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Police seek suspect in Leyden Woods shooting

GREENFIELD — Police are searching for a man who allegedly shot at two people in Leyden Woods Wednesday night, while a second suspect is in custody. Jose Joel Velazquez, 25, last known as living in the Leyden Woods complex, is wanted on charges of attempted murder with a … 0

Riding the bus

GREENFIELD — To get some firsthand knowledge of public transportation in Franklin County, this reporter recently ditched his car and hopped on the bus. I rode the Greenfield’s Route 21 one rainy Wednesday. My Jeep had an 8 a.m. service appointment at Brown Motors, and I’d have 90 … 0

Question 1 seeks to break gas tax link to inflation

One of four statewide ballot questions facing voters Tuesday is whether to eliminate annual adjustments to the gasoline and diesel fuel tax that are based on changes in the Consumer Price Index. If Question 1 is approved, it would eliminate the requirement to automatically adjust the gas tax … 0

Mural to be installed on side of Green Fields Market Saturday

GREENFIELD — The 40-foot-wide mural that the Paint the Town Green Committee has been working on for several months is set to be installed on the eastern exterior of Green Fields Market this week and unveiled during a ceremony on Saturday. Committee Chairwoman Sandra Boston said people will … 0

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  • Alethea Tschetterwood, 27, of Shelburne Falls paints a Day-of-the-Dead style skull at the Art Garden on Tuesday for Saturday’s Halloween Ball at the Cowell Gym. The ball, which will be held from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., is a fundraiser for youth programing at both the Cowell Gym and at The Art Garden. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Alethea Tschetterwood, 27, of Shelburne Falls paints a Day-of-the-Dead style skull at the Art Garden on Tuesday for Saturday’s Halloween Ball at the Cowell Gym. The ball, which will be held from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., is a fundraiser for youth programing at both the Cowell Gym and at The Art Garden. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Jack-o'-lanterns at the ready for Halloween on Madison Circle in Greenfield. 
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    Jack-o'-lanterns at the ready for Halloween on Madison Circle in Greenfield. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Picketers from the Carpenters Union Local 108 gather on the corner of Federal and Main streets in Greenfield on Saturday morning to urge voters towards 'No' on the Casino Repeal Initiative, question three on November's ballot. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Picketers from the Carpenters Union Local 108 gather on the corner of Federal and Main streets in Greenfield on Saturday morning to urge voters towards 'No' on the Casino Repeal Initiative, question three on November's ballot. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Greenfield Community College dance students do a flash-mob performance to Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' in the main building lobby on Wednesday afternoon. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Greenfield Community College dance students do a flash-mob performance to Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' in the main building lobby on Wednesday afternoon. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Four Rivers Charter Public School parent Megan Bathory-Peeler leads seventh-graders on a day-long bike trip around the area, seen here along Deerfield Street.
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    Four Rivers Charter Public School parent Megan Bathory-Peeler leads seventh-graders on a day-long bike trip around the area, seen here along Deerfield Street. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Julia Pease, 8, of Colrain tries to gather as many pumpkins as she can during the Greenfield YMCA Pumpkin Swim on Saturday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Julia Pease, 8, of Colrain tries to gather as many pumpkins as she can during the Greenfield YMCA Pumpkin Swim on Saturday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Jake Giknis of Gill walks back to his truck with a pair of pheasants retrieved by his dogs Lulu and Daisy on a beautiful fall day in Gill. 
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    Jake Giknis of Gill walks back to his truck with a pair of pheasants retrieved by his dogs Lulu and Daisy on a beautiful fall day in Gill. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

  • The view from the Berkshire East chairlift in Charlemont on a partly cloudy day in October. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    The view from the Berkshire East chairlift in Charlemont on a partly cloudy day in October. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Ray Chapin of Greenfield and his terrier-chihuahua Poco fish under Bardwell's Ferry Bridge in Conway on Monday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Ray Chapin of Greenfield and his terrier-chihuahua Poco fish under Bardwell's Ferry Bridge in Conway on Monday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • 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.

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Letter: What’s possible

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