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Opposition surfacing to Boston 2024 Olympics

A Smith College professor who specializes in the economics of sports is dead set against the proposal by the U.S. Olympic Committee to tap Boston for the 2024 Games. “I think it’s crazy,” said Andrew Zimbalist, author of … 0

Northfield Senior Center brings in experts on aging

NORTHFIELD — Local seniors can learn safe driving from a former military driving instructor, find out how to adapt their home to keep out of assisted living facilities, and learn what their in-home-care options are in a Senior Center symposium series. The Northfield Senior Center offers different topics … 0

East Deerfield quarry could be site of new solar farm

EAST DEERFIELD — Deerfield may be home to another solar farm in the near future. All States Materials Group, which owns the Trew Stone quarry on River Road, is working with a developer to hammer out the details of a proposed 6-megawatt solar farm on their property, which … 0

Mohawk puts free preschool in $18.3 million budget plan

BUCKLAND — The Mohawk Trail Regional School District Committee has adopted an $18,364,099 budget for the coming year, a budget that represents a 3.6 percent increase from this year’s budget. However, level-funded education and transportation aid from the state, despite rising costs, mean that Mohawk’s eight member towns … 0

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  • Olivia Ledoyt, 4, enjoys a moment in the grounded basket of the "Firehawk" hot air balloon at The Discovery School at Four Corners gymnasium in Greenfield on Sunday during the school's flight-themed winter carnival. Before climbing into the basket, Ledoyt told owner Don LaFountain, "But I'm afraid of heights!" "This is pretty low to the ground, so I think you'll be fine," he responded with a chuckle. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Olivia Ledoyt, 4, enjoys a moment in the grounded basket of the "Firehawk" hot air balloon at The Discovery School at Four Corners gymnasium in Greenfield on Sunday during the school's flight-themed winter carnival. Before climbing into the basket, Ledoyt told owner Don LaFountain, "But I'm afraid of heights!" "This is pretty low to the ground, so I think you'll be fine," he responded with a chuckle. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

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

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

  • 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

    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 Purchase photo reprints »

  • 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

    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 Purchase photo reprints »

  • 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

    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 Purchase photo reprints »

  • Frost crystals form on the inside of a storm window in Greenfield.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Frost crystals form on the inside of a storm window in Greenfield. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Icicles stretch down the side of a barn in Conway at sunset. 
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    Icicles stretch down the side of a barn in Conway at sunset. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) Purchase photo reprints »

  • 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 »

  • A pig runs through the snow on Taylor Road in Shelburne on Tuesday, Feb. 3. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    A pig runs through the snow on Taylor Road in Shelburne on Tuesday, Feb. 3. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

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

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

  • A bird takes flight from a bare bush in Northfield. 
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    A bird takes flight from a bare bush in Northfield. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) Purchase photo reprints »

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