Montague

Montague police: couple ambushed, robbed at gunpoint

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — One man was arrested and three suspects are at large after a gunpoint robbery in an Avenue A apartment. Two victims, a husband and wife from Warren, were taken to Baystate Franklin Medical Center to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries to their faces, heads and bodies, according to Sgt. Lee Laster. “The gentleman was choked, beat, kicked in the face and thrown down a flight of stairs,” … 0

Montague sewer rates likely to stay level

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Sewer rates won’t go up this year, a decision the Montague Board of Selectmen made largely in support of the last remaining paper mill in Montague. The Board of Selectmen, in their capacity as the town Sewer Commissioners, voted unanimously to keep the sewer rates level for the current fiscal year. Sewer plant Superintendent Robert Trombley recommended the board either … 0

Shelter dogs have their day

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Guests are encouraged to bring their dogs as dinner dates for a Saturday fundraiser. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Regional Dog Shelter will hold its first Festival of the Dogs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Schuetzen Verein Club at 55 Barton Cove Road in Gill. Tickets … 0

Letter: Food for thought

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

I am a senior at Four Rivers Public Charter School in Greenfield and have enjoyed my last five years of learning and growth in such an engaging and open environment. Its been an experienced unrivaled in importance in my life but it has not come without some difficulty … 0

Montague designates Diaper Need Awareness Week by a mixed vote

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The Montague Board of Selectmen on Monday agreed to designate this week “Diaper Need Awareness Week” at the request of an area charity, but not unanimously. Selectman Michael Nelson voted against the toothless proclamation after his two colleagues on the board had registered their votes … 0

Montague withholds small sum from sewer line contractor as placeholder for lawsuit

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The town will pay Baltazar Contractors the remaining money due for the Millers Falls Road sewer line replacement, but with a toe left in the door for a potential lawsuit. The Montague Board of Selectmen last month delayed final payments of $55,913 and $123,071 for … 0

Montague Notebook

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Shred documents, be rid of printers TURNERS FALLS — Recycle your e-waste at one end of the avenue, shred confidential information at the other. Two charity drives at opposite ends of town Saturday morning request your difficult-to-dispose-of waste, and donations. The Montague Business Association hosts a paper shredding, … 0

Neighbors: Shelburne man repairs cemetery signs

Monday, September 8, 2014

Hello neighbor. If you happen to be driving along Route 2 through Charlemont, take notice of the new signs at the entrances to its three cemeteries. Les Chadwick, our neighbor from Shelburne, recently replaced the posts that hold … 0

Millers Falls man charged with selling drugs at county fair

Monday, September 8, 2014

GREENFIELD — A Millers Falls man has been charged with dealing drugs at the Franklin County Fair. Deshon Sanders, 20, of 5 Birchwood Circle, Millers Falls, pleaded innocent to charges of distributing cocaine, distributing marijuana, and possession of … 0

Letter: Home energy savings

Monday, September 8, 2014

You can counter the proposed gas pipeline by reducing your home energy consumption. Heating accounts for over 60 percent of U.S. residential natural gas consumption; appliances, electronics and lighting use 35 percent of home energy. The more our collective energy consumption goes down, the less likely the need … 0

Greenfield man wins big

Thursday, September 4, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — One dollar made a Greenfield man a millionaire Thursday. Donald E. Hutchinson of Greenfield won Wednesday’s Megabucks Doubler $2.15 million jackpot drawing, claiming his winnings late Thursday afternoon as a lump-sum payout of $1,189,493.20 after … 1

Neighbors: All’s fair this weekend, especially fried dough

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Hello neighbor. Has anyone else noticed this was a very long short week? I don’t know if it was the intense heat and humidity or what, but the weekend is here and it’s fair time. The Franklin County Fair opened last night with its parade along Main Street. … 0

Fair thee well

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

GREENFIELD — Franklin County Fair president Fred Steiner barely made it past the stables at the Franklin County Fairgrounds before Adam Martin, of Martin’s Farm in Greenfield, emerged from an old red barn and flagged him down. As … 0