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Montague and Erving Notebook: July 15, 2024
07-14-2024 4:01 PM

Board maintains organizationERVING — The Selectboard voted on Monday to maintain its existing board organization, meaning that Jacob Smith will continue to serve as chair.‘Labyrinth’ to be screened at Peskeomskut ParkTURNERS FALLS — The 1986 cult...

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Montague Notebook: July 18, 2024
07-17-2024 1:57 PM

Learn about internet safety at The Brick House TURNERS FALLS — An internet safety information session led by a representative from Everything Computers of Greenfield will be held at The Brick House Community Resource Center on Thursday, July 25, from...


Dan Keller: Forests say no to solar
07-02-2024 6:32 PM

Many thanks to Ray DiDinato for his eloquent defense of our farms and forestland against the imminent threat of destruction posed by Gov. Maura Healey’s misguided plan to convert these precious lands to sites for solar development [“Eastern Mass. is...


Retired Montague officer, state trooper commended for 2022 fire response
06-18-2024 1:19 PM

By ERIN-LEIGH HOFFMAN

MONTAGUE — When Massachusetts State Trooper Hunter Ratelle smelled smoke from his home in Millers Falls on Nov. 8, 2022, he ran outside to find a neighboring two-family home ablaze. Joined by retired Montague Police Sgt. Lee Laster who lived next...


Retired police officer, veteran opens firearms training academy in Millers Falls
05-09-2024 10:21 AM

By DOMENIC POLI

MILLERS FALLS — The Western Massachusetts Training & Education Academy offers an array of firearm courses taught by certified instructor and U.S. Marine veteran Leon “Lee” Laster. But you won’t find live ammunition on site.That’s because the new...


Judge sets bail for Millers Falls assault suspects
04-30-2024 5:58 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — Two men accused of beating another nearly to death in Millers Falls the night after Christmas can be released if they post $2,500 bail and submit to GPS monitoring, a Franklin County Superior Court judge ruled on Tuesday.Brendon Collette,...


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

By SHERYL HUNTER

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...


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

By GRACE LEE

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

By CHRIS LARABEE

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

By BELLA LEVAVI

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

By CARLA CHARTER

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

By DOMENIC POLI

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

By DOMENIC POLI

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

By SHERYL HUNTER

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

By BELLA LEVAVI

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

By BELLA LEVAVI

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

By JULIAN MENDOZA

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

By CHRIS LARABEE andMARY BYRNE

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],”...

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