Hundreds take to Avenue A in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Later that same evening, tempers flare at the second TFHS mascot (or is it logo?) forum. Full coverage of both events in this week’s Section A. More from Montague: Vets are honored; town treasurer revs her engine and rides off into the sunset; we break down votes by precinct; and congrats to Western Mass champion TFHS Football. In Erving, the selectboard approves a slight tax increase and works towards a Green Communities grant. Gill frets over a new records law and takes care of business. Leverett welcomes a new police chief and celebrates the completion of one bridge (two more to go). Plus: letters and editorials address the post-election United States and the TFHS logo (or is it mascot?).
MoRe: One hot week in TF for music lovers; one cold winter on tap, says NOAA. West Along the River welcomes unexpected November guests. An up-and-coming local author captivates in Greenfield. This month’s Poetry Page showcases another local author: Wendell poet Paul Redmond. Plus: tons of arts and events listings; the ever-popular Montague Cryptojam; Pet of the Week; police logs from Montague, Erving, and Gill; and much more. No paper on Thanksgiving, so make this one last! We’ll see you again on December 1.
Take a trip down Memory Lane, aka Avenue A, in our latest historical edition. In it you’ll find little bits & pieces from every town paper we could find from this week dating back to 1872, strung together like popcorn and hung up just for you!
The Montague Reporter sometimes finds itself retracing the footprints of the village’s earlier weeklies thanks to the staff of the Montague public libraries, who have carefully preserved this motherlode for generations. Pick up paper copy at your favorite newsstand, or point your browser to montague.advantage-preservation.com.
As TFHS athletes continue to shine on the field, the off-field debate regarding their mascot intensifies. Full coverage of this week’s GMRSD school committee meeting, plus letters and a guest editorial, in this week’s issue. Also: Selectboard coverage from Erving, Wendell, and Montague (whose meeting clocked in at under seven minutes!); your chance to view film footage of Montague from 1929; and brave volunteers bundle up and haul trash from the river. Wishing you were more current on science? NatureCulture has reading suggestions, plus a moon calendar, event listings, and a look at Samhain. And, our communities mourn the loss of a beloved educator, coach, and athlete.
MoRe: Lost & Found Fashion Show recap! A Turners Falls postman calls it a career after 37 years. Part III of On Melville’s Trail. A fresh coat of paint for the Montague Senior Center. Our critic breaks down the MacGyver remake. What’s that wheeking sound? Must be Pet of the Week! Plus: Weird Healing, Healthy Geezer, MCTV listings, and more.
State police seizure of Wendell residents’ medical marijuana plants raises questions of privacy, legality, and health care. Selectboard coverage from Erving, Gill, Leverett, and Montague. The latest from the Leverett school committee. The week in TFHS sports. Our annual photo of the canal drawdown. Plus, a plethora of letters — thank you, letter writers!
MoRe: A look back at the devastating effects of yellow fever. Part 2 of On Melville’s Trail. A profile of a local biographer extraordinaire. The Gardener’s Companion has the end of season blues. Our monthly Spanish language page, Aquí se habla español, is back. The Pet of the Week seeks a sweet home with you. The Healthy Geezer is hip to your woes. Plus: police logs, TV reviews, arts and events listings, and much more.
Read the latest on Montague PD’s suspension from its prescription drug drop-off program and a regional anti-crime task force. Musicians, rejoice: Replay Gear is coming to Turners! Gill’s selectboard reviews part-time employees, while Leverett discusses the effects of water turmoil in Amherst. We’ve got a preview of the TFHS fall sports season. Our editorial looks at issues of fossil fuel development and land sovereignty. Letter writers address the Gill-Montague Education Fund, provide additional details about the charter school ballot question, and promote apples for the taking.
MoRe: Oystergirl walks us through making broth. A community-minded Wendell writer “starts all things literary, and carries them out with stealth.” The Gardener’s Companion enjoys a summer’s bounty while looking ahead to the next growing season. Local designers prepare to “flaunt the glorious unnecessary” in the latest incarnation of a beloved fashion tradition, TF-style. Looking for the Children’s Page? It’s landed in Section A this week — check it out and make some corn dolls. Plus: 100 Years of the Big E, Weird Healing, Pet of the Week, Weirdnesses of the Thyroid, the latest Farmers Market interview, the Montague Police Log, and arts and events listings to fill up your weekend.