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newbie - Fri, Nov 10, 2017, 9:01 P
Bank
Does anyone know if Greenfield Savings is open tomorrow. I have to take my old Dude to do some banking. I got back in the area later than usual so we couldn't go today. Thanks, ED
 
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halfshaved - Sun, Oct 22, 2017, 6:23 P
Old Time Music
Looking for fiddlers that are interesting in jamming with others at a moderate tempo..This is strictly an old time session. Tune list available.
 
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MattAtwood - Fri, Aug 18, 2017, 6:47 P
Sat Soccer 10:30am
Free and fun game of pick-up soccer for adults, Saturday, 10:30am, Highland Park, Lyman Street, Millers Falls.
 
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MattAtwood - Fri, Mar 24, 2017, 10:07 A
Mind-reading Mentalist Northfield, Tuesday, 6:30pm
Tuesday, March 28, 6:30-8:00pm. Preston Heller, The Mentalist: telepathy, thought implantation, clairvoyance, extra sensory perception, predictions. He will read your mind! Recommended for age 12+. Free at the Dickinson Memorial Library, 115 Main St., Northfield, Mass. (413) 498-2455
 
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mik - Sun, Mar 12, 2017, 1:02 P
Rest Peace, Sirum
I'm not sure if any of you knew Ed Sirum. He was the General Manager of Sirum Equipment, and the Treasurer of the Millers Falls Rod & Gun Club near Roberto's Pizza on Turners Falls Road, where Mutton & Mead is held each year.

Ed passed away last Monday, March 6th, 2017.

Ed was a good man, a good friend, and I will miss him a lot.

Viewing hours and services are tomorrow morning, Monday, at Kostanski in Turners.

Rest in peace, Ed.

http://www.legacy.co...y.aspx?pid=184401434
 
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newbie - Sat, Dec 31, 2016, 11:05 A
Rrs Bldg
Thanks . I couldn't tell. Betting it is the big bldg., as they wouldn't need the high hose on the Annex. Also I don't think there are any windows in the Annex.. Thanks Again,, Ed
 
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Rob - Sat, Dec 31, 2016, 10:40 A
Rrs Bldg
I don't know which building is which, maybe you can tell by the video
http://wwlp.com/2016...-in-franklin-county/
 
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newbie - Sat, Dec 31, 2016, 9:46 A
Rrs Bldg
Morning and Happy New Year. Was yapping with my old dude earlier and he heard on the news that the RRS bldg. was on fire. Any one know which one?? Thanks, Ed
 
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newbie - Tue, Sep 6, 2016, 11:27 A
Alert Phone Calls
Morning from D.C. It asked for his 10 digit phone number which means 413-863-xxxx. That's what I put in. I tried quite a few times so it wasn't a one time shot. What I can't figure out is his cell went through. Maybe they don't like his number.. :-) Ed
 
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clegg - Tue, Sep 6, 2016, 8:55 A
Alert Phone Calls
Maybe is is something like 1-413- then your 7 digits
 
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newbie - Fri, Sep 2, 2016, 7:43 P
Alert Phone Calls
Home for the looooooong weekend. I'm at my old dudes place and trying to get his phone added to the code red site. What a JOKE, it says we are putting a 1 or o for the first number . How in God's name is a 4 either of those numbers. Then his address isn't right either. Like I said what a joke. Didn't realize just how dry it is here. Hope the storm gives this area a bunch of rain. Happy week end all... ED.
 
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Blessings - Sun, Jul 3, 2016, 4:11 P
What Time Tonight Will They Light Bonfire?
Now I know it's Sunday night. Curious what time they set it afire, since I've never seen that.

Thanks
 
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mik - Wed, Feb 24, 2016, 7:20 A
Crash
Two young people died on Rt 63 Monday night. I haven't been to the crash site, but I'm pretty sure I know where it happened. There's a shallow s-curve where crashes happen frequently. I saw one happen right in front of me a while back. It typically happens to south-bound vehicles, right into a light pole on the east side of the road.

Maybe now someone will look into it and either put up a bunch of DANGEROUS CURVE signs, or cut the trees down, or even straighten out the curve.

