JUNE 9, 2016 – In Gill, a pack of canines kill a cow and two calves and spark debate about politics and genetics. Wendell inches forward on the last-mile broadband project. Iconic Turners buildings see one more renaissance. TFHS and FCTS graduates celebrate; TFHS softball advances in the playoffs. Our correspondent Joe Parzych has the dirt on the goings-on at the Turners Falls Airport. In Erving, library-IT issues simmer while hope springs anew at the International Paper parcel. Montague Water Pollution Control Facility issues remain front and center in our editorial; letter writers opine on rattlesnakes and announce athletic club scholarships.
MoRe: Nina goes shad fishing. Greenfield’s Full Disclosure Festival highlights artistic collaborations. A pivotal figure in the transcontinental railroad has ties to Greenfield. West Along the River reflects — quietly — on the new season. Our reviewer looks at the remake of Roots. Part V of Turners Falls Goes to War follows the experiences of one member of Company L. Oystergirl examines just what “natural” means. Plus: highlights from the Montague and Gill police logs; the Healthy Geezer talks genetic testing; the latest from the Farmers Market; MCTV listings; and could the Pet of the Week be your missing link?