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Element Brewing Company in Millers Falls is raffling off three liter bottles of beer, equatable to a growler and a half, decorated by Massachusetts artists to raise money for Turners Falls Riverculture and the Great Falls Discovery Center. The artists who painted the bottles, from left, are Allen Fowler, Katie Talarico Henry, Gary Lippincott, Doug Poodle and Shirley Fadden. Recorder/Micky Bedell

Art and science of generosity

Friday, November 21, 2014

MILLERS FALLS — For a good cause, take a chance to win three liters of very strong beer. In celebration of its fifth anniversary, Element Brewing Co. is raffling off five three-liter bottles of something it calls double Summer Pilsner Fusion. At 15 percent alcohol by volume, it’s about three times the usual strength of beer. Each of the bottles … 0

Surprise! Turners firefighters help deliver baby

Thursday, November 20, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Local firefighters made a special delivery Thursday afternoon. “We brought a little girl into the world today, right in the back of our ambulance,” said Capt. Kyle Cogswell. Cogswell and firefighter Michael Currie were sent to “the top of the hill” in Turners Falls at 4:56 p.m., where a woman … 0

Letter: To our rescue

Thursday, November 20, 2014

It was a dark and anxious day at Turners Falls High School when its long-time building construction program was in a little bit of trouble. After 29 years of delivering quality custom-made storage sheds for sale to the public, the program encountered a problem with its specially made delivery trailer that would take weeks to repair. With winter closing in and the window … 0

When times are tough, Warm the Children helps

Friday, October 31, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Lately, Turners Falls resident Cheryl Holzhauer has found herself in a bit of a rut. The mother of two young girls — who recently lost both of her jobs as a personal care assistant — … 0

Turners Falls’ Shea Theater forum Tuesday at 7

Sunday, November 2, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — A public meeting Tuesday evening at 7 p.m., upstairs in the Town Hall, will gather input on the future of the Shea Theater. Former Shea director Deborah J’Anthony, hired by the town as a consultant, is to facilitate this and a subsequent public session. J’Anthony … 0

Where’s money coming from? Korpita and Kulik have very different funding sources

Friday, October 31, 2014

There’s no question: Political campaigns, even local ones, cost a lot of money. But a close look at differences in campaign contributions in even a largely rural legislative domain like the 1st Franklin District says a lot about money and contemporary state politics. The contest between 35-year-old Republican … 0

G-M committee uncomfortable with class paintball game

Friday, October 31, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The Turners Falls High School class of 2015 senior trip is set to be a lot more than a simple day out at a park: events planned for the four-day trip include a ropes course, white water rafting, a Baltimore harbor cruise, a visit to … 0

Neighbors: Beloved former teacher still going strong at 88

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hello neighbors. For those of you who graduated from Turners Falls High School and remember with great respect and admiration your former history teacher, George F. Bush — no, not one of our former presidents — try to get your hands on a copy of the Oct. 27 … 0

Montague special town meeting continues over posting concern, decides raises, liquor licenses

Thursday, October 30, 2014

MONTAGUE — A raise for part-time emergency dispatchers, three liquor licenses beyond the town quota and new savings funds all got the OK from special town meeting voters Wednesday night, after some questions as to the meeting’s validity. Town meeting member Jeanne Golrick contested the town meeting’s right … 0

Letter: Fortunate to have him

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Over the past several years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Rep. Steve Kulik on issues related to funding for our local school district. Steve has consistently been available, informed and helpful throughout this process. I don’t think that we’ve had a meeting that he or his … 0

Letter: All about the cash

Thursday, October 30, 2014

It’s unbelievable. Some think, and are trying to convince others, that Question 2 is about something besides money. They spatter on about incentivizing conservation and other such drivel in one breath and drool about how they’d love to spend all that unclaimed deposit money in the next. This … 0

Kulik: Cites his veteran clout to push rural issue

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Eleven-term state incumbent Rep. Stephen Kulik, who’s seeking re-election to his First Franklin District seat in the Nov. 4 election, says that even though he’s risen to a leadership position on Beacon Hill, “small town and rural values … 0

Korpita: State government needs to be more proactive

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A newcomer to politics, Deerfield Republican Dylan Korpita is trying to unseat veteran First Franklin District legislator Stephen Kulik of Worthington, saying, “It’s time for a change.” Korpita, a 35-year-old former bond trader for Morgan Stanley in New … 3