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Lt. governor says homeless and addicts top priorities

GREENFIELD — Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito told a room full of town leaders Thursday that homeless families living in the town’s hotels and opioid addiction are the new Republican administration’s two top priorities. “We will have specific plans … 0

Gill-Montague School District plans cuts

TURNERS FALLS — The Gill-Montague Regional School Committee on Thursday night approved an $18.3 million preliminary budget, including a number of layoffs at all district levels, but not including three cuts evidently feared. Addressing a full room with an audience of more than 30, School Committee Chairwoman Joyce … 0

Early in budget process, Frontier reports level funding

DEERFIELD — The first draft of the Frontier Regional School 2016 budget shows no increase over this year, which district administrators said will be achieved mainly through staff retirement or layoffs. The district, which serves Deerfield, Sunderland, Conway and Whately, is requesting a budget of $10,035,836, down 0.8 … 0

Kiwanis scares up money for Bernardston students

BERNARDSTON — Scarecrows are good for fall decoration and can sometimes keep pests away from crops. In Bernardston, they’re also able to help schoolchildren go places. The local Kiwanis Club’s October Scarecrow in the Park event is the … 0

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  • Donkeys hudddle in a barn in Shelburne last week. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Donkeys hudddle in a barn in Shelburne last week. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

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  • Ray Depault of Greenfield clears Juno from the sidewalk on Main St.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Ray Depault of Greenfield clears Juno from the sidewalk on Main St. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Trees stretch into a cloud-filled sky over a path in the Shelburne High Ledges Wildlife Sanctuary. 
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    Trees stretch into a cloud-filled sky over a path in the Shelburne High Ledges Wildlife Sanctuary. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) Purchase photo reprints »

  • A horse stands in a snowy pasture in Colrain. 
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    A horse stands in a snowy pasture in Colrain. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Greenfield Troop 12926 girls scouts Eva Ferreira, 8, and Ruby Remillard, 6½, sell cookies on Main Street with leader Jessica Remillard and troop mom Adelle Ferreira from the safety of the Greenfield Garden Cinemas' overhang on Saturday during the snowstorm. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Greenfield Troop 12926 girls scouts Eva Ferreira, 8, and Ruby Remillard, 6½, sell cookies on Main Street with leader Jessica Remillard and troop mom Adelle Ferreira from the safety of the Greenfield Garden Cinemas' overhang on Saturday during the snowstorm. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Michael Robinson shovels his front walk on Madison Circle in Greenfield on Sunday following the weekend storm. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Michael Robinson shovels his front walk on Madison Circle in Greenfield on Sunday following the weekend storm. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • The sunset over Broughams Pond in Deerfield on Monday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    The sunset over Broughams Pond in Deerfield on Monday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Horses Buddy and Kat peer out from their Old Amherst Road pasture with a great view of Sugarloaf in Sunderland on Monday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Horses Buddy and Kat peer out from their Old Amherst Road pasture with a great view of Sugarloaf in Sunderland on Monday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Spray from Wiley and Russell Dam on the Green River near Meridian Street coats trees on the left in this winter scene in Greenfield. 
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    Spray from Wiley and Russell Dam on the Green River near Meridian Street coats trees on the left in this winter scene in Greenfield. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

  • A snowy lifeguard tower stands watch over an icy Green River at the Recreation and Swimming Area in Greenfield on Wednesday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    A snowy lifeguard tower stands watch over an icy Green River at the Recreation and Swimming Area in Greenfield on Wednesday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Dan Covell of Deerfield walks his standard poodles Jim and Frank in a Deerfield Academy field on Monday around sunset. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Dan Covell of Deerfield walks his standard poodles Jim and Frank in a Deerfield Academy field on Monday around sunset. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

Not exactly an abominable snowfall, but a tasty visual treat nonetheless! ...(full comment)

Winter storm Juno: A Robot’s Tale

Waste of town monies that could be much better utilized. Why in the world would the town demoloish an existing downtown location...(full comment)

Greenfield considers small police substation