Entergy still tight-lipped on Vt. Yankee emergency plan

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — The Vermont Yankee site vice president refused to answer questions last week about Entergy Nuclear’s plan to sharply reduce the emergency planning zone around the closed reactor. This followed a promise made about 30 minutes earlier by Entergy to be “transparent” on the decommissioning process. … 0

New scholarship for LGBTQI students, allies

GREENFIELD — The PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) Franklin Hampshire Chapter has announced a new scholarship for graduating seniors in Franklin and Hampshire counties. Known as the Eric Collins Memorial Award, the scholarship will be given to two graduating seniors, one each in Franklin … 0

Montague to put Strathmore Mill out for development bid again

MONTAGUE — The town will release another request for a developer to take all or a portion of the former Strathmore Paper Mill off the town’s hands, this time narrowing the focus to a single building in the complex. “Despite better judgment, I remain optimistic about the fate … 0

Neighbors: Precipitation prognosticator: only two or three snowfalls left

Hello neighbor. I’ve got some good news! Winter is technically almost over and Franklin County’s precipitation prognosticator Farrah Pomeroy agrees. Farrah had counted 17 of the 23 snowfalls she predicted early this winter by Feb. 25 and, of course, we had another one this past weekend. That makes … 0

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  • Students at the Four Winds School in Gill make good use of the moutain of snow behind the school to make a giant fort capable of repelling all attackers. Fedya Michael, Grace Brown-Smolensky, Katy Friesen and teacher Natty Hussey throw snow at a foolish interloper on Friday afternoon. (Recorder/Paul Franz)

    Students at the Four Winds School in Gill make good use of the moutain of snow behind the school to make a giant fort capable of repelling all attackers. Fedya Michael, Grace Brown-Smolensky, Katy Friesen and teacher Natty Hussey throw snow at a foolish interloper on Friday afternoon. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

  • 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 »

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