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Saturday night bridge accident

Sunday, October 19, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Festival-goers at the northern end of the Franklin County Pumpkinfest on Sunday evening were briefly distracted by lights and sirens on the Turners Falls-Gill Bridge, as a driver was allegedly distracted by something shortly before a crash. Montague police and Turners Falls firefighters responded to an accident on the bridge over the Connecticut River at 6:40 p.m. Montague Police Staff Sgt. Christopher Williams said a flatbed tow … 0

Montague absentee ballots available from Town Clerk

Friday, October 17, 2014

MONTAGUE — Absentee ballots are now available in the Town Clerk’s Office for the Nov. 4 state election. The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot is Nov. 3 at noon. To vote absentee you must be out of town on the day of the election, have a religious belief that prohibits you from being at the polls or have a physical disability … 0

FirstLight Power appeals Montague taxes

Friday, October 17, 2014

MONTAGUE — Businesses will pay a slightly lower share of the town’s taxes this year, with a slight shift from the commercial share of the tax burden back to homeowners. Meanwhile, one of the town’s larger taxpayers is appealing its bill. Assessor Barbara Miller said the average single-family homeowner can expect the tax bill to go up 3.4 percent, or about $100. Power … 0

Montague senior center planners hired

Sunday, September 14, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Montague has hired the firm Catlin and Petrovick Architects for the planning study to lay the grounds for a new senior center. The Montague Board of Selectmen approved Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority Community Development Director MJ Adams’s recommendation to hire the firm … 0

The twists & turns of history: the Mohawk Trail marks 100 years

Friday, September 12, 2014

What do Metacomet the warrior, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Benedict Arnold and Henry David Thoreau have in common? They all traveled the route that would become the Mohawk Trail — back in the days when the hairpin turn and other … 2

Neighbors: Volunteer to serve the low-income and homeless

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Hello neighbor. I’d like to give another perfect example of neighbors helping neighbors. Stone Soup Cafe will be holding a volunteer appreciation gathering on Sept. 19 at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church on Main and Hope streets from 7 to 9 p.m. where there’s going to be a … 0

Skate shop in Turners

Thursday, September 11, 2014

By CHRIS CURTIS Recorder Staff TURNERS FALLS — Barry Scott credits skateboarding with expanding his view of the region, adding photography and basic construction to his skill set as a teenager and teaching him focus and determination. Scott, … 0

Letter: Search for a dentist

Thursday, September 11, 2014

I’d like to know if there is a dentist in the Turners Falls, Greenfield area who really cares about people’s teeth more than the “almighty buck?” I realize the “supplies” for dental work are expensive. I also understand that the overhead cost are most likely pretty high. However, … 0

Hatchery Road meeting tonight canceled at last minute

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

MONTAGUE — A meeting scheduled to discuss a petition to revise the layout of Hatchery Road today has been canceled. The Franklin Regional Council of Governments had scheduled a meeting of its executive committee for Thursday, with a site visit followed by a public hearing at 5 p.m. … 0

Beauty in a building's bones

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Born as a factory and sustained briefly in later life as a discount retailer, the Griswold Mill and Railroad Salvage building has long since fallen into disuse and disrepair. Watching the building’s decay with fascination, … 0

Millers Falls plan set to bring restaurant, laundromat

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

MILLERS FALLS — The selectmen have accepted a developer for the town-owned corner of East Main and Bridge streets, pending further agreements. Plans include space for a restaurant and laundry. The town took the land and three buildings … 0

L Street buildings placed in receivership

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Two empty apartment buildings on L Street are to be repaired and it’s hoped put back to use, by court order. Montague Health Director Gina McNeely said 110 and 132 L Street have been placed … 0

High-speed chase ends in foot escape into woods

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

MONTAGUE — The Massachusetts State Police are looking for a man who led police on an early morning car chase from Montague to Charlemont before allegedly escaping on foot into the Mohawk Trail State Forest. According to Montague Police Chief Chip Dodge, a Millers Falls resident called around … 0