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Public weighs in on senior center sustainability, use, design

GREENFIELD — When it comes to the town’s new senior center, sustainability, potential use by youth and the community, and the physical design of the new building are on the minds of the public. About 30 residents of … 0

Atlantic Furniture to set up shop in Deerfield Industrial Park

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Vacant for about four years, a 277,000-square-foot factory building at Deerfield Industrial Park has a new occupant. Deerfield Industrial LLC, which is owned by Mark Valone, purchased the building for $1,916,250 at auction and will rent the space to Atlantic Furniture, which is owned by … 0

Mary Anne Marsh —political pundit and GHS grad — shares her take on the ‘craziest’ election race she’s seen

Expect a “slugfest through the spring and possibly the early summer.” That’s the word, at least, from Mary Anne Marsh, the Greenfield-raised political pundit reporting on “the greatest election of my lifetime, and the craziest I’ve seen,” following … 0

Beastcam: Building a better animal camera

AMHERST — When UMass Amherst biologist Duncan Irschick was studying the morphology of sharks in Florida last April, he wanted a better way to understand their body shapes. So Irschick, along with two undergraduate co-inventors, created a 3D … 0

  • 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.
 Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

    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 »

  • Anne Baker, an avid birdwatcher from Gill, looks for eagles and other birds on the old rail bridge across the Connecticut River in Montague on Thursday. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz

    Anne Baker, an avid birdwatcher from Gill, looks for eagles and other birds on the old rail bridge across the Connecticut River in Montague on Thursday. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • A west-facing window at the former Sweetheart Restaurant in Shelburne Falls reflects the setting sun Sunday, January 31. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

    A west-facing window at the former Sweetheart Restaurant in Shelburne Falls reflects the setting sun Sunday, January 31. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Gary Moulton of Ware, Working for the Department of Conservation and Recreation at the Quabbin Reservoir, takes a water sample out of the Middle Branch of the Swift River before it flows into the Quabbin.  It is one of 14 sites that the DCR test water quality at the reservoir. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz

    Gary Moulton of Ware, Working for the Department of Conservation and Recreation at the Quabbin Reservoir, takes a water sample out of the Middle Branch of the Swift River before it flows into the Quabbin. It is one of 14 sites that the DCR test water quality at the reservoir. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Kyle Devlin and Josiah Little, 9, of Riverside Gill, play ice hockey on the Connecticut River in Barton Cove, Sunday, January 31. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

    Kyle Devlin and Josiah Little, 9, of Riverside Gill, play ice hockey on the Connecticut River in Barton Cove, Sunday, January 31. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

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