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Teaming up on the farm: horses, people

GREENFIELD — Wild horses can’t drag Lucy Leete away anymore. The Ashfield resident proved that Saturday at the Just Roots Farm’s weekend workshop on how to use draft horses to accomplish a variety of farming tasks. Ashfield farmer … 0

GCC’s Pura provides Northampton seniors with reason to cheer

NORTHAMPTON — Greenfield Community College President Robert Pura is the hero of the day for senior citizens who call the Northampton Senior Center their home away from home. Mayor David J. Narkewicz is pretty thrilled with him, too. Pura Thursday night told Narkewicz the college has put off … 0

Time-honored responsibilities

GILL — Each year, the Gill residents gathered in the upstairs meeting room of the old Town Hall for the annual town meeting elect two or more field drivers, fence viewers and measurers of wood, bark and surveyors … 0

Colrain eyes broadband options Tuesday

COLRAIN — Although Colrain is one of WiredWest’s “unserved towns” seeking high-speed Internet, Selectmen this week heard how a private Internet Service Provider — Crocker Communications Inc. — could help the town achieve its goal of a last-mile Broadband network. Crocker is now providing Internet service for Leverett’s … 0

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  • 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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    Nate Rogers of Greenfield plants tomato seeds in one of the greenhouses at Just Roots Farm in Greenfield. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

  • 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 »

  • Candy Guastamachio, Kerby Lovallo, John Coburn and Bob Castillo, and Dave Loda, all members of the Nathan Hale Ancient Fife and Drums Corps march to the History Workshop Field on opening day of Historic Deerfield Saturday afternoon. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    Candy Guastamachio, Kerby Lovallo, John Coburn and Bob Castillo, and Dave Loda, all members of the Nathan Hale Ancient Fife and Drums Corps march to the History Workshop Field on opening day of Historic Deerfield Saturday afternoon. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

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