Artists ask: What’s going to happen to Arts Block?

GREENFIELD — Artists throughout the county and beyond are waiting to hear whether the Arts Block will survive and continue as is so that they have a place in the heart of Greenfield in which to perform. Edward Wierzbowski, owner of the Arts Block on the corner of … 0

Whately deadlocks on consensus building

WHATELY — Voters this week deadlocked over a plan to spend money on consensus building. Town Moderator Paul Fleuriel had to break at 23-23 tie at a special town meeting Tuesday to approve spending $10,000 to hold a series of meetings and public forums about what should be … 0

Turners Falls High School hangs onto Level 2 status

TURNERS FALLS — The Turners Falls High School is actually a higher-ranked, Level 2 school under the state’s accountability status despite its being ranked earlier as a Level 3 school. The changed ranking was due to the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education miscalculating the school’s participation … 0

New charges for alleged insurance fraud ringleader

GREENFIELD — The alleged leader of an auto insurance fraud ring has been indicted on nearly 30 new charges. Lefen “Helen” Chen, 55, of Flushing, N.Y., is scheduled to be arraigned on 29 new charges of insurance fraud, perjury and conspiracy Wednesday. Chen is accused of being the … 0

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  • A llama rests under the bright red leaves of a tree on South Cross Road in Gill on Wednesday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    A llama rests under the bright red leaves of a tree on South Cross Road in Gill on Wednesday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Crows take flight from a field in Deerfield off Old Ferry Road on Monday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Crows take flight from a field in Deerfield off Old Ferry Road on Monday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • A colorful long exposure photograph of theConnecticut River flowing past the French King Bridge  during foliage season in  Franklin County.
Submitted by Terri Cappucci.

    A colorful long exposure photograph of theConnecticut River flowing past the French King Bridge during foliage season in Franklin County. Submitted by Terri Cappucci.

  • Northfield resident dogs and handlers make their way down Main Street on Saturday while judges deliberate on the winners of the Dickinson Memorial Library's fifth annual dog show. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Northfield resident dogs and handlers make their way down Main Street on Saturday while judges deliberate on the winners of the Dickinson Memorial Library's fifth annual dog show. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Meg VanDyck, Rebecca Rideout, Lori Holmes Clark and Brooke Paige of Lori Holmes Clark and Company perform "Sweet Slice of Life!" for the Double Take Fringe Festival on Friday in the upstairs of Greenfield's Hope and Olive Restaurant. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Meg VanDyck, Rebecca Rideout, Lori Holmes Clark and Brooke Paige of Lori Holmes Clark and Company perform "Sweet Slice of Life!" for the Double Take Fringe Festival on Friday in the upstairs of Greenfield's Hope and Olive Restaurant. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Emmett Owens, 2 1/2, of Greenfield picks out the perfect pumpkin at Fairview Gardens in Northfield where he was with his grandmother on Friday.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Emmett Owens, 2 1/2, of Greenfield picks out the perfect pumpkin at Fairview Gardens in Northfield where he was with his grandmother on Friday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Big moo, little moo, a newborn calf is checked out by an adult cow along Mill Village Rd in Deerfield.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Big moo, little moo, a newborn calf is checked out by an adult cow along Mill Village Rd in Deerfield. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Members of the Greenfield High School Class of 1939 Mildred Dimond Grant, Dorothy Maley Conklin, Anne Metelica Maloney and William Shumway gathered at the Country Club of Greenfield to celebrate their 75th Class Reunion on Thursday.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Members of the Greenfield High School Class of 1939 Mildred Dimond Grant, Dorothy Maley Conklin, Anne Metelica Maloney and William Shumway gathered at the Country Club of Greenfield to celebrate their 75th Class Reunion on Thursday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • These Colrain cows lie down in their pasture as a gentle mist falls in the County on Wednesday. Recorder/Paul Franz

    These Colrain cows lie down in their pasture as a gentle mist falls in the County on Wednesday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • A snake slithers through fallen leaves in Charlemont. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    A snake slithers through fallen leaves in Charlemont. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Greenfield Firefighter Brian Godin in talks fire safety with kindergarten students at the Discovery School at Four Corners on Wednesday telling them to stay low if there is smoke in a room.Recorder/Paul Franz

    Greenfield Firefighter Brian Godin in talks fire safety with kindergarten students at the Discovery School at Four Corners on Wednesday telling them to stay low if there is smoke in a room.Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Leaves flutter in the wind off a tree in Charlemont on Tuesday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Leaves flutter in the wind off a tree in Charlemont on Tuesday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »