GCC in line to get slight increase in state funding

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College is in line to see an increase of $310,000 to $450,000 in state funding this year, which may be enough to convince trustees to again freeze student fees. President Robert Pura said fee hikes will come up in budget discussions with his staff … 0

Andrews opposes pipeline project

ORANGE — Rep. Denise Andrews, D-Orange, says she’s opposed to the gas pipeline that’s been planned to cross Franklin County and the North Quabbin region and would be willing to get arrested to stop it. Andrews, the first area legislator to publicly come out in opposition to the … 0

Resignation letter raises Ashfield board’s ire

ASHFIELD — Parting may be “such sweet sorrow” for Shakespeare, but not for the Ashfield Selectboard, where two indignant board members Tuesday night fumed against the third member’s four-page scathing letter of resignation. Selectboard chairman Thomas Carter wanted to know why Paullette Leukhardt chose to resign from the … 0

Hatfield man faces drug charges

GREENFIELD — A Hatfield man faces several drug charges after police say they found a cache of different drugs in his car during a traffic stop. George Gay, 22, of 17 Scotland Road, was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of morphine, … 0

  • Barry Scott of Turners Falls launches off a ramp set up in the alley beside The Brick House Community Resource Center on Tuesday. A skater for over 18 years, Scott is new to the area and discovered the Unity Skate Park when searching for people to skate with. There will be a silent auction of skateboard decks on Saturday, along with live music, to benefit efforts to build the park. 
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    Barry Scott of Turners Falls launches off a ramp set up in the alley beside The Brick House Community Resource Center on Tuesday. A skater for over 18 years, Scott is new to the area and discovered the Unity Skate Park when searching for people to skate with. There will be a silent auction of skateboard decks on Saturday, along with live music, to benefit efforts to build the park. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Cows graze in fields alongside Tower Road in Shelburne on Saturday.
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    Cows graze in fields alongside Tower Road in Shelburne on Saturday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • A Deerfield cow stares at an unfamiliar face on Wednesday.
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    A Deerfield cow stares at an unfamiliar face on Wednesday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • An emu peers through the fence of  Songline Emu Farm in Gill on Sunday.
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    An emu peers through the fence of Songline Emu Farm in Gill on Sunday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • A heart can be seen in the stump of a tree at Erving State Forest's Laurel Lake Recreation Area on Sunday.
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    A heart can be seen in the stump of a tree at Erving State Forest's Laurel Lake Recreation Area on Sunday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Greenfield Middle School teachers dance for students and families in the gymnasium at the "Taste of World Cultures" event on Wednesday. 
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    Greenfield Middle School teachers dance for students and families in the gymnasium at the "Taste of World Cultures" event on Wednesday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Employees of Jumptown in Orange rush to spot the landing of the Easter Bunny, otherwise known as Susie Emmerling, and tandem skydiving partner Paul Peckham on Sunday. Emmerling grips the head of the costume tightly to her shoulders -- the biggest fear of the pair is that it will come flying off either midair or on landing, ruining the event for the many children in attendance.
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    Employees of Jumptown in Orange rush to spot the landing of the Easter Bunny, otherwise known as Susie Emmerling, and tandem skydiving partner Paul Peckham on Sunday. Emmerling grips the head of the costume tightly to her shoulders -- the biggest fear of the pair is that it will come flying off either midair or on landing, ruining the event for the many children in attendance. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Two young kids giggle with glee during the 9th Annual Peter Cottontail's EGGstravaganza at Sheffield Elementary School in Montague on Saturday. Proceeds from the event, which include a bake sale, raffles and photos with the Easter Bunny benefit the town's parks and recreation department to fund program scholarships.
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    Two young kids giggle with glee during the 9th Annual Peter Cottontail's EGGstravaganza at Sheffield Elementary School in Montague on Saturday. Proceeds from the event, which include a bake sale, raffles and photos with the Easter Bunny benefit the town's parks and recreation department to fund program scholarships. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Postcards featuring everything from area towns to faraway states were available for purchase during the 20th Annual Classic Postcard Show at the First Congregational Church in Greenfield on Saturday.
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    Postcards featuring everything from area towns to faraway states were available for purchase during the 20th Annual Classic Postcard Show at the First Congregational Church in Greenfield on Saturday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Greenfield's oldest resident May Szulborski, 103, greets the Easter Bunny on Saturday to the delight of others eating breakfast with him at Poet's Seat Healthcare on Saturday.
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    Greenfield's oldest resident May Szulborski, 103, greets the Easter Bunny on Saturday to the delight of others eating breakfast with him at Poet's Seat Healthcare on Saturday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Candace Curran and Sharman Prouty, staff at the Wheeler Library in Orange, and Joan Lemek of Athol watch as Debbie Kent from the Friends of the Orange Public Libraries cuts a cake celebrating the 100th birthday of the library on Thursday.  
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    Candace Curran and Sharman Prouty, staff at the Wheeler Library in Orange, and Joan Lemek of Athol watch as Debbie Kent from the Friends of the Orange Public Libraries cuts a cake celebrating the 100th birthday of the library on Thursday. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Students at the Four Corners Discovery School are eager to help Paul Raskevitz of the Greenfield DPW plant a Red Maple tree on the playground in honor of the upcoming Arbor Day.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Students at the Four Corners Discovery School are eager to help Paul Raskevitz of the Greenfield DPW plant a Red Maple tree on the playground in honor of the upcoming Arbor Day. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »