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Gill OKs marijuana dispensary bylaw

GILL — Voters in Monday’s annual town meeting approved a medical marijuana dispensary bylaw over argument that the zoning was too restrictive. The regulations drafted by the Planning Board and Franklin Regional Council of Governments now move on … 0

Girard wins seat as Bernardston selectman

BERNARDSTON — Andrew I. Girard is Bernardston’s newest selectman. Annual election voters chose Girard over candidate Rawn Fulton by a vote of 70-45. Girard will serve the remainder of two-year term left by Virginia Budness, who resigned last … 0

Willmore will serve as selectman in Buckland

BUCKLAND — In a three-way race for selectman, Dena Willmore, who had served on the Finance Committee, won with 139 votes. Her opponents, Eric Temple and Paul J. Herbert, received 118 and 52 votes, respectively. The following incumbents … 0

Colrain voters support Internet funding

COLRAIN — About 290 voters out of 1,139 came out Monday to elect town officials and support ballot questions for school capital projects and for townwide broadband. Selectman Mark A. Thibodeau won a third term on the Board of Selectmen. Besides Thibodeau, several other incumbents were returned to … 0

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  • Chester Dugas of Groton, Connecticut, relaxes in the chairs in front of the Deerfield Inn where he was staying with his wife before the busy summer season at his restaurant, Chester's BBQ.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Chester Dugas of Groton, Connecticut, relaxes in the chairs in front of the Deerfield Inn where he was staying with his wife before the busy summer season at his restaurant, Chester's BBQ. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Debra Horton comments on a proposal for free pre-school as part of the 2015-2016 Mohawk Trail Regional School District budget at the 2015 Ashfield town meeting held at the town hall Saturday. Horton taught the special needs summer pre-school program last year. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    Debra Horton comments on a proposal for free pre-school as part of the 2015-2016 Mohawk Trail Regional School District budget at the 2015 Ashfield town meeting held at the town hall Saturday. Horton taught the special needs summer pre-school program last year. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Ben Hay, 30, plows his field with a tractor off Ashfield Road in Shelburne on Thursday, April 30. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Ben Hay, 30, plows his field with a tractor off Ashfield Road in Shelburne on Thursday, April 30. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Vera Cooper, 8, of the Purple Panthers guards first base during a game against the Lundgren Honda team Saturday morning at Murphy Park. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    Vera Cooper, 8, of the Purple Panthers guards first base during a game against the Lundgren Honda team Saturday morning at Murphy Park. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • A volunteer HVAC worker who asked only to be identified as Jim, helps begin to install a new ventilation hood at Adams Donuts on Federal Street in Greenfield Saturday morning. The installation of the new hood and fire suppression system was made possible by fundraisers, raising more than $18,000. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    A volunteer HVAC worker who asked only to be identified as Jim, helps begin to install a new ventilation hood at Adams Donuts on Federal Street in Greenfield Saturday morning. The installation of the new hood and fire suppression system was made possible by fundraisers, raising more than $18,000. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Doggie meet and greet atop Sachems Head as Dixie plays with Reba as Reba's person watches on a recent afternoon. Recorder/Paul Franz

    Doggie meet and greet atop Sachems Head as Dixie plays with Reba as Reba's person watches on a recent afternoon. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Nate Rogers of Greenfield plants tomato seeds in one of the greenhouses at Just Roots Farm in Greenfield. 

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  • Rain didn't keep pedestrians off Main Street in Greenfield Monday afternoon. Recorder/Paul Franz

    Rain didn't keep pedestrians off Main Street in Greenfield Monday afternoon. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • On Thursday, Gary Mullins, right, became the first high school softball coach in Massachusetts history to record 600 career wins. Turners Falls High School beat Hopkins Academy, 28-0, in a mercy-rule-shortened, five-inning game.
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    On Thursday, Gary Mullins, right, became the first high school softball coach in Massachusetts history to record 600 career wins. Turners Falls High School beat Hopkins Academy, 28-0, in a mercy-rule-shortened, five-inning game. Recorder/David Hoitt

  • Take some time and view the talented artists of Greenfield Community College during the Annual Student Art Exhibition that runs through May 13th in the South Gallery at the Greenfield campus.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Take some time and view the talented artists of Greenfield Community College during the Annual Student Art Exhibition that runs through May 13th in the South Gallery at the Greenfield campus. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Major, a Great Dane rescue belonging to Patty West of Greenfield, at right, looks even bigger that he is with a low camera angle while out for a walk in Leyden on Saturday.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Major, a Great Dane rescue belonging to Patty West of Greenfield, at right, looks even bigger that he is with a low camera angle while out for a walk in Leyden on Saturday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Ted Moser of Greenfield casts a fly fishing rod during a free fly fishing lesson offered by Overwatch Outpost in Charlemont Saturday morning, taught by Tom Zemianek. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    Ted Moser of Greenfield casts a fly fishing rod during a free fly fishing lesson offered by Overwatch Outpost in Charlemont Saturday morning, taught by Tom Zemianek. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

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