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Detox, stabilization treatment centers coming to Franklin County to help fight opioid addiction

After years fighting a growing opioid addiction problem with no local detox option but a jail cell or a bed on the hospital’s mental health floor reserved for the suicidal, the drug detoxification center promised by Gov. Deval Patrick took a step closer to reality this week. And … 0

Toll scam ‘E-Z’ money for crooks

A new email scam that popped up this month may seem like highway robbery ... and some may be paying a high price as a result. People across the country have fallen victim to a new scam that … 0

Franklin County health boards fight flu clinic change

DEERFIELD — Because of a state policy change, Franklin County boards of health are having to fight to make sure this year is not the last year that towns can run community flu clinics. The state Department of Public Health is now limiting cities and towns to giving … 0

Recount today for tied Northfield override

NORTHFIELD — The town will carefully go over every ballot cast in a recent Proposition 2½ override vote in a recount this afternoon. Starting at 1 p.m. in Town Hall, each of the 524 ballots from the July 8 vote will be recounted by hand. The public is … 0

  • Emilia Rodriquez, 7, of Greenfield leaps from one of the new Federal Street School playground installations yelling "Superman!" on Monday evening.
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    Emilia Rodriquez, 7, of Greenfield leaps from one of the new Federal Street School playground installations yelling "Superman!" on Monday evening. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • A bullfrog rests its head on a submerged log at the New England Peace Pagoda lily pond in Leverett.
Recorder/Micky Bedell

    A bullfrog rests its head on a submerged log at the New England Peace Pagoda lily pond in Leverett. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • The 23rd annual Antique Auto Show sponsored by the Deerfield Lions Club
was held Saturday at Yankee Candle Village in South Deerfield on Saturday.
(Submitted Photo)

    The 23rd annual Antique Auto Show sponsored by the Deerfield Lions Club was held Saturday at Yankee Candle Village in South Deerfield on Saturday. (Submitted Photo)

  • A father steers his son into the spray of the Greenfield Fire Truck on Saturday during Summerfest.
Recorder/Micky Bedell

    A father steers his son into the spray of the Greenfield Fire Truck on Saturday during Summerfest. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Attorney General candidate Maura Healey introduces herself to Greenfield residents at Summerfest on Saturday.
Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Attorney General candidate Maura Healey introduces herself to Greenfield residents at Summerfest on Saturday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • James Byron of TMI Services inches up Route 2 in Gill while laying down white paint laced with reflective crystals into a shallow groove that had been cut into the pavement earlier. Traffic was limited to one lane around the rolling operation on Friday afternoon. 
(Recorder/Paul Franz)

    James Byron of TMI Services inches up Route 2 in Gill while laying down white paint laced with reflective crystals into a shallow groove that had been cut into the pavement earlier. Traffic was limited to one lane around the rolling operation on Friday afternoon. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Allison Bardwell, 17, of Whately picks blueberries in Quonquont Farm and Orchard’s pick-your-own blueberry patch on Wednesday to sell in the farm stand. It was the first day of public blueberry picking at Quonquont, with the bushes sporting berries at a variety of ripeness.
(Recorder/Micky Bedell)

    Allison Bardwell, 17, of Whately picks blueberries in Quonquont Farm and Orchard’s pick-your-own blueberry patch on Wednesday to sell in the farm stand. It was the first day of public blueberry picking at Quonquont, with the bushes sporting berries at a variety of ripeness. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Puppeteer Deborah Costine performs at the Dickinson Memorial Library in Northfield on Wednesday for a crowd of over 30 children using a seven-foot paper mache tree as her stage for the story of Mossy the twig girl and her family.
Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Puppeteer Deborah Costine performs at the Dickinson Memorial Library in Northfield on Wednesday for a crowd of over 30 children using a seven-foot paper mache tree as her stage for the story of Mossy the twig girl and her family. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Submitted photo
A three-car accident occurred in front of the Mohawk Trail McDonald’s at 6:40 p.m. Thursday night, sending one man to Baystate Franklin Medical Center with minor injuries. According to the Greenfield Police Department, a car being driven by Phillip Ruderman, 56, of Pittsfield was traveling east on Rt. 2 at a high rate of speed when it struck the right rear end of a Toyota driven by Judith Slowinski, 59, of Colrain. Ruderman’s car became airborne and rolled over one and a half time before striking the third vehicle, a Chevrolet driven by Lindsey Adamski, 26, of Greenfield. Ruderman was transported to Baystate Franklin with minor injuries and given a civil citation for the accident.

    Submitted photo A three-car accident occurred in front of the Mohawk Trail McDonald’s at 6:40 p.m. Thursday night, sending one man to Baystate Franklin Medical Center with minor injuries. According to the Greenfield Police Department, a car being driven by Phillip Ruderman, 56, of Pittsfield was traveling east on Rt. 2 at a high rate of speed when it struck the right rear end of a Toyota driven by Judith Slowinski, 59, of Colrain. Ruderman’s car became airborne and rolled over one and a half time before striking the third vehicle, a Chevrolet driven by Lindsey Adamski, 26, of Greenfield. Ruderman was transported to Baystate Franklin with minor injuries and given a civil citation for the accident.

  • Ivan Miller of New York City paddles across Ashfield Lake during a recent visit with his sister, who lives in Greenfield.
(Recorder/Micky Bedell)

    Ivan Miller of New York City paddles across Ashfield Lake during a recent visit with his sister, who lives in Greenfield. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) Purchase photo reprints »

  • A family of wild turkeys crosses Lucy Fiske Road in Shelburne on Tuesday. In a letter to his daughter Sarah Bache on January 26, 1784, Benjamin Franklin expressed the idea he preferred the turkey as a national symbol over the bald eagle. “For in Truth the Turkey is in Comparison a much more respectable Bird, and withal a true original Native of America ... He is besides, though a little vain & silly, a Bird of Courage, and would not hesitate to attack a Grenadier of the British Guards who should presume to invade his Farm Yard with a red Coat on,” Franklin wrote.
Recorder/Micky Bedell

    A family of wild turkeys crosses Lucy Fiske Road in Shelburne on Tuesday. In a letter to his daughter Sarah Bache on January 26, 1784, Benjamin Franklin expressed the idea he preferred the turkey as a national symbol over the bald eagle. “For in Truth the Turkey is in Comparison a much more respectable Bird, and withal a true original Native of America ... He is besides, though a little vain & silly, a Bird of Courage, and would not hesitate to attack a Grenadier of the British Guards who should presume to invade his Farm Yard with a red Coat on,” Franklin wrote. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • An Australian Shepherd named Riley makes his way back from a dip in the river off Mill Village Road in Deerfield on Tuesday.  Riley has a harmless genetic disorder called heterochromia, which causes two different-colored eyes..
(Recorder/Micky Bedell)

    An Australian Shepherd named Riley makes his way back from a dip in the river off Mill Village Road in Deerfield on Tuesday. Riley has a harmless genetic disorder called heterochromia, which causes two different-colored eyes.. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) Purchase photo reprints »