What a tragedy.

http://greenfieldrec...hp?shareid=3bf568b85
 
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stanhabib - Sun, Jan 17, 2016, 4:50 P
Boston Globe Aricle About Book Mill
Assume many of you have seen the article about the Montague Book Mill in today (Sunday, Jan 17 ) Boston Globe. Here is a link:

http://www.bostonglo...y.html?event=event12

Stanley Habib ( have home nearby )
 
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Rob - Thu, Nov 12, 2015, 7:22 A
Recycling And Garbage
transfer station was closed yesterday but trash and recycling pickup did happen so regular schedule for this week.
 
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Maureclaire - Wed, Nov 11, 2015, 11:37 P
Recycling And Garbage
Does Veterans Day push recycling and garbage collection ahead a day ?
 
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Mark1 - Tue, Nov 10, 2015, 8:43 A
Poop Water
I'd like to know why the residents in the MC water district are drinking treated pond water from the side of the road when TF district members get nice clean water from the aquifer?

If we are already hooked up to the TF system why can't we just disband the MC district and join them? They have more staff, better equipment and a far more reliable water source.

Mark1
 
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MikeNaughton - Mon, Nov 9, 2015, 7:49 P
Poop Water
".... my hunch? -- because they are the most frequent user of the CODE RED system ..."

Yes, Chief Dodge has been sending out messages on the Code Red system since last Thursday; first to alert MC water users to the situation, then to assure the rest of us that we weren't affected -- and to tell those who don't know that the PD can't help them :-) -- and finally (on Saturday) to confirm that the e coli was gone and the water was safe again.

In at least one of the messages, he stressed that he was just passing along an announcement that the MC Water District had asked him to make, and that he and the dispatchers had no additional information.

I second John H's recommendation that if you want to know more, you should contact the MC Water District
 
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jhanold - Mon, Nov 9, 2015, 12:08 P
Poop Water
Chief Dodge and the Police got involved -- my hunch? -- because they are the most frequent user of the CODE RED system, and because it was their dispatchers who were tied up by phone calls that dealt with Water issues. Here are some more hunches:
The E. coli issue arose in water coming from the Montague Center Fire/Water District, so it does not affect the Turners Falls Fire/Water District. (Neither District is part of Town government, a bit of charming Montague/New England history.) Also, being a Water issue, it is not the Town that flushes the hydrants, but rather the Water District. The one town-level type of oversight is probably by the Board of Health (and my understanding from the last CODE RED call is that the state Dept of Environmental Protection has now approved normal use, so the Town's BOH is probably on-board as well). I suspect the Water District is accountable to the state DEP, and that they are the ones who imposed and later lifted the BOIL order.
Bottom line, send questions directly to the MC Water/Fire District to get answers on cause, effect, corrective action, future plans, etc.
 
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KenHolmberg - Mon, Nov 9, 2015, 6:48 A
Poop Water
We received the call from Chief Dodge that the water no longer needed to be boiled.

I haven't seen any announcement from the Board of Health lifting the order.

Strangely, our water now has a yellowish tint as if it has been treated with a chemical.

Have any other residents noticed this change? I am wondering if we should let the water run for a short while or if the town needs to flush the hydrants to clear out any residual ecoili. Any thoughts??
 
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Blessings - Sun, Nov 8, 2015, 11:08 P
Poop Water
Yes, the Police Dept. Facebook page posted yesterday (Saturday) morning that the "boil water" order had been lifted:

"MONTAGUE CENTER BOIL WATER NOTICE HAS BEEN LIFTED:

"PLEASE Do not call the Police Department.

"Gary Dion from the Montague Center Water Dept has asked me to send out the message that the Boil Water Order is no longer in effect. You can go back to normal by drinking the water, etc.

"I will have more information soon.

"Chief"
 
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Nico - Sat, Nov 7, 2015, 8:02 P
Video Halloween Montague Common Hall
Hey all! --

Many people took pictures, and a few took video, of the music at the Common Hall on Halloween. We'd love to have a copy of the video or pictures.

If you took pictures or have any tips on who might have, please let me know -- we'd really appreciate it!

Nicole
 
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Mark1 - Fri, Nov 6, 2015, 4:58 P
Poop Water
So, Montague Center water district members. Any thought/info on when we can get back to using the water again?

Mark1
 
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AmandaTraynor - Thu, Oct 8, 2015, 4:13 P
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AmandaTraynor - Thu, Oct 8, 2015, 4:12 P
Sewing Lessons (turners Falls)
Private lessons! Learn to sew for basic mending, or fancy embroidery for elegant gifts. Make a quilt or crochet a blanket to mark special occasions. Get started now and complete heartfelt handcrafted gifts in time for the holidays!
 
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stash - Mon, Aug 31, 2015, 6:37 P
Reporter
Were we supposed to get a paper last week? or am I a week off??
 
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patrick - Wed, Jul 8, 2015, 10:58 A
Missing Cat Dry Hill Area
Our one year old cat Nico went missing last Thursday night on Dry Hill. He is adventurous and may have traveled some distance. Any information, please reply here. Thank you.

http://www.montaguem...?gpt=34&g=195&ID=636
 
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DonnaF - Wed, May 20, 2015, 10:03 A
Soup The Farmers Market Today
It's a chilly spring day - perfect for SOUP! Just Roots Farm will bring two hot soups for tasting today at the Farmer's Market in Turners Falls. Vote for your favorite and help them decide which soups to put into production!
Also look for asparagus and rhubarb, spring greens, flower and veggie plants, and more!
 
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stash - Sun, Feb 8, 2015, 11:10 A
Springfield Sunday Paper
Nice article on our own (prec 2 ) Marge Levinson and her business in todays paper.
 
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ChrisP - Fri, Feb 6, 2015, 3:40 P
Attention Crafters, Knitters, Quilters, Etc...
Attention Knitters, Quilters, Artisans and Craftspeople:
The Our Lady of Peace Women’s Group is looking for people interested in cleaning out their excess yarn, fabric, and other craft supplies. They are hosting a “Stash Bash� on April 11, 2015 from 9:00 to 1:00 at Our Lady of Peace Church. Anyone interested in renting a table to sell their craft materials or donating them to the Women’s Group to sell should contact Chris at (413) 367-3052 or Bev at (413) 863-7783 for information or an application.

Please mark your calendars for the April 11 sale - there should be some great bargains on fabric, yarn, lace, thread, stained glass supplies, and much more!!
 
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mark2 - Thu, Jan 29, 2015, 7:18 P
Plowing?
The "S" turns on 47 headed to Sunderland have sucked for years. Once you get to the town line it's like night and day. Used to be snow fence back in the day to prevent drifts. This town has the ability to do a good job plowing,but it's selective and that's bullshit. Do the job right or hire employees or new DPW boss who will.
 
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mark2 - Thu, Jan 29, 2015, 7:17 P
Plowing?
Bingo Patrick.
 
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patrick - Thu, Jan 29, 2015, 3:09 P
Plowing?
Sorry to hear, Lisa. I slid there too and it was unexpected. It does seem like some areas of our town (the hill, for example) get a lot more plow love than others (Lake Pleasant, Montague Center).
 
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lisaadams - Thu, Jan 29, 2015, 11:32 A
Plowing?
I agree Patrick. Lake Road is a mess. Last night it was a sheet of ice after melting in the sun yesterday and last night I hit a pole. After they came up plowed and sanded, but it took an accident. I haven't seen any sand on any road except Turners.
 
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stash - Thu, Jan 29, 2015, 9:03 A
Plowing?
Good. They must have done more after this storm. If you want to see them wasting time and OUR money sit on the Ave. and watch them run back and forth with nothing on the ground but the plows.
 
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patrick - Thu, Jan 29, 2015, 6:44 A
Plowing?
What I mean by "we haven't had that much snow" is that they've not plowed roads when there's an inch or two of slush at times. I know it's expensive to send them out for so little, but the problem with that is that the next day the slush turns to ice. There are several streets in town that can get very dangerous in those conditions. I have slid at the bottom of Dry Hill and the bottom of Gunn Rd., both of which lead into 63 and into a potential disaster.

The Montague Sunderland line is as it always is. Maybe a bit worse due to the unplowed slush than has since frozen.
 
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MikeNaughton - Wed, Jan 28, 2015, 10:51 P
Plowing?
Stash - My street seems plenty wide enough for two-way traffic -- how wide does it need to be?

patrick - I've heard complaints for years about the Montague/Sunderland line -- is this year really much worse than previous years?

Maybe the DPW could be doing a better job, but what does that mean? If Stash has an actual problem, then it should be fixed. But once the streets are clear "enough", I'm not sure that I want the trucks driving around just because "we haven't had that much snow".
 
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stash - Tue, Jan 27, 2015, 9:23 P
Plowing?
Mike, Your street isn't as wide as usual. Unless it has been done since yesterday morning. They did our street about 4 . Haven't been out so I do not know if its any wider.
 
