‘Big shoes to fill’: Montague DPW superintendent to retire after 20 years at the helm

04-12-2024 5:01 PM

MONTAGUE — Department of Public Works Superintendent Tom Bergeron will retire on June 27, laying down his tools after more than 20 years at the helm of the DPW. Bergeron announced his retirement at last week’s Selectboard meeting, where he thanked the...


You’re up next: Western Mass open mic scene heats up post-pandemic

04-12-2024 10:46 AM

Not so long ago, there was a general lament sometimes heard among Valley musicians: “There aren’t enough places to play around here.”That might have been true for professional players who wanted to be paid — and maybe, despite the opening of new local...


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High schools: Big fifth inning powers Pioneer baseball past Greenfield
04-12-2024 8:40 PM

NORTHFIELD — Not even the pouring rain could slow down the Pioneer bats in the fifth inning on Friday against Greenfield. It was the Green Wave that kicked off the scoring in the fifth, putting three runs on the board in the top of the frame to take a...

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Carla Rabinowitz: Trees breathe in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen
04-12-2024 5:43 PM

The letter “Rural wood heating bolsters rural economy, self-reliance,” [Recorder, March 11] regarding wood heating contains a mischaracterization.Trees breathe in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen. The carbon is stored within the tree itself. When...

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Primo Restaurant & Pizzeria in South Deerfield under new ownership
04-11-2024 12:39 PM

SOUTH DEERFIELD — After more than a decade in the previous owner’s hands, the Rodas family is taking the reins at Primo Restaurant & Pizzeria with plans to continue the eatery’s legacy.The new owners officially took over the pizza, sub and pasta shop...

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Turners Falls, MA - Albert R Wills of Fairway Ave passed away April 5th, 2024, at Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility in Greenfield. He was born April 19th, 1938, in Pelham Massachus... remainder of obit for Albert Wills

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Saco, ME - Craig "Woody" Wood, 67, of Saco, ME passed away Friday April 5, at Maine Medical Center after a brief and courageous battle with COVID-19, complicated by his cancer remission sta... remainder of obit for Craig Wood

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Madeline (Hamilton) Donelan, 91, of Orange passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 3, 2024, in her home surrounded by her children. Madeline was born and raised in Orange by her loving parent... remainder of obit for Madeline Donelan

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Turners Falls, MA - Elaine R. (Engelhard) Zimmerman, 91, of Hillside Ave passed away Wednesday April 3, 2024 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. She was born June 28, 1932 in Montagu... remainder of obit for Elaine R. Zimmerman

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