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Dolly Gagnon sits at her keyboard in The Recorder newsroom. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz

Goodbye, Dolly! For six decades, Franklin County at her fingertips

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Dolores “Dolly” Gagnon, who’s had her fingers on the pulse of the community for more than six decades at The Recorder, is ready to take a breath for some serious gardening. Gagnon has been the face — and the typing fingers of — the Recorder’s Talk of the Towns compendium of community happenings for more than 30 years, and if … 0

Neighbors: Share your Valentine’s Day stories with your neighbors

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Hello neighbor. As we approach Valentine’s Day, I’d love to hear — and possibly share — some of your stories. Please send me some of your fondest Valentine’s Day memories, whether it be about your partner, children or pets. Also known as Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, the holiday is celebrated on Feb. 14 each year. According to History.com, … 0

Letter: Performance space

Thursday, February 4, 2016

I was inspired after the excellent coverage of the Shea to re-think the proposed use of Turners Falls’ “mini park” — for a sculpture. I sent the following to Susan LoManto, director of RiverCulture: Seeing the upcoming and exciting celebration for Black History, recognizing RiverCulture’s impact, and the renewed enthusiasm for the Shea Theater and inclusion of GCC is fantastic. And, as a … 0

Firefighters salvage what they can from destroyed duplex

Thursday, January 7, 2016

TURNERS FALLS — “There is so much destruction in there,” said firefighter Mike Currie, standing behind a strip of yellow police tape Thursday, on the morning after a fire tore through a two-family home at 23 and 25 … 0

Neighbors: Pioneer Valley Youth Orchestra a great option for young musicians

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Hello neighbor. Can you believe Pioneer Valley Youth Orchestra is already in its third season. The orchestra will perform twice this spring in collaboration with Worcester Youth Symphony. The first performance will be on April 3 at Mechanics … 0

Rollover accident results in multiple charges

Thursday, January 7, 2016

MONTAGUE — A single car rollover accident by Hillside Plastics in Turners Falls Wednesday night resulted in one arrest. At 9:23 p.m., Montague Police responded to the scene of the accident on Millers Falls Road, where police found a 2006 black Toyota Highlander resting on its roof in … 0

MLK influences pipeline opposition march

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Athol resident Hattie Nestel purposely wanted to conclude next week’s three-day march outlining the proposed path of a controversial natural gas pipeline route on Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a way to celebrate his achievements and beliefs, she said this week. “His memory and influence are … 0

One tenant transported to hospital after multi-alarm fire at duplex on Third Street in Turners Falls

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

TURNERS FALLS — When Mike Thorn of Turners Falls took his trash out around 9 a.m. Wednesday, nothing seemed amiss in the building next door. Fifteen minutes later, it was an entirely different story — a fire had … 1

Lake Pleasant man faces charges in stabbing, robbery

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

A Montague man faces charges of armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and armed robbery after allegedly ambushing a friend in Colrain Dec. 18 and leaving him for dead at a Colrain beach. Greenfield and Montague police arrested Colin D. York, … 0

Apply now for Fred T. Wells Trust scholarships

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Applications for the Fred W. Wells Trust scholarships for the 2016­-2017 academic years are now available. They can be found at high school guidance offices and town administrative offices in Ashfield, Bernardston, Buckland, Charlemont, Conway, Deerfield, Gill, Greenfield, Hawley, Heath, Leyden, Monroe, Montague, Northfield, Roe and Shelburne. If … 0

Letter: Expand our gas supply

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Now that people are showing their support for the pipeline, those that thought they had a corner on the market of public opinion are not too happy. Yes, I got a call. Contrary to letters in the paper, I was not pushed to say anything favorable or unfavorable … 4

Finding call firefighters a growing concern in county

Sunday, January 3, 2016

TURNERS FALLS — On an average weekend, Turners Falls firefighters might go on a dozen calls, responding to everything from fires to car accidents to hazardous material spills. “Basically, if somebody’s having a problem, they call the Fire … 0

Passing of the torch at Montague Center Fire a family affair

Sunday, January 3, 2016

MONTAGUE CENTER — The Montague Center Fire Department swore in a new chief Sunday for the first time in decades, former assistant fire chief David Hansen’s father pinning the badge to his shirt before an audience of friends, … 0