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Medical marijuana group eyes Bernardston farming facility

BERNARDSTON — Happy Valley Compassion Center, a nonprofit medical marijuana organization based out of Greenfield, is eyeing Bernardston as a possible location for a pot farm. Last week, operation facilitator Jim Counihan and his two business partners expressed … 0

Fewer firefighters means more towns respond

GREENFIELD — After a fire tore through the front of a single-family home on Birch Street last month, some were left questioning why so many towns responded to provide mutual aid. However, local fire chiefs say the nine-town … 0

Two candidates remain in running for Frontier, Union 38 superintendent

DEERFIELD — An interim assistant superintendent from New Hampshire and the regional director of an educational organization based in Massachusetts have been named as the finalists for the Frontier Regional School superintendent job. Lynn M. Carey, interim assistant superintendent of the Monadnock Regional School District in Swanzey, N.H., … 0

Local vets sound off to VA in Greenfield

GREENFIELD — Local veterans got the chance to sound off before top brass from the Veteran Affairs of Central Western Massachusetts Health Care System during a meeting designed to draw feedback from those the hospital serves. The meeting, … 0

  • Ashley LaCross of Mohawk competes in the slalom during the PVIAC Individual Championships Tuesday at Berkshire East in Charlemont. The  seventh-grader finished sixth in the event, and placed eighth in the combined (slalom and giant slalom) times.  Recorder Staff/Paul Franz

    Ashley LaCross of Mohawk competes in the slalom during the PVIAC Individual Championships Tuesday at Berkshire East in Charlemont. The seventh-grader finished sixth in the event, and placed eighth in the combined (slalom and giant slalom) times. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • The United Way collected at least 500 bags of nonperishable food items for their "Supper for Six" food drive at the Stoneleigh-Burnham School on Tuesday, Feb. 9. 
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    The United Way collected at least 500 bags of nonperishable food items for their "Supper for Six" food drive at the Stoneleigh-Burnham School on Tuesday, Feb. 9. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • John Sendelbach makes bug parts out of fork tines in his Shelburne Falls metal working studio on Wednesday. He uses the fork tines for legs and spoon for the body. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz

    John Sendelbach makes bug parts out of fork tines in his Shelburne Falls metal working studio on Wednesday. He uses the fork tines for legs and spoon for the body. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • A couple Canada Geese float in a channel of water on the Connecticut River at Unity Park Sunday, January 31. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

    A couple Canada Geese float in a channel of water on the Connecticut River at Unity Park Sunday, January 31. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Dragos Nichita, 14, of Greenfield, flies over a mound of snow on his sled at Beacon Field in Greenfield, Monday, February 8. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

    Dragos Nichita, 14, of Greenfield, flies over a mound of snow on his sled at Beacon Field in Greenfield, Monday, February 8. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • A light snow falls quietly around Bardwells Ferry Bridge spanning the Deerfield River from Conway to Shelburne on Monday. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz

    A light snow falls quietly around Bardwells Ferry Bridge spanning the Deerfield River from Conway to Shelburne on Monday. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • John Webb of Greenfield plays his harmonica on Main Street, beside Green Fields Market. Webb, who's been playing harmonica since 1997, exclusively plays gospel hymns.
 Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

    John Webb of Greenfield plays his harmonica on Main Street, beside Green Fields Market. Webb, who's been playing harmonica since 1997, exclusively plays gospel hymns. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Anne Baker, an avid birdwatcher from Gill, looks for eagles and other birds on the old rail bridge across the Connecticut River in Montague on Thursday. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz

    Anne Baker, an avid birdwatcher from Gill, looks for eagles and other birds on the old rail bridge across the Connecticut River in Montague on Thursday. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • A west-facing window at the former Sweetheart Restaurant in Shelburne Falls reflects the setting sun Sunday, January 31. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

    A west-facing window at the former Sweetheart Restaurant in Shelburne Falls reflects the setting sun Sunday, January 31. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Gary Moulton of Ware, Working for the Department of Conservation and Recreation at the Quabbin Reservoir, takes a water sample out of the Middle Branch of the Swift River before it flows into the Quabbin.  It is one of 14 sites that the DCR test water quality at the reservoir. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz

    Gary Moulton of Ware, Working for the Department of Conservation and Recreation at the Quabbin Reservoir, takes a water sample out of the Middle Branch of the Swift River before it flows into the Quabbin. It is one of 14 sites that the DCR test water quality at the reservoir. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Kyle Devlin and Josiah Little, 9, of Riverside Gill, play ice hockey on the Connecticut River in Barton Cove, Sunday, January 31. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

    Kyle Devlin and Josiah Little, 9, of Riverside Gill, play ice hockey on the Connecticut River in Barton Cove, Sunday, January 31. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Two Honor Guardsmen salute the American flag at state Sen. Robert D. Wetmore's memorial service at Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home Saturday, Jan. 30, in Orange. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

    Two Honor Guardsmen salute the American flag at state Sen. Robert D. Wetmore's memorial service at Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home Saturday, Jan. 30, in Orange. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

The Attorney General's report refutes the outrageous claims for abuse of eminent domain for private investment company seeking to take private property...(full comment)

Markey: Canadian natural gas export OK confirms plans for area pipeline

The Attorney General's report refutes the outrageous claims for abuse of eminent domain for private investment company seeking to take private property...(full comment)

Markey: Canadian natural gas export OK confirms plans for area pipeline