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Green River friends issue trash spotters alert

GREENFIELD – If you run across any tires, appliances or other large junk on the banks of local rivers this summer, the Friends of the Green River, a chapter of the Deerfield River Watershed Association, wants to know about it so it can be cleaned up. Friends volunteers … 0

County selectmen’s association grapples with school spending

GREENFIELD — Borrowing the language of climate change, UMass planning consultant Mark Hamin told selectmen they can adapt to or mitigate the effects of an aging population and shrinking tax base relative to rising school costs. “Adaptation is, how do we maximize the existing resources and existing facilities? … 0

Movie, music streaming service coming to Greenfield library

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Public Library is making available thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks starting Wednesday, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with Hoopla Digital. Library card holders can now download the free Hoopla Digital mobile app on their Android … 0

5 charities to benefit from 37th Bridge of Flowers road race

SHELBURNE FALLS — The 37th annual Shelburne Falls Classic Bridge of Flowers Race will take place on Aug. 8, and again benefit local charities. The race begins with the Steve Lewis Subaru 3K Charity Run & Walk at 8:15 a.m. The 10K main event starts at 9 a.m. … 0

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    • Rafters from Zoar Outdoor jump from one raft to the next as they drift downteh Connecticut River near the French King Bridge on Monday. Recorder/Paul Franz

      Rafters from Zoar Outdoor jump from one raft to the next as they drift downteh Connecticut River near the French King Bridge on Monday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

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Balloonist Richard Guisto of Areostat Promotions takes a couple on a ride over the Connecticut River from Whately to Sunderland.

      Glenn Woods photo Balloonist Richard Guisto of Areostat Promotions takes a couple on a ride over the Connecticut River from Whately to Sunderland.

    • Farm workers work in a field on Mill Village Road near Historic Deerfield Monday June 22. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

      Farm workers work in a field on Mill Village Road near Historic Deerfield Monday June 22. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

    • These wild turkies were perhaps sunning themselves, or contemplating crossing,  as they perch on a rock on the Deerfield River in Charlemont. Recorder/Paul Franz

      These wild turkies were perhaps sunning themselves, or contemplating crossing, as they perch on a rock on the Deerfield River in Charlemont. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

    • Sebastian Seward, 9, on left, of Ashfield, and Ben Thompson, 10, also of Ashfield, jump off of the diving board into Ashfield lake at the private beach for residents, Wednesday afternoon, June 24. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

      Sebastian Seward, 9, on left, of Ashfield, and Ben Thompson, 10, also of Ashfield, jump off of the diving board into Ashfield lake at the private beach for residents, Wednesday afternoon, June 24. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

    • Fly fishing instructor Walt Geryk of Hatfield demonstrates the Spey casting method on the Deerfield River in Charlemont on Tuesday, June 24, where he was teaching a lesson.  The method employs a longer rod that uses two hands to keep the line in front, eliminating the need for a back cast in tight spots. 
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      Fly fishing instructor Walt Geryk of Hatfield demonstrates the Spey casting method on the Deerfield River in Charlemont on Tuesday, June 24, where he was teaching a lesson. The method employs a longer rod that uses two hands to keep the line in front, eliminating the need for a back cast in tight spots. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

    • Kestral Osman, of Ashfield and Anja Alden of Brattleboro Vermont, both of the IBIT dance company of Brattleboro Vermont, perform a dance number at Greenfield's Energy Park Tuesday June 23. Osman and Anja will be performing at the Southern Vermont Dance Festival which takes place in Brattleboro July 16-19. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

      Kestral Osman, of Ashfield and Anja Alden of Brattleboro Vermont, both of the IBIT dance company of Brattleboro Vermont, perform a dance number at Greenfield's Energy Park Tuesday June 23. Osman and Anja will be performing at the Southern Vermont Dance Festival which takes place in Brattleboro July 16-19. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

    • Having a hand stand contest during little league Friday night at Lunt 
Field are Kiera Lewandowski, 10, of Shelburne, Ryan Blanchard, 10, of Greenfield and Isabel Miller, 10, of Greenfield. Recorder/Paul Franz

      Having a hand stand contest during little league Friday night at Lunt Field are Kiera Lewandowski, 10, of Shelburne, Ryan Blanchard, 10, of Greenfield and Isabel Miller, 10, of Greenfield. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

    • Students at the Sheffield Elementary School in Montague did a 'wave by' as they left for the last day of school  last week, with all the walking students standing in front of the school with their teachers waving to the bus students as they left for the last time this year. Greenfield ended its school year on Monday.
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      Students at the Sheffield Elementary School in Montague did a 'wave by' as they left for the last day of school last week, with all the walking students standing in front of the school with their teachers waving to the bus students as they left for the last time this year. Greenfield ended its school year on Monday. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

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Water flows over the dam in Shelburne Falls after recent down pours swelling the Deerfield.

      Recorder/Paul Franz Water flows over the dam in Shelburne Falls after recent down pours swelling the Deerfield. Purchase photo reprints »

    • Brendan Austin of Greenfield gets trounced by a abucket of cold water at the Hillside Park splash pad in Greenfield on a warm Friday afternoon.Recorder/Paul Franz

      Brendan Austin of Greenfield gets trounced by a abucket of cold water at the Hillside Park splash pad in Greenfield on a warm Friday afternoon.Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

    • Annabella Dimartino, 7, in pink, of Petersham and Velouria Menegoni, 7½, of Turners Falls examine rocks that they collected from the bottom of the Green River on Green River Road in Greenfield on Wednesday., June 17. Dimartino was visiting this spot with her mother, Haley O'Neil, and Menegoni was accompanied by her parents Bridgette Chaffee and Chris Menegoni. The parents are old friends whose daughters now attend the same school together. 
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      Annabella Dimartino, 7, in pink, of Petersham and Velouria Menegoni, 7½, of Turners Falls examine rocks that they collected from the bottom of the Green River on Green River Road in Greenfield on Wednesday., June 17. Dimartino was visiting this spot with her mother, Haley O'Neil, and Menegoni was accompanied by her parents Bridgette Chaffee and Chris Menegoni. The parents are old friends whose daughters now attend the same school together. (Recorder/Matt Burkhartt) Purchase photo reprints »

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