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Neighbors: Green River Festival around the corner

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Hello neighbor. It’s that time again — the countdown is just seven days. The Green River Festival will be held July 10, 11 and 12 at Greenfield Community College, and there are a limited number of tickets left, so you’d better hurry. The 2015 lineup includes lots of return musicians and a few first-timers. I’ve attended several times, a couple … 0

Outdoor music at Hubie’s Tavern draws crowds, complaints

Thursday, July 2, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Hubie’s Tavern and Restaurant came under fire at a Board of Selectmen meeting this week after residents voiced complaints that music from the venue’s outdoor patio is excessive and disruptive, but some have expressed concern that limiting music could hurt business downtown. Michael Nelson, chair of the Montague Board of … 0

Australis Aquaculture swimming in business

Thursday, July 2, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Cawing seagulls circle over a sea-sprayed wooden dock while bearded men wearing skullcaps and tall rubber wading boots use long nets to unload the day’s catch. A thick rope holds their small boat in place as a tangle of brown-green nets are dragged ashore, their fishy stench mixing with the … 0

Neighbors: Literacy Project to hold another “Bloomsday” event in downtown Greenfield

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Hello neighbor. This month The Literacy Project in Greenfield will celebrate James Joyce’s “Bloomsday,” with activities in The Arts Block on Main Street. Along with other enthusiasts of Joyce’s “Ulysses,” the epic tale of a day in the life of fictitious Leopold Bloom in Dublin, Ireland, The Literacy … 0

Archaeological team takes first steps toward mapping historic Montague battle site

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The Battle of Great Falls/Wissantinnewag-Peskeompskut, also known as the Peskeompskut massacre, was arguably the most decisive battle of King Philip’s War. Now, a Connecticut-based archaeological team is taking the first steps to unearth and map the sites of the gruesome, but historically significant event. The … 0

Committee eyes preferred spot for Gill-Montague senior center

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The Montague Senior Center Planning Committee has identified the former Cumberland Farms site on Avenue A as the preferred location for a new Gill-Montague Senior Center. Town Planner Walter Ramsey presented findings of the committee’s … 0

Regional Notebook

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Deerfield Police Department to hold auction Friday DEERFIELD — The Deerfield Police Department will hold an unclaimed property auction on June 5 at Douglas Auctioneers on Routes 5 and 10. Items for sale will include jewelry, watches and other articles. Any claims of ownership will require proof. G-M … 0

DA: Breathalyzers OK’d for use again

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — After a month-long review, the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office will resume the use of Breathalyzer results in prosecuting drunken driving cases after finding no issue with any of the test results going back to 2011. The review was prompted by the Executive Office of Public Safety … 0

On the road again: Recorder editor’s tour continues tonight in Colrain

Monday, June 1, 2015

Now I remember what I love about Franklin County: its people. Co-workers and friends keep asking me how my whirlwind summer tour of the county’s 26 towns is going. As the latest editor of the county’s two-century-old newspaper, … 0

Neighbors: 5th annual Bee Fest on Court Square in Greenfield on Saturday

Monday, June 1, 2015

Hello neighbor. Imagine a world without bees. You’d also have to imagine a world without carrots, onions, tomatoes and other vegetables and fruits, because they are dependent upon bees for pollination. And, of course, what about honey? How … 0

This swing makes fun more accessible

Sunday, May 31, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Greg Norwood says his son, Jacob, always loved swinging. But the 11-year-old has a rare genetic disorder and relies on a wheelchair for mobility, making it impossible for him to use standard playground equipment. Last … 0

Letter: Pregnancy and workplace

Sunday, May 31, 2015

I am writing in support of the article, posted on May 8, addressing the “Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.” I really appreciated the stories that were shared, referencing the impact women face if they become pregnant and aren’t treated equitably by employers. It’s unfortunate that parents need to consider … 0

Gill-Montague Notebook

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Register for Gill Tech election by Wednesday GILL — Wednesday is the last day to register to vote for the June 23 Franklin County Technical School District election, a vote on spending for a window and door replacement project, roof repair and paving. Registration will be held at … 0