Neighbors: Take advantage of technology, but don’t let it rule you

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Hello neighbor. I just wanted to finish what I started on Tuesday, if you don’t mind. I seem to be on my soapbox this week, so please bear with me. I guess I’m just filled with the joy of the season and want to share it with you. I’d like to remind you of something else — I talked about volunteering, doing something unexpected for your neighbor and being kind … 0

Montague trash holiday changes

Thursday, December 18, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The town’s trash and recycling pickup schedule will change over the next two weeks because of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. There will be no changes on Tuesday or Wednesday, but the normal Thursday pickup will be moved to Friday, and Friday pickup will be Saturday. Also, the Recycle Center will be closed on Wednesday, Christmas Eve, and open … 0

Pair charged in summer break-ins

Thursday, December 18, 2014

GREENFIELD — A stolen debit card used to buy gas led to burglary charges against two area men, according to police. Matthew Fowler, 20, of 36 Millers Falls Road, Turners Falls, and Tyler Lussier, 19, of 135 Conway St., are charged with 11 counts of breaking into a vehicle during the night for a felony, two charges of larceny under $250, one count … 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 … 0

Letter: Defending Madison, art

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The photo and story concerning complaints against Rodney Madison’s outdoor displays in front of his store at 104 Avenue A in Turners Falls were very biased against this artist and shopkeeper. To say that objects were “strewn” on the sidewalk — without the use of quotation marks in … 0

Madison on the Ave. legal, per majority opinion

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Madison on the Ave. owner Rodney Madison sought permits for his retail sidewalk display and a retraction of questions about his business’ legality Tuesday, and was partially successful. The Board of Selectmen approved Madison’s three applications for use of public property to advertise his business … 0

Dog order put down may get second chance

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

MONTAGUE — The Montague Chief of Police is pursuing a deal with the owner of a dog previously ordered destroyed. The Board of Selectmen on Tuesday heard from Chief Charles “Chip” Dodge III and agreed that he should continue the out-of-court agreement in the absence of a key … 0

Man in jail after allegedly abusing girlfriend while free in prior abuse case

Monday, November 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — A Turners Falls man is in jail after allegedly choking his girlfriend while free on a pretrial release arrangement related to a case in which he allegedly punched her in the face last year. Brandon M. Rawson, 24, pleaded innocent Monday in Greenfield District Court to … 0

Driver flips car

Monday, November 17, 2014

MONTAGUE CENTER — The Ford Focus fared poorly but the woman at the wheel was unhurt after the car rolled onto its roof on Turners Falls Road Monday night. “She slid on the wet road and kind of went up onto the embankment and the car kind of … 0

Neighbors: Help a former neighbor by voting for her new business

Monday, November 17, 2014

Hello neighbor. I’m hoping you can help one of our former neighbors expand her business in Gloucester. Heather Ahearn, who is the daughter of David and Sally Ahearn and is co-owner of Atlantic Saltworks, is currently competing in the Entrepreneur and Sam Adams Brewing American Dream Wild Card … 0

Turners man faces firearms, assault charges

Friday, November 14, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — A local man faces firearms charges and a slew of others after allegedly damaging his girlfriend’s eye socket. Dion Cadiz, 24, of 88 2nd St., apartment 1, pleaded innocent Friday in Greenfield District Court to … 0

Selectmen address opioid problem

Thursday, November 13, 2014

GREENFIELD — Small town governments are another avenue through which the Opioid Task Force is looking to get traction on the heroin and painkiller problem. Thursday night Opioid Task Force member John Merrigan and coordinator Marisa Hebble presented data on the problem and information on efforts underway to … 0

Neighbors: TFHS to hold its fourth all-class reunion

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Hello neighbor. Hey, it’s that time of year again — my alma mater, Turners Falls High School (Class of 1976 and proud of it) is holding its Alumni Association’s fourth annual All-Class Reunion the day after Thanksgiving. It will be held on the nightclub side of Between the … 0