Are you ready for Family Fish Day? A roving shad in TF has been drumming up interest — details in this week’s issue. Plus: Murder suspect’s body recovered from river; MassDOT takes action in response to French King Bridge suicides. Details on this week’s Page A1. In the towns: Montague squeezes in an extra selectboard meeting to discuss WPCF staffing issues and tinker with the noise ordinance. Wendell gears up for its annual town meeting. Gill mulls over vehicle purchases. On Leverett’s agenda: the school committee, the energy committee, and the tax committee. GMRSD plans a youth jobs program and considers cutting a nurse position. A TFHS sports regular season recap; a look at the DIAL/SELF program; and a banner crop of letters and editorials round out Section A.
MoRe: Pop auteur to visit Brick House; storytellers describe local landscapes in a cool basement; the Gardener’s Companion finds that it’s suddenly summer; remembering Mason and Ina, a Wendell couple whose wildlife sanctuary is their living legacy; antique loom freed from library closet; Part IV of Turners Falls Goes to War; musical connections in our communities; police logs from Montague and Erving; NatureCulture, our monthly science page; and the usual assortment of features, listings, and fun.