Montague

Group forms against pipeline

Monday, April 27, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Although Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed project would cut across 41/2 miles of Montague, and there have been plenty of “No Pipeline” signs throughout the town, Montague hasn’t had its own group working against the Northeast Energy Direct proposal — until now. A Montague Against the Pipeline working group has scheduled a meeting Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Montague Public … 0

Neighbors: Celebration of birthdays dates back thousands of years

Monday, April 27, 2015

Hello neighbor. Well, I am another year older today. Birthdays have been celebrated for thousands of years, and it seems people are still arguing about the origin of the tradition. I did a little research and found a few interesting facts. It seems scholars have found reference of a pharaoh’s birthday in the Bible around 3,000 B.C.E., but some argue that it’s actually … 0

Fire District election today in Turners Falls

Monday, April 27, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The Turners Falls Fire District’s annual election is today. Voters will be electing one Prudential Committee member for three years, one water commissioner for three years, another water commissioner for two years and a moderator for two years. Polls are open from noon until 7 p.m. in the district office, 226 Millers Falls Road, Turners Falls. … 0

Montague makes planter committee

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

MONTAGUE — After an hour’s discussion of proposed guidelines for the management of the downtown planters, the Board of Selectmen voted by a majority to create a planter committee and task it with making its own guidelines, still … 0

Temporary appointment brings McIntosh back to Montague assessors office

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Retired assessing technician Douglas McIntosh is returning to the Montague assessors’ office to fill the gap while the town finds a new director of assessing. The Board of Selectmen last week rejected the Board of Assessors’ pick for the director’s position, and this week unanimously … 0

Montague selectmen appoint Lynch to Cable Advisory Committee

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Kathleen Lynch will serve on the Montague Cable Advisory Committee for an initial appointment ending in June, over the objection of Selectman Mark Fairbrother. Lynch is station manager for Easthampton cable access station Easthampton Media and married to Dean Garvin, station manager for Montague Community … 0

Franklin County Home Care Corp. counsels seniors

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Last December, Dorothy moved to Sunderland after living in New Hampshire to be close to family and friends and settle in the country. In New Hampshire, the 83-year-old had received fuel aid by applying through … 0

Body found in Connecticut river tentatively identified, says DA

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

GILL — The Northwestern District Attorney’s office did not release an identity Tuesday, but described the body recovered Monday from the Connecticut River as that of a white male. District Attorney’s office spokeswoman Mary Carey said Tuesday the deceased has been tentatively identified, awaiting confirmation from the medical … 0

Making the switch

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

BOSTON — Amid pressure from legislators and upset consumers, state utility regulators have eliminated a 15-year-old rule that required electricity suppliers to recalculate the bills of customers when they switch from their basic service to a competitor. The practice has cost customers, dozens of whom are from western … 0

Beetles pose threat to the pitch pines of Montague Plains

Monday, April 13, 2015

It’s a long way from the home it has known for decades, but the Southern pine beetle has made it as far north as Connecticut, leaving experts to wonder whether it will spread to pitch-pine forests like Lake … 0

Neighbors: Paint and Sip awakens my inner artist

Monday, April 13, 2015

Hello neighbor. A group of friends and family gathering together to paint on canvas, while sipping their favorite beverages, has become a national trend. In this area, two of the companies that provide such entertainment — at least … 1

Good music makes good neighbors: Montague Center couple composing village music festival

Thursday, April 9, 2015

MONTAGUE CENTER — Living on a private dirt road in the woods, isolated at this time of year behind mud puddles and frost heaves, Nicole Nemec and Matthew Duncan would seem the type to embrace the motto “Good … 0

Tech School seeks OK to borrow $2.45M

Thursday, April 9, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The Franklin County Technical School District will ask the residents of its 19 member towns to go to the polls at a special districtwide election June 23 to approve what they expect to be $2.45 … 0