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Pipeline meeting in Orange outlines action towns can take

ORANGE — Local people have potentially more of a say in determining the fate of a proposed gas pipeline through Franklin County than they may realize, a local conservationist is telling pipeline foes. Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust Executive Director Leigh Youngblood addressed about 40 people Tuesday, wearing … 0

Conway lawyer offers to help Deerfield fight gas pipeline

DEERFIELD — A lawyer from Conway has offered his assistance to the town of Deerfield in its fight to stop the proposed Tennessee Gas Co. pipeline project. Cristobal Bonifaz made the offer during a standing-room-only special meeting of … 0

Quabbin Harvest open house today

ORANGE — Downtown will be buzzing with activity tonight. Quabbin Harvest Co-op, in preparation for its opening, will hold an open house between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. at its soon-to-open 12 North Main St. location. In addition, the next movie in the series of Friendly Town Movies in … 0

Shakespeare’s for the young again in Turners

TURNERS FALLS — The people behind the latest theatrical endeavor at the Shea Theater believe it is better for the mind to be dipped in Shakespeare early and often. “The point is to show young people that classical texts — Shakespeare, in particular — are not above them, … 0

  • Sydney, a three-month-old miniature mediterranean donkey foal, stands by her mother Sabrina at the Potter Meadow Farm in Greenfield on Monday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Sydney, a three-month-old miniature mediterranean donkey foal, stands by her mother Sabrina at the Potter Meadow Farm in Greenfield on Monday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Wendell residents march around the town common on Saturday during the town's Old Home Day celebration.
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    Wendell residents march around the town common on Saturday during the town's Old Home Day celebration. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Montague residents gathered on the village common Saturday for the 55th annual Old Home Days. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Montague residents gathered on the village common Saturday for the 55th annual Old Home Days. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Julie Stepanek swings Hayden Rose Petal McNally of Wendell around the Leverett Library on Wednesday following morning story hour.
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    Julie Stepanek swings Hayden Rose Petal McNally of Wendell around the Leverett Library on Wednesday following morning story hour. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Marcia Schuhle of Greenfield shows Norah O'Neil, 3, also of Greenfield, how to spin Romney wool fibres into yarn at one of the "activity zones" during Free Fun Friday at Historic Deerfield. Norah's mom Lindsay O'Neil and her little brother Reed watch.
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    Marcia Schuhle of Greenfield shows Norah O'Neil, 3, also of Greenfield, how to spin Romney wool fibres into yarn at one of the "activity zones" during Free Fun Friday at Historic Deerfield. Norah's mom Lindsay O'Neil and her little brother Reed watch. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Harper Dion, 4, jumps into the waiting arms of mother Ashley at the Conway Community Swimming Pool.
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    Harper Dion, 4, jumps into the waiting arms of mother Ashley at the Conway Community Swimming Pool. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) Purchase photo reprints »

  • A zipliner glides through Berkshire East's base tour on Monday in Charlemont.
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    A zipliner glides through Berkshire East's base tour on Monday in Charlemont. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Sedona, a 1-year-old miniature horse, nibbles a "bit of green" from the hands of Craig Memorial Equestrian Center owner Roberta Bryant in Leverett. The center offers lessons in English, Western, competitive trail riding, natural horsemanship and barrel racing, as well as trail rides for the public. "People keep asking me when I'm going to retire," Bryant said. "But why should I? I'm doing what I love."
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    Sedona, a 1-year-old miniature horse, nibbles a "bit of green" from the hands of Craig Memorial Equestrian Center owner Roberta Bryant in Leverett. The center offers lessons in English, Western, competitive trail riding, natural horsemanship and barrel racing, as well as trail rides for the public. "People keep asking me when I'm going to retire," Bryant said. "But why should I? I'm doing what I love." (Recorder/Micky Bedell) Purchase photo reprints »

  • A group fly fishes from a raft on the Deerfield River on Monday.
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    A group fly fishes from a raft on the Deerfield River on Monday. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) Purchase photo reprints »

  • The remains of an old farm building stand out against the rolling pastures of the Bullitt Reservation in Ashfield. 
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    The remains of an old farm building stand out against the rolling pastures of the Bullitt Reservation in Ashfield. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Hockey fans crowd around The Stanley Cup at the Collins-Moylan Arena. Greenfield native and Los Angeles Kings Head Trainer Chris Kingsley brought the Cup home to his parents and the arena. The Stanley Cup is the championship trophy awarded annually to the National Hockey League (NHL) playoff winner after the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Finals. Photo by Beth Reynolds

    Hockey fans crowd around The Stanley Cup at the Collins-Moylan Arena. Greenfield native and Los Angeles Kings Head Trainer Chris Kingsley brought the Cup home to his parents and the arena. The Stanley Cup is the championship trophy awarded annually to the National Hockey League (NHL) playoff winner after the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Finals. Photo by Beth Reynolds

  • Dave Lewis of Greenfield buys some eggplant and peppers from Maria Topitzer of the Lyonsville Farm in Colrain at the Saturday Farmers Market in Greenfield.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Dave Lewis of Greenfield buys some eggplant and peppers from Maria Topitzer of the Lyonsville Farm in Colrain at the Saturday Farmers Market in Greenfield. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »