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Love and Chocolate Concert: Tonight NORTHFIELD — Trinitarian Congregational Church will present a “Love and Chocolate” concert tonight at 7 p.m., in the sanctuary. Grace Olmsted will be singing a set of standard love songs from the 1940s … 0

Faith Matters: We want to be a house of prayer

(Editor’s note: The following is a submission to The Recorder’s weekly column titled “Faith Matters.” Each Saturday, a different faith leader in Franklin County offers a personal religious perspective in this space. An accompanying sidebar offers a brief … 0

Martin seeks ‘breather year’ for Greenfield budget; Mayor aims for no increase to budget, no reduction in services

GREENFIELD — Residents will likely not see a significant expansion or reduction in town services during the budget year that begins July 1, according to Mayor William Martin, who said he’s also hoping to reduce the tax rate. … 0

MBI ‘Last Mile’ overseer Nakajima quits

Eric Nakajima, the man who was to have shepherded the build-out of “Last Mile” broadband to most of Western Massachusetts, has stepped down from his job. Nakajima, who visited most of the unserved and underserved hilltowns this fall … 0

  • Cheri Karbone of Deerfield runs the Canalside Rail Trail as it passes over the Connectictu river from Deerfield to Montague. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz

    Cheri Karbone of Deerfield runs the Canalside Rail Trail as it passes over the Connectictu river from Deerfield to Montague. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Prayer flags flap in the wind, strung over the frozen pond at the Leverett Peace Pagoda, Wednesday, January 27. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

    Prayer flags flap in the wind, strung over the frozen pond at the Leverett Peace Pagoda, Wednesday, January 27. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • A horse grazes in a pasture on East River Street in Orange Saturday, January 30. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

    A horse grazes in a pasture on East River Street in Orange Saturday, January 30. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • An old passenger rail car waits out winter at the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum in Buckland on Monday. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz

    An old passenger rail car waits out winter at the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum in Buckland on Monday. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Rev. Heather Blais and parishioner Steve Houghton offer up ashes in front of the St. James Church in Greenfield in an “Ashes to Go” service. 
Recorder Staff/Paul Franz

    Rev. Heather Blais and parishioner Steve Houghton offer up ashes in front of the St. James Church in Greenfield in an “Ashes to Go” service. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Ashley LaCross of Mohawk competes in the slalom during the PVIAC Individual Championships Tuesday at Berkshire East in Charlemont. The  seventh-grader finished sixth in the event, and placed eighth in the combined (slalom and giant slalom) times.  Recorder Staff/Paul Franz

    Ashley LaCross of Mohawk competes in the slalom during the PVIAC Individual Championships Tuesday at Berkshire East in Charlemont. The seventh-grader finished sixth in the event, and placed eighth in the combined (slalom and giant slalom) times. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • The United Way collected at least 500 bags of nonperishable food items for their "Supper for Six" food drive at the Stoneleigh-Burnham School on Tuesday, Feb. 9. 
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    The United Way collected at least 500 bags of nonperishable food items for their "Supper for Six" food drive at the Stoneleigh-Burnham School on Tuesday, Feb. 9. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • John Sendelbach makes bug parts out of fork tines in his Shelburne Falls metal working studio on Wednesday. He uses the fork tines for legs and spoon for the body. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz

    John Sendelbach makes bug parts out of fork tines in his Shelburne Falls metal working studio on Wednesday. He uses the fork tines for legs and spoon for the body. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • A couple Canada Geese float in a channel of water on the Connecticut River at Unity Park Sunday, January 31. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

    A couple Canada Geese float in a channel of water on the Connecticut River at Unity Park Sunday, January 31. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Dragos Nichita, 14, of Greenfield, flies over a mound of snow on his sled at Beacon Field in Greenfield, Monday, February 8. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

    Dragos Nichita, 14, of Greenfield, flies over a mound of snow on his sled at Beacon Field in Greenfield, Monday, February 8. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • A light snow falls quietly around Bardwells Ferry Bridge spanning the Deerfield River from Conway to Shelburne on Monday. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz

    A light snow falls quietly around Bardwells Ferry Bridge spanning the Deerfield River from Conway to Shelburne on Monday. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • John Webb of Greenfield plays his harmonica on Main Street, beside Green Fields Market. Webb, who's been playing harmonica since 1997, exclusively plays gospel hymns.
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    John Webb of Greenfield plays his harmonica on Main Street, beside Green Fields Market. Webb, who's been playing harmonica since 1997, exclusively plays gospel hymns. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

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