Mayor withdraws cash offer to precincts

GREENFIELD — It looks like town councilors won’t be receiving $10,000 each to spend as they like in their precincts. Mayor William Martin has withdrawn a proposal he made last October to give each of the 13 town … 0

Bile sentenced to 8 to 10 years in UMass gang rape case

NORTHAMPTON — A Hampshire Superior Court judge Wednesday sentenced Emmanuel T. Bile Jr. to eight to 10 years in state prison for his part in a gang rape at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, which the judge characterized … 0

State universities warn of potential fee hikes, program cuts

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON — Public state universities face a nearly $9 million collective bargaining obligation that could drive fees up or force reductions in academic programs if the Legislature does not cover it. An organization that represents nine state university presidents sent a letter Wednesday to legislative leaders … 0

No job loss, closings as bank merger completed

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Cooperative Bank has completed its merger with another area bank and promises the change won’t cause layoffs or office closings. “Greenfield Cooperative Bank and Northampton Cooperative Bank have officially joined forces with the primary objective … 0

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  • A farmer heads out to the silage pile to feed his cows on Tuesday afternoon in Old Deerfield. Recorder/Paul Franz

    A farmer heads out to the silage pile to feed his cows on Tuesday afternoon in Old Deerfield. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • July Clark of Turners Falls feeds seagulls and geese at Unity Park Tuesday afternoon. "I like to come down on the weekends when my youngest ones aren't in school. It's a fun time for them because they can get the birds to come close," said Clark. 
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    July Clark of Turners Falls feeds seagulls and geese at Unity Park Tuesday afternoon. "I like to come down on the weekends when my youngest ones aren't in school. It's a fun time for them because they can get the birds to come close," said Clark. (Recorder/Matt Burkhartt) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Michael Chamberlain, a professional mechanic of Greenfield buffs his 1966 AMC Rambler at Doleva Car Washes on High Street Sunday afternoon, the first time he has taken the car out since before winter. The car, which bears the original paint job, was purchased from a friend of Chamberlain's about six months ago. "I like a different car, I didn't want to have a car that everyone else has and I'd never seen this car before," said Chamberlain. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    Michael Chamberlain, a professional mechanic of Greenfield buffs his 1966 AMC Rambler at Doleva Car Washes on High Street Sunday afternoon, the first time he has taken the car out since before winter. The car, which bears the original paint job, was purchased from a friend of Chamberlain's about six months ago. "I like a different car, I didn't want to have a car that everyone else has and I'd never seen this car before," said Chamberlain. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Competitors in the Berkshire Highlands Pentathlon exit the water after finishing the kayaking leg at Berkshire East Mountain Resort Saturday. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    Competitors in the Berkshire Highlands Pentathlon exit the water after finishing the kayaking leg at Berkshire East Mountain Resort Saturday. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

  • A group of teenagers walk past Manna House restaurant on Bank Row in Greenfield at sunset in Greenfield Monday evening. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    A group of teenagers walk past Manna House restaurant on Bank Row in Greenfield at sunset in Greenfield Monday evening. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Bruce Stetson of Stetson Mill Work in Shelburne installs a door closer on the door he restored at the Shelburne Free Public Library in Shelburne Center.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Bruce Stetson of Stetson Mill Work in Shelburne installs a door closer on the door he restored at the Shelburne Free Public Library in Shelburne Center. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Bo and Bill, German Sport Ponies, pull Peter Bravmann and Roger Kasbo up Shelburne Falls Rd in Conway on Thursday. The dog is Lady. Recorder/Paul Franz

    Bo and Bill, German Sport Ponies, pull Peter Bravmann and Roger Kasbo up Shelburne Falls Rd in Conway on Thursday. The dog is Lady. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Fifth Grade students at the Northfield Elementary School were treated to a little historical theater by the Freedon Trail 
Foundation.  Tim Hoover and Aimee Rose Ranger played several historical and hysterical figures and involved the students in their rendition of the events leading up to the Revolutionary War in Boston.   Recorder/Paul Franz

    Fifth Grade students at the Northfield Elementary School were treated to a little historical theater by the Freedon Trail Foundation. Tim Hoover and Aimee Rose Ranger played several historical and hysterical figures and involved the students in their rendition of the events leading up to the Revolutionary War in Boston. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Recorder/Paul Franz 
Another sign of spring, a little brown bat hangs on the brick of a Greenfield building a few inches from a crevice between buildings. It may have emerged from with the warm weather.

    Recorder/Paul Franz Another sign of spring, a little brown bat hangs on the brick of a Greenfield building a few inches from a crevice between buildings. It may have emerged from with the warm weather. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Tamara Grogan, a French teacher at Greenfield High School pauses while clearing snow off of the tennis courts while the boys tennis team practices on the other side Tuesday afternoon. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    Tamara Grogan, a French teacher at Greenfield High School pauses while clearing snow off of the tennis courts while the boys tennis team practices on the other side Tuesday afternoon. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Cameron Tucker of Turners Falls sets a tip up while ice fishing at Barton Cove in Gill Monday March 23. Tucker, who is hoping for Walleye and Pike began fishing at 5 a.m. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    Cameron Tucker of Turners Falls sets a tip up while ice fishing at Barton Cove in Gill Monday March 23. Tucker, who is hoping for Walleye and Pike began fishing at 5 a.m. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Sculptures welcome those visiting the Just Roots Farm and Camp Kewannee in Greenfield. Recorder/Paul Franz

    Sculptures welcome those visiting the Just Roots Farm and Camp Kewannee in Greenfield. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

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