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fronckus - Wed, Apr 15, 2020, 8:08 A
Envelope
I lost an envelope to community health center in between the bookmill and post office. Please mail it directly or call me at 4133257541 thanks.
 
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stash - Wed, Mar 25, 2020, 9:28 A
Question
Does any one know what the folks that deliver the Reporter get per issue delivered? The young lad that delivered mine has never let me down and I would like to make sure he still gets paid for my delivery at the least during the digital delivery. Thanks and STAY WELL......
 
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Sarah - Tue, Mar 24, 2020, 12:43 P
Face Masks For Hospitals
Hi Chris,

Thanks for contributing to the mask-making effort to help keep more folx safe!

This info about where to drop off face masks was posted this morning on the Montague Central Mutual Aid listserve (montague-central-mutual-aid@googlegroups.com):

"The Western MA Nurses Association/Baystate Franklin Medical Nurses has established a safe collection spot for donations of PPEs (including homemade masks) on the porch of 74 Crescent St, in Greenfield. See attached image for more info. This is Rudy Renaud's house (former Greenfield City Councillor, works for MA Nurses Assoc), and I got the information from her via Facebook. Re homemade masks, she said: "People in the community can use the homemade masks while we are looking for n95s for HCPs. We will sort through them so it’s good to make them if you can."

Sarah
 
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ChrisP - Tue, Mar 24, 2020, 12:24 P
Face Masks For Hospitals
I had heard that local hospitals were looking for people to sew face masks until the shortage of PPE can be addressed. I've been working on some, but I don't know where to bring them. The hospitals probably don't want people walking in off the street. Does anyone know of a drop off location for either Baystate Franklin or Cooley Dick?
 
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newbie - Sun, Mar 15, 2020, 9:37 P
Senior Center
Hi. Hope all are well. I'm wondering if anyone is aware if the center will still be doing the AARP tax prep on Friday? If not I'll have to make some other plans for Mr. & Mrs. Old Dude to get them done. Thanks and STAY HEALTHY Please. ED.
 
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Sarah - Sun, Mar 15, 2020, 2:21 P
Free Lunches And Breakfasts This Week For Children And Under
FREE MEALS PROVIDED DURING SCHOOL CLOSURE

Dear District Families,

We are pleased to announce that the district’s food service staff, working with the help of Kuzmeskus Bus Company, will continue providing meals to students next week. Meals will be free for all children 18 and younger. We will provide a bagged lunch along with a breakfast for the next morning. Meals will be available at these sites and times from Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 20:

Bus 1
Hillcrest Elementary (student drop off parking lot) 11:30 – 11:50
Unity Park parking lot 11:55 – 12:30
Lake Pleasant (Highland Park) 12:45 – 1 pm

Bus 2
Montague Center Post Office lot or Town Common near Library 11:30 – 11:45
Millers Falls (Franklin Street – near Carroll) 12 – 12:20
Sheffield Elementary (main entrance parking lot) 12:30 – 1 pm

Van 1 – we would likely use our district vehicle for this route
Montague Catholic Social ministries 11:30 drop off
Erving elementary front entrance 11:45
Erving Center (candy store lot?) 12:15 – 12:30
Four Winds School (Riverside) 12:45 – 1:05
The Brick house 1:15 pm drop off

If you have any question about this program please contact Director of Business and Operations, Joanne Blier at 863-3251 or joanne.blier@gmrsd.org
 
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Hermionejh - Thu, Mar 12, 2020, 8:20 P
Covid-19 Issues
Hello,
As this virus spreads, if there are elders or compromised folks in the community who have no one who can help out, please contact LifePath 413 773 5555, or your local church or helping org. such as Montague Catholic Social Ministries. 413-863-4804

Needs can also be posted here for folks to help out if /when they can, but this shouldn't be the only place to ask for help.

We can flatten the curve of COVID-19 by due diligence of hand washing, no hand-shaking or close contact, (social distancing) and by self-quarantining if you develop flu or flu-like symptoms.

Be safe everyone.
 
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jrab - Thu, Mar 12, 2020, 4:13 P
Polish Language Study Group
Hi I’m sorry can a mod delete this?
 
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jrab - Mon, Mar 9, 2020, 9:38 P
Polish Language Study Group
Hello, I’ve been thinking I’d like to find some people to practice my Polish with, even if they are beginning speakers, I’d like the opportunity to learn by teaching. Please feel free to let me know if you would like to participate or if you have any ideas about finding participants or a venue. I live in Montague Center and there’s always the Grange but I figured it’s probably not the most convenient to most people.
 
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MikeNaughton - Thu, Dec 26, 2019, 8:05 P
Dog Poop
Might not hurt to try putting up another one and seeing what happens. Sometimes people will do something like remove a sign like that and then regret it later. If they see it again, they might decide to change their behavior. Not a guarantee, but I've seen it happen. I think most people are not evil, but they tend to be clueless, and sometimes it takes more than nudge to wake them up.

Doesn't always work, but that's probably what I would try. If that doesn't work, then it's the motion-sensitve camera and involving the cops. . . .
 
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JTHK - Thu, Dec 26, 2019, 1:12 P
Dog Poop
Stash, I applaud your effort. Do you know what happened? Perhaps the wind took it away? If someone DID take it, it's because there are dinks everywhere -- as you know. In my own neighbourhood, there are some folks who drive too fast for the locals' taste and someone put up a sign, "Drive like your kids live here" which I thought was very appropriate. Sure enough, someone stole it but it didn't stop the home-owner from putting up another -- which has remained to this day.

Good luck, and I hope dog-owners pick up after their dogs in your 'hood.

Happy belated Christmas.
 
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stash - Thu, Dec 26, 2019, 12:56 P
Dog Poop
I did post a no poop sign and it was taken down. So much for being nice.
 
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MikeNaughton - Tue, Dec 24, 2019, 8:27 P
Season’s Greetings
Merry Christmas to those who celebrate it, and to everyone who reads this may you have a happy and stress-free time shared with people you love.
 
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JTHK - Sat, Dec 14, 2019, 12:24 P
Dog Poop
Mike, that sounds like the way I would do it, too. Most people do want to be neighbourly and sometimes folks simply make a mistake. Perhaps if Stash sees this as a repeated behaviour, he could do similarly and, by posting a sign, remind the person in question that responsible dog owners dispose of the animal's feces responsibly.
 
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MikeNaughton - Sat, Dec 14, 2019, 11:07 A
Dog Poop
I had a problem some years ago with a person (or persons) throwing plastic bags full of vegetable fiber onto my property (at a wooded section along the road that looks like it might be no-mans-land). They looked like what you might have left after you'd run them through a juicer. I put a couple of hand-lettered signs on trees that said, "Please - No Dumping", and it stopped.
 
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JTHK - Fri, Dec 13, 2019, 6:06 P
Dog Poop
Discretion is an important quality of being a functioning adult and you, being 77, should know this. Yes, within certain parameters (don't forget that the first amendment IS regulated and you can't always say what you want when you want to) you can write what you want but being a community forum, I'd hope you'd think about what you're writing first.

Your logic is flawed: "Don't like it, don't read it." How do I not know until I read it? As I said earlier, if this was your personal space then I wouldn't be calling you out but as it is a community forum, I am. With that, I close my end of the back-and-forth.
 
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stash - Fri, Dec 13, 2019, 5:50 P
Dog Poop
Last I knew the first amm. says differently. You don't like what I WROTE don't READ IT, Seems as though there are folks on here that feel they have to respond to feel important. Guess what? I could give a rats butt about your posts. Like I said , don't like it don't read it.
 
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JTHK - Fri, Dec 13, 2019, 2:43 P
Dog Poop
If this were Stash's personal social media account, I wouldn't fault him for venting as it would be his own social media space. But this forum is a shared community space.
 
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patrick - Fri, Dec 13, 2019, 2:40 P
Dog Poop
JTHK, clearly yelling randomly on social media is the way to solve the world's problems these days...
 
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JTHK - Fri, Dec 13, 2019, 1:33 P
Dog Poop
Or you could stop being a complete dick and use your words instead of typing symbols to conceal your nasty attitude. I don't care how old you are, you shouldn't insult people in an on-line forum in this manner.

And why would you yell at someone? Perhaps a polite, "Could you please pick that up?" would suffice. And since you indicated that you can get out there time, you could ask someone who is able to write a note on a piece of a paper and tape or tack it to a surface nearby so this dog owner would see it. Often, people simply need to be reminded of basic neighbourly courtesies but people universally hate being yelled at which is why you're "yelling" probably would accomplish as much as that dog put out of its anus.

And at 77 you should know better.
 
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stash - Fri, Dec 13, 2019, 12:58 P
Dog Poop
Being handicapped and have only seen her leaving the area I just can't run out and yell at her when she is over 100 feet away. I can see the intersection of Highland and Quarry out my kitchen window. Even if I see her coming I still wouldn't have the time to get to her. At 77 years old I shouldn't have to pick up after some lazy $^%#^&&. Maybe I'll find out who she is and send her your way. And YOU can take care of the stuff.
 
