Montague

Shelter dogs have their day

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Guests are encouraged to bring their dogs as dinner dates for a Saturday fundraiser. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Regional Dog Shelter will hold its first Festival of the Dogs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Schuetzen Verein Club at 55 Barton Cove Road in Gill. Tickets are $25, and guests are asked to RSVP today so the caterers will know how many chicken dinners to cook. The dog shelter relies heavily on donations for its day-to-day operations. “We easily provide $500 in care per dog before they’re ready for adoption,” said shelter director Leslee Collucci. “That includes food, … 0

Unity Park accessible swing plan altered

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The wheelchair-accessible swing planned for Unity Park has been dropped in favor of a different design, and is back on track. The volunteer group A Friend to Friend reached its goal of $15,000 for the project last September, with less than five months of fundraising, but the project has been on hold since. Parks and Recreation Director Jon Dobosz said … 0

River cleanup results trickle in

Monday, September 29, 2014

Angela Mrozinski of the Greenfield-based Connecticut River Watershed Council, which organizes the annual four-state Source to Sea Cleanup said it will be some time before numbers are tallied, but was hopeful that Saturday’s sun boosted volunteer turnout. In Greenfield, David Boles of the Deerfield River Watershed Association estimated the number of volunteers in the region of 300, with teams from schools, the Franklin … 0

Skate shop in Turners

Thursday, September 11, 2014

By CHRIS CURTIS Recorder Staff TURNERS FALLS — Barry Scott credits skateboarding with expanding his view of the region, adding photography and basic construction to his skill set as a teenager and teaching him focus and determination. Scott, … 0

Letter: Search for a dentist

Thursday, September 11, 2014

I’d like to know if there is a dentist in the Turners Falls, Greenfield area who really cares about people’s teeth more than the “almighty buck?” I realize the “supplies” for dental work are expensive. I also understand that the overhead cost are most likely pretty high. However, … 0

Hatchery Road meeting tonight canceled at last minute

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

MONTAGUE — A meeting scheduled to discuss a petition to revise the layout of Hatchery Road today has been canceled. The Franklin Regional Council of Governments had scheduled a meeting of its executive committee for Thursday, with a site visit followed by a public hearing at 5 p.m. … 0

Beauty in a building's bones

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Born as a factory and sustained briefly in later life as a discount retailer, the Griswold Mill and Railroad Salvage building has long since fallen into disuse and disrepair. Watching the building’s decay with fascination, … 0

Millers Falls plan set to bring restaurant, laundromat

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

MILLERS FALLS — The selectmen have accepted a developer for the town-owned corner of East Main and Bridge streets, pending further agreements. Plans include space for a restaurant and laundry. The town took the land and three buildings … 0

L Street buildings placed in receivership

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Two empty apartment buildings on L Street are to be repaired and it’s hoped put back to use, by court order. Montague Health Director Gina McNeely said 110 and 132 L Street have been placed … 0

High-speed chase ends in foot escape into woods

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

MONTAGUE — The Massachusetts State Police are looking for a man who led police on an early morning car chase from Montague to Charlemont before allegedly escaping on foot into the Mohawk Trail State Forest. According to Montague Police Chief Chip Dodge, a Millers Falls resident called around … 0

Letter: He’ll be missed

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

It was shocking news to hear of the passing of our founding member of MCTV: Tim Lindop. He was the first person you would see as you entered the selectmen’s meeting on Monday evenings in Turners Falls. If you recall, at the selectmen’s meeting on Aug. 11, Angela … 0

Letter: Food for thought

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

I am a senior at Four Rivers Public Charter School in Greenfield and have enjoyed my last five years of learning and growth in such an engaging and open environment. Its been an experienced unrivaled in importance in my life but it has not come without some difficulty … 0

Montague designates Diaper Need Awareness Week by a mixed vote

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The Montague Board of Selectmen on Monday agreed to designate this week “Diaper Need Awareness Week” at the request of an area charity, but not unanimously. Selectman Michael Nelson voted against the toothless proclamation after his two colleagues on the board had registered their votes … 0