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Closures expected amid painting on White Bridge in Turners Falls
03-22-2024 2:22 PM

TURNERS FALLS — The White Bridge will be closed next Monday and Tuesday due to a daytime painting operation, according to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT).The bridge will be closed from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, MassDOT...


Finding sanctuary by sewing: Greenfield resident’s work displayed at Turners Falls bank
03-22-2024 12:38 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

TURNERS FALLS — Zoning out to the hum of her sewing machine and training her eyes along a laser guideline, Greenfield resident Alicia Rhodes musters a steady hand as she threads decades of practice and persistence into her fabric. She strikes her...


All that jazz: Turners Falls students putting on production of ‘Chicago’
03-19-2024 2:06 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

TURNERS FALLS — You will soon be able to see a story of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery, as presented by the Turners Falls High School and Great Falls Middle School theater program.The spring musical,...


Thanks in part to Turners Falls shelter, state spay/neuter voucher program reaches milestone
03-17-2024 6:01 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

TURNERS FALLS — The state Department of Agricultural Resources recently announced it has cared for at least 20,000 animals through its spay/neuter voucher program since 2012, and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Regional Dog Shelter estimates...


‘All the world’s a stage’: Inaugural Montague Shakespeare Festival takes over Shea Theater with performances and workshops, March 18 to April 7
03-15-2024 3:28 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

In terms of timeless relevance and impact, it’s tough to argue that any writer has had more of a lasting legacy than William Shakespeare. For this reason, veteran thespian Kenny Butler argues there is never a bad time to delve into his world of words...


Brian Smith: Just want to scream
03-12-2024 5:30 PM

I was just watching a World War II movie and  came to the realization that there are many Americans today that would be watching it and be rooting for the Nazis. I suppose you could say the same thing about the communists since Trump and the...


Montague Notebook: March 12, 2024
03-11-2024 1:50 PM

Board of Health secures administrative assistantMONTAGUE — Geneva Bickford was appointed as Board of Health administrative assistant during a Selectboard meeting last week.The appointment is effective March 18 and she will work 35 hours a week at a...


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,...


Fire extinguished at Coolidge Ave. home in Turners Falls
03-08-2024 5:05 PM

By PAUL FRANZ

TURNERS FALLS — Firefighters from several towns extinguished a small fire in a one-story home at 41 Coolidge Ave. on Friday.A call came in at 11:59 a.m. reporting smoke coming from the home. According to Fire Chief Todd Brunelle, upon arrival,...


‘A golden era musical’: Four Rivers students to perform ‘Once Upon a Mattress’ at Shea Theater
03-07-2024 1:24 PM

By LIESEL NYGARD

TURNERS FALLS — Members of the Four Rivers Charter Public School Drama Club will take to the Shea Theater Arts Center stage this weekend to perform “Once Upon a Mattress,” a retelling of the story “The Princess and the Pea.” Director Leah Plath said...


My Turn: Merger could help kick-start housing in Franklin County
03-06-2024 6:21 PM

By GINA GOVONI

In my 20-year career in housing in Massachusetts, one of the most common frustrations is from those in need of housing who cannot find it. Either they cannot afford it, or they do not know where to go to apply for housing, and/or they have to...


Crafted at home for the home: Josh Hannon creates wooden household goods that are both functional and beautiful
03-04-2024 3:25 PM

By EVELINE MACDOUGALL

Western Massachusetts is home to some of the world’s finest artisans and craft fairs. We can admire gorgeous objects made of wood, glass, wool, clay, flax, stone, wax, and other materials, and this happy circumstance allows us to shop locally....


John Babits: Catering costs too high
02-29-2024 4:04 PM

According to CBS News Boston, the state’s $10 million six-month-long emergency contractentitles migrants and the homeless to $64 per day worth of catering from an Italianpasta company: “In some cases, the hotels are collecting money from the state for...


Walt Gorman: Liberals always give liberals a pass
02-29-2024 4:04 PM

I have never read Voice Male magazine, and I have no plans to. Editor emeritus Rob Okun constantly denigrates white males, and I’m sick of it. I say, let’s build each other up, not tear each other down, but I realize that’s not a popular thing to say...


FERC solicits public comment for FirstLight relicensing projects
02-28-2024 4:28 PM

BY BELLA LEVAVI

GREENFIELD — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has accepted the relicensing application for FirstLight’s hydroelectric dam in Turners Falls and pump storage facility in Northfield and area residents now have 60 days to submit comments on the...


Girls basketball: Franklin Tech takes down Upper Cape Cod for 3rd straight vocational title
02-24-2024 8:11 PM

For the third year in a row, the Franklin Tech girls basketball team stood atop the vocational field in Massachusetts on Sunday.The second-seeded Eagles won their third consecutive MVADA state vocational tournament title, besting top-seeded Upper Cape...


The team that went all the way: Turners Falls High School baseball won State Championship in 1942; next month they will be inducted into the Western Mass Baseball Hall of Fame
02-23-2024 2:01 PM

By RICHARD ANDERSEN

Imagine this. It’s 1942. Springtime. The country is in the first of months of a war that is already one of the deadliest catastrophes in world history. By the time it ends in 1945, 30 million people are no longer among the living.You’re 18 years old...


Class C semis: Top-seeded Lenox locks down Franklin Tech, 51-36
02-21-2024 9:53 PM

By DYLAN THOMPSON

LENOX — On Wednesday night, top-seeded Lenox took one step closer to redemption, jumping out to an early 13-point lead, en route to a 51-36 victory over No. 4 Franklin Tech in a PVIAC Western Massachusetts Class C semifinal.One year after losing in...


Residents displaced after blaze in Turners Falls
02-19-2024 11:11 AM

TURNERS FALLS — A three-alarm fire reported late Sunday evening has displaced at least seven residents living in a three-story, multi-family residential building on G Street, according to Turners Falls Fire Capt. Trisha Dana.The fire was reported at...


Turners Falls man faces 9 charges in high-speed chase through multiple towns
02-15-2024 9:39 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — A Turners Falls man faces nine charges after allegedly trying to hit a Greenfield Police cruiser before leading authorities on a high-speed chase to Sunderland which ended in Greenfield.Jason B. Griswold, 40, pleaded not guilty in...

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