Ballot Question 4: Should nearly all workers earn sick time?

Proponents of a ballot question that would guarantee sick time for nearly all workers in the state say the measure would benefit as many as 1 million people who currently face tough decisions about whether to give up a day’s pay when they are sick, while opponents believe … 0

Erving STM to consider recall law; gas station vote delayed

ERVING — Monday’s special town meeting will address a single question, the creation of a recall process for elected town officials. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Erving Elementary School. The recall measure was brought forward by citizens’ petition, garnering the 200 signatures necessary. Former … 0

Whately selectmen call for re-vote on town building forums

WHATELY — Following a contentious vote to approve spending money for public forums to gauge public opinion on the town hall rehabilitation project at the Oct. 21 special town meeting, the Whately Board of Selectmen voted Tuesday night to hold a re-vote on the same issue. At the … 0

G-M committee uncomfortable with class paintball game

TURNERS FALLS — The Turners Falls High School class of 2015 senior trip is set to be a lot more than a simple day out at a park: events planned for the four-day trip include a ropes course, white water rafting, a Baltimore harbor cruise, a visit to … 0

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  • The 40-foot-wide mural that the Paint the Town Green Committee has been working on for several months will have an unveiling ceremony today at 11 a.m.
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  • Eric Goodchild and his bagpipes lead the Newton School students on a Halloween Parade around the school on Friday.  Recorder/Paul Franz

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  • King H. Gordon Kehmeier, 84, is escorted by his daughter, Brenda Kehmeier, at the Bernardston Senior Center Halloween Party on Thursday. (Recorder/Paul Franz)

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  • Alethea Tschetterwood, 27, of Shelburne Falls paints a Day-of-the-Dead style skull at the Art Garden on Tuesday for Saturday’s Halloween Ball at the Cowell Gym. The ball, which will be held from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., is a fundraiser for youth programing at both the Cowell Gym and at The Art Garden. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Alethea Tschetterwood, 27, of Shelburne Falls paints a Day-of-the-Dead style skull at the Art Garden on Tuesday for Saturday’s Halloween Ball at the Cowell Gym. The ball, which will be held from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., is a fundraiser for youth programing at both the Cowell Gym and at The Art Garden. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Jack-o'-lanterns at the ready for Halloween on Madison Circle in Greenfield. 
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  • Picketers from the Carpenters Union Local 108 gather on the corner of Federal and Main streets in Greenfield on Saturday morning to urge voters towards 'No' on the Casino Repeal Initiative, question three on November's ballot. Recorder/Micky Bedell

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  • Greenfield Community College dance students do a flash-mob performance to Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' in the main building lobby on Wednesday afternoon. Recorder/Micky Bedell

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  • Four Rivers Charter Public School parent Megan Bathory-Peeler leads seventh-graders on a day-long bike trip around the area, seen here along Deerfield Street.
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  • Julia Pease, 8, of Colrain tries to gather as many pumpkins as she can during the Greenfield YMCA Pumpkin Swim on Saturday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

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  • Jake Giknis of Gill walks back to his truck with a pair of pheasants retrieved by his dogs Lulu and Daisy on a beautiful fall day in Gill. 
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  • The view from the Berkshire East chairlift in Charlemont on a partly cloudy day in October. Recorder/Micky Bedell

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  • Ray Chapin of Greenfield and his terrier-chihuahua Poco fish under Bardwell's Ferry Bridge in Conway on Monday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

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Well said and well written. Thanks for sharing this! Sincerely, Daniel A. Brown Taos, NM ...(full comment)

Letter: What’s possible

I would also like to see a space there that could be rented out for parties, functions, weddings, etc. That would nicely...(full comment)

What will be next act for the bank?