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Element Brewing Company in Millers Falls is raffling off three liter bottles of beer, equatable to a growler and a half, decorated by Massachusetts artists to raise money for Turners Falls Riverculture and the Great Falls Discovery Center. The artists who painted the bottles, from left, are Allen Fowler, Katie Talarico Henry, Gary Lippincott, Doug Poodle and Shirley Fadden. Recorder/Micky Bedell

Art and science of generosity

Friday, November 21, 2014

MILLERS FALLS — For a good cause, take a chance to win three liters of very strong beer. In celebration of its fifth anniversary, Element Brewing Co. is raffling off five three-liter bottles of something it calls double Summer Pilsner Fusion. At 15 percent alcohol by volume, it’s about three times the usual strength of beer. Each of the bottles … 0

Surprise! Turners firefighters help deliver baby

Thursday, November 20, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Local firefighters made a special delivery Thursday afternoon. “We brought a little girl into the world today, right in the back of our ambulance,” said Capt. Kyle Cogswell. Cogswell and firefighter Michael Currie were sent to “the top of the hill” in Turners Falls at 4:56 p.m., where a woman … 0

Letter: To our rescue

Thursday, November 20, 2014

It was a dark and anxious day at Turners Falls High School when its long-time building construction program was in a little bit of trouble. After 29 years of delivering quality custom-made storage sheds for sale to the public, the program encountered a problem with its specially made delivery trailer that would take weeks to repair. With winter closing in and the window … 0

Letter: Not so scary

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

I’ve got to say I haven’t had as good of a laugh as I had today in a little while. I just finished reading Mr. Carville’s letter of Oct. 22. I’m still in stitches. Imagine people thinking that communists (read socialists, etc.) are bent on undoing our way … 0

Letter: Why I back Kulik

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

I will vote for Steve Kulik for state representative without any reservations. As a selectman for 14 years in Montague, I found Steve Kulik was the legislator I trusted the most to listen to our concerns, to check the facts, to support our needs, and to respond in … 0

Restorative practices program in schools focuses on community

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — For decades, students who disrupted class or caused problems in the hallways of public schools would be given after-school detention or sent to the principal’s office for further discipline such as suspension. Too often, after … 0

Montague special town meeting set for today

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

MONTAGUE — Town meeting members will be asked to forward three requests for liquor licenses over the town’s quota to the Legislature, establish new savings funds and pave the way for a bicycle crossing, among other business today. The special town meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in … 0

Unity Skate Park work to begin next year

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — With the money lined up, the concrete should begin settling in the summer for the new town skate-scape. Montague Parks and Recreation Director Jon Dobosz said he understands from a state grants coordinator that the … 0

2 charged in armed burglary at Leyden Woods

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

GREENFIELD — Two men were arrested in short order after a Leyden Woods home invasion late Monday night. Jasper “Ed” Green III, 50, of Greenfield, pleaded innocent Tuesday in Greenfield District Court to charges of home invasion, armed … 0

Letter: The gas tax picture

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

People of the commonwealth have the right to complain about the condition of so many bridges and/or roads that have fallen into disrepair. Where has all the gas tax money been going that isn’t being used for bridge and/or road maintenance? Boston’s Big Dig, perhaps? Our legislators want … 0

Letter: Kulik has my vote

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Senior citizens, last spring Steve Kulik worked hard to produce a state budget that provided $24 million in additional funding for elderly home care. Then he made sure it survived in Conference Committee, and it safely to the governor’s desk, where it was signed into law. A lot … 0

Grant comes through for Unity Skate Park, Greenfield dog park, Northfield recreation

Monday, October 27, 2014

The suspense is over for local skaters and their supporters, with two decades of effort toward a permanent skate park gratified Monday as officials announced a $272,000 skate park grant, as well as money for a dog park … 1

Neighbors: Safe Halloween fun planned for all on Friday

Monday, October 27, 2014

Hello neighbor. Here we are, just three days to Halloween — you know, when all those little ghosts, goblins and superheroes roam our streets with their parents in search of treats. A few of our towns will have … 0