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Sounds Local: Don your St. Patrick’s Day green: Where to celebrate the holiday this weekend in Franklin County
03-13-2024 4:35 PM


St. Patrick’s Day is the day when we love to celebrate everything Irish. We eat corned beef, raise a pint of Guinness, and get all decked out in our best green outfits. Of course, there is music involved in these celebrations, be it traditional Celtic...

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Montague and Erving Notebook: March 11, 2024
03-11-2024 7:01 AM

March 16: Roast pork supper MONTAGUE — The First Congregational Church of Montague will host a roast pork supper on Saturday, March 16. Diners can eat in at 5:30 p.m. or pick up takeout orders at 5:45 p.m.Each meal includes roast pork with gravy,...

Rustic Romance owner in Millers Falls closes ‘incredible chapter’ with retirement
03-04-2024 2:16 PM


MILLERS FALLS — Rustic Romance closed its doors at 26 East Main St. on Saturday, with owner Cindy Bayer heading into retirement after years spent selling uniquely curated antique home decorations to the community.Bayer served as a kindergarten teacher...

Montague DPW looks to remedy stormwater infiltration to curb sewer overage fees
02-15-2024 1:02 PM


MONTAGUE — The investigation into stormwater infiltration in the sewage pipes underneath Federal Street in Millers Falls will continue as the town tries to eliminate a key factor contributing to a $94,668 overage charge assessed by neighboring...

Heavy rain in 2023 leads to extra $95K sewer bill for Montague
01-24-2024 12:02 PM


MONTAGUE — The town will receive a $94,668 bill in overage charges from Erving, which processes sewage for Millers Falls, after historic rainfall in 2023 resulted in rainwater infiltrating the processing system. “It was expected, but this much over...

Willie Strong’s paper: Erving Gazette publisher launched newspaper at 9 years old
01-21-2024 12:45 PM


Many of us who are involved in the newspaper industry came to it at different times and in different ways. None, though, may have begun their career at such an early age as Willie Strong — editor, publisher and printer of the Erving Gazette, who...

Franklin County Superior Court judge orders defendants in Millers Falls assault to remain held
01-11-2024 6:12 PM


GREENFIELD — A Franklin County Superior Court judge has ruled that two men accused of beating another man nearly to death in Millers Falls the night after Christmas will at least temporarily remain held without the right to bail due to their perceived...

Two men held without bail in Millers Falls assault
01-05-2024 5:20 PM


GREENFIELD — Two men are being held without bail following a dangerous hearing stemming from an alleged near-fatal incident in Millers Falls.Brendon Collette, 25, of Turners Falls, and Xavier Z. Chadwell, 21, of Greenfield, have pleaded not guilty to...

Sounds Local: Trae Sheehan kicks off residency at Element Brewing
01-03-2024 4:00 PM


Singer-songwriter Trae Sheehan is new to performing here in Franklin County, but that’s about to change. After living in Nashville for a few years, Sheehan moved to the Berkshires this past September. A devoted road warrior, he has played hundreds of...

First-ever ‘Millers Falls Magic’ event ‘gives visibility’ to village
12-10-2023 2:15 PM


MILLERS FALLS — Attendees shopped, made wreaths and listened to music during Saturday’s first-ever “Millers Falls Magic” event that sought to highlight the village’s unique creativity. “It seems like it was a success, so hopefully it will be an annual...

Annual Turners Falls holiday event expands to Millers Falls
12-06-2023 2:24 PM


MONTAGUE — Two holiday markets will take place this weekend highlighting the uniqueness of the distinct villages that host them.The 10th annual “It’s a Wonderful Night in Turners Falls” is set for Friday, Dec. 8, from 4 to 8 p.m. It will be followed...

Mike Naughton: Some people find value in pictures 
12-05-2023 3:27 PM

Skipping over the undercurrent of muddled thinking in Jon Huer’s recent column “Pictures without words” [Recorder, Dec. 2]. (TV is not “all pictures” — it is radio with pictures, which is a very different thing), perhaps it’s worth pointing out that...

PHOTO: A display of gratitude
11-10-2023 4:13 PM

Millers Falls woman catches record-breaking catfish on Connecticut River
08-29-2023 2:31 PM


HOLYOKE — While the term “catfish” has come to refer to deceptively portraying oneself online to manipulate others, know that you’re not being catfished here — the jaw-dropping images you’re about to see are real.Millers Falls resident Brandy...

Athol home destroyed, Millers Falls house spared in Tuesday fires
08-15-2023 6:12 PM


Just hours after a second-alarm fire destroyed a home on Main Street in Athol, a Millers Falls homeowner’s quick thinking helped minimize damage to her house when a power tool battery caught fire on Tuesday.“Thank God I have [a fire extinguisher],”...

Mike Naughton: Let’s use the scientific method instead
08-02-2023 4:40 PM

Recently, nuclear physicist Andrea Pocar wrote of watching “Oppenheimer” and coming away hopeful that it might prompt productive public discussions about the scientific method and how it can best be used to solve societal problems [‘“Oppenheimer’ sets...

‘Have a pint outside, watch the fireflies’: Where to drink craft beer outside in Franklin County
07-21-2023 12:22 PM


To all of you out there reading this online or in print, there is something I desperately need to confess: For a portion of my July, I have been drinking on the job.But, in my defense, my editor told me to.The number of craft breweries has exploded...

Despite loss of grant, supporters of new or renovated Orange library forge ahead
07-11-2023 2:08 PM


ORANGE — Those looking to enjoy a good libation can head to Element Brewing Co. on Thursday while supporting the library community’s goal of a new or renovated Wheeler Memorial Library. As part of Element’s “Thankful Thursdays” fundraising program, a...

Partnerships expand Millers Falls Library’s food assistance program
06-27-2023 6:10 PM


MILLERS FALLS — Building on its efforts to help the hungry, the Friends of the Montague Public Libraries has partnered with the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts to provide more fresh food than ever before.According to Library Director Caitlin...

Element Brewing’s new ‘Thankful Thursdays’ program to support local charities
05-18-2023 12:49 PM


MILLERS FALLS — Inspired by previous fundraising events, Element Brewing Co. is starting a new “Thankful Thursdays” program to support local charities.“It seems like there is a lot of interest in helping neighbors,” said Element Brewing co-owner Ben...

Collapsed former Montague Lions Club catches fire
05-09-2023 7:31 PM


MILLERS FALLS — The former Montague Lions Club lodge at 335 Wendell Road, which collapsed during a snowstorm this winter, caught fire Tuesday evening as a crew worked to remove debris.According to Lauralyn Brown, who owns the property and lives across...

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