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Gold cane award coming back to Montague

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

MONTAGUE — The Boston Post gold cane, to honor a town’s oldest resident, will once again be awarded in Montague. Resident John Reynolds has raised the issue occasionally for some time, and recently the Board of Selectmen voted to allow him to go forward with the selection. The Boston Post Cane Award — established by the now-defunct newspaper — is awarded to the oldest known resident in many New England … 0

Watershed moment

Monday, July 21, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The Connecticut River below the Turners Falls-Gill Dam was uncharacteristically high and fast this weekend, and filled with boaters. Relicensing project manager John Howard of FirstLight said the usual summertime flow over the dam into the section of the river bypassing the power canal is about 120 cubic feet per … 1

Neighbors: Head to the North Quabbin for some summer fun

Monday, July 21, 2014

Hello neighbor. I was really excited to read last week that the North Quabbin will be getting some help from the state to boost tourism. It’s such a beautiful area — and you all know how much I love the Quabbin Reservoir. There are other attractions in that area: Starrett Museum in Athol, Swift River Historical Society Museum in New Salem and Tully … 0

Woman hospitalized after Montague City rollover accident

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

MONTAGUE — A car sent rolling Tuesday night ended up with the drivers’ side against a utility pole, sending the driver to the hospital. Krystal Sears, 27, of Turners Falls, was the driver and sole occupant of the sedan in the single-car crash at 10:18 p.m. on Montague … 0

Franklin County school districts weigh PARCC vs. MCAS, results mixed

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — With the state offering a choice between getting an early start with the probable next big standardized test or continuing with the MCAS for the time being, area school districts have split more or less down the middle. Deciding factors included uncertainty over the future, … 0

Email prompts Open Meeting Law complaint for G-M school committee

Sunday, June 15, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Both sides may have broken the Open Meeting Law in an out-of-committee disagreement over the handling of the summer meeting schedule. At issue is an email exchange between Gill-Montague Regional School Committee member Sandra Brown and Chairwoman Joyce Phillips. Following a committee meeting last month, … 0

New Hillcrest principal has short commute

Sunday, June 15, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Hillcrest Elementary School students in the fall will meet Sarah Burstein, the new principal. Burstein leaves Sunderland Elementary School, where she has taught for three years after a year teaching in Greenfield and five in Newton, said Gill-Montague Regional School District Superintendent Michael Sullivan. Hillcrest … 0

Gill-Montague School District weighs cop grant

Sunday, June 15, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The Franklin County Technical School has set aside money to hire a school resource officer, prompting discussion of doing the same in the Gill-Montague Regional School District at last month’s Montague annual town meeting, a discussion that resumed last week at the district level. Montague … 0

Mutton and Mead preview headed to downtown Turners

Friday, June 13, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Catapults have been used for all sorts of things, from slinging rocks at castle walls to slinging a dispiriting rain of severed heads and deceased livestock over castle walls. The latest use has nothing to … 0

Neighbors: Away this week

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Hello neighbor. I’m going to make this short and sweet today. I am away from June 11 through Tuesday, so I got in what you had sent by the end of the day this past Tuesday. I’m not … 0

Turners Falls Aviation Weekend takes off Saturday, Sunday

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Click here to see the photos in the print-edition layout This weekend offers opportunities to take to the air, physically and virtually, with free airplane rides for children and teens in Montague on Saturday and some new twists … 0

Man’s body found in Conn. River

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

GILL — Firefighters pulled a dead body out of the Connecticut River shortly after noon Tuesday. The deceased’s identity has not yet been released, pending investigation by the state medical examiner, according to Mary Carey, spokeswoman for the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office. A boater saw the body, and … 0

Advanced manufacturing program seeking third class of students

Monday, June 9, 2014

GREENFIELD — Organizers of an advanced machining program designed to jump-start the area’s manufacturing industry are searching for their next group of students. The 12-week, 288-hour training program teaches unemployed and underemployed workers computer-aided manufacturing skills. This fall’s session, held in the revamped Franklin County Technical School machine … 0