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Fitzgerald is 2015 Realtors president WALTHAM — Corinne Fitzgerald of Northfield, broker/owner of Fitzgerald Real Estate in Greenfield, has been installed as president of the 21,000-plus-member Massachusetts Association of Realtors. As president, Fitzgerald will direct the internal and external activities of the association; preside at all meetings of … 0

Berkshire Gas invokes moratorium

GREENFIELD — Saying the natural gas pipeline that provides gas to much of the Pioneer Valley is nearing capacity, Berkshire Gas Co. has imposed a moratorium on new customers in Greenfield, Deerfield, Montague and Whately. The decision has the potential to stifle economic development in the affected towns … 0

Local legislators vow to look into hotel homeless

GREENFIELD — The state’s likely next Senate president, Stanley Rosenberg of Amherst, said he has had numerous meetings and discussions over the past few weeks about homeless, especially those living in hotels. “It’s a persistent and stubborn problem and one that doesn’t have an easy answer,” said Rosenberg. … 0

Help raise up the poor: simple to say, but apparently too hard to do

GREENFIELD — The one word you’ll hear time and again when talking about homelessness with state legislators and other policy makers in Massachusetts is “complicated.” Robyn Frost, executive director of the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, said the coalition is working hard to make policies that end homelessness, … 0

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  • Ornaments hang from a leafless tree off Country Club Road in Greenfield on Monday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Ornaments hang from a leafless tree off Country Club Road in Greenfield on Monday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • TURNERS FALLS (December 12, 2014) — Santa leans to talk to a little girl on Avenue A in Turners Falls during Friday night’s “It’s a Wonderful Night” celebrations. Santa arrived in a fire truck and handed out candy canes to children. Recorder/Trish Crapo

    TURNERS FALLS (December 12, 2014) — Santa leans to talk to a little girl on Avenue A in Turners Falls during Friday night’s “It’s a Wonderful Night” celebrations. Santa arrived in a fire truck and handed out candy canes to children. Recorder/Trish Crapo

  • (December 12, 2014) — Tuba player Kevin Smith gets into the spirit of Christmas past  in Skinner Park  in Turners Falls during the village's “It’s a Wonderful Night” celebrations Friday.  Recorder/Trish Crapo

    (December 12, 2014) — Tuba player Kevin Smith gets into the spirit of Christmas past in Skinner Park in Turners Falls during the village's “It’s a Wonderful Night” celebrations Friday. Recorder/Trish Crapo

  • Jack Putala, 13, of Erving takes a shot as Tyler Lavin, 14, of Montague looks on during the Montague Elks Hoop Shoot at Turners Falls High School Saturday. Recorder/Tom Relihan

    Jack Putala, 13, of Erving takes a shot as Tyler Lavin, 14, of Montague looks on during the Montague Elks Hoop Shoot at Turners Falls High School Saturday. Recorder/Tom Relihan Purchase photo reprints »

  • Jenna Taylor and Doug Welenc in the new location of Domino's Pizza in Greenfield in the old Friendly's building across from their previous location on Federal Street.  The larger building allows for eat in seating and more parking.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Jenna Taylor and Doug Welenc in the new location of Domino's Pizza in Greenfield in the old Friendly's building across from their previous location on Federal Street. The larger building allows for eat in seating and more parking. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Michael Kelton of Greenfield paces the halls of Greenfield High School with great grandson Adrian, 15 months, on Wednesday during his granddaughter Aidin's chorus concert. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Michael Kelton of Greenfield paces the halls of Greenfield High School with great grandson Adrian, 15 months, on Wednesday during his granddaughter Aidin's chorus concert. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Ed Bezio of Orange and Walter White of Greenfield representing the Franklin-Hampshire district of the American Legion give a plaque to Foster's Supermarket owners Matthew and Jason Deane for their continued support of the Legion's fundraising activities at the Greenfield store. At Foster's, the Legion has collected about $10,000 in four years, which is donated to special projects at the Holyoke Soldier's Home and the Veterans Administration hospital in Leeds.
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    Ed Bezio of Orange and Walter White of Greenfield representing the Franklin-Hampshire district of the American Legion give a plaque to Foster's Supermarket owners Matthew and Jason Deane for their continued support of the Legion's fundraising activities at the Greenfield store. At Foster's, the Legion has collected about $10,000 in four years, which is donated to special projects at the Holyoke Soldier's Home and the Veterans Administration hospital in Leeds. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • A woman navigates puddles and snow on Main Street in Greenfield on a cold and rainy Tuesday.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    A woman navigates puddles and snow on Main Street in Greenfield on a cold and rainy Tuesday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • The rail yard in Deerfield on Wednesday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    The rail yard in Deerfield on Wednesday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Liam Steele, 4, of Vernon, Vt. points out Christmas lights at Yankee Candle in Deerfield on Monday while standing in front of a large Christmas tree. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Liam Steele, 4, of Vernon, Vt. points out Christmas lights at Yankee Candle in Deerfield on Monday while standing in front of a large Christmas tree. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • And the band played on.  Both GHS and TFHS bands played together before the Turkey Day Football Game in Greenfield. Recorder/Paul Franz

    And the band played on. Both GHS and TFHS bands played together before the Turkey Day Football Game in Greenfield. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • A merry house on 216 Chapman St. in Greenfield on Monday night. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    A merry house on 216 Chapman St. in Greenfield on Monday night. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

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