Montague Notebook: Oct. 6, 2022

  • Turners Falls High School and Great Falls Middle School. Students in the Class of 2024 will participate in their annual walkathon on Monday, Oct. 10. Staff File Photo/PAUL FRANZ

Published: 10/5/2022 4:41:52 PM
Modified: 10/5/2022 4:37:35 PM
Water rates rising by 25 cents

TURNERS FALLS — The Turners Falls Water Department is increasing water rates by 25 cents per 1,000 gallons for the new billing period. The new rates went into effect Saturday and will be reflected on the May 2023 bill.

Turners Falls High School juniors fundraising with annual walkathon

TURNERS FALLS — Students in Turners Falls High School’s Class of 2024 will participate in their annual walkathon on Monday, Oct. 10.

Starting at Unity Park and traveling along the bike path, students will walk from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Most of the money collected will benefit future class activities, while 20% will be donated to Greenfield’s DIAL/SELF Youth and Community Services.

Those who want to donate can bring money to Unity Park at the beginning of the bike path or drop off donations at Turners Falls High School until Monday, Oct. 17. Checks should be made out to “TFHS Class of 2024.”

Cultural Council seeking funding proposals

GILL — The Massachusetts Cultural Council has set an Oct. 17 deadline for organizations, schools and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities. The Gill Cultural Council has $5,500 to distribute in 2023, according to a press release.

According to Gill Cultural Council spokesperson Patricia Crosby, these grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Gill and surrounding communities. The council encourages applications for both online and in-person events.

Gill looks to bring performers, artists, historians, naturalists, speakers, musicians and workshop presenters to local venues. Some of the organizations the Gill Cultural Council has awarded funding to in recent years include the Slate Memorial Library, Gill Elementary School, the Gill/Montague Council on Aging, the Gill Historical Commission, the Gill Agricultural Commission and the Antenna Cloud Farm concert series. In 2022, the council distributed $5,270 in grants to support 11 community projects.

Application forms are available online at Those with questions are encouraged to email


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