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patrick - Tue, Jan 27, 2015, 8:45 P
Plowing?
I agree with Stash here. Plowing has been awful. After last Saturday's snow many streets were left completely untouched. Lake Pleasant Rd was a skating rink on Monday. I routinely notice that as I cross the town line into Sunderland, both 47 and Meadow Rd are immediately better. I know the budget is limited but we haven't had that much snow this year.
 
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MikeNaughton - Tue, Jan 27, 2015, 8:01 P
Plowing?
Stash - I dunno -- my street has been fine, and other town roads as well. Have you tried calling the DPW and telling them that you've got a problem?
 
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stash - Tue, Jan 27, 2015, 12:46 P
Plowing?
Evidently the town figured they couldn't be out plowing with the travel ban. Either that or they figured if they screw around long enough they'll get more o.t. .. This winter has been the crappiest plowing I've ever seen. When I have to PAY somebody to do a TOWN ROAD something is drastically wrong. My grandson came over to snowblow for us and there is not much plowed in town. I don't think a fire truck could make it up our street BEFORE this storm. I took the demand bus last Thursday for my P.T. and the driver complained about the road. I hope the DPW doesn't need my support at Town Meeting. Wonder who I send the bill for the road cleaning???
 
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JanetMasucci - Fri, Jan 16, 2015, 7:18 P
Montague Tobacco Survey
It has to start somewhere, then it can spread out. Same with non-smoking in public places. It started small and now it is generally accepted.
It is great that Montague is taking a leadership role.
 
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newbie - Fri, Jan 16, 2015, 10:57 A
Montague Tobacco Survey
Just a thought. If they can't buy in Montague, what stops them from buying in Gfld,Erving,Gill? What else will they buy elsewhere that they would have bought when they grabbed the smokes?? Kind of stupid in my opinion. But it is the norm for your town leaders... Stay warm up the in valley..
 
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brenda - Wed, Jan 14, 2015, 10:52 A
Montague Tobacco Survey
WE NEED RESPONSES!!

We are trying to gauge the level of support for the Montague Board of Health as they are considering raising the minimum legal age to purchase tobacco products.

Please pass this survey along to folks who live/work in Montague as well as neighboring communities.

*It is VERY brief and should take less than 1 minute.


Montague tobacco survey

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DTL8TFP
 
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Aster - Wed, Nov 5, 2014, 1:16 P
Bicycle The Dark
Way too many people do this. It's akin to not wearing seatbelts and way too many people do that, too. Way too many people walk on the wrong side of the road and also wear dark clothing. I have had some close encounters with these weirdly oblivious people, too. People just do not listen to common sense, scientific evidence and rules of the road..
You can tell people 'til the cows come home that not wearing helmets, walking on the wrong side of the road, drinking and driving, smoking and voting republican is bad for their health and well being but they still do it.

I think it is part of the "following the crowd and jumping off the cliff" mentality. Oh well. we should still care and watch out for them for their safety and our own.
 
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patrick - Tue, Nov 4, 2014, 6:02 P
Bicycle The Dark
If you know someone who was riding a bike on Turners Falls Road in Montague Center around 5 with no helmet or reflective gear and wearing very dark clothing, please tell them that they will get killed very soon if they don't smarten up. I always watch for bikes but I only saw this guy at the very last minute.
 
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BrooksBend - Sat, Nov 1, 2014, 9:55 A
Have You Lost Cat?
I didn't lose a cat but I am looking for a particular sort of cat. If no one claims her and you are looking for a home for her I would love to meet her.

Thanks, Suzanne
 
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PlusOne318 - Sat, Nov 1, 2014, 9:49 A
Have You Lost Cat?
Has anyone lost a small gray cat? I had one turn up on my back step this morning. I'm down on Old Sunderland Road close to the river. The cat is completely gray with no tabby stripes or other markings. It looks like she may have been outside for a while.
 
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stash - Tue, Oct 28, 2014, 3:28 P
Great
If you want to add cell phones, go to the Montague PD website and scroll down to where it says code red. If you do multiple cells you have to go back and start over at the PD site..
 
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stash - Tue, Oct 28, 2014, 10:54 A
Great
Just got a test call from the PD on the new town alert system. Money well spent...Good work Chief......As usual..
 
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