Pitbull deemed ‘dangerous’ by Montague oficials

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — A pitbull that allegedly attacked and injured two dogs and their owners last month has been classified by the town as a “dangerous” dog, and its owner has been ordered to follow a number of conditions to keep the dog. The Montague Board of Selectmen held a dangerous dog hearing Monday night after receiving a written complaint about the grey and white pitbull, Petey. During the hearing, … 0

Franklin County Technical Rescue Team members awarded at state “Firefighter of the Year Awards” ceremony

Monday, November 23, 2015

Last summer, on a hot, humid July day, members of the Turners Falls and Greenfield fire departments were called to the Farley Ledges in Erving to rescue a rock climber who had fallen 30 feet from a cliff and lay, injured, half a mile into a wooded area. The firefighters — members of … 0

Neighbors: Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving

Monday, November 23, 2015

Hello neighbor. As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, I’m hearing from friends and relatives who are stressed because so many of their guests have limited diets at this point — we all know someone who eats gluten-free, is a vegan or vegetarian, is lactose intolerant, or has some other dietary restriction. That’s OK! I think the best way to approach the holiday, which, by the … 0

Lens of the law: Grants afford Montague, Erving chance to buy body cameras for police

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — When police officers first began carrying Taser guns, Montague Police Chief Charles “Chip” Dodge III said the department saw a notable decline in the number of physical altercations between officers and individuals in the community. … 0

Promotional video for ‘Fallout 4’ video game filmed in Turners Tuesday

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — A six-person crew from London-based Barcroft Media visited Turners Falls Tuesday to film a promotional video at the Strathmore Complex for the new “Fallout” video game — “Fallout 4” — set to be released next … 0

To many, Franklin County pumpkin festival outshines older N.H. cousin

Saturday, October 24, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Ghosts, goblins and ghouls were among the thousands of visitors at the sixth annual Franklin County Pumpkinfest. People and dogs of varying ages, shapes and sizes, dressed in all kinds of costumes, filled the streets … 0

About Town: Turners Falls Storefront Galleries put Greenfield Community College students' art in spotlight

Sunday, October 25, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — As Franklin County celebrated its annual Pumpkinfest in downtown Turners Falls this weekend, sculptures of skulls, decaying fabric and eerie figures sat on display in the windows of the Storefront Galleries on Avenue A. The … 0

Two rear-end accidents at same Turners Falls intersection Friday, Saturday

Sunday, October 25, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Two people were transported to the hospital with minor injuries Friday morning after being involved in a rear-end accident at the intersection of Montague City Road and Turnpike Road. The crash, which happened just after 9:45 a.m., involved two vehicles, according to the Montague Police … 0

What happens to the jack-o’-lanterns after Franklin County Pumpkinfest?

Friday, October 23, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Approximately 900 jack-o’-lanterns line the center of Avenue A each October for Franklin County’s annual Pumpkinfest, but what happens to all those pumpkins come 9 p.m. when the event is over? They don’t magically disappear, and they don’t end up in a landfill, either. Instead, … 0

Food plan aims to grow economy, community

Thursday, October 22, 2015

A Massachusetts Local Food Action plan being released today calls for the state to take steps to beef up agriculture and food production as a way to not only enhance the local food supply, but also to improve … 0

Neighbors: Greenfield library’s got some bargains this weekend

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Hello neighbor. It has been a really busy week for me, so I’m going to get right to it. Have a great weekend! FRIENDS OF GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY will hold its October Book Sale on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will be an abundance of … 0

Montague Elks donate $2,000 for K9 cruiser

Thursday, October 22, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Montague Police officer Jim Ruddock and his partner K-9 Artie need a new ride, and to help kick off the fundraising, the Montague Elks Lodge presented the police department with a $2,000 check Thursday. Ruddock … 0

Orange you glad it’s October? Turners Falls gears up for Pumpkinfest

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The sixth annual Franklin County Pumpkinfest is expected to draw a crowd of thousands to downtown Turners Falls Saturday for fall-inspired food, beer, live performances and, of course, jack-o’-lantern displays. Michael Nelson, who organizes the … 0