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Buckland voters back Mohawk budget

BUCKLAND — By a 65-48 paper ballot vote, Buckland annual town meeting voters approved a $1.9 million Mohawk Trail Regional School District operating assessment, which includes the town’s share of new costs for the district’s free half-day preschool. This gives Mohawk eight out of the 10 weighted votes … 0

Sunderland nursing home sees poor reports

SUNDERLAND — A Sunderland nursing home has seen some poor government inspection reports since it was purchased by an out-of-state company three years ago. The federal Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, which oversee both the federal Medicare program and quality standards in nursing homes, has given the … 0

Firefighters battle blaze on Kelton St. in Orange

ORANGE — The home at 55 Kelton Street broke out in flames a little after 4 p.m. Wednesday. Orange Fire Chief Dennis Annear said multiple calls came in from neighbors. When his team arrived at the scene, they … 0

Colrain approves $2.4 million for high-speed Internet

COLRAIN — Voters in Colrain have approved raising $2.4 million to pay for the town’s share of a high-speed broadband network. The decision followed about an hour of impassioned debate at annual town meeting this week, with opponents taking a stand against using tax dollars to pay for … 0

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  • Leo Lemieux, a dairy farmer from Norton, Vt., and, a self-proclaimed “Vermont hillbilly,” sits on the hood of his 1978 Peterbilt truck at the Western Massachusetts Antique Truck Club of America Truck Show Sunday afternoon at Yankee Candle Corporate Headquarters in Deerfield.
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    Leo Lemieux, a dairy farmer from Norton, Vt., and, a self-proclaimed “Vermont hillbilly,” sits on the hood of his 1978 Peterbilt truck at the Western Massachusetts Antique Truck Club of America Truck Show Sunday afternoon at Yankee Candle Corporate Headquarters in Deerfield. (Recorder/Matt Burkhartt) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Spectators and chaperones wait for Abigail, an 8 1/2 year old Ayrshire cow from Lil-Hi Farm in Ashfield, by the field at the Mohawk Trail Regional School track for the  freshman class' cow plop fundraiser. 180 squares were measured out on the field, each of which was sold in the form of a ticket for $10. The ticket-holder whose square holds the lucky plop wins $500. The money raised by the freshman class is used toward various class activities. Spectators and chaperones waited for over two hours for Abigail to do her duty before they decided to draw tickets out of a hat. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    Spectators and chaperones wait for Abigail, an 8 1/2 year old Ayrshire cow from Lil-Hi Farm in Ashfield, by the field at the Mohawk Trail Regional School track for the freshman class' cow plop fundraiser. 180 squares were measured out on the field, each of which was sold in the form of a ticket for $10. The ticket-holder whose square holds the lucky plop wins $500. The money raised by the freshman class is used toward various class activities. Spectators and chaperones waited for over two hours for Abigail to do her duty before they decided to draw tickets out of a hat. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • You can properly dispose of your tattered and faded American Flags at Fosters in Greenfield where the American Legion collects them for proper disposal, usually by buring.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    You can properly dispose of your tattered and faded American Flags at Fosters in Greenfield where the American Legion collects them for proper disposal, usually by buring. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Steve Brown, working for Historic Deerfield, paints the Old Deerfield Fire House on Monday.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Steve Brown, working for Historic Deerfield, paints the Old Deerfield Fire House on Monday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Chester Dugas of Groton, Connecticut, relaxes in the chairs in front of the Deerfield Inn where he was staying with his wife before the busy summer season at his restaurant, Chester's BBQ.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Chester Dugas of Groton, Connecticut, relaxes in the chairs in front of the Deerfield Inn where he was staying with his wife before the busy summer season at his restaurant, Chester's BBQ. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Debra Horton comments on a proposal for free pre-school as part of the 2015-2016 Mohawk Trail Regional School District budget at the 2015 Ashfield town meeting held at the town hall Saturday. Horton taught the special needs summer pre-school program last year. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    Debra Horton comments on a proposal for free pre-school as part of the 2015-2016 Mohawk Trail Regional School District budget at the 2015 Ashfield town meeting held at the town hall Saturday. Horton taught the special needs summer pre-school program last year. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Ben Hay, 30, plows his field with a tractor off Ashfield Road in Shelburne on Thursday, April 30. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Ben Hay, 30, plows his field with a tractor off Ashfield Road in Shelburne on Thursday, April 30. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Vera Cooper, 8, of the Purple Panthers guards first base during a game against the Lundgren Honda team Saturday morning at Murphy Park. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    Vera Cooper, 8, of the Purple Panthers guards first base during a game against the Lundgren Honda team Saturday morning at Murphy Park. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • A volunteer HVAC worker who asked only to be identified as Jim, helps begin to install a new ventilation hood at Adams Donuts on Federal Street in Greenfield Saturday morning. The installation of the new hood and fire suppression system was made possible by fundraisers, raising more than $18,000. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    A volunteer HVAC worker who asked only to be identified as Jim, helps begin to install a new ventilation hood at Adams Donuts on Federal Street in Greenfield Saturday morning. The installation of the new hood and fire suppression system was made possible by fundraisers, raising more than $18,000. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Doggie meet and greet atop Sachems Head as Dixie plays with Reba as Reba's person watches on a recent afternoon. Recorder/Paul Franz

    Doggie meet and greet atop Sachems Head as Dixie plays with Reba as Reba's person watches on a recent afternoon. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Nate Rogers of Greenfield plants tomato seeds in one of the greenhouses at Just Roots Farm in Greenfield. 

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    Nate Rogers of Greenfield plants tomato seeds in one of the greenhouses at Just Roots Farm in Greenfield. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Rain didn't keep pedestrians off Main Street in Greenfield Monday afternoon. Recorder/Paul Franz

    Rain didn't keep pedestrians off Main Street in Greenfield Monday afternoon. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

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