FED UP HEALTH DIRECTOR PROMISES POOP TICKETS. We’ve got the scoop. Also in Montague: full selectboard coverage; town manager Frank Abbondanzio is back on the job; a guest editorial from Montague Community Cable, Inc.; Part 2 of An Eye on Town Finances, and the latest on efforts to bring broadband to all. In the towns: A Leverett resident recounts her experiences chasing storms in Tornado Alley. We’ve got selectboard coverage and police logs from Erving, plus highlights from Wendell’s selectboard and notes from the town clerk. Our editorial wonders whether a “Trump effect” is coming to local government. And, TFHS boys’ basketball is still in the hunt for a playoff spot.
MoRe: Meet the Bunwinkies! Read about the cool history of ice harvesting. Come out to honor the roots of jazz and blues in Turners. Check out NatureCulture, our monthly science page. Oystergirl continues her series on hygiene history, while the Healthy Geezer offers part 1 of 3 on heart attacks. Plus: Weird Healing, the Montague Police Log, Pet of the Week, arts and events listings and reviews, and much, much more. (Last but not least: The Skatepark is open!)