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Howard Wein has opened The Alvah Stone at the lower level of the Montague Book Mill in Montgue Center.  Recorder/Paul Franz

New Montague Book Mill eatery offers view, locally based cuisine

Thursday, April 17, 2014

MONTAGUE CENTER — Visitors to the village center can now enjoy all-American cuisine while overlooking the rushing waters of the Sawmill River in an old historic mill. The Alvah Stone has opened its doors at the Montague Mill, taking the place of the Night Kitchen, a fine-dining restaurant that closed this year after almost a decade. From smoked pork ribs … 0

Kali B’s serving up wings in Turners Falls

Thursday, April 17, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Turners Falls is fast becoming the destination place for good food with bustling restaurants boasting a steady stream of customers. Kali B’s Wings and Things, the new all American wings and pub joint at 166 Avenue A, is a good example. “Everyone has been having the best months they’ve had. … 0

Neighbors: Easter community meal open to all

Thursday, April 17, 2014

First, I’d just like to wish everyone a happy Easter, happy Passover or happy spring, whichever you prefer. Then, I’d like to get right to telling you about some upcoming events, because there are plenty. EVERYONE IS WELCOME to a free Easter ham dinner community meal at the Greenfield Alliance Church, 385 Chapman … 0

Letter: Addressing cyberbullying

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

On Thursday, March 13, the Cyberbullying Awareness Committee hosted a parent night for families in the district. The evening’s guest speaker, state trooper Christopher Ware, is a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. He provided crucial and timely information to parents about the dangers lurking … 0

Neighbors: Local figure skater to sing with her college choir

Monday, March 24, 2014

Hello neighbor. It’s always nice to hear that one of our own is accomplishing what they set out to. Brandi Weyers, a college freshman from Northfield, will perform in the annual College Choir Concert at McDaniel College in Westminster, Md., on April 27 at 7 p.m. in Baker … 0

Letter: Do your homework

Sunday, March 23, 2014

An editorial is not an article. But does this entitle The Recorder editors to get their facts wrong when commenting on the recent staff cuts at the Gill-Montague Regional School District? A recent editorial implies that a lack of local funding was the main reason the district was … 0

Neighbors: Spring is here and snowbirds are returning

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Hello neighbor. Welcome to spring! I’ve heard from many who have said that it doesn’t feel like spring yet. Well, I feel it. I can smell it. I’ve even seen some green! We all just have to be … 0

Deerfield man seeks First Franklin seat

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Deerfield native and political newcomer Dylan Korpita plans to seek the First Franklin District House seat in this year’s election, The 35-year-old Republican hopeful filed organization papers Tuesday with the Secretary of State’s office to challenge Worthington Democrat … 1

Greenfield Road easements acquired

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

MONTAGUE — Selectmen have finished the business of acquiring easements for the Greenfield Road reconstruction project, signing the order of taking and approving small payments totaling $11,800 to 24 of the affected property owners. The $5.8 million project … 0

Turners woman decries dog-license renewal arrest

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

When police knocked on Sylvia Buzzell’s door in Turners Falls around 10 p.m. March 8, they informed her they had a warrant for her arrest, though they weren’t sure what for, according to the single mother of two, who were at home with her at the time. It … 0

Letter: Blasphemy

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

How DARE you write anything but praise for Al Norman! Anything neutral, negative or, even, truthful concerning Al should be avoided. Never mind hiding behind “journalism” or “accurate reporting”; any criticism will be met with resistance! Who cares that Norman completely bypassed the usual method for amending laws … 0

2 charged with OUIs for driving same truck

Monday, March 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — Greenfield police arrested a man and a woman after the two allegedly took turns driving a truck while drunk. Alexander Rollins, 32, of 129 Avenue A, Turners Falls, faces a charge of operating under the influence of liquor, a third-offense. Shannon Witschi, 44, of 43 Central … 0

Neighbors: Ashfield woman headed to Puerto Rico to massage animals in need

Monday, March 17, 2014

Hello neighbor. You all probably know by now that I am an animal lover. Our neighbor Carole Groman of Ashfield, the hand behind Hand & Paw Animal Massage, will be visiting Second Chance Animal Rescue (SCAR) in Villalba, Puerto Rico, in April. During that time, Carole says she … 0