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Neighbors: Senior event promises opportunity

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Hello neighbor. The Franklin County Sheriff’s TRIAD program, along with the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office and Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility in Greenfield, will sponsor the Senior Services Health and Safety Expo on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Schuetzen Verein on Barton Cove in Gill. Our neighbor Ray Zukowski said the event promises to give our seniors and their families an opportunity to learn what resources and … 0

Neighbors: Grandparents: Share your stories

Monday, May 25, 2015

Hello, neighbor Many times in my travels throughout the county, I am stopped by other grandparents who have read about my grandsons Justin, Owen and Travis. They thank me for sharing my stories every now and then, and then they share some of their own with me. Over and over, I hear about how much they are enjoying themselves and I have to … 0

Local machining program graduates 13 more

Thursday, May 21, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The Franklin County Technical School machine shop turned out its fourth batch of machinists Thursday through the Franklin Hampshire Regional Employment Board’s adult training program. The 13-week Middle Skills Manufacturing Initiative graduated 13 students Thursday for a total of 43 trained since the program began in 2013. Of those, over 80 percent are employed in the field according to organizers. … 0

Letter: Thinking of Kuklewicz

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

My first thoughts on Rich Kuklewicz: a person of kindness and good will, an individual who weighs his words so that they will be accurate and clear, direct but never harmful, positive, calm and often amused. My second thoughts on Rich Kuklewicz: a person who has given a … 0

Letter: Vote Kuklewicz

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

On May 18, Montague voters will decide who will fill an open selectmen’s seat. We’re giving our vote to Rich Kuklewicz, a Montague native with plenty of experience: town meeting member for over 25 years, representative to the Franklin County Technical School Committee for 20 years and current … 0

Teens practice teamwork, make connections at 24th annual Youth Conference

Sunday, May 10, 2015

MONTAGUE — Cait Ridenour’s focus was intense as she stared down the marshmallow perched atop three sticks of uncooked spaghetti. Her fingers were pinched around the bottoms of two of the sticks, while Seth Townsley of Ashfield secured … 0

Body found in Connecticut River in April identified

Friday, May 8, 2015

GILL — The identity of a dead man recovered from the Connecticut River has been released. The body of Thomas Bruno, 54, of Springfield, was recovered April 13. He was identified by the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office. His body was found after police were called about something falling … 0

Man rescued from Conn. River in Turners Falls

Thursday, May 7, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — At around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, police and fire officials rushed to the Canalside Rail Trail bridge off the bike path where they heard a middle-aged man screaming in the Connecticut River, police said. Within a … 0

Neighbors: Neighbors will return May 19

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Hello neighbor. Neighbors will not be back until May 19. I am headed this morning with my friend Diane Poirier on a cruise to Bermuda. I hope you all have a wonderful week. I can’t imagine we’ll have anything but a great time. See you when I return. … 0

Letter: Time to move on

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

It’s been over three years since the town entered into negotiations with Mark Zaccheo and his proposal to purchase the building for use as an apartment complex. Since that time, the purchase price has dropped from $50,000 to $1. Also since that time, the town (at taxpayers’ cost) … 0

Montague K9s get protective gear

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The Montague police dogs Sunny and Artie have received bullet/stab-resistant vests from a nonprofit organization, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The charity hosted a motorcycle ride that raised about $15,000 for 16 Massachusetts K9s. Each … 0

Soapbox Derby needs driver

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The Montague Soapbox Derby didn’t happen last year, and it’s in danger of not happening again if the founder can’t find an organization to take over the reins of the gravity-powered race. “If nobody gets … 0

Turners Falls 11-year-old needs your online votes

Monday, May 4, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Like many 11-year-olds, Jacob Norwood of Turners Falls is a happy kid with a contagious laugh, bringing joy to his parents and teaching them to appreciate the small things in life. Jacob was born on … 1