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Montague arson accomplice pleads guilty

Friday, April 17, 2015

MONTAGUE — A Greenfield man who helped burn down his friends’ parents’ barns has been sentenced to state prison after pleading guilty Friday. Matthew Tetreault, 19, of 114 Maple St., pleaded guilty in Hampshire Superior Court to charges of arson of a dwelling, burning the contents of a building, burning a building and malicious destruction of property over $250. He was sentenced by Judge Bertha Josephson to 3 to 5 … 0

Tech students capture honors in statewide competition

Thursday, April 16, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Nine Franklin County Technical School students finished first in competitions at the annual Business Professionals of America State Leadership Conference. Twenty-six students from FCTS competed against 350 students in about 20 events March 7 through 9 in Framingham and Upton. Emmett Boyd of Northfield, Kyle Coulombe of West Halifax, Vt., Andrew Renaud of Montague and Brad Sawyer of Greenfield placed … 0

Montague makes planter committee

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

MONTAGUE — After an hour’s discussion of proposed guidelines for the management of the downtown planters, the Board of Selectmen voted by a majority to create a planter committee and task it with making its own guidelines, still subject to approval by the selectmen. Selectman Michael Nelson moved to create the committee after … 0

Fire damages 3-family home in Turners Falls

Sunday, March 22, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — A two-alarm house fire displaced three families Saturday night. Everyone got out in time, but the house at 272 Montague City Road suffered fire and water damage. Homeowner Viktor Vlasenko was home when the fire … 0

Letter: Answers from the source

Sunday, March 22, 2015

If you “don’t get” any of the actions of the Board of the Shea Community Theater Inc., why not ask us instead of staying uninformed about the matter and casting wildly speculative and completely unfounded aspersions? DANIEL KASNITZ Board of Directors Shea Community Theater Inc. Turners Falls … 1

Gill Elementary sends two Destination Imagination teams to the state finals

Sunday, March 22, 2015

GILL — Two teams of current and former Gill Elementary School students are headed for the state finals of a national imagination competition after winning at the regional level. On March 7, five teams from Gill Elementary and … 1

Letter: Greater entitlement

Friday, March 20, 2015

A couple recent letters appeared concerning Elizabeth Warren and her desire to “redistribute wealth” in America. Yeah, she made about one-third of a million dollars a year teaching at Harvard, and I have seen it in print she taught one class. And yet, another writer indicates that’s OK, … 0

Montague Cable Advisory appointment debated

Friday, March 20, 2015

MONTAGUE — Kathleen Lynch is seeking appointment by the Board of Selectmen to the Cable Advisory Committee, over the objections of two of the committee’s three members Monday night. Lynch is station manager for Easthampton cable access station Easthampton Media and married to Dean Garvin, station manager for … 0

Montague Center play structure work bee set for May 9

Friday, March 20, 2015

MONTAGUE CENTER — Town Parks and Recreation Director Jon Dobosz is looking for volunteers and volunteers with wrenches for a work bee May 9 to dismantle former Montague Center playground. The town is in the process of selling the former school. Dobosz said the large metal play structure … 0

Town meetings next week

Friday, March 20, 2015

Ashfield Board of Assessors: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Library Trustees: Monday 7 p.m. in Library. Bernardston Finance Committee: Monday 6:45 p.m. in Town Hall. Buckland Board of Selectmen: Tuesday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Charlemont Board of Selectmen: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Board of … 0

Montague again requests proposals for Strathmore

Thursday, March 19, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Available for a minimum investment of $100,000, historic mill building with river views to the west and canal to the east, needs improvement. The town of Montague has issued another request for proposals to take … 0

Neighbors: Use all of your senses to greet spring

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Hello neighbor. Happy spring everyone! It’s time to get out into the sun and enjoy — those cold, grey days are almost behind us. Yes, it will be a little muddy, but who cares after being holdup all winter? Temps are working their way into the 30s and … 0

Montague Center School sale still in the works

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

MONTAGUE CENTER — The planned sale of the Montague Center School continues to move ahead with a possible closing in May. “It’s moving along, we’re finalizing the wording on the purchase and sale and land development agreement,” said … 0