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Financial push gases up final planning for proposed Greenfield biodiesel plant

Long in the planning to ensure it’s locally owned, the Northeast Biodiesel plant nearly ready at the Greenfield Industrial Park is getting a final boost from a 160-member, community-based nonprofit finance system. The $200,000, seven-year loan being provided to Co-op Power, a Hatfield-based energy cooperative that is developing … 0

Neighbors: Be aware of childhood cancer and do something, if you can

Hello neighbor. It’s every parent’s worst nightmare, and it became reality for our neighbors Jeffrey and Bobbi Hampton of Greenfield, who lost their beautiful daughter Ally to childhood cancer in 2014. Alexandria “Ally” Katlyn Hampton was 20 when … 0

Three County Fair fires up this weekend

NORTHAMPTON — Visitors at the Three County Fair this weekend can expect to enjoy old favorites such as the demolition derby and the exhibit hall with 15-foot sunflowers and giant pumpkins, as well as some additions — including … 0

Medical pot dispensary proposed for Hadley

HADLEY — A medical marijuana dispensary may be coming to Hadley. The town’s Select Board voted 4-1 Wednesday to accept a letter of intent from Thomas Gallagher, director and president of Hampden Care Facility Inc. in Chicopee, to open a registered marijuana dispensary in Hadley. Gallagher’s letter, dated … 0

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  • Shawn Russell, of Brattleboro, Vt., swings into the Green River underneath the Eunice Williams covered bridge in Greenfield Monday August 31. Russell, whose mother is from Greenfield, was swimming with his girlfriend and her daughters. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    Shawn Russell, of Brattleboro, Vt., swings into the Green River underneath the Eunice Williams covered bridge in Greenfield Monday August 31. Russell, whose mother is from Greenfield, was swimming with his girlfriend and her daughters. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Cameron Sutphin performs music outside the Great Falls farmer's market in Turners Falls Wednesday August 26. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    Cameron Sutphin performs music outside the Great Falls farmer's market in Turners Falls Wednesday August 26. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • A bee traverses from blossom to blossom collecting pollen from flowers growing around the Greenfield Public Library.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    A bee traverses from blossom to blossom collecting pollen from flowers growing around the Greenfield Public Library. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Flowers are in full bloom at the Greenfield Cooperative Bank on Federal Street. Recorder/Paul Franz

    Flowers are in full bloom at the Greenfield Cooperative Bank on Federal Street. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • A man walks with his dog Friday August 28 down Hope Street in Greenfield in front of what will be the new courthouse. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    A man walks with his dog Friday August 28 down Hope Street in Greenfield in front of what will be the new courthouse. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • A man plays a hole at The Meadows golf course in Greenfield Wednesday evening, August 26. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    A man plays a hole at The Meadows golf course in Greenfield Wednesday evening, August 26. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Second graders' feet don't quite touch the ground as they sit quietly in a Deerfield Elementary School classroom on Thursday. It was the first day of school for grades 1 through 6 in Deerfield. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Second graders' feet don't quite touch the ground as they sit quietly in a Deerfield Elementary School classroom on Thursday. It was the first day of school for grades 1 through 6 in Deerfield. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • A man carrying pizzas walks through a pocket of the setting sun on Court Square in Greenfield, Tuesday evening. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    A man carrying pizzas walks through a pocket of the setting sun on Court Square in Greenfield, Tuesday evening. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Playing pitch at the South County Senior Center in South Deerfield on Wednesday are Steve Perkins of South Deerfield, Richard Petrauskas of South Deerfield, Jerry Sheehan of Conway and Donat Charest of Conway.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Playing pitch at the South County Senior Center in South Deerfield on Wednesday are Steve Perkins of South Deerfield, Richard Petrauskas of South Deerfield, Jerry Sheehan of Conway and Donat Charest of Conway. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Fog hovers over downtown Greenfield, seen from Poet's Seat Tower Tuesday morning. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    Fog hovers over downtown Greenfield, seen from Poet's Seat Tower Tuesday morning. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • A boy drops into the Connecticut River from the bridge connecting Cabot Camp and Dorsey Road in Erving as another boy ascends a rope swing Tuesday July 21. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    A boy drops into the Connecticut River from the bridge connecting Cabot Camp and Dorsey Road in Erving as another boy ascends a rope swing Tuesday July 21. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

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