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newbie - Mon, Feb 3, 2020, 9:29 P
Info Request
I had the old Dude call the DPW. Got his info direct from the horses mouth, so to speak. Ed
 
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newbie - Sat, Feb 1, 2020, 1:50 P
Info Request
Hi. My old Dude just got a scanner for his B-day and we can find most of the frequencies on line. Need the Montague DPW info if any of you folks have it. Thanks.. Ed
 
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MikeNaughton - Thu, Jan 9, 2020, 9:40 P
Must Nice
Stash, that doesn't sound right. The tax bill I just got was for the second (final) payment for FY2020. The first one came last fall, and was due Oct. 1. This one is due April 1. I don't know what they told your wife down at town hall, but unless you didn't pay the first bill (in which case, it's really overdue), all you can pay now is the second part of FY2020.

Maybe someone is confused. . . .
 
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stash - Tue, Jan 7, 2020, 12:36 P
Must Nice
Wife just went to pay our taxes. All that can be paid is the first half??????????? Nice that the town doesn't want/need the money. We have paid the full year for ever. Never heard of any one not letting you pay a bill. Seeing they have so much now that the mill paid them for past bills, how about giving the folks that bailed the town out a refund????. Ya right.
 
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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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fiddlehead85 - Wed, Dec 11, 2019, 7:32 A
Montague Caroling!
Season's Greetings!

The annual tradition of Montague Holiday Caroling will take place THIS SUNDAY, 12/15, starting at 7:00pm. Anybody interested in singing door-to-door is invited to meet up at the Common Hall, where song books and bells will be provided. Festive garb and good walking shoes are encouraged, and tea or hot cocoa can be provided afterwards at the common hall.

See you there!
 
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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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