The big story: Kinder Morgan suspends plans for the Northeast Energy Direct pipeline! As many in our region breathe a sigh of relief, our editorial reminds us of the interplay between energy policy and working-class economic realities. In other news: A new gun shop on Avenue A takes some by surprise. TFFD voters say yes to two more firefighters. As annual town meetings approach, GMRSD seeks budget compromise from the towns, and we take a closer look at state aid to schools. We talk with the three candidates vying for an Erving selectboard seat. TFHS welcomes 12 other schools to a regional student council meeting. Gill considers joining a fire services regionalization study, while Leverett reviews the warrant for their April 30 town meeting. Hallmark is “evaluating its program offerings.” And, our April poetry page features the work of Christopher Janke.
MoRe: Erin McKeown and a Hamilton sing-along come to the Shea this weekend. The latest installation from Jinx recalls bad boys, nickel serials, and old-school recycling. The Gardener’s Companion waxes philosophical. Montague Catholic Social Ministries hosts “A Celebration of Healing.” A rundown of the week in sports at TFHS. A look at the Make-a-Wish foundation. The Healthy Geezer walks us through types of dialysis. Plus: Pet of the Week; Modern Voids; MCTV listings; the Montague Police Log; and tons of events to add to your social calendar (including our Spring Showers fundraiser on April 30!).