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Newly homeless mom and newborn make best of bad situation far from family

GREENFIELD — We’ve all heard it said that America is the “land of opportunity,” but try to convince a young woman with a 9-week-old daughter living in a Greenfield hotel with the baby and her boyfriend. She may not believe you. Twenty-four-year-old “Alice,” who asked that her real … 0

Chicken wing eatery to land at Lunts?

GREENFIELD — It appears the owner of the Hangar Pub and Grill on University Drive in Amherst is considering opening a similar restaurant in Greenfield on the former Lunt Silversmith property on Federal Street. Hangar owner Harold Tramazzo … 0

Former employee sues Frontier for discrimination

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A trial date has been set for a discrimination suit filed against Frontier Regional School by a former information technology professional who was fired after he says he was treated unfairly by his past co-workers. Sandy Moya of 10 Wolcott St., Holyoke, has sued the … 0

Former Hapco building may be coming down soon

GREENFIELD — The 95-year-old former Hapco auto parts building on Olive Street will most likely be coming down soon. Town Council will vote tonight on whether to approve $150,000 to raze the building to make way for a … 0

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  • Ornaments hang from a leafless tree off Country Club Road in Greenfield on Monday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Ornaments hang from a leafless tree off Country Club Road in Greenfield on Monday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • TURNERS FALLS (December 12, 2014) — Santa leans to talk to a little girl on Avenue A in Turners Falls during Friday night’s “It’s a Wonderful Night” celebrations. Santa arrived in a fire truck and handed out candy canes to children. Recorder/Trish Crapo

    TURNERS FALLS (December 12, 2014) — Santa leans to talk to a little girl on Avenue A in Turners Falls during Friday night’s “It’s a Wonderful Night” celebrations. Santa arrived in a fire truck and handed out candy canes to children. Recorder/Trish Crapo

  • (December 12, 2014) — Tuba player Kevin Smith gets into the spirit of Christmas past  in Skinner Park  in Turners Falls during the village's “It’s a Wonderful Night” celebrations Friday.  Recorder/Trish Crapo

    (December 12, 2014) — Tuba player Kevin Smith gets into the spirit of Christmas past in Skinner Park in Turners Falls during the village's “It’s a Wonderful Night” celebrations Friday. Recorder/Trish Crapo

  • Jack Putala, 13, of Erving takes a shot as Tyler Lavin, 14, of Montague looks on during the Montague Elks Hoop Shoot at Turners Falls High School Saturday. Recorder/Tom Relihan

    Jack Putala, 13, of Erving takes a shot as Tyler Lavin, 14, of Montague looks on during the Montague Elks Hoop Shoot at Turners Falls High School Saturday. Recorder/Tom Relihan Purchase photo reprints »

  • Jenna Taylor and Doug Welenc in the new location of Domino's Pizza in Greenfield in the old Friendly's building across from their previous location on Federal Street.  The larger building allows for eat in seating and more parking.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Jenna Taylor and Doug Welenc in the new location of Domino's Pizza in Greenfield in the old Friendly's building across from their previous location on Federal Street. The larger building allows for eat in seating and more parking. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Michael Kelton of Greenfield paces the halls of Greenfield High School with great grandson Adrian, 15 months, on Wednesday during his granddaughter Aidin's chorus concert. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Michael Kelton of Greenfield paces the halls of Greenfield High School with great grandson Adrian, 15 months, on Wednesday during his granddaughter Aidin's chorus concert. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Ed Bezio of Orange and Walter White of Greenfield representing the Franklin-Hampshire district of the American Legion give a plaque to Foster's Supermarket owners Matthew and Jason Deane for their continued support of the Legion's fundraising activities at the Greenfield store. At Foster's, the Legion has collected about $10,000 in four years, which is donated to special projects at the Holyoke Soldier's Home and the Veterans Administration hospital in Leeds.
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    Ed Bezio of Orange and Walter White of Greenfield representing the Franklin-Hampshire district of the American Legion give a plaque to Foster's Supermarket owners Matthew and Jason Deane for their continued support of the Legion's fundraising activities at the Greenfield store. At Foster's, the Legion has collected about $10,000 in four years, which is donated to special projects at the Holyoke Soldier's Home and the Veterans Administration hospital in Leeds. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • A woman navigates puddles and snow on Main Street in Greenfield on a cold and rainy Tuesday.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    A woman navigates puddles and snow on Main Street in Greenfield on a cold and rainy Tuesday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • The rail yard in Deerfield on Wednesday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    The rail yard in Deerfield on Wednesday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Liam Steele, 4, of Vernon, Vt. points out Christmas lights at Yankee Candle in Deerfield on Monday while standing in front of a large Christmas tree. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Liam Steele, 4, of Vernon, Vt. points out Christmas lights at Yankee Candle in Deerfield on Monday while standing in front of a large Christmas tree. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • And the band played on.  Both GHS and TFHS bands played together before the Turkey Day Football Game in Greenfield. Recorder/Paul Franz

    And the band played on. Both GHS and TFHS bands played together before the Turkey Day Football Game in Greenfield. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • A merry house on 216 Chapman St. in Greenfield on Monday night. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    A merry house on 216 Chapman St. in Greenfield on Monday night. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

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