of Pine Hill Orchards, standing in a … 0

Wicked sweet work ethic: Mass. sugarhouses’ record-breaking maple syrup season

Monday, June 15, 2015

CONWAY — Though the maple sugaring season got off to a late start this year, Massachusetts’s sugarhouses had a record-breaking season. Winton Pitcoff, the coordinator of the Massachusetts Maple Producers Association, said the successful season could be attributed … 0