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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 briny mist kicked up by crashing waves. … 0

Montague trash pickup unaffected by Fourth of July

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The Montague town trash and recycle pick-up will not change due to the July 4th holiday this week. The holiday is observed on Saturday. However, the town’s Recycle/Transfer Station will be closed Saturday in observance of the holiday. … 0

Nothing found after bridge, river search

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

MONTAGUE CITY — Reports of a man on the railing of the General Pierce Bridge prompted a search of the swollen Connecticut River after dark Tuesday, but police believe the man walked away. Turners Fall firefighter Trisha Dana said the Turners and Greenfield fire rescue boats searched the stretch between the General Pierce Bridge and the nearby Canalside Rail Trail bicycle path bridge … 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

Neighbors: Senior event promises opportunity

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Hello neighbor. The Franklin County Sheriff’s TRIAD program, along with the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office and Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility in Greenfield, will sponsor the Senior Services Health and Safety Expo on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Schuetzen Verein on Barton Cove in Gill. … 0

Neighbors: Grandparents: Share your stories

Monday, May 25, 2015

Hello, neighbor Many times in my travels throughout the county, I am stopped by other grandparents who have read about my grandsons Justin, Owen and Travis. They thank me for sharing my stories every now and then, and then they share some of their own with me. Over … 1