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Element Brewing Company in Millers Falls is raffling off three liter bottles of beer, equatable to a growler and a half, decorated by Massachusetts artists to raise money for Turners Falls Riverculture and the Great Falls Discovery Center. The artists who painted the bottles, from left, are Allen Fowler, Katie Talarico Henry, Gary Lippincott, Doug Poodle and Shirley Fadden. Recorder/Micky Bedell

Art and science of generosity

Friday, November 21, 2014

MILLERS FALLS — For a good cause, take a chance to win three liters of very strong beer. In celebration of its fifth anniversary, Element Brewing Co. is raffling off five three-liter bottles of something it calls double Summer Pilsner Fusion. At 15 percent alcohol by volume, it’s about three times the usual strength of beer. Each of the bottles … 0

Surprise! Turners firefighters help deliver baby

Thursday, November 20, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Local firefighters made a special delivery Thursday afternoon. “We brought a little girl into the world today, right in the back of our ambulance,” said Capt. Kyle Cogswell. Cogswell and firefighter Michael Currie were sent to “the top of the hill” in Turners Falls at 4:56 p.m., where a woman … 0

Letter: To our rescue

Thursday, November 20, 2014

It was a dark and anxious day at Turners Falls High School when its long-time building construction program was in a little bit of trouble. After 29 years of delivering quality custom-made storage sheds for sale to the public, the program encountered a problem with its specially made delivery trailer that would take weeks to repair. With winter closing in and the window … 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

Body thought to be that of missing Greenfield man

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The body found Monday afternoon in the Connecticut River is thought to be that of a Greenfield man reported missing Oct. 22, according to the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Mary Carey. Confirmation of identity is yet to be made by the Office of the … 0

Body found in Conn. River

Monday, November 3, 2014

MONTAGUE — Emergency workers pulled a body from the Connecticut River Monday afternoon. Montague Police Staff Sgt. Christopher Williams said the body was found around 1 p.m. along the Montague bank of the Connecticut River, out of the way — away from the riverbank Unity Park — but … 0

A bridge by any other name

Monday, November 3, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The bridge over the Connecticut River into Gill is known locally — and pretty much always been — as the Gill-Montague Bridge. But the structure is technically the Turners Falls-Gill Bridge, according to two weathered … 0

Neighbors: Quabbin featured in new book and 2015 calendar

Monday, November 3, 2014

Hello neighbor. Our neighbor J.R. Greene of Athol has just released his 20th book about the Quabbin, “B.V. Brook’s Pre-Quabbin Art, Photos & Postcards,” complete with footnotes and illustrations. It is filled with former Greenwich resident Burt V. Brooks’ photographs, paintings and postcards of three of the Quabbin’s … 0