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Three finalists named for Union 28 superintendent
01-21-2024 12:30 PM


ERVING — Gateway Regional School District’s curriculum director, the principal at Athol Community Elementary School, and the director of assessment and accountability for the Westfield Public School District are the finalists to become the next...

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Athol principal selected as superintendent for Erving School Union 28
02-20-2024 3:57 PM


ERVING — Athol Community Elementary School Principal Shannon White-Cleveland is being tapped as the next Erving School Union 28 superintendent, overseeing four K-6 elementary schools attended by children in Shutesbury, Leverett, Erving, Wendell and...

Interviews for Union 28 superintendent set for Friday
02-15-2024 2:13 PM

NEW SALEM — Public interviews with the three finalists to become the next superintendent of Erving School Union 28 will take place Friday at Swift River School, with a possible selection by the Joint Supervisory Committee later that evening.The...

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...

‘Everybody’s got a story’: Family histories take shape with Erving genealogy program
02-13-2024 2:33 PM


ERVING — A pair of Erving residents are helping curious minds dive into their family histories through a regular program at the Erving Public Library.Philip Johnson runs the program with Sara Campbell, offering drop-in genealogy assistance at the...

Montague and Erving Notebook: Feb. 12, 2024
02-10-2024 5:55 PM

Loynd joins Historical Commission ERVING — The Selectboard voted last week to appoint Kelly Loynd to the Historical Commission, effective immediately, with a term ending June 30, 2026. Selectboard member James Loynd abstained from the vote.Pollinator...

Montague, Erving and Gill Notebook: Feb. 9, 2024
02-08-2024 1:42 PM

Zoom talk to share details of Montague Shakespeare Festival MONTAGUE — The Montague Shakespeare Festival planned for March 18 to April 7 is hosting a Zoom talk on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 11 a.m. with Artistic Director Nia Lynn of the Royal Shakespeare...

With Town Meeting approval, Union 28 bus contract signed
02-07-2024 4:33 PM


Following a series of Special Town Meetings, all contracts have been signed to ensure F.M. Kuzmeskus provides transportation services to Erving School Union 28 for another five years.Caitlin Sheridan, director of finance and operations at Erving...

Erving town planner to leave in March
02-05-2024 3:41 PM


ERVING — Mariah Kurtz never thought she’d work a government job after graduating from college.Having just obtained her bachelor’s degree in sustainable community development at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Kurtz was searching for a local,...

Montague and Erving Notebook: Jan. 30, 2024
01-29-2024 1:03 PM

Feb. 10: Second annual Cookie Walk MONTAGUE — The First Congregational Church of Montague, 4 North St., will host its second annual Valentine’s Cookie Walk on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.For a fee, attendees are given a container and can...

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...

Bridge Street reconstruction prompts Erving Special Town Meeting votes
01-24-2024 9:34 AM


ERVING — The first three articles on the warrant for the Jan. 31 Special Town Meeting involve measures necessary for a reconstruction project slated for Bridge Street.The warrant’s second article pertains to taking by eminent domain 4,749 square feet...

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...

Montague and Erving Notebook: Jan. 19, 2024
01-18-2024 1:36 PM

Roast pork supper canceled MONTAGUE — The First Congregational Church of Montague’s roast pork supper, originally scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 20, has been canceled.Ongoing programs offered at Erving Senior & Community Center ERVING — The following...

Montague and Erving Notebook: Jan. 13, 2024
01-14-2024 10:00 AM

Jan. 18: Learn hands-only CPR ERVING — The Erving Public Library will host a free hands-only CPR class with the American Red Cross on Thursday, Jan. 18, from 5:30 to 6 p.m. The class will accept up to 20 participants. To sign up, call the library at...

Driver sustains minor injuries in Erving rollover crash
01-12-2024 6:29 PM


ERVING — After its driver navigated off the roadway, a Honda CRV struck a tree and flipped upside down near 140 Northfield Road on Friday. The crash was reported shortly after 3:30 p.m. According to Fire Chief Philip Wonkka, the female driver was...

Erving Selectboard approves $15.6M senior housing proposal
12-29-2023 4:56 PM


ERVING — The Selectboard has unanimously supported moving forward with a $15.6 million senior housing proposal from Rural Development Inc. (RDI) in hopes of completing the project by 2028.The project is composed of three separate energy-efficient...

PHOTOS: Erving seniors find out who’s naughty or nice
12-22-2023 12:51 PM

Robert Bitzer, 97, ‘overwhelmed’ by golden cane honor as Erving’s oldest resident
12-15-2023 11:21 AM


ERVING — When Robert Bitzer was hired as a clerk at the Greenfield Post Office, it cost 2 cents to mail a Christmas card. An extra penny would pay for first class.“We had some awful busy Christmas rushes because everyone sent Christmas cards by the...

Bob Steele: Will Baystate Health accept cash donations?
12-13-2023 6:04 PM

Baystate Health refuses to accept cash. According to their customer service reps, beginning in October 2023, this institution adopted a policy of no longer accepting U.S. currency for payments on co-pays, bills or even in their on-site cafeterias.My...

Erving Public Library’s assistant director to advocate for STEAM learning through ambassadorship
12-08-2023 1:52 PM

ERVING — Having been chosen to join the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab’s cohort of Public Library Innovation Exchange (PLIX) Creative Learning Ambassadors, Erving Public Library Assistant Director Jean Daley will advocate for...

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