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Former DA student files sexual abuse lawsuit: Says then-coaches delivered him to English teacher who sexually abused him on 1980s athletic trips

HARTFORD, Conn. — A former student at a Massachusetts preparatory school has filed a federal lawsuit alleging he was sexually abused by a faculty member while on athletic trips to Connecticut in the 1980s. The former Deerfield Academy student names the school and its former golf and squash … 0

Hospital get $450K for surgical wing: 2 donations bring total to $3.5M

GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center just got two big donations toward its campaign to raise $5 million locally for its new surgical wing. Greenfield Savings Bank made a commitment of $250,000 and the Baystate Franklin Auxiliary pledged $200,000. These gifts bring the total raised to date to … 0

Greenfield buys stage for events, rentals

GREENFIELD — Two years ago, when Greenfield officials discussed ways to make the town’s parks safer, especially Hillside Park, which was having problems with illegal activities, someone suggested that Greenfield have more events in them, like concerts and … 0

Halfway there: County meet-and-greet heads to hills

On The Road Again. I’m beginning to hear Willie Nelson in the back of my mind as I wend my way across Franklin County. But who doesn’t love a road trip? By the time you read this, I will have reached the halfway point in my goal to … 0

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    • Cayden Lehtomaki, 10, of Turners Falls, his cousin, Aiden Hubbard, 8, of Westfield and Mason Lehtomaki, 8, fish off of a ledge at Unity Park in Turners Falls, Monday June 29. The cousins were there with Hubbard's father, Mike Hubbard and his mother, Paula Brezezinski. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

      Cayden Lehtomaki, 10, of Turners Falls, his cousin, Aiden Hubbard, 8, of Westfield and Mason Lehtomaki, 8, fish off of a ledge at Unity Park in Turners Falls, Monday June 29. The cousins were there with Hubbard's father, Mike Hubbard and his mother, Paula Brezezinski. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

    • Deliah Rosel of Conway paddles upstream on the Deerfield River near the Stillwater section with her dog, B'tesha, as co-pilot. Recorder/Paul Franz

      Deliah Rosel of Conway paddles upstream on the Deerfield River near the Stillwater section with her dog, B'tesha, as co-pilot. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

    • Rafters from Zoar Outdoor jump from one raft to the next as they drift downteh Connecticut River near the French King Bridge on Monday. Recorder/Paul Franz

      Rafters from Zoar Outdoor jump from one raft to the next as they drift downteh Connecticut River near the French King Bridge on Monday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

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Balloonist Richard Guisto of Areostat Promotions takes a couple on a ride over the Connecticut River from Whately to Sunderland.

      Glenn Woods photo Balloonist Richard Guisto of Areostat Promotions takes a couple on a ride over the Connecticut River from Whately to Sunderland.

    • Farm workers work in a field on Mill Village Road near Historic Deerfield Monday June 22. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

      Farm workers work in a field on Mill Village Road near Historic Deerfield Monday June 22. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

    • These wild turkies were perhaps sunning themselves, or contemplating crossing,  as they perch on a rock on the Deerfield River in Charlemont. Recorder/Paul Franz

      These wild turkies were perhaps sunning themselves, or contemplating crossing, as they perch on a rock on the Deerfield River in Charlemont. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

    • Sebastian Seward, 9, on left, of Ashfield, and Ben Thompson, 10, also of Ashfield, jump off of the diving board into Ashfield lake at the private beach for residents, Wednesday afternoon, June 24. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

      Sebastian Seward, 9, on left, of Ashfield, and Ben Thompson, 10, also of Ashfield, jump off of the diving board into Ashfield lake at the private beach for residents, Wednesday afternoon, June 24. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

    • Fly fishing instructor Walt Geryk of Hatfield demonstrates the Spey casting method on the Deerfield River in Charlemont on Tuesday, June 24, where he was teaching a lesson.  The method employs a longer rod that uses two hands to keep the line in front, eliminating the need for a back cast in tight spots. 
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      Fly fishing instructor Walt Geryk of Hatfield demonstrates the Spey casting method on the Deerfield River in Charlemont on Tuesday, June 24, where he was teaching a lesson. The method employs a longer rod that uses two hands to keep the line in front, eliminating the need for a back cast in tight spots. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

    • Kestral Osman, of Ashfield and Anja Alden of Brattleboro Vermont, both of the IBIT dance company of Brattleboro Vermont, perform a dance number at Greenfield's Energy Park Tuesday June 23. Osman and Anja will be performing at the Southern Vermont Dance Festival which takes place in Brattleboro July 16-19. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

      Kestral Osman, of Ashfield and Anja Alden of Brattleboro Vermont, both of the IBIT dance company of Brattleboro Vermont, perform a dance number at Greenfield's Energy Park Tuesday June 23. Osman and Anja will be performing at the Southern Vermont Dance Festival which takes place in Brattleboro July 16-19. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

    • Having a hand stand contest during little league Friday night at Lunt 
Field are Kiera Lewandowski, 10, of Shelburne, Ryan Blanchard, 10, of Greenfield and Isabel Miller, 10, of Greenfield. Recorder/Paul Franz

      Having a hand stand contest during little league Friday night at Lunt Field are Kiera Lewandowski, 10, of Shelburne, Ryan Blanchard, 10, of Greenfield and Isabel Miller, 10, of Greenfield. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

    • Students at the Sheffield Elementary School in Montague did a 'wave by' as they left for the last day of school  last week, with all the walking students standing in front of the school with their teachers waving to the bus students as they left for the last time this year. Greenfield ended its school year on Monday.
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      Students at the Sheffield Elementary School in Montague did a 'wave by' as they left for the last day of school last week, with all the walking students standing in front of the school with their teachers waving to the bus students as they left for the last time this year. Greenfield ended its school year on Monday. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

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Water flows over the dam in Shelburne Falls after recent down pours swelling the Deerfield.

      Recorder/Paul Franz Water flows over the dam in Shelburne Falls after recent down pours swelling the Deerfield. Purchase photo reprints »

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