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Letter: Need to look long term

Sunday, May 3, 2015

I agree with Chris Farrell of the Berkshire Gas Co. that in the short term the lack of pipeline capacity could have a negative impact on economic development and could cause higher energy prices. Those of us opposed to the proposed TGP pipeline should not deny that. But it is time to think about the long term and think about what kind of world we are leaving our children. This … 0

Montague town meeting: graffiti yes, pipeline no, boiler no

Sunday, May 3, 2015

MONTAGUE — Town meeting members showed themselves if not universally in favor of graffiti, by a majority against the police department’s proposal for dealing with it. A bylaw would have required property owners to cover up or remove any graffiti or face a fine of $20 a day, and prohibited minors under the age of 17 from buying or carrying spray paint. The … 0

Montague sees sharp drop in discarded needles

Thursday, April 30, 2015

MONTAGUE — Earlier this month, Police Chief Charles “Chip” Dodge asked for the community’s help dealing with discarded needles. He got it, from private citizens, local businesses, other town departments and the Franklin County Solid Waste District. On April 6, Dodge bemoaned the littered syringes on Facebook, and asked the public to help … 0

Concert Saturday to benefit orphans of Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Across an ocean but with friends and contacts in one of the three countries hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak, Marina Goldman feels in a position to bear witness. “It’s incredibly frustrating to read what’s … 0

Montague woman needs a new heart

Monday, April 20, 2015

MONTAGUE — Carrie Cromack said she thought she had pneumonia, and the doctors she consulted thought she was stressed and needed to rest. That was the month before she went into heart failure. Cromack survived because she walked … 1

Music in old St. Anne’s

Monday, April 20, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — There’s music in the nave of the St. Anne’s church again, nine years after the diocese closed the Roman Catholic church and five years since John Anctil began his plan to transform the former church … 0

Neighbors: French musical at Arts Block

Monday, April 20, 2015

Hello neighbor. If you’re looking for something fun to do next weekend, or the following one, head to the Arts Block on Main Street in Greenfield for the French musical, “Irma la Douce,” which will be performed by Arena Civic Theatre on Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday … 0

Gas pipeline opponents to hold info event Thursday

Sunday, April 19, 2015

On Thursday, groups opposed to the proposed gas pipeline will be holding an event titled “What is happening with the proposed Kinder Morgan/TGP gas pipeline now?” This event is sponsored by North Quabbin Pipeline Action (NQPA) and MAP (Montague Against the Pipeline) and will take place at the … 0

Montague annual town meeting: graffiti, windows, broadband

Sunday, April 19, 2015

MONTAGUE — Money to extend broadband Internet access and to replace elementary school windows and a bylaw aimed at curbing graffiti figure among 30 requests to be put to town meeting members May 2. The Saturday annual town meeting is to begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Turners … 0

FCHCC receives funds to support walkathon

Sunday, April 19, 2015

TURNERS FALLS —Franklin County Home Care Corp. has received a $500 grant from Meals on Wheels America to help underwrite this year’s Meals on Wheels Walkathon. The area aging agency received the funds as a result of its participation in Subaru of America’s seventh annual “Share the Love” … 0

Montague arson accomplice pleads guilty

Friday, April 17, 2015

MONTAGUE — A Greenfield man who helped burn down his friends’ parents’ barns has been sentenced to state prison after pleading guilty Friday. Matthew Tetreault, 19, of 114 Maple St., pleaded guilty in Hampshire Superior Court to charges of arson of a dwelling, burning the contents of a … 0

Tech students capture honors in statewide competition

Thursday, April 16, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Nine Franklin County Technical School students finished first in competitions at the annual Business Professionals of America State Leadership Conference. Twenty-six students from FCTS competed against 350 students in about 20 events March 7 through 9 in Framingham and Upton. Emmett Boyd of Northfield, Kyle … 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