Greenfield Recorder – Montague Notebook: March 29, 2024

The Brick House Community Resource Center at 24 Third St. in Turners Falls will host a spring sustainability event in partnership with Just Roots on Wednesday, April 17, from 6 to 8 p.m
Personnel file photo/Paul Franz

Sustainability event planned for April 17th

TURNERS FALLS — The Brick House Community Resource Center at 24 Third St. will host a spring sustainability event in collaboration with Just Roots on Wednesday, April 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. Families cook and eat dinner together and plant herb seeds in a pot to take home.

Register at For questions (or to register by phone or email), email [email protected] or call 413-800-2208.

Meditation for
Senior starts
in May

TURNERS FALLS – The Gill-Montague Senior Center and Amherst Senior Center are sponsoring a six-week Mindfulness Meditation for Seniors course beginning in May.

Classes will be held in Amherst on Wednesdays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. starting May 22nd and in Turners Falls on Thursdays from 3 to 5 p.m. starting May 23rd. Seniors ages 55 and older from any city in Massachusetts can enroll in both courses. Thanks to funding from the senior centers, there is a reduced fee of $75 for the six-week series.

The course is aimed specifically at seniors and offers gentle stretching exercises (on or next to a chair), deep relaxation, traditional meditation and practical skills that can help manage the stress of everyday life. Instructor Jean Erlbaum was trained in mindfulness-based stress reduction at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester and has been teaching in the Pioneer Valley since 1972.

Advance registration is required. For more information about the courses, contact Erlbaum at 413-230-1518 or [email protected].

The city is conducting camera inspections to find the source of the water intrusion

MONTAGUE – The results of a camera inspection of the side sewer were discussed at Monday's Selectboard meeting.

According to City Manager Steven Ellis, this happened after the city noticed a significant influx of what appeared to be groundwater into the wastewater collection system. Two source points have been identified, originating from lateral connections along Federal Street in Millers Falls. A subcontractor was hired to provide a specialized camera to examine the source of the inflow.

“The study confirmed that there were breaks in the old pipes [Department of Public Works] “We are working to begin excavation and investigation in the hopes of closing these wells as quickly as possible,” Ellis said.

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