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Bulletin board: Mohawk Trail baseball, softball teams each win 1-run games
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Trailing 7-2 in the fourth inning, the Mohawk Trail baseball team sprung to life on Tuesday.The Warriors scored three times in the fourth and followed that with four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning en route to an impressive 9-8 victory over Pathfinder in an independent baseball game in Buckla...
Data shows local opioid deaths soaring amid pandemic
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Robert Daignault can remember driving his wife, Amanda, from hospital to hospital in 2020, looking for a doctor to prescribe pain medication for her recurring bout of shingles.Amanda Daignault, who was battling an opioid addiction, was often overlooked as someone trying to get her hands on prescript...
Assistant planner: Erving at a crossroads with former International Paper mill
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ERVING — After receiving zero proposals for redevelopment of the former International Paper mill by the May 13 procurement deadline, town officials are looking to gather community input as to how to move forward.The property at 8 Papermill Road, valued at nearly $1.49 million between the land and bu...
Book Review: ‘The Life and Times of Almira Fay Leavitt Cox’
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‘The Life and Times of Almira Fay Leavitt Cox’ by Almira Cox, edited and appended by Lark Thwing (independently published, 251 pages, $19.95)I never met Almira Leavitt Cox (1884-1958). I have met her daughter, several of her grandchildren, and several of her great-grandchildren.The Cox family was he...
Fit to Play with Jim Johnson: Fast twitch softball
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A few years back I had the misfortune of being in the emergency room at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. As I was leaving I saw several pairs of cleats sticking out of various curtains. I asked the emergency room physician about this and he said, “Softball started today. This happens every year.” Interest...
PHOTOS: Residents gather for peace, reproductive rights
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Erving bridge replacement, community access TV highlight Town Meeting warrant
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ERVING — Funding the replacement of the Church Street Bridge, as well as the potential for catalyzing a multi-year community access television contract, highlight the 25-article warrant set to come before Annual Town Meeting voters on Wednesday.The meeting will convene in Erving Elementary School’s...
Shared mental health clinician begins service in Erving, neighboring towns
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ERVING — Clinician Leeanne Hadsel began her duty serving alongside local police departments last week, marking what she called a “cultural” next step forward in providing mental health services to those in crisis.Motivated by a regional history of mental health-related crises and acknowledgement tha...
And Then What Happened?: Who takes care of you?
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I work a lot.I’m not complaining about that because my work lets me revel in being one of the world’s last old-school, paint-by-hand, computer-free sign writers. And more fun, I get to be an even rarer type of sign writer that my dad used to tell me stories about when I was a kid: an itinerant one.B...
No surprises in Erving’s uncontested races
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ERVING — The town election went as anticipated on Monday, with all candidates winning seats in uncontested races.Twenty-eight of the town’s 1,258 registered voters showed up to the polls, making for a 2.23% turnout. Town Clerk Richard Newton said the low turnout could likely be attributed to a lack...