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Neighbors: Grandparents: Share your stories

Monday, May 25, 2015

Hello, neighbor Many times in my travels throughout the county, I am stopped by other grandparents who have read about my grandsons Justin, Owen and Travis. They thank me for sharing my stories every now and then, and then they share some of their own with me. Over and over, I hear about how much they are enjoying themselves and I have to admit, I think you all know at … 0

Local machining program graduates 13 more

Thursday, May 21, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The Franklin County Technical School machine shop turned out its fourth batch of machinists Thursday through the Franklin Hampshire Regional Employment Board’s adult training program. The 13-week Middle Skills Manufacturing Initiative graduated 13 students Thursday for a total of 43 trained since the program began in 2013. Of those, over 80 percent are employed in the field according to organizers. … 0

Neighbors: Go to a local parade and support our veterans Monday

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Hello neighbor. Memorial Day is a federal holiday for remembering people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. It originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in that war, but by the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans … 0

Neighbors: Celebration of birthdays dates back thousands of years

Monday, April 27, 2015

Hello neighbor. Well, I am another year older today. Birthdays have been celebrated for thousands of years, and it seems people are still arguing about the origin of the tradition. I did a little research and found a few interesting facts. It seems scholars have found reference of … 0

Fire District election today in Turners Falls

Monday, April 27, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The Turners Falls Fire District’s annual election is today. Voters will be electing one Prudential Committee member for three years, one water commissioner for three years, another water commissioner for two years and a moderator for two years. Polls are open from noon until 7 … 0

Letter: Garbage collection

Monday, April 27, 2015

Did you know that anyone living in the town of Montague — and village of Turners Falls — can go to Food City, pay $3, and buy a sticker to place on any garbage bag under 40 pounds? Place the bag curbside on your regular recycle day and … 0

River art sounds notes for celebration

Sunday, April 26, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Once a source of food, then a source of energy and a dump for factory waste and agricultural runoff, the Connecticut River was once described as the “world’s best landscaped sewer,” according to the Connecticut … 0

Radio control crafts draw buyers, sellers

Sunday, April 26, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Nine-year-old David Korpiewski III of Millers Falls closed the box containing a large remote control airplane while Chris Sendelbach darted out to his truck. The two had just struck a deal — a plane for … 0

Montague Dems to hold State Convention Delegate Caucus May 20

Sunday, April 26, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Registered Democrats in Montague will hold a caucus at the second-floor meeting room of Montague Town Hall, 1 Avenue A, at 7 p.m. on May 20 to elect five delegates and four alternates to the Massachusetts Democratic Convention. That statewide gathering will be Sept. 19 … 0

Native American history walk set for May 2 in Turners Falls

Friday, April 24, 2015

You can join the Nolumbeka Project and Connecticut River Watershed Council on May 2 to learn about 10,000 years of Native American presence near the Great Falls. Learn from and speak to experts in the Native American history of this area, culminating in the Turners Falls massacre during … 0

Embezzling case against Greenfield woman dismissed

Friday, April 24, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Embezzling charges have been dropped against a Greenfield woman accused of stealing more than $21,000 from her boss, because of his inability to testify. Rebecca Phillips, 45, of Wisdom Way, was charged with a single count of larceny over $250 for allegedly stealing thousands from … 0

Shea proposal: A “yes, and ... attitude”

Thursday, April 23, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The lone proposal for taking over operation of the town’s Shea Theater envisions a blend of Pioneer Valley arts promoters and Turners Falls boosters to bolster art and culture in Franklin County. Radio personality Christopher … 0

Could Comcast close the broadband gap? State to seek grants to reduce number of under-served towns

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The good news for Massachusetts Broadband Institute’s 11 under-served towns — seven of them in Franklin County — is that the state agency plans to solicit grant proposals from Comcast and other service providers to build out broadband fiber capacity by the end of June, and it’s been … 0