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Montague Police Logs: Jan. 22 to Feb. 11, 2024
02-14-2024 11:54 AM

Monday, Jan. 22 2:10 p.m. — Tractor trailer with an oversized load needs help backing up and finding a new route. Officer to help guide the driver through Millers Falls.4:15 p.m. — Caller reports he just arrived home on Montague City Road and can hear...


PHOTO: Getting sappy
02-13-2024 4:46 PM


Montague chosen for public art training program
02-13-2024 9:42 AM

By ABNER ROJAS

MONTAGUE — With Montague’s inclusion in the 2024 “Making It Public” art program, town officials are learning how to increase the town’s capacity to support and promote public art making.Through the program, offered by the New England Foundation for...


David Goldstein: Death penalty makes liberals sad
02-12-2024 5:46 PM

According to columnist Bill Newman, “Someday we will abolish state-sanctioned killing of our fellow human beings. Someday.” [“The illusion of kinder, gentler executions,” Recorder, Feb. 5.]I hope he’s wrong. The death penalty makes liberals very sad....


Teacher, student honored for exemplifying spirit of late Turners Falls assistant principal
02-12-2024 12:14 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

TURNERS FALLS — A 17-year-old senior who is committed to studying dance after graduation and a history and psychology teacher are the two latest recipients of the McGraw Uplift Awards, bestowed upon school community members who best exemplify 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...


Gill, Montague officials hear details of proposed FY25 school budget
02-09-2024 2:50 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

TURNERS FALLS — The Gill-Montague Regional School District’s superintendent and director of business and operations walked town officials through the proposed fiscal year 2025 budget this week and explained the finer details of how those figures came...


Play it again, Sam: Shea Theater to show ‘Lovejoy’s Nuclear War’ to mark 50th anniversary of Montague tower toppling
02-09-2024 12:12 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

In the fall of 1973, Wendell resident Dan Keller drove to Bradley International Airport in Connecticut to pick up friend Sam Lovejoy and mentioned to his pal that he wouldn’t believe what had been built back home on the Montague Plains.The two drove...


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...


PHOTOS: Attracting an audience
02-08-2024 12:54 PM


COVID risk dips to ‘moderate’ for first time since early December
02-05-2024 11:59 AM

By CHRIS LARABEE

For the first time since the beginning of December, the COVID-19 transmission risk for the four communities in the Contact Tracing Collaborative — Greenfield, Deerfield, Montague and Sunderland — has decreased from “high” to “moderate.” Wastewater...


White Bridge between Greenfield and Turners Falls closed through Feb. 8
02-05-2024 11:48 AM

TURNERS FALLS — The White Bridge that connects Greenfield and Turners Falls over the Connecticut River will be closed daily through Thursday, Feb. 8, according to the state Department of Transportation (MassDOT).The closure, which began on Monday, is...


A big audience for small works: Annual Small Works Exhibit and Sale returns for 10th year
02-02-2024 12:04 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

The Sawmill River Arts Collective gallery, located at 440 Greenfield Rd. in the Bookmill Complex, will show local artists at its 10th annual Small Works Exhibit and Sale, taking place from Feb. 4 through 26.“It is a community art show. Part of our...


From Local to Global: Trees our wisest ancestors
02-01-2024 4:33 PM

By H. PATRICIA HYNES

As I began this piece on trees in forests, woods and parks, a friend asked, why in February? Why didn’t I wait until the deciduous trees were a palette of new spring green crowning the stark brown trunks and branches of winter? The next day, Jan. 7,...


Low state aid figures for Gill-Montague prompt budget revisions
01-31-2024 6:34 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

MONTAGUE — The Gill-Montague Regional School District is working to shore up a budget facing a roughly $500,000 shortfall due to an unexpected loss of state aid. The district’s School Committee has approved a roughly $27.67 million preliminary budget...


Remembering the Farren’s legacy
01-31-2024 4:41 PM

By WID PERRY

Montague began as a struggling enterprise, isolated and ignored despite its prime location on the banks of the vast Connecticut River. The town, named for English sea captain William Montague, was established in 1754 with its five villages: Turners...


Fundraising underway to repurpose Farren statue into memorial
01-31-2024 4:16 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

TURNERS FALLS — Demolition of the Farren Care Center last year was met with mixed feelings from residents, with many citing the loss of local history as reason for their dismay. Some community members, however, have been working to ensure that not all...


Sandy Lane vote may head to Montague’s Annual Town Meeting
01-31-2024 12:45 PM

MONTAGUE — Selectboard members indicated their intention to move forward with putting an article on the May Annual Town Meeting warrant that, if approved, would make Sandy Lane a public way.Assistant Town Administrator Walter Ramsey explained the...


Montague Selectboard executes contract with town administrator’s successor
01-31-2024 11:21 AM

By DOMENIC POLI

MONTAGUE — The Selectboard has executed a contract with Assistant Town Administrator Walter Ramsey, who is slated to take over as town administrator for Steve Ellis starting July 1.The Selectboard started gearing up for the hiring process after Ellis...


COVID-19 transmission risk remains ‘high’
01-30-2024 1:44 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

As it has been for all of January, the COVID-19 transmission risk for the four communities in the Contact Tracing Collaborative — Greenfield, Deerfield, Montague and Sunderland — remains “high.” Last week’s wastewater testing results showed there were...

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