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Area residents join call for action

Though he is an environmental lawyer by day, what pushed Easthampton resident Ben Kurtzman to attend the People’s Climate March was inspiration from his 6-year-old daughter, Clare. At school, he said, she is learning about animal habitats that are becoming endangered by climate change and is growing concerned. … 0

Whately seeks mediation to revisit Town Hall renovation

WHATELY — Four months after it was struck down during the town elections, the Municipal Building Committee is once again trying to garner support for a proposed renovation of the Town Hall building. According to Selectman Paul Newlin, … 0

SNAP benefits extend to farm shares

MONTAGUE — For the first time, food stamp recipients will be able to purchase CSA farm shares of fresh fruits and vegetables. One local farm, Red Fire Farm, a 100-acre organic fruits and vegetable farm in Montague, is one of 10 CSA programs participating in a four-month pilot … 0

Bernardston receives Vermont Yankee grant for public safety garage

BERNARDSTON — Bernardston’s emergency departments will have a place to park their vehicles and equipment by year’s end, thanks to a grant from Vermont Yankee. The town received $30,000 for the garage from the nuclear plant’s owners, an … 0

  • Benjamin Norwood, 2½, of New Salem dances with a man from Orange to music by DeadBeat, a Grateful Dead "jam band", at the Old 78 Farm Fall Festival in Warwick on Saturday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Benjamin Norwood, 2½, of New Salem dances with a man from Orange to music by DeadBeat, a Grateful Dead "jam band", at the Old 78 Farm Fall Festival in Warwick on Saturday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • A cow wanders through a pasture in Leyden on Tuesday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    A cow wanders through a pasture in Leyden on Tuesday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • This is a moth, I believe, feeding on flowers on Main Street in Greenfield on Monday.Recorder/Paul Franz

    This is a moth, I believe, feeding on flowers on Main Street in Greenfield on Monday.Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • A farmer in Whately rakes hay into rows to bail on Thursday. Recorder/Paul Franz

    A farmer in Whately rakes hay into rows to bail on Thursday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • A parking space on Main Street in Greenfield was turned into a temporary park on Friday by local agencies to bring their message of promoting 'Good Works'. Sponsored by the Franklin Regional Council of Governments, The Greenfield Solar Challenge, The Greenfield Business Association and the Greenfield Local Cultural Council. Recorder/Paul Franz

    A parking space on Main Street in Greenfield was turned into a temporary park on Friday by local agencies to bring their message of promoting 'Good Works'. Sponsored by the Franklin Regional Council of Governments, The Greenfield Solar Challenge, The Greenfield Business Association and the Greenfield Local Cultural Council. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Sharing a laugh for Arlene Clark's 100th birthday on Thursday are her sisters, Mavis Belanger, 95 of Hampstead, NH, Left, and the youngster Jeanne LaBranche, only 89, of York, ME, center.  The former Erving resident was honored by friends and family with songs and cake at Charlene Manor.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Sharing a laugh for Arlene Clark's 100th birthday on Thursday are her sisters, Mavis Belanger, 95 of Hampstead, NH, Left, and the youngster Jeanne LaBranche, only 89, of York, ME, center. The former Erving resident was honored by friends and family with songs and cake at Charlene Manor. Recorder/Paul Franz

  • Mario Morales cultivates a field of sedum that goes by the name "beach party" for Pioneer Gardens in Deerfield. Recorder/Paul Franz

    Mario Morales cultivates a field of sedum that goes by the name "beach party" for Pioneer Gardens in Deerfield. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Mary Marsh of the Bars Farm in Deerfield collects zenias for the farm stand while out weeding the flower garden on Monday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Mary Marsh of the Bars Farm in Deerfield collects zenias for the farm stand while out weeding the flower garden on Monday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • A portion of the final photo montage created for the current "Chair Dreams" exhibit at the Deerfield Arts Bank on Sugarloaf Street in South Deerfield. The photos by local photographer Anne Taylor depict members of the community and their favorite chairs.
(Recorder/Micky Bedell)

    A portion of the final photo montage created for the current "Chair Dreams" exhibit at the Deerfield Arts Bank on Sugarloaf Street in South Deerfield. The photos by local photographer Anne Taylor depict members of the community and their favorite chairs. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Joseph Strahan, 9, pins the fire chief’s badge on his father, Robert Strahan, who was officially sworn in as Greenfield’s fire chief on Monday at the Ocean Grill.  
Recorder/Paul Franz

    Joseph Strahan, 9, pins the fire chief’s badge on his father, Robert Strahan, who was officially sworn in as Greenfield’s fire chief on Monday at the Ocean Grill. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Benjamin Newman of New York City wipes away sweat as he attempts to taste samples of hot sauce at the Chili Fest at Mike's Maze in Sunderland on Sunday. Some participants are true chili heads looking for heat and some found the heat overwhelming.
photo courtesy of Geoff Bluh

    Benjamin Newman of New York City wipes away sweat as he attempts to taste samples of hot sauce at the Chili Fest at Mike's Maze in Sunderland on Sunday. Some participants are true chili heads looking for heat and some found the heat overwhelming. photo courtesy of Geoff Bluh

  • Malachi Putnam, 6, helps screw down beams for the new barn behind Hawlemont Regional Elementary School on Saturday. Volunteers will finish off the barn and a new greenhouse over the next two Saturdays.Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Malachi Putnam, 6, helps screw down beams for the new barn behind Hawlemont Regional Elementary School on Saturday. Volunteers will finish off the barn and a new greenhouse over the next two Saturdays.Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »