CONDOS ON THE CANAL? Montague hears from a developer who has big plans for Building 11. The Swift River School Committee stands with teachers and parents who oppose PARCC testing, while the Gill-Montague School Committee discusses proposed changes to the formula for state aid for schools. A Sheffield fourth grade class comes in first (out of 4200 classes!) in a national literacy software competition. A Greenfield veteran discusses the moral injuries sustained in war and poetry’s role in the healing process. Our high school all-stars take the court and do us proud. A guest editorialist calls us on our “rare, pure, utter editorial hopelessness” in last week’s piece on climate change and urges us to keep striving for sustainability. Letter writers petition on behalf of Leverett’s transfer station, express gratitude for Christopher Sawyer-Lauçanno’s poetry and our coverage thereof; and inquire about police logs beyond Montague and Erving. Plus: selectboard notes from Erving, Gill, Leverett, and Montague.
MoRe: Goth carpenter tricks out local churches. Math rock, jazz, and Dada converge at the Brick House this weekend: bring earplugs and a calculator. In West Along the River, Part 2 of the Indian Narratives features the Aquinnah Wampanoag account of the massacre at Great Falls. Sirum Equipment’s annual open house brings all the tractor fans to the yard: we’ve got exclusive coverage. ¡Todos a votar! Our Spanish Language page is back. Four Winds students work at their own level; TFHS students present A Little Shop of Horrors; a feline couple seeks a home; the Healthy Geezer researches hand disorders; police logs from Erving, Gill (!), and Montague, and more arts and event listings than you ever dreamed of. On newsstands now!