Montague to negotiate with broadband company to nearly eliminate unserved homes

Monday, February 8, 2016

MONTAGUE — Broadband might finally make its way to the last unserved homes in Montague. Town officials voted on Monday night to enter into contract negotiations with broadband service provider Matrix Design Group to reach almost 98.5 percent of the remaining unserved households in Montague. The town will also seek permission to proceed with negotiations from the Massachusetts Broadband Institute … 1

Montague Notebook

Monday, February 8, 2016

Montague seeks town meeting member candidates MONTAGUE — There are several seats open to become a Montague town meeting member for the May 16 annual election. Precinct 1 has three open seats, Precinct 2 has two open seats, Precinct 3 has three open seats, Precinct 4 has four open seats, Precinct 5 has two open seats, Precinct 6 has six open seats. The … 0

Neighbors: 25th annual Poet’s Seat Poetry Contest seeks entries

Monday, February 8, 2016

Hello neighbor. Well folks, it’s that time again. The 25th annual Poet’s Seat Poetry Contest has begun, and Friends of the Greenfield Public Library are looking for poems from you. The event is open to all Franklin County residents and students. You can submit up to three poems. The deadline is March 7, … 0

Neighbors: Call it what you will, the ‘Wolf Moon’ rises Sunday

Monday, January 18, 2016

Hello neighbor. Good morning everyone! I sent an email out to our precipitation prognosticator Farrah Pomeroy. I’ve lost count of how many dustings we’ve had since she made her prediction for this year’s snowfalls. I’ll let you know on Friday. So far, so good! January’s full moon will … 0

Peaceful protesters, undeterred by weather, set off on walk against pipeline

Sunday, January 17, 2016

DEERFIELD — A crowd of peaceful protesters are trekking part of the route of the proposed natural-gas pipeline from Northfield to Plainfield, to both commemorate the life of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and to put a stop … 0

Hit with sticks, stones and worse

Sunday, January 17, 2016

MONTAGUE-Nearly 50 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. led a civil rights march down the streets of a predominantly white neighborhood in Chicago called Marquette Park in one of the many demonstrations for racial equality in the 1960s. … 0

Letter: Worth the money

Friday, January 15, 2016

“OUCH,” I’ve got to say about the switch to a flat rate for all the seven FRTA fixed routes. For me, the change means that I will pay a dime more for my primary trips on Route 22 between Turners Falls and Greenfield. Ouch. But the FRTA ouch … 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