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GCC to add farm education courses for 2015

GREENFIELD — Old MacDonald had a farm, but can he make a living? With a grant of almost $50,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Greenfield Community College will start up new courses in sustainable agriculture, along with free teacher-training workshops for local high school teachers who are … 0

Historians and Greenfield mayor want Wiley & Russell Dam to stay

GREENFIELD — Though it doesn’t appear a decision will be made in the near future, people are still debating the fate of the 78-year-old timber crib dam that spans the Green River at Meridian Street. For more than … 0

South County towns to host drive-through flu clinic Sunday

DEERFIELD — Fast food? Try fast flu shots. That’s what the towns of Deerfield, Conway, Sunderland and Whately will be offering their residents this coming Sunday during a free drive-thru flu shot clinic in the parking lot of Yankee Candle’s headquarters on Yankee Candle Way in Deerfield. This … 0

Paid sick leave ballot question topic of public hearing today

GREENFIELD — The town Human Rights Commission will hold a public hearing on proposed state ballot Question 4 on sick leave today at 6 p.m. at the Town Hall meeting room. Question 4 proposes to entitle employees in Massachusetts to the benefits of earned sick time. If approved … 0

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  • Northfield resident dogs and handlers make their way down Main Street on Saturday while judges deliberate on the winners of the Dickinson Memorial Library's fifth annual dog show. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Northfield resident dogs and handlers make their way down Main Street on Saturday while judges deliberate on the winners of the Dickinson Memorial Library's fifth annual dog show. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Meg VanDyck, Rebecca Rideout, Lori Holmes Clark and Brooke Paige of Lori Holmes Clark and Company perform "Sweet Slice of Life!" for the Double Take Fringe Festival on Friday in the upstairs of Greenfield's Hope and Olive Restaurant. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Meg VanDyck, Rebecca Rideout, Lori Holmes Clark and Brooke Paige of Lori Holmes Clark and Company perform "Sweet Slice of Life!" for the Double Take Fringe Festival on Friday in the upstairs of Greenfield's Hope and Olive Restaurant. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Emmett Owens, 2 1/2, of Greenfield picks out the perfect pumpkin at Fairview Gardens in Northfield where he was with his grandmother on Friday.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Emmett Owens, 2 1/2, of Greenfield picks out the perfect pumpkin at Fairview Gardens in Northfield where he was with his grandmother on Friday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Big moo, little moo, a newborn calf is checked out by an adult cow along Mill Village Rd in Deerfield.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Big moo, little moo, a newborn calf is checked out by an adult cow along Mill Village Rd in Deerfield. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Members of the Greenfield High School Class of 1939 Mildred Dimond Grant, Dorothy Maley Conklin, Anne Metelica Maloney and William Shumway gathered at the Country Club of Greenfield to celebrate their 75th Class Reunion on Thursday.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Members of the Greenfield High School Class of 1939 Mildred Dimond Grant, Dorothy Maley Conklin, Anne Metelica Maloney and William Shumway gathered at the Country Club of Greenfield to celebrate their 75th Class Reunion on Thursday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • These Colrain cows lie down in their pasture as a gentle mist falls in the County on Wednesday. Recorder/Paul Franz

    These Colrain cows lie down in their pasture as a gentle mist falls in the County on Wednesday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • A snake slithers through fallen leaves in Charlemont. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    A snake slithers through fallen leaves in Charlemont. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Greenfield Firefighter Brian Godin in talks fire safety with kindergarten students at the Discovery School at Four Corners on Wednesday telling them to stay low if there is smoke in a room.Recorder/Paul Franz

    Greenfield Firefighter Brian Godin in talks fire safety with kindergarten students at the Discovery School at Four Corners on Wednesday telling them to stay low if there is smoke in a room.Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Leaves flutter in the wind off a tree in Charlemont on Tuesday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Leaves flutter in the wind off a tree in Charlemont on Tuesday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Fall leaves gather on a forest floor in Charlemont. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Fall leaves gather on a forest floor in Charlemont. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Sawmill River in Montague bables towards the Connecticut River on Tuesday.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Sawmill River in Montague bables towards the Connecticut River on Tuesday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • A turkey makes its way through the woods of Berkshire East in Charlemont on Tuesday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    A turkey makes its way through the woods of Berkshire East in Charlemont on Tuesday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »