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Tech school adds college-prep, AP courses

TURNERS FALLS — Classes started this week at Franklin County Technical School for the 38th time, but for the first time with advanced college placement classes. The Technical School this year added junior and senior AP English classes … 0

Telemarketing the pipeline: Kinder Morgan cold calls seek support for gas project

The proposed developer of a nearly 420-mile natural gas pipeline through eight Franklin County towns has been conducting telephone sampling about its Northeast Energy Direct project, for which it plans to submit a formal application next month with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. “In our ongoing effort to … 0

Dam repair project to shut down DAR State Forest for rest of season

GOSHEN — The DAR State Forest will close to the public for the season Tuesday while repairs are made to the dam on Highland Lake. The price tag for the project, which includes both engineering and construction, is … 0

UMass issues traffic advisory ahead of student move-in days

AMHERST — They’re coming. University of Massachusetts Amherst students will move in to campus housing between Friday and Sunday. First-year students — 4,685 in all, according to the university — will arrive between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday. Transfer students will move in on Saturday from … 0

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    Shawn Russell, of Brattleboro, Vt., swings into the Green River underneath the Eunice Williams covered bridge in Greenfield Monday August 31. Russell, whose mother is from Greenfield, was swimming with his girlfriend and her daughters. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Cameron Sutphin performs music outside the Great Falls farmer's market in Turners Falls Wednesday August 26. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

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    A bee traverses from blossom to blossom collecting pollen from flowers growing around the Greenfield Public Library. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

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  • Second graders' feet don't quite touch the ground as they sit quietly in a Deerfield Elementary School classroom on Thursday. It was the first day of school for grades 1 through 6 in Deerfield. Recorder/Micky Bedell

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  • A man carrying pizzas walks through a pocket of the setting sun on Court Square in Greenfield, Tuesday evening. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

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  • Playing pitch at the South County Senior Center in South Deerfield on Wednesday are Steve Perkins of South Deerfield, Richard Petrauskas of South Deerfield, Jerry Sheehan of Conway and Donat Charest of Conway.  Recorder/Paul Franz

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If you watch your caller ID, the telemarketers sometimes show up as Rhajastan. Is there a Rhajastan, MA? Local jobs? HA. ...(full comment)

Eiseman/My Turn: The pipeline PR pitch

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Letter: Not buying that flag