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ERVING — Michaela Loynd believes it is possible to change the world, and the Erving 20-year-old took a first step by giving her bone marrow to save a stranger last winter. This Valentine’s Day, she learned the name … 0

Deerfield amends tort action on pipeline

DEERFIELD — A federal tort action filed by the town against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission earlier this month has been amended to add the U.S. Department of Energy to the complaint as a defendant. Under the Federal Tort Claims Act private parties have the right to sue … 0

Spirituals as vehicle for history and strength

Gloria Matlock has been singing spirituals from the time, at age 5, her mother told her it was time she joined her 10 sisters and brothers in her choir, Robinson Singers. But Matlock, who was also given a … 0

Amherst College sets goal of climate-friendly campus

AMHERST — Amherst College trustees have a blueprint for achieving a carbon-neutral campus, outlining steps to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, increase recycling and serve more homegrown food in its dining commons. The “Statement on Sustainability and Investment Policy” acknowledges the threats posed by climate change, states that climate … 0

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  • Bingo!  With sweets and prizes for Valentines day at the Shelburne Senior Center on Thursday afternoon.  Recorder/Paul Franz

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  • Kamren Richardson and her friend Hazel Andrade, both 8, play with Dixie the dog at Beacon Field on Thursday where they were with the Greenfield Recreation Department Winter Vacation Camp. Recorder/Paul Franz

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  • Steve Ciechomski of Turners Falls plays his trumpet for the Montague Senior Center on Tuesday, Feb. 10 during their "Love the Music" Valentine's Day party. Ciechomski, who once taught music to many of the seniors' children at Turners Falls High School, performed with keyboardist Tom Kostek. peopleRecorder/Micky Bedell

    Steve Ciechomski of Turners Falls plays his trumpet for the Montague Senior Center on Tuesday, Feb. 10 during their "Love the Music" Valentine's Day party. Ciechomski, who once taught music to many of the seniors' children at Turners Falls High School, performed with keyboardist Tom Kostek. peopleRecorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Shelly Phillips decorates vanilla butter cream cupcakes for Valentine's Day at Frosted Bake Shop on Main Street in Greenfield on Thursday.  Recorder/Paul Franz

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  • Everett Connelley, 6, and Katie Paul, 13, usher 9-year-old boxer Finnigan through the 3rd Annual K9 Keg Pull at Beacon Field on Sunday during the Greenfield Winter Carnival. Recorder/Micky Bedell

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  • Karen Wessinger of Greenfield helps her son Jason Hornick, 3½, to his feet while behind them family friend Andy Mathey of Colrain also helps his son Max, 3, down a small hill at Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center on Sunday. It was both boys' first time on cross-country skis, and the elder Mathey expressed excitement at teaching his son at the mountain — the same place he learned years ago. (Recorder/Micky Bedell)

    Karen Wessinger of Greenfield helps her son Jason Hornick, 3½, to his feet while behind them family friend Andy Mathey of Colrain also helps his son Max, 3, down a small hill at Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center on Sunday. It was both boys' first time on cross-country skis, and the elder Mathey expressed excitement at teaching his son at the mountain — the same place he learned years ago. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) Purchase photo reprints »

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  • Jim Zaccara of Greenfield walks Scruffy and Chewie down a snow covered street in Greenfield on Monday during the snow. Recorder/Paul Franz

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Pipeline explosions usually occur when somebody is doing excavating where they clearly shouldn't. Train and truck transportation are by far, the most...(full comment)

Letter: Get educated on pipeline

Please tell me the difference; Every week hundreds of railroad tanker cars pass through Deerfield going north or south carrying liquified petroleum....(full comment)

Letter: Get educated on pipeline