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Drug suspect stopped on I-91 after wrestling with, escaping trooper

DEERFIELD — Deerfield Police stopped a suspect fleeing from state troopers by flattening his car tires with a “spike strip” thrown across a section of Interstate 91 Wednesday evening. Paul Heim, 30, of Woodstock, Vt., faces drug and assault charges after allegedly running from a State Police trooper … 0

Whately Planning Board will continue Bayer site plan review

WHATELY — The Planning Board stopped short Tuesday night of approving local thermoplastic company Bayer MaterialScience’s site plan for a proposed expansion of its factory in the town’s industrial park. Instead, the board decided to continue the public hearing on Aug. 19, citing a lack of response to … 0

Handful of Greenfield parents, teachers oppose PARCC

GREENFIELD — Of the handful of parents and teachers who attended the School Committee’s public hearing on standardized testing Wednesday night, all came out against the new PARCC tests. “I’m not opposed to assessment at all,” said parent Deborah Keisch. “What I am opposed to is the high-stakes … 0

Whately solar installation goes live July 31

WHATELY — Whately’s newest solar installation on Long Plain Road goes live July 31 and a ceremony to celebrate the opening will be held at 1:30 p.m at Fairview Farms. The 8,129-panel ground-mounted array was installed by North Andover-based solar developer Nexamp and will produce 2.4 megawatts of … 0

  • A group powerboat tubes on Lake Wyola in Shutesbury.
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    A group powerboat tubes on Lake Wyola in Shutesbury. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Rebecca Kern of Greenfield takes her daughter Cora, 1¾, down a slide on the new Federal Street School playground while her husband Will cheers them on.
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    Rebecca Kern of Greenfield takes her daughter Cora, 1¾, down a slide on the new Federal Street School playground while her husband Will cheers them on. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) Purchase photo reprints »

  • A honeybee pollinates a wild flower growing alongside Mill Village Road in Deerfield..
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    A honeybee pollinates a wild flower growing alongside Mill Village Road in Deerfield.. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Hunter, a 11-year-old cocker spaniel, fetches a stick for owner John Suron of Old Deerfield at Cranberry Pond in Sunderland on Tuesday.
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    Hunter, a 11-year-old cocker spaniel, fetches a stick for owner John Suron of Old Deerfield at Cranberry Pond in Sunderland on Tuesday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • A cow stands along a puddle-strewn road behind the Upinngil Farm Store in Gill on Monday following the storm.
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    A cow stands along a puddle-strewn road behind the Upinngil Farm Store in Gill on Monday following the storm. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Crews have begun dismantling the classroom wing of the old Greenfield High School after removing hazardous materials on Monday. Recorder/Paul Franz

    Crews have begun dismantling the classroom wing of the old Greenfield High School after removing hazardous materials on Monday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • An old, rusty tractor sits decoratively in front of a patch of sunflowers along Main Road in Gill.
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    An old, rusty tractor sits decoratively in front of a patch of sunflowers along Main Road in Gill. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Two lighted boats float through Barton Cove on Saturday night as part of Franklin County Boat Club's Christmas in July show. The boat parade was followed by a fireworks display, all visible from Unity Park in Turners Falls. 
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    Two lighted boats float through Barton Cove on Saturday night as part of Franklin County Boat Club's Christmas in July show. The boat parade was followed by a fireworks display, all visible from Unity Park in Turners Falls. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Atticus Dejesus, 1, kisses a sheep at Yankee Doodle Days in Charlemont at the fairgrounds on Sunday.
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    Atticus Dejesus, 1, kisses a sheep at Yankee Doodle Days in Charlemont at the fairgrounds on Sunday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Connor Johnson, 3, of Athol flings paint at a canvas during a Quabbin Harvest Community Market food and art event on the lawn of the Moore-Leland library in North Orange on Saturday. Co-op board member Manuel King led the effort to create the art piece, entitled "Cooperation," which over 20 people helped make by splattering and dripping paint. The Co-op hopes to open its new doors in Orange to the public in late August.
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    Connor Johnson, 3, of Athol flings paint at a canvas during a Quabbin Harvest Community Market food and art event on the lawn of the Moore-Leland library in North Orange on Saturday. Co-op board member Manuel King led the effort to create the art piece, entitled "Cooperation," which over 20 people helped make by splattering and dripping paint. The Co-op hopes to open its new doors in Orange to the public in late August. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Ashley Harris reacts to her son Kaleb, almost 2, splashing in a self-made puddle at Laurel Lake in Erving on Monday, during his first beach adventure.
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    Ashley Harris reacts to her son Kaleb, almost 2, splashing in a self-made puddle at Laurel Lake in Erving on Monday, during his first beach adventure. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Horses take advantage of the shade off West Mountain Rd in Bernardston. Recorder/Paul Franz

    Horses take advantage of the shade off West Mountain Rd in Bernardston. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »