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Sen. Benjamin Downing pushing energy bills

A state Senate bill to push utilities to adopt policies that incorporate energy storage systems to make more efficient use of solar, wind and other renewable sources is one of several initiatives by Sen. Benjamin Downing of Pittsfield to reshape the state’s energy future and keep its position … 0

Referendum organizer says group won’t change wording

GREENFIELD — The town’s lawyer recently suggested that town councilors reject the wording of a proposed ban on plastic and paper bags and plastic water bottles. The lawyer said the proposed citizen’s referendum has wording that is “contradictory … 0

Heath, Hawlemont get $355K in renewable energy grants

The Hawlemont Regional and Heath Elementary schools will receive a combined $355,375 in state grant money to replace their old oil heating systems to highly efficient wood-pellet, biomass boilers that will save both schools thousands of dollars per year in heating bills. “Both Mohawk and Hawlemont are very … 0

Rosenberg calls on Department of Public Utilities to investigate refunding consumers affected by unfair rate recalculations

BOSTON — Senate President Stan Rosenberg of Amherst has asked the Department of Public Utilities to consider requiring electricity suppliers to issue refunds to customers who were charged excessive “rate recalculation” fees after switching electric companies this winter. In a letter addressed to DPU Commissioner Angela O’Connor, Rosenberg … 0

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  • Ben Hay, 30, plows his field with a tractor off Ashfield Road in Shelburne on Thursday, April 30. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Ben Hay, 30, plows his field with a tractor off Ashfield Road in Shelburne on Thursday, April 30. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Vera Cooper, 8, of the Purple Panthers guards first base during a game against the Lundgren Honda team Saturday morning at Murphy Park. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    Vera Cooper, 8, of the Purple Panthers guards first base during a game against the Lundgren Honda team Saturday morning at Murphy Park. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • A volunteer HVAC worker who asked only to be identified as Jim, helps begin to install a new ventilation hood at Adams Donuts on Federal Street in Greenfield Saturday morning. The installation of the new hood and fire suppression system was made possible by fundraisers, raising more than $18,000. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    A volunteer HVAC worker who asked only to be identified as Jim, helps begin to install a new ventilation hood at Adams Donuts on Federal Street in Greenfield Saturday morning. The installation of the new hood and fire suppression system was made possible by fundraisers, raising more than $18,000. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Doggie meet and greet atop Sachems Head as Dixie plays with Reba as Reba's person watches on a recent afternoon. Recorder/Paul Franz

    Doggie meet and greet atop Sachems Head as Dixie plays with Reba as Reba's person watches on a recent afternoon. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Nate Rogers of Greenfield plants tomato seeds in one of the greenhouses at Just Roots Farm in Greenfield. 

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    Nate Rogers of Greenfield plants tomato seeds in one of the greenhouses at Just Roots Farm in Greenfield. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Rain didn't keep pedestrians off Main Street in Greenfield Monday afternoon. Recorder/Paul Franz

    Rain didn't keep pedestrians off Main Street in Greenfield Monday afternoon. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • On Thursday, Gary Mullins, right, became the first high school softball coach in Massachusetts history to record 600 career wins. Turners Falls High School beat Hopkins Academy, 28-0, in a mercy-rule-shortened, five-inning game.
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    On Thursday, Gary Mullins, right, became the first high school softball coach in Massachusetts history to record 600 career wins. Turners Falls High School beat Hopkins Academy, 28-0, in a mercy-rule-shortened, five-inning game. Recorder/David Hoitt

  • Take some time and view the talented artists of Greenfield Community College during the Annual Student Art Exhibition that runs through May 13th in the South Gallery at the Greenfield campus.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Take some time and view the talented artists of Greenfield Community College during the Annual Student Art Exhibition that runs through May 13th in the South Gallery at the Greenfield campus. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Major, a Great Dane rescue belonging to Patty West of Greenfield, at right, looks even bigger that he is with a low camera angle while out for a walk in Leyden on Saturday.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Major, a Great Dane rescue belonging to Patty West of Greenfield, at right, looks even bigger that he is with a low camera angle while out for a walk in Leyden on Saturday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Ted Moser of Greenfield casts a fly fishing rod during a free fly fishing lesson offered by Overwatch Outpost in Charlemont Saturday morning, taught by Tom Zemianek. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    Ted Moser of Greenfield casts a fly fishing rod during a free fly fishing lesson offered by Overwatch Outpost in Charlemont Saturday morning, taught by Tom Zemianek. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Candy Guastamachio, Kerby Lovallo, John Coburn and Bob Castillo, and Dave Loda, all members of the Nathan Hale Ancient Fife and Drums Corps march to the History Workshop Field on opening day of Historic Deerfield Saturday afternoon. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    Candy Guastamachio, Kerby Lovallo, John Coburn and Bob Castillo, and Dave Loda, all members of the Nathan Hale Ancient Fife and Drums Corps march to the History Workshop Field on opening day of Historic Deerfield Saturday afternoon. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • The Quabbin Reservoir was not quite full at the time of this photo, which revealed miles of shore line to walk along, such as this peninsula accessed from Gate 29. 
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    The Quabbin Reservoir was not quite full at the time of this photo, which revealed miles of shore line to walk along, such as this peninsula accessed from Gate 29. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

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Opponents of pipeline decry their actions being called ‘eco-terrorism’

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