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Local merchants expect today to be busier than Friday

GREENFIELD — While downtown merchants said most shoppers tend to head to the malls and big box stores the day after Thanksgiving, better known as Black Friday, they braced themselves for a Saturday rush instead. Main Street didn’t appear to be any busier with foot traffic than any … 0

Hospice of Franklin County to merge with Berkshire Healthcare Systems

GREENFIELD — In what it says is an effort to better serve area residents, the Hospice of Franklin County has merged with the Berkshire Healthcare Systems, a nonprofit, post-acute care organization based in Berkshire County. After several months of discussions between the board of directors and leadership staff … 0

Greenfield High School teacher Cathy Wilkins lauded for exemplary science education

GREENFIELD — In Cathy Wilkins’ classroom, students will often find themselves backpacking on Mount Washington, learning to scuba dive or taking part in a sustainable expo. For 30 years, Wilkins has made her science lessons innovative, creative and … 0

Greater Quabbin Food Alliance meeting to be held Thursday, Dec. 4

ORANGE — Concerned about food security, health, farmland protection and creating a thriving local economy? Local residents are invited to gather on Thursday for the second biannual meeting of the Greater Quabbin Food Alliance, a network of people … 0

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  • Kathy Melnik stands amid a sea of  wreaths in the Holy Trinity Church of Greenfield's garage on Saturday while decorating them for the church's 12th annual Christmas Wreath Sale. The sale will be held at Holy Trinity on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. as well as 5 to 6:30 p.m. and Sunday from 7:30 to 11 a.m. 
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    Kathy Melnik stands amid a sea of wreaths in the Holy Trinity Church of Greenfield's garage on Saturday while decorating them for the church's 12th annual Christmas Wreath Sale. The sale will be held at Holy Trinity on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. as well as 5 to 6:30 p.m. and Sunday from 7:30 to 11 a.m. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Construction is underway on the temporary wooden train platform next to the John W Olver Transportation Center on Olive Street so that it can accommodate passenger rail service, which is expected to start by the end of the year.  
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    Construction is underway on the temporary wooden train platform next to the John W Olver Transportation Center on Olive Street so that it can accommodate passenger rail service, which is expected to start by the end of the year. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

  • A member of the Guilford Hounds hunt staff follows a pack of foxhounds through the North Meadows of Deerfield on Sunday during a drag hunt. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    A member of the Guilford Hounds hunt staff follows a pack of foxhounds through the North Meadows of Deerfield on Sunday during a drag hunt. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Red berries grow on a thorny bush in Sunderland. 
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    Red berries grow on a thorny bush in Sunderland. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) Purchase photo reprints »

  • An ice rink being installed at Beacon Field on Thursday morning that will be filled by the Fire Department between calls. A second, smaller rink is to be erected at the Green River Swimming and Recreation Area. The second rink was moved from Hillside Park due to the impending construction of a splash pad water feature. 
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    An ice rink being installed at Beacon Field on Thursday morning that will be filled by the Fire Department between calls. A second, smaller rink is to be erected at the Green River Swimming and Recreation Area. The second rink was moved from Hillside Park due to the impending construction of a splash pad water feature. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Greenfield Community College student Dave Smart of Chesterfield, N.H., feeds ducks on campus with Melissa Zeckmeister. 
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    Greenfield Community College student Dave Smart of Chesterfield, N.H., feeds ducks on campus with Melissa Zeckmeister. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) Purchase photo reprints »

  • An abandoned house on a hilltop in Leyden in a freezing rain on Monday. Recorder/Paul Franz

    An abandoned house on a hilltop in Leyden in a freezing rain on Monday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • The sun sets over Greenfield on Tuesday night, illuminating the clouds. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    The sun sets over Greenfield on Tuesday night, illuminating the clouds. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Snow-dusted pumpkins in Leyden reflect the changing seasons.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Snow-dusted pumpkins in Leyden reflect the changing seasons. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • A seldom seen place is the inside of the bell tower at Holy Trinity Church in Greenfield. Three more flights of stairs lead to the bell and then the steeple rises above that.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    A seldom seen place is the inside of the bell tower at Holy Trinity Church in Greenfield. Three more flights of stairs lead to the bell and then the steeple rises above that. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • The view from the new library at Greenfield High School on Saturday. Greenfield residents were invited into the school to tour completed portions of the $66 million project. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    The view from the new library at Greenfield High School on Saturday. Greenfield residents were invited into the school to tour completed portions of the $66 million project. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • A mallard duck takes a break at Greenfield Community College duck pond. (Recorder/Micky Bedell)

    A mallard duck takes a break at Greenfield Community College duck pond. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) Purchase photo reprints »

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