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JTHK - Fri, Dec 13, 2019, 5:39 A
Dog Poop
Did you try asking respectfully if she would clean it up first before you run away to the police? It sounds like you're very passionate about dog feces.
 
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stash - Thu, Dec 12, 2019, 11:19 P
Dog Poop
Got some lazy butt woman walking her dog on Quarry Rd. that is to stupid/lazy to pick up after her dog. Going to set up game cams and turn the sd card over to the PD. Where the pile is located is also on private property so trespassing will also be pushed. Enough is enough.
 
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PLipke - Tue, Dec 10, 2019, 8:10 A
Others Having More Verizon Dsl And Phone Problems
Thank you. So far, there's only three of us who've said they had trouble. If I get a moment, I'll do 'next door,' or you can. -Paul
 
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Nico - Mon, Dec 9, 2019, 3:13 P
Others Having More Verizon Dsl And Phone Problems
Yes! It's always been a bit of a problem, but we just kind of ignored it except when it got particularly bad. That was true this weekend. We ended up having a tech come out.
(FYI - re: internet alone - Their solution -- which might work for others - was to 'turn down' the speed of the DSL line. Apparently we are at quite a distance from the Verizon station and so a high speed won't work well at that distance -- although the billing office is quite willing to encourage you to increase that speed and charge accordingly...
It's working so far, but then again, if often does, except when it doesn't!)

Yes, we also noticed static-y landlines. I think we mostly just live with it and I hadn't thought about a more collective solution. If you're on that 'next door' site, perhaps we could also put a similar note/request there to see if folks are having troubles.

Nicole
 
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patrick - Mon, Dec 2, 2019, 5:26 P
Others Having More Verizon Dsl And Phone Problems
We had similar problems for years when we had DSL. Thankfully, we've been riding the Comcast train for a year and a half now and all is well!
 
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PLipke - Mon, Dec 2, 2019, 5:06 P
Others Having More Verizon Dsl And Phone Problems
Are you/others having more-than-the-usual Verizon DSL and phone problems, like me in recent 2-3 months? Examples: almost daily temporary loss of DSL service, static-filled land lines, no dial tone. Repeated technician visits, billing office not offering enough credit to compensate for loss of service or hours on the phone with support?

I'm NOT starting a general gripe thread, only determining if this is a general problem around our town. If so, might be interested in organizing some collective action to get better service/attention to the issue. Maybe file collective complaint with MA attorney general?
 
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MikeNaughton - Wed, Nov 27, 2019, 8:26 P
Happy Thanksgiving
To everyone reading this, I hope you are all enjoying this opportunity to reflect on the things that you are thankful for. I personally feel very lucky, and I think it's nice to have an "official" occasion to remind myself of that. Happy Thanksgiving! :-)
 
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stash - Thu, Nov 21, 2019, 6:02 P
Pot Shop $$$$$$$$$
Evening. Any info on how much the town has gotten from the pot shop? Been by it numerous times during the last few weeks and there has never been more than a few cars in the lot. Different times of day as well. Can't see how they'll survive at that rate. Tad early but hope all on here have a great turkey day, even without the game :-( Stash
 
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joy - Tue, Nov 12, 2019, 2:14 P
Pottery Studio Sale! This Sat. Nov. 16th
Hi, I am having my Open Studio Sale this Sat.
I hope you can come!
Joy Friedman Pottery
Fall Studio Sale! Sat. Nov. 16th 10am-5pm
Joy's studio at Leverett Crafts & Arts
13 Montague Rd. Leverett, Ma.
Put some pottery on your Thanksgiving table or give a pot as a gift.
Support Local and hand-made!
It would be wonderful to see you!
Lots of Mugs, Dip and Chip Platters, Garlic Jars, Garlic Graters, Sponge Holders,
Kitchen Utensil Holders, Lace-Bowls, Planters,Toothbrush Holders, Pie Plates,
Bowls of all sizes, Yarn Bowls and much more…
Refreshments and drinks will be served.
Micro-wave and dishwasher safe pottery!
 
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stash - Mon, Oct 21, 2019, 5:37 P
Many Thanks
Thanks again to the TFFD and PD for helping me again. Stash
 
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mik - Sun, Oct 20, 2019, 2:22 P
Looking For Handyman Handywoman
Brian Bouchard is great.

https://dunnritehandymanservices.com/
 
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tetty - Fri, Oct 18, 2019, 7:37 A
Looking For Handyman Handywoman
Anyone know of a good handyperson? Please either call Tetty at: 367-9874 or email me at: tgorfine@gmail.com

Many thanks!
 
