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“Green” group offers solar tours as part of little e activities

GREENFIELD — The town’s “green” group will be offering solar tours of Greenfield over the next two weeks. On Wednesday and April 29 from 4 to 6:30 p.m., people will have the opportunity to meet at Greenfield Solar … 0

Northfield’s flag flies at Statehouse

NORTHFIELD — Local sixthgraders travelled to the Statehouse to see their town’s new flag unfurled. The annual field trip to Boston took on a special meaning, as the Northfield flag was inducted into the state’s Hall of Flags … 0

Orange treasurer fills in for town administrator

ORANGE — Town Administrator Diana M. Schindler will be taking a leave of absence for two or three weeks due to illness. The selectmen have decided to have the town treasurer take on some of the administrator’s financial duties during that time. Creating a financial director position, naming … 0

Hawley solar bylaw hearing set for Tuesday at 6 p.m.

HAWLEY — The Planning Board is holding a public information session to discuss a proposed bylaw for ground-mounted solar electricity generating facilities that occupy more than 2,000 square feet of land. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Hawley Town Office. Hawley already has one … 0

  • Two young kids giggle with glee during the 9th Annual Peter Cottontail's EGGstravaganza at Sheffield Elementary School in Montague on Saturday. Proceeds from the event, which include a bake sale, raffles and photos with the Easter Bunny benefit the town's parks and recreation department to fund program scholarships.
Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Two young kids giggle with glee during the 9th Annual Peter Cottontail's EGGstravaganza at Sheffield Elementary School in Montague on Saturday. Proceeds from the event, which include a bake sale, raffles and photos with the Easter Bunny benefit the town's parks and recreation department to fund program scholarships. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Postcards featuring everything from area towns to faraway states were available for purchase during the 20th Annual Classic Postcard Show at the First Congregational Church in Greenfield on Saturday.
Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Postcards featuring everything from area towns to faraway states were available for purchase during the 20th Annual Classic Postcard Show at the First Congregational Church in Greenfield on Saturday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Greenfield's oldest resident May Szulborski, 103, greets the Easter Bunny on Saturday to the delight of others eating breakfast with him at Poet's Seat Healthcare on Saturday.
Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Greenfield's oldest resident May Szulborski, 103, greets the Easter Bunny on Saturday to the delight of others eating breakfast with him at Poet's Seat Healthcare on Saturday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Candace Curran and Sharman Prouty, staff at the Wheeler Library in Orange, and Joan Lemek of Athol watch as Debbie Kent from the Friends of the Orange Public Libraries cuts a cake celebrating the 100th birthday of the library on Thursday.  
(Recorder/Paul Franz)

    Candace Curran and Sharman Prouty, staff at the Wheeler Library in Orange, and Joan Lemek of Athol watch as Debbie Kent from the Friends of the Orange Public Libraries cuts a cake celebrating the 100th birthday of the library on Thursday. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Students at the Four Corners Discovery School are eager to help Paul Raskevitz of the Greenfield DPW plant a Red Maple tree on the playground in honor of the upcoming Arbor Day.