Montague police: couple ambushed, robbed at gunpoint

TURNERS FALLS — One man was arrested and three suspects are at large after a gunpoint robbery in an Avenue A apartment. Two victims, a husband and wife from Warren, were taken to Baystate Franklin Medical Center to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries to their faces, heads and … 0

National road salt pinch felt in local prices

New England, as elsewhere, is feeling the pinch from the past winter’s snowstorms in parts of the country usually untouched by the cold stuff. High demand has strained supplies of road salt, and the Associated Press has reported that prices are up around the country. Franklin County is … 0

Northfield Highway Dept. supt.’s land to be new salt/sand shed

NORTHFIELD — If the town buys a plot of land from its Highway Department superintendent, he’ll get to visit it often. The annual town meeting approved $200,000 to buy land and to build a salt and sand shed. Highway Superintendent Thomas Walker was the low bidder, offering his … 0

GCC, other community colleges split $20M to invest in STEM

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College is one of 15 schools statewide to get a slice of $20 million to promote programs and train prospective workers in science, technology, engineering and math. In a consortia, 15 community colleges across the state were selected by the federal Department of Labor … 0

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  • Falls foliage begins to come out around a farm along Old Greenfield Road in Montague on Monday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Falls foliage begins to come out around a farm along Old Greenfield Road in Montague on Monday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Turners Falls Fire Chief Robert J. Escott Jr. swears in new Deputy Fire Chief John Zellmann on Wednesday night at the fire station. Kyle Cogswell was also promoted to captain, and call firefighter Brandon Ambo was made a full-time firefighter. 
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    Turners Falls Fire Chief Robert J. Escott Jr. swears in new Deputy Fire Chief John Zellmann on Wednesday night at the fire station. Kyle Cogswell was also promoted to captain, and call firefighter Brandon Ambo was made a full-time firefighter. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) Purchase photo reprints »

  • A kitten named Baby checks out a pumpkin in Orange on Thursday. Recorder/Paul Franz

    A kitten named Baby checks out a pumpkin in Orange on Thursday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Apryl Green takes advantage of her job at Apex Orchards in Shelburne to pick her dessert as she takes her lunch break on Monday.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Apryl Green takes advantage of her job at Apex Orchards in Shelburne to pick her dessert as she takes her lunch break on Monday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Fall colors are starting to turn in the center of Colrain and around the valley. Recorder/Paul Franz

    Fall colors are starting to turn in the center of Colrain and around the valley. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Classic cars crowd the Nancy Gifford football practice field at Franklin County Technical School on Saturday during the Cool Rides Car Show.  (Recorder/Micky Bedell)

    Classic cars crowd the Nancy Gifford football practice field at Franklin County Technical School on Saturday during the Cool Rides Car Show. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) Purchase photo reprints »

  • An unidentified cyclist rejoices under friendly September skies Sunday during the inaugural Northfield Triathlon on the picturesque Northfield Mountain trail system maintained by Northeast Utilities.
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    An unidentified cyclist rejoices under friendly September skies Sunday during the inaugural Northfield Triathlon on the picturesque Northfield Mountain trail system maintained by Northeast Utilities. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • An unidentified paddler works his way through a placid Connecticut River Sunday during the inaugural Northfield Triathlon hosted by Northeast Utilities at its beautifully groomed Northfield Mountain facilty.
Recorder/Micky Bedell

    An unidentified paddler works his way through a placid Connecticut River Sunday during the inaugural Northfield Triathlon hosted by Northeast Utilities at its beautifully groomed Northfield Mountain facilty. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

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    Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Aliza Fassler, 19, of Greenfield removes trash from the Green River on Saturday during the Source to Sea Cleanup with help from Luke Toritto and Sarah Boles (not shown). Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Aliza Fassler, 19, of Greenfield removes trash from the Green River on Saturday during the Source to Sea Cleanup with help from Luke Toritto and Sarah Boles (not shown). Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • A paving machine pushes along a dump truck supplying it with hot asphalt mixed with aggregate laying down four smooth ribbons of pavement as Federal Street from Main to Maple streets was resurfaced Friday morning. Shelburne Falls Coffee Roasters reported a brisk business despite the inconvenience to its regulars.
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    A paving machine pushes along a dump truck supplying it with hot asphalt mixed with aggregate laying down four smooth ribbons of pavement as Federal Street from Main to Maple streets was resurfaced Friday morning. Shelburne Falls Coffee Roasters reported a brisk business despite the inconvenience to its regulars. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Seniors enjoyed free doughnuts, cider, a wagon ride and apple picking on Pine Hill Orchard in Colrain on Wednesday during Apple Day, sponsored by the Colrain Council on Aging for Colrain residents and the Friends of West County Seniors for surrounding towns. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Seniors enjoyed free doughnuts, cider, a wagon ride and apple picking on Pine Hill Orchard in Colrain on Wednesday during Apple Day, sponsored by the Colrain Council on Aging for Colrain residents and the Friends of West County Seniors for surrounding towns. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »