Pitbull deemed ‘dangerous’ by Montague oficials

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — A pitbull that allegedly attacked and injured two dogs and their owners last month has been classified by the town as a “dangerous” dog, and its owner has been ordered to follow a number of conditions to keep the dog. The Montague Board of Selectmen held a dangerous dog hearing Monday night after receiving a written complaint about the grey and white pitbull, Petey. During the hearing, … 0

Franklin County Technical Rescue Team members awarded at state “Firefighter of the Year Awards” ceremony

Monday, November 23, 2015

Last summer, on a hot, humid July day, members of the Turners Falls and Greenfield fire departments were called to the Farley Ledges in Erving to rescue a rock climber who had fallen 30 feet from a cliff and lay, injured, half a mile into a wooded area. The firefighters — members of … 0

Neighbors: Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving

Monday, November 23, 2015

Hello neighbor. As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, I’m hearing from friends and relatives who are stressed because so many of their guests have limited diets at this point — we all know someone who eats gluten-free, is a vegan or vegetarian, is lactose intolerant, or has some other dietary restriction. That’s OK! I think the best way to approach the holiday, which, by the … 0

Montague Center water OK to drink; boil order lifted

Sunday, November 8, 2015

MONTAGUE CENTER — Residents can stop boiling their tap water before drinking or cooking with it — unless they simply need it boiling-hot. The town lifted a boil water order Saturday morning, according to Montague Police. The order had been issued after tests turned up E. coli bacteria … 0

Sun tries to torch porch

Sunday, November 8, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Turners Falls firefighters responded to something out of the ordinary Sunday afternoon. Firefighter Michael Currie said a small porch fire on I Street started around 3 p.m. when sun beams concentrated by a clear glass jug full of water hit a dry mop head, catching … 0

Battlefield project moves forward, researchers shift focus to getting permission to study land

Friday, November 6, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — With much of the work complete in the first phase of a study of the Battle of Great Falls — a decisive fight of King Philip’s War that took place on the banks of the … 0

WiredWest to reorganize as role changes

Friday, November 6, 2015

Now that so many towns without broadband access have voted to borrow millions for a “last mile” fiber optic network, WiredWest has drafted an operating agreement for those that want join a regional fiber-optic network that will be run by WiredWest. The 40-page draft was discussed Friday between … 0

Lake Pleasant gets $5K for bell tower repairs

Thursday, November 5, 2015

LAKE PLEASANT — The Montague Board of Selectmen awarded $5,000 to the Lake Pleasant Village Association for an ongoing project to restore a memorial bell tower that houses one of the village’s last remaining artifacts from its spiritualist … 0

Letter: Use the formal name

Thursday, November 5, 2015

KUDOS to Greenfield resident, Ed Gregory, for setting the record straight in his letter to the editor (Oct. 22), regarding the correct name of the bridge spanning the Connecticut River between Turners Falls and Gill. It would behoove “The powers that be” as well as anyone; i.e. news … 0

Former supt. Hollins back in Greenfield schools management

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

GREENFIELD — Former Superintendent Susan Hollins won Tuesday night’s write-in race for a seat on the Greenfield School Committee, with 65 percent of the votes cast for the vacant two-year seat. As such, she will be a member … 0

Test out your logging skills Saturday in Turners Falls

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Have you ever aspired to be Paul Bunyan, the fictional lumberjack of American folklore? Mark your calendars, lace up your hiking boots, throw on your favorite flannel shirt and come out to the Unity Park gravel parking lot in Turners Falls at 12:30 p.m. on … 0

Montague prof. cited for hitting student with car in UMass crosswalk

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

AMHERST — A member of the University of Massachusetts faculty was issued a citation for failing to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk after the vehicle he was driving Monday evening struck a student crossing University Drive. UMass Police gave the ticket to Don E. Levine, 74, … 0

Montague gets $352K grant for Third Street parking lot

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The Town of Montague has been awarded a $352,785 MassWorks grant to build a 30-space public parking lot on the corner of Third and Canal streets in downtown Turners Falls. According to Town Planner Walter … 0