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Gina - Mon, Sep 30, 2019, 1:13 P
Seeking Work
Hello, I am a Turners Falls native and I am in the area until November. For the month of October I am offering odd job services such as yard work (fall clean up, yard design), heavy lifting, painting..ect... If you are interested or have any questions please call me or text me at
413 325 1332.. my name is Alex, thank you.
 
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stash - Sun, Sep 15, 2019, 5:14 P
Junk Mail
Just picked up our mail. Got a letter from some outfit in California to join a forum?????? about Millers Falls. I smell a scam. Only so many days to join. Thanks but no thanks.
 
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stash - Sat, Jul 20, 2019, 10:30 A
Heartfelt Thanks
Thanks and many atta-boys to our local PD and EMS. Officer Dobosz/ and Todd and unknown other EMS that responded Wed. morning yo help me off the floor . We are truly blessed having this service in our town. Thanks again guys...……… Stash
 
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joy - Wed, Jul 10, 2019, 9:27 P
For Sale: Green River Fest Tickets
I have 2 Tickets for the Green River Fest for this Fri. Sat. and Sun.
Great Festival! $100/ea or b/o
call-413-548-9673
 
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newbie - Wed, Jul 10, 2019, 9:14 P
?????????
Not wanting to Hi-Jack, Just tried looking up the schedule for the selectmans meeting. I was at my Old Dudes earlier and he asked me to see when it was. Still Nothing showing. Ed
 
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mik - Fri, Jun 28, 2019, 8:54 A
?????????
> Why in Gods name do we have to have a PASSWORD to look at the MCTV schedule?
> I have comcast and PAY for MCTV. STUPID.
> Also if a password IS needed, how about a link to get one? Or don't they know how? Stash

Stash, that was a temporary glitch. Dean was trying to fix the schedule feed and must have put the new password in the wrong place. I don't think the mistake lasted even a few minutes.

My suggestion is to call the station at 413-863-9200 with issues like this, rather than post a complaint here. This is not their support board, and they don't check it.

Thank you for watching MCTV.

Mik
 
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stash - Thu, Jun 20, 2019, 10:10 A
?????????
Why in Gods name do we have to have a PASSWORD to look at the MCTV schedule? I have comcast and PAY for MCTV. STUPID. Also if a password IS needed, how about a link to get one? Or don't they know how? Stash
 
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JTHK - Mon, Jun 10, 2019, 9:53 A
Cops
Jesus. Hope that person went peacefully.
 
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stash - Sat, Jun 8, 2019, 1:12 A
Cops
Body pulled from the canal
 
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stash - Fri, Jun 7, 2019, 5:14 P
Cops
Was coming from Franklin about 3:20 this afternoon and there 2 gfld cops blaring down the street by the main entrance and coming over the mtn 3 more flew into town.I was on the demand bus so they don't change their rte. Any info? Thanks, Stash
 
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newbie - Sun, May 19, 2019, 10:15 A
Barn Info
Morning, Happy WET Sunday. Any info on who/where the barn with the railroad torpedoes was owned by? Thanks ,, ED
 
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BrooksBend - Sun, May 12, 2019, 7:47 P
Beautiful Lamb Bottle Lamb
Brook's Bend has a beautiful two-day-old Icelandic/Shetland lamb who could make a wonderful addition of a friendly sheep in a small flock or herd. She is being fed on a bottle because her mom wasn't ready to be a mom yet. Her mom is black with horns and her dad is white with horns. They both have nice fleece and she would have great wool for spinning, knitting and felting. She is healthy and spunky!

Please pass this on to anyone who might be able to give this little bottle lamb a good home.

Contact Suzanne Webber at 413-367-2281 for more information and to meet her.
 
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JTHK - Sun, Apr 28, 2019, 12:55 P
Chipmunks This Year
Haven't seen many myself.
 
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Nico - Sun, Apr 28, 2019, 12:36 P
Chipmunks This Year
Hey all -- I'm pretty sure our vast resident chipmunk population is usually out in force by now. But I've seen nary a one. Does anyone else have missing chipmunks?
Nico
 
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mike2 - Mon, Apr 22, 2019, 9:54 A
Town-wide Tag Sale
Last year it was on May 5-6 but was a wash-out. Any word of plans for the town-wide (MC) tag sale this year? Thanks.
 
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stash - Tue, Apr 16, 2019, 10:21 P
Question
Wow. That was quick. Thanks J. Stash
 
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JTHK - Tue, Apr 16, 2019, 1:07 P
Question
I have two neighbours who work for both. Montague Centre
 
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