Montague Notebook: Oct. 28, 2020

  • An image from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Regional Dog Shelter’s 2021 calendar. Contributed photo

Published: 10/27/2020 4:57:32 PM
Homeowners express Halloween concerns

MONTAGUE CENTER — Traditionally, Montague Center is popular for trick-or-treating, with children easily navigating from one house to the next, and the common serving as a gathering place. Ann Fisk, president of the Montague Center Firefighters Association, said in a press release that the number of children has topped 800, with many adults also in tow.

This year, though, many local homeowners are raising concerns about hosting, Fisk said. With the social distancing and mask mandates still in place and the number of confirmed cases on the rise in some local communities, many residents are opting out of Halloween festivities.

North Street residents have already announced they will not play host, Fisk said. One homeowner admitted she can have between 75 and 100 people in her yard at one time, which would be impossible to accommodate with social distancing considerations.

“We urge everyone to adhere to the wishes of the individual homeowner and respect their decision, knowing that next year Montague Center will certainly be the place to safely trick-or-treat,” Fisk said in the release.

Dog shelter calendar now available

TURNERS FALLS — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Regional Dog Shelter’s 2021 calendar, filled with dog photos and stories, is now available for $10.

Calendars can be found at the Greenfield Farmers Cooperative Exchange, Greenfield Savings Bank in Turners Falls, Scotty’s on the Hill Convenience Store in Turners Falls, Pekarski’s Sausage in South Deerfield, and Andy’s & The Oak Shoppe in Greenfield. Alternatively, call the shelter at 413-676-9182.


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