Turners Falls man found innocent in Orange shooting

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — After waiting more than 16 months to find out his fate, a Turners Falls man has been cleared of all charges in a 2012 shooting. Corey Sutton, 38, of Turners Falls, was found innocent of several charges, after a five-day trial gave way to nearly two full days of jury deliberations. Tuesday afternoon, jurors returned to the courtroom … 0

Trolls, a bridge and goats

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Trolls, goats and downtown businesses have been enlisted for a fresh celebration of the Turners Falls-Gill Bridge reopening. The bridge reopened to two-way traffic in the fall, a help to those trying to get in and out of the village. The Department of Transportation had planned to complete the renovations … 0

Mohawk Ramblers building

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

MONTAGUE — If your familiarity with motorcycle clubs begins and ends with the Hell’s Angels or the TV show “Sons of Anarchy,” you might be surprised by a local club’s reputation. The Mohawk Ramblers sponsor a scholarship for Franklin County Technical School students and participate in the community in many other small ways: … 0

Neighbors: Spring is here and snowbirds are returning

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Hello neighbor. Welcome to spring! I’ve heard from many who have said that it doesn’t feel like spring yet. Well, I feel it. I can smell it. I’ve even seen some green! We all just have to be … 0

Deerfield man seeks First Franklin seat

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Deerfield native and political newcomer Dylan Korpita plans to seek the First Franklin District House seat in this year’s election, The 35-year-old Republican hopeful filed organization papers Tuesday with the Secretary of State’s office to challenge Worthington Democrat … 1

Greenfield Road easements acquired

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

MONTAGUE — Selectmen have finished the business of acquiring easements for the Greenfield Road reconstruction project, signing the order of taking and approving small payments totaling $11,800 to 24 of the affected property owners. The $5.8 million project … 0

Turners woman decries dog-license renewal arrest

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

When police knocked on Sylvia Buzzell’s door in Turners Falls around 10 p.m. March 8, they informed her they had a warrant for her arrest, though they weren’t sure what for, according to the single mother of two, who were at home with her at the time. It … 0

Letter: Blasphemy

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

How DARE you write anything but praise for Al Norman! Anything neutral, negative or, even, truthful concerning Al should be avoided. Never mind hiding behind “journalism” or “accurate reporting”; any criticism will be met with resistance! Who cares that Norman completely bypassed the usual method for amending laws … 0

2 charged with OUIs for driving same truck

Monday, March 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — Greenfield police arrested a man and a woman after the two allegedly took turns driving a truck while drunk. Alexander Rollins, 32, of 129 Avenue A, Turners Falls, faces a charge of operating under the influence of liquor, a third-offense. Shannon Witschi, 44, of 43 Central … 0

Neighbors: Ashfield woman headed to Puerto Rico to massage animals in need

Monday, March 17, 2014

Hello neighbor. You all probably know by now that I am an animal lover. Our neighbor Carole Groman of Ashfield, the hand behind Hand & Paw Animal Massage, will be visiting Second Chance Animal Rescue (SCAR) in Villalba, Puerto Rico, in April. During that time, Carole says she … 0

Legislature OKs increase in local aid

Friday, March 14, 2014

For the first time in six years, the state House and Senate have passed a local aid resolution, committing to increase aid to cities and towns by $25 million, with another $100 million increase in school aid in the budget year that begins July 1. “That’s a done … 0

Having a ball

Friday, March 14, 2014

In this feature photo, Turners Falls High School student Eric Ferguson shoots over Luke Hartnett of the Turners Falls Fire Department during a donkey ball fundraiser at the school Friday night. At right, student James Dolan tries to … 0

Fred W. Wells scholarship applications available

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Applications for 2014-2015 Fred W. Wells Trust scholarships and grants are now available at high school guidance offices and town administrative offices in Ashfield, Bernardston, Buckland, Charlemont, Conway, Deerfield, Gill, Greenfield, Hawley, Heath, Leyden, Monroe, Montague, Northfield, Rowe and Shelburne. Scholarships are available to graduating seniors and full-time … 0