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Why I stayed: He had financial security

It was hours before “Marie” would walk down the aisle to marry “Bill,” a wealthy Oregon man she had met two years earlier. Marie, who has lived in Franklin County for 17 years and Greenfield for 10 years, had met Bill in 1995 at an outdoor concert in … 0

Nurturing men — The pro-feminist man

The key to stopping domestic violence, social workers say, is preventing it in the first place by changing cultures and attitudes and how society sees men in particular. While some local groups are trying to change men’s view … 0

Korpita: State government needs to be more proactive

A newcomer to politics, Deerfield Republican Dylan Korpita is trying to unseat veteran First Franklin District legislator Stephen Kulik of Worthington, saying, “It’s time for a change.” Korpita, a 35-year-old former bond trader for Morgan Stanley in New … 0

Kulik: Cites his veteran clout to push rural issue

Eleven-term state incumbent Rep. Stephen Kulik, who’s seeking re-election to his First Franklin District seat in the Nov. 4 election, says that even though he’s risen to a leadership position on Beacon Hill, “small town and rural values … 0

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  • Greenfield Community College dance students do a flash-mob performance to Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' in the main building lobby on Wednesday afternoon. Recorder/Micky Bedell

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  • Four Rivers Charter Public School parent Megan Bathory-Peeler leads seventh-graders on a day-long bike trip around the area, seen here along Deerfield Street.
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    Four Rivers Charter Public School parent Megan Bathory-Peeler leads seventh-graders on a day-long bike trip around the area, seen here along Deerfield Street. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Julia Pease, 8, of Colrain tries to gather as many pumpkins as she can during the Greenfield YMCA Pumpkin Swim on Saturday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Julia Pease, 8, of Colrain tries to gather as many pumpkins as she can during the Greenfield YMCA Pumpkin Swim on Saturday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Jake Giknis of Gill walks back to his truck with a pair of pheasants retrieved by his dogs Lulu and Daisy on a beautiful fall day in Gill. 
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    Jake Giknis of Gill walks back to his truck with a pair of pheasants retrieved by his dogs Lulu and Daisy on a beautiful fall day in Gill. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

  • The view from the Berkshire East chairlift in Charlemont on a partly cloudy day in October. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    The view from the Berkshire East chairlift in Charlemont on a partly cloudy day in October. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Ray Chapin of Greenfield and his terrier-chihuahua Poco fish under Bardwell's Ferry Bridge in Conway on Monday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

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  • A llama rests under the bright red leaves of a tree on South Cross Road in Gill on Wednesday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    A llama rests under the bright red leaves of a tree on South Cross Road in Gill on Wednesday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Crows take flight from a field in Deerfield off Old Ferry Road on Monday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Crows take flight from a field in Deerfield off Old Ferry Road on Monday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • A colorful long exposure photograph of theConnecticut River flowing past the French King Bridge  during foliage season in  Franklin County.
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    A colorful long exposure photograph of theConnecticut River flowing past the French King Bridge during foliage season in Franklin County. Submitted by Terri Cappucci.

  • Northfield resident dogs and handlers make their way down Main Street on Saturday while judges deliberate on the winners of the Dickinson Memorial Library's fifth annual dog show. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Northfield resident dogs and handlers make their way down Main Street on Saturday while judges deliberate on the winners of the Dickinson Memorial Library's fifth annual dog show. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Meg VanDyck, Rebecca Rideout, Lori Holmes Clark and Brooke Paige of Lori Holmes Clark and Company perform "Sweet Slice of Life!" for the Double Take Fringe Festival on Friday in the upstairs of Greenfield's Hope and Olive Restaurant. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Meg VanDyck, Rebecca Rideout, Lori Holmes Clark and Brooke Paige of Lori Holmes Clark and Company perform "Sweet Slice of Life!" for the Double Take Fringe Festival on Friday in the upstairs of Greenfield's Hope and Olive Restaurant. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Emmett Owens, 2 1/2, of Greenfield picks out the perfect pumpkin at Fairview Gardens in Northfield where he was with his grandmother on Friday.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Emmett Owens, 2 1/2, of Greenfield picks out the perfect pumpkin at Fairview Gardens in Northfield where he was with his grandmother on Friday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

Awesome...our street is falling apart, our sidewalk could kill someone with the cracks and disrepair, but this town is gonna spend up...(full comment)

Grant comes through for Unity Skate Park, Greenfield dog park, Northfield recreation

A replica is not the same... Even with pieces of the original set in cement nearby in a pocket park. It is sad...(full comment)

Schell Bridge ‘summit’ set for Thursday