Where’s money coming from? Korpita and Kulik have very different funding sources

There’s no question: Political campaigns, even local ones, cost a lot of money. But a close look at differences in campaign contributions in even a largely rural legislative domain like the 1st Franklin District says a lot about money and contemporary state politics. The contest between 35-year-old Republican … 0

Whately selectmen call for re-vote on town building forums

WHATELY — Following a contentious vote to approve spending money for public forums to gauge public opinion on the town hall rehabilitation project at the Oct. 21 special town meeting, the Whately Board of Selectmen voted Tuesday night to hold a re-vote on the same issue. At the … 0

Erving STM to consider recall law; gas station vote delayed

ERVING — Monday’s special town meeting will address a single question, the creation of a recall process for elected town officials. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Erving Elementary School. The recall measure was brought forward by citizens’ petition, garnering the 200 signatures necessary. Former … 0

Orange gets proactive with waste water treatment plant upgrades

ORANGE — Based on a townwide study and in-depth analysis done in 2011, according to town officials, the community’s 40-year-old waste water treatment plant will be undergoing upgrades to bring it into the 21st century. Chief Operator Ed Billiel asked the Board of Selectman last week to award … 0

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  • The 40-foot-wide mural that the Paint the Town Green Committee has been working on for several months will have an unveiling ceremony today at 11 a.m.
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    The 40-foot-wide mural that the Paint the Town Green Committee has been working on for several months will have an unveiling ceremony today at 11 a.m. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Eric Goodchild and his bagpipes lead the Newton School students on a Halloween Parade around the school on Friday.  Recorder/Paul Franz

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  • King H. Gordon Kehmeier, 84, is escorted by his daughter, Brenda Kehmeier, at the Bernardston Senior Center Halloween Party on Thursday. (Recorder/Paul Franz)

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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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  • 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

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  • 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

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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.
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  • 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

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

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

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Well said and well written. Thanks for sharing this! Sincerely, Daniel A. Brown Taos, NM ...(full comment)

Letter: What’s possible

I would also like to see a space there that could be rented out for parties, functions, weddings, etc. That would nicely...(full comment)

What will be next act for the bank?