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Letter: Priorities

Friday, July 3, 2015

This will be short and sweet: The last couple of days, I have been reading how there is an interest in creating a cultural district in Greenfield. I can see how this would be very beneficial to the town. We all need culture. However, I was wondering if we could work on that, right after the Walmart or whatever big box store is up and running. CAROLYN WARCHOL Turners Falls … 0

Neighbors: Green River Festival around the corner

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Hello neighbor. It’s that time again — the countdown is just seven days. The Green River Festival will be held July 10, 11 and 12 at Greenfield Community College, and there are a limited number of tickets left, so you’d better hurry. The 2015 lineup includes lots of return musicians and a few … 0

Outdoor music at Hubie’s Tavern draws crowds, complaints

Thursday, July 2, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Hubie’s Tavern and Restaurant came under fire at a Board of Selectmen meeting this week after residents voiced complaints that music from the venue’s outdoor patio is excessive and disruptive, but some have expressed concern that limiting music could hurt business downtown. Michael Nelson, chair of the Montague Board of … 0

Woman hospitalized after motorcycle crash

Monday, June 15, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — A woman was transported to Baystate Franklin Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries after crashing her motorcycle on Unity Street. Turners Falls Fire Department personnel said the accident happened around 5:45 p.m. when the driver failed to properly navigate a sharp turn near the area … 0

Neighbors: Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum has two new additions

Monday, June 15, 2015

Hello neighbor. Residents and visitors were greeted recently with a big surprise in downtown Shelburne Falls as two trolleys rolled through town and up the hill to their new home at Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum. Until now, the … 0

Mutton and Mead comes back to the future this weekend

Sunday, June 14, 2015

MONTAGUE — Gypsies, fairies, wizards and armored knights on horseback are just a few of the cast of characters visitors to the Mutton and Mead Festival are likely to encounter next weekend. Now in its fifth year, the … 0

Montague police hope to help heroin users with new policy

Friday, June 12, 2015

MONTAGUE — Police Chief Charles “Chip” Dodge is following the Gloucester Police Department’s lead by allowing heroin users who want to quit to bring their drugs and needles to the police station without fear of being arrested. “We want to help people,” Dodge told The Recorder this week. … 0

Neighbors: ‘Diggity Dogs’ had their day in the sun

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Hello neighbor. I am constantly hearing about the wonderful things Franklin County businesses and nonprofits are doing for their communities, and I’m sure most of you have figured out by now how much I love animals. So, how do these two statements relate? Well, the local nonprofit Diggity … 0

Power Town Apartments to get facelift under new owner

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Residents of Power Town Apartments will see their buildings undergo a face lift in the coming weeks after Silver Street Investment Corp., a real estate investment firm specializing in affordable housing, purchased the 82 rent-subsidized … 0

Neighbors: Keep your children and pets safe this summer

Monday, June 8, 2015

Hello neighbor. Well folks, we’re headed into summer and it’s time once again to remind you not to leave your child or pet in a hot car, even for a minute. According to doctors and veterinarians from all over the nation, once the temperature reaches 70 degrees Fahrenheit … 0

New Turners high, middle school principal says classrooms need to let in the outside world

Sunday, June 7, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — New Turners Falls High School and Great Falls Middle School principal Ann Leonard said she was drawn to the job by the opportunity to work in a combined secondary school. Leonard, who goes by Annie … 0

Tech School grads asked ‘Who will you be?’

Friday, June 5, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Individuality was the theme of the evening Friday as 122 Franklin County Technical School graduates from 13 shops received their diplomas at a commencement ceremony on the school’s football field. Guest speaker Dr. Sheila Harrity, … 0

Weekly meetings for June 8-13

Friday, June 5, 2015

Ashfield Finance Committee: Monday 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Conservation Commission: Wednesday 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Bernardston Planning Board: Monday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall Board of Selectmen: Wednesday 6 p.m. in Town Hall Buckland Board of Selectmen: Tuesday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Charlemont Board of … 0