FERC OKs Northfield Mountain increase

NORTHFIELD — Federal regulators on Wednesday granted last-minute approval for Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Project’s owners to pump more water from the Connecticut River — to boost storage capacity of its mountaintop reservoir for four months beginning Monday. FirstLight Hydro Generating Co. will be able to add 22 … 0

Planning for the future of living in Montague

MONTAGUE — As residents unearthed snow shovels and battened down the hatches for Wednesday’s snow storm, planners looked to the future of housing as those residents age and their housing needs change. An update to the town’s housing plan looks to a future in which almost a third … 0

Greenfield Public Library to lose some state aid

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Public Library will have to come up with new ways to pay for some of its library books, DVDs and computer upgrades this year in light of state budget reductions. While the Greenfield library received the first half of its roughly $35,000 in state … 0

Montague parking ban begins now

MONTAGUE — Wednesday’s snow triggered the town-wide overnight street parking ban five days early. Montague Police used the town’s Code Red emergency alert system to notify residents Wednesday afternoon, and urged residents to stay off the roads. Parking is not allowed from 1 to 5 a.m. on any … 0

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  • Kathy Melnik stands amid a sea of  wreaths in the Holy Trinity Church of Greenfield's garage on Saturday while decorating them for the church's 12th annual Christmas Wreath Sale. The sale will be held at Holy Trinity on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. as well as 5 to 6:30 p.m. and Sunday from 7:30 to 11 a.m. 
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    Kathy Melnik stands amid a sea of wreaths in the Holy Trinity Church of Greenfield's garage on Saturday while decorating them for the church's 12th annual Christmas Wreath Sale. The sale will be held at Holy Trinity on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. as well as 5 to 6:30 p.m. and Sunday from 7:30 to 11 a.m. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Construction is underway on the temporary wooden train platform next to the John W Olver Transportation Center on Olive Street so that it can accommodate passenger rail service, which is expected to start by the end of the year.  
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    Construction is underway on the temporary wooden train platform next to the John W Olver Transportation Center on Olive Street so that it can accommodate passenger rail service, which is expected to start by the end of the year. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

  • A member of the Guilford Hounds hunt staff follows a pack of foxhounds through the North Meadows of Deerfield on Sunday during a drag hunt. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    A member of the Guilford Hounds hunt staff follows a pack of foxhounds through the North Meadows of Deerfield on Sunday during a drag hunt. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Red berries grow on a thorny bush in Sunderland. 
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    Red berries grow on a thorny bush in Sunderland. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) Purchase photo reprints »

  • An ice rink being installed at Beacon Field on Thursday morning that will be filled by the Fire Department between calls. A second, smaller rink is to be erected at the Green River Swimming and Recreation Area. The second rink was moved from Hillside Park due to the impending construction of a splash pad water feature. 
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    An ice rink being installed at Beacon Field on Thursday morning that will be filled by the Fire Department between calls. A second, smaller rink is to be erected at the Green River Swimming and Recreation Area. The second rink was moved from Hillside Park due to the impending construction of a splash pad water feature. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Greenfield Community College student Dave Smart of Chesterfield, N.H., feeds ducks on campus with Melissa Zeckmeister. 
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    Greenfield Community College student Dave Smart of Chesterfield, N.H., feeds ducks on campus with Melissa Zeckmeister. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) Purchase photo reprints »

  • An abandoned house on a hilltop in Leyden in a freezing rain on Monday. Recorder/Paul Franz

    An abandoned house on a hilltop in Leyden in a freezing rain on Monday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • The sun sets over Greenfield on Tuesday night, illuminating the clouds. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    The sun sets over Greenfield on Tuesday night, illuminating the clouds. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Snow-dusted pumpkins in Leyden reflect the changing seasons.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Snow-dusted pumpkins in Leyden reflect the changing seasons. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • A seldom seen place is the inside of the bell tower at Holy Trinity Church in Greenfield. Three more flights of stairs lead to the bell and then the steeple rises above that.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    A seldom seen place is the inside of the bell tower at Holy Trinity Church in Greenfield. Three more flights of stairs lead to the bell and then the steeple rises above that. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • The view from the new library at Greenfield High School on Saturday. Greenfield residents were invited into the school to tour completed portions of the $66 million project. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    The view from the new library at Greenfield High School on Saturday. Greenfield residents were invited into the school to tour completed portions of the $66 million project. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • A mallard duck takes a break at Greenfield Community College duck pond. (Recorder/Micky Bedell)

    A mallard duck takes a break at Greenfield Community College duck pond. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) Purchase photo reprints »

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FRTA bus fares free for Black Friday

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FRTA bus fares free for Black Friday