A well-known Turners Falls boarding house is condemned by the Board of Health. A 1972 pickup truck is passed around in Wendell but can’t seem to find a place to call home. Local businesses celebrate openings and anniversaries. Tensions remain high at the Gill-Montague School Committee’s latest meeting, but there’s some good news as well. The Leverett selectboard talks cemeteries, forests, and roads. The window for input on proposed FRTA route changes is about to close — say your piece! A roundup of TFHS sports. Our editorial compares the Zeitgeists of Turners Falls in 1885 versus now. And, an update on the paddler found portaging in Montague City earlier this month.
MoRe: A local dollmaker finds inspiration in art, ancestry, and spirit. “Evil Dead” promises to be a bloody mess at the Shea. Old sinks rise again in Gardner. In West Along the River, procrastination yields dividends. A group art exhibit at the Discovery Center looks at the nature of life. Plus: Weird Healing: Pets of the Week; the Healthy Geezer; police logs from Montague and Erving; National Breast Cancer Awareness Month; a review of Bryan Gillig’s latest record; the usual spectacular assortment of arts and event listings; and a whole page of poetry by featured artist Alice Thomas.