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Free GCC classes for TFHS students

Monday, October 12, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Turners Falls High School juniors and seniors will have the option of taking one tuition-free course at Greenfield Community College this year. Gill-Montague Regional School District Superintendent Michael Sullivan said typically, more than 20 students take GCC classes each year, but this is the first time they’ll be able to enroll in their first course for free. Mark Hudgik, interim director of admissions at GCC, said the … 0

Neighbors: Neighbor receives award for military service

Monday, October 12, 2015

Hello neighbor. Congratulations to our neighbor Tom Williams of Shelburne, who recently received the National Guard Legion of Merit award for outstanding service. Tom served in the military for 42 years. It took more than a year for a two-star general at the National Guard Bureau in Washington, D.C., to approve the award, … 0

9-year-old creates newspaper

Sunday, October 11, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Nine-year-old Isabella “Izzy” Vachula-Curtis was planning a trip to New York City with her mom when she came up with an idea to raise some spending money. “I like to write, so I made my own newspaper and started selling it to my neighbors on Sunset Drive,” she said. The … 1

Montague to re-examine noise bylaw with goal of creating “a more level playing field” between businesses and residents

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — With noise levels continuing to be an issue in the downtown area, Montague Selectman Richard Kuklewicz hopes to begin a discussion about the town’s noise ordinance with the Board of Health to create “a more level playing field” between businesses and residents. Kuklewicz said, however, … 0

Recreational Trails grant to benefit Dry Hill Cemetery

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The Town of Montague has accepted a $6,400 grant to improve walking trail access to the Dry Hill Cemetery in Millers Falls. The Recreational Trails Program Grant Award, which the town applied for last winter, will allow the construction of kiosks at two of the … 0

Letter: Missing support

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

I think the Town of Montague, Village of Turners Falls, mainly River Culture, should feel very sad and embarrassed, as I do for not supporting Black History Month, which is February of every year. River Culture has supported Indian tribes very well and now Latino History Month. Could … 2

Drug take-back set for Saturday at several county locations

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Drug take-back day is here again, a day to sort the medicine cabinet wheat from the chaff and dispose of what isn’t needed before it falls into the wrong hands. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day takes place … 0

Franklin County Meals Program seeks leader

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Franklin County Community Meals Program is looking for a new executive director to fill the role currently held by interim Executive Director Mary McClintock who will leave the position in late November. McClintock has served as interim executive director since May. In keeping with its mission to … 0

Montague to take over Shea Theater utility accounts

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The Town of Montague will take over all Shea Theater utility accounts until the end of the year due to the current board’s inability to pay the heating, water and electric bills. Shea Community Theater … 0

Montague Notebook

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

RiverCulture event canceled TURNERS FALLS — “Latino Migrants and Agriculture,” a talk scheduled for Thursday at the Great Falls Discovery Center in Turners Falls, has been canceled. RiverCulture will try to reschedule the program and apologizes for the inconvenience. Gill-Montague bridge closure TURNERS FALLS — The Gill-Montague Bridge … 0

Montague denies pipeline survey request

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The Board of Selectmen has voted to deny Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. the right to survey a parcel of town-owned land near Millers Falls. Town Planner Walter Ramsey said the company did not specify which area in particular it wanted to survey, but said he … 0

‘The Pope and the Planet’ talk set for Thursday in Turners

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — In honor of Pope Francis’ visit to the United States, Our Lady of Peace Church will host a presentation and discussion of Pope Francis’ teaching document, “Laudato Si ... On Care for Our Common Home,” Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at 90 Seventh St. The presenters … 0

Neighbors: Riverside Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival just around the corner

Monday, September 21, 2015

Hello neighbor. The 5th annual Riverside Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival is just around the corner. On Oct. 10 and 11, Greenfield will once again host the popular festival. If you’d like to experience a one-of-a-kind festival with … 0