Last week’s boil-water order in Montague Center inspires town officials to discuss communication issues and oversight of that water district. Two new shops open in Turners Falls. The Gill-Montague School Committee hears about standardized testing plans for 2017. State legislators lift the solar cap. Our editorial takes on questions of violence, refugees, and humanitiy. Letter writers weigh in on Montague’s tax hike. Selectboard coverage from Erving, Gill, and Montague. TFHS finds success on the gridiron, while Franklin Tech students find inspiration at UMass. And, our man on the street puts passersby on the spot regarding their GOP candidate preferences.
MoRe: Local writers recount tales of stockings, pillow fights, marbles, overcoats, and pennies. A profile of the Falltown String Band. The Gardener’s Companion eases toward winter. A Van Gogh scavenger hunt comes to Sawmill River Arts Gallery. Oystergirl proselytizes in favor of DIY tooth powder and mouthwash. Hallmark students once again provide good police log fodder. Plus: Pet of the Week; the Healthy Geezer; arts and events listings, and more. This issue has to tide you over for two weeks (no paper Thanksgiving week), so grab a copy today and savor it!