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Montague voters approve money for pipeline fight

Thursday, October 1, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Montague has taken the first step to bring broadband Internet access to unserved areas of town and set aside money for lawyers in pipeline proceedings. Voters at a special town meeting on Thursday authorized the Board of Selectmen to establish and maintain a legal entity that would bring broadband to unserved parts of town. Broadband Committee Chairman Kevin Hart said the vote was the first of two … 0

Turners Falls High School sees best MCAS performance in school’s history

Thursday, October 1, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Gill-Montague Regional School District Superintendent Michael Sullivan praised Turners Falls High School for its best Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System performance ever this year. Ninety-four percent of tenth-graders scored proficient or advanced in English, marking the school’s highest percentage ever and exceeding the state average by three percent. In science, 82 … 0

Montague sewer rate hike proposed

Thursday, October 1, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Operators of the Montague Water Pollution Control Facility have recommended increasing sewer rates in town to ensure revenues will cover its expenses. Superintendent Robert Trombley told the Board of Selectmen at its meeting this week that the facility has been working with Connecticut-based The Water Planet Co. to identify changes that need to be made to keep operations running smoothly. … 0

Letter: Missing support

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

I think the Town of Montague, Village of Turners Falls, mainly River Culture, should feel very sad and embarrassed, as I do for not supporting Black History Month, which is February of every year. River Culture has supported Indian tribes very well and now Latino History Month. Could … 2

Drug take-back set for Saturday at several county locations

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Drug take-back day is here again, a day to sort the medicine cabinet wheat from the chaff and dispose of what isn’t needed before it falls into the wrong hands. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day takes place … 0

Franklin County Meals Program seeks leader

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Franklin County Community Meals Program is looking for a new executive director to fill the role currently held by interim Executive Director Mary McClintock who will leave the position in late November. McClintock has served as interim executive director since May. In keeping with its mission to … 0

Montague to take over Shea Theater utility accounts

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The Town of Montague will take over all Shea Theater utility accounts until the end of the year due to the current board’s inability to pay the heating, water and electric bills. Shea Community Theater … 0

Montague Notebook

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

RiverCulture event canceled TURNERS FALLS — “Latino Migrants and Agriculture,” a talk scheduled for Thursday at the Great Falls Discovery Center in Turners Falls, has been canceled. RiverCulture will try to reschedule the program and apologizes for the inconvenience. Gill-Montague bridge closure TURNERS FALLS — The Gill-Montague Bridge … 0

Montague denies pipeline survey request

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The Board of Selectmen has voted to deny Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. the right to survey a parcel of town-owned land near Millers Falls. Town Planner Walter Ramsey said the company did not specify which area in particular it wanted to survey, but said he … 0

‘The Pope and the Planet’ talk set for Thursday in Turners

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — In honor of Pope Francis’ visit to the United States, Our Lady of Peace Church will host a presentation and discussion of Pope Francis’ teaching document, “Laudato Si ... On Care for Our Common Home,” Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at 90 Seventh St. The presenters … 0

Neighbors: Riverside Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival just around the corner

Monday, September 21, 2015

Hello neighbor. The 5th annual Riverside Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival is just around the corner. On Oct. 10 and 11, Greenfield will once again host the popular festival. If you’d like to experience a one-of-a-kind festival with … 0

Creating a corridor of conservation

Friday, September 18, 2015

MONTAGUE — The Athol-based Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust and roughly eight local landowners are exploring a grant opportunity to permanently protect a corridor of land between Montague and Wendell that would link existing trail systems and preserve the natural landscape. The group plans to apply for a … 0

Lake Pleasant Village Association, Bridge of Names celebrate 40 years

Friday, September 18, 2015

LAKE PLEASANT — Today marks the celebration of twin 40th anniversaries at the Independent Order of Scalpers grounds on Lake Pleasant Road, one of the incorporation of the Lake Pleasant Village Association, the other of the construction of … 0