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Dolly Gagnon sits at her keyboard in The Recorder newsroom. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz

Goodbye, Dolly! For six decades, Franklin County at her fingertips

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Dolores “Dolly” Gagnon, who’s had her fingers on the pulse of the community for more than six decades at The Recorder, is ready to take a breath for some serious gardening. Gagnon has been the face — and the typing fingers of — the Recorder’s Talk of the Towns compendium of community happenings for more than 30 years, and if … 0

Neighbors: Share your Valentine’s Day stories with your neighbors

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Hello neighbor. As we approach Valentine’s Day, I’d love to hear — and possibly share — some of your stories. Please send me some of your fondest Valentine’s Day memories, whether it be about your partner, children or pets. Also known as Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, the holiday is celebrated on Feb. 14 each year. According to History.com, … 0

Letter: Performance space

Thursday, February 4, 2016

I was inspired after the excellent coverage of the Shea to re-think the proposed use of Turners Falls’ “mini park” — for a sculpture. I sent the following to Susan LoManto, director of RiverCulture: Seeing the upcoming and exciting celebration for Black History, recognizing RiverCulture’s impact, and the renewed enthusiasm for the Shea Theater and inclusion of GCC is fantastic. And, as a … 0

Martin Luther King Jr. Day events

Friday, January 15, 2016

Greenfield Community College will host a celebration of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the GCC Dining Commons on Monday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Activities for children ages 2 to 12 years old include rock wall … 0

Alleged stabber faces slew of other charges

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

MONTAGUE — Police say they found a rifle, ammunition and marijuana belonging to the Montague man who allegedly ambushed a friend in Colrain and left him for dead at a secluded beach last month. Colin D. York, 27, of 67 Lake Pleasant Road, has been charged with two … 0

Firm hired to evaluate NED pipeline’s possible impact on Montague water

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

TURNERS FALLS — The Turners Falls Water Department has hired an environmental engineering firm to evaluate the impact of the proposed Northeast Energy Direct gas pipeline on the aquifer and municipal well protection area. The department has hired … 0

Light snow, ice derail drivers

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Cold and a light snow late Tuesday afternoon and into the evening left roads surprisingly treacherous in some areas, catching some off guard. Enough cars left the road in Montague to prompt a first alarm from the Turners … 0

Alleged stabber, now facing firearms charges, held without bail after dangerousness hearing

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

GREENFIELD — The Montague man charged with stabbing a Greenfield man in Colrain now faces additional charges, most gun-related, out of Montague. At a dangerousness hearing in both cases Tuesday in Greenfield District Court, Judge William F. Mazanec III ordered Colin D. York held without bail. York, 27, … 0

Stories of the displaced: Fires extinguished, but homes still lost for Turners, Montague Center victims

Monday, January 11, 2016

TURNERS FALLS — Maybe the pillow shifted when she got out of bed to go to the bathroom that morning. Maybe the candle that she left burning all night got knocked over. All that Amanda Pitchford remembers is … 0

Neighbors: Local musician taken way too soon

Monday, January 11, 2016

Hello neighbor. The Pioneer Valley lost a wonderful musician this past week. Jeff Martell, a folk singer here in the valley for many years, who happened to be one of the major driving forces behind the Green River Festival for about two decades and also worked as Greenfield … 0

Letter: Eliminate the solar cap

Monday, January 11, 2016

Why would our legislators try to limit the growth of solar power in this state? But that is what will happen if we don’t make our voices heard. Terrible House and Senate bills, currently in conference committee, would: Severely limit the amount of solar power that utility companies … 1

Still no leads on cause of Wednesday morning Montague fire

Friday, January 8, 2016

TURNERS FALLS — Investigators have yet to determine the cause of the early morning fire that ripped through a two-family home at 23 and 25 Third St. earlier this week. Turners Falls Fire Captain Kyle Cogswell said every … 0

Powerful draw: Local snap up tickets as Powerball jackpot soars to record $800M

Friday, January 8, 2016

Three hours into her shift at Ryan and Casey Liquors Friday evening, Marcia Cassidy estimated every other customer she’d rung up had bought a Powerball ticket. Sales have been breaking records with Saturday night’s estimated $800 million jackpot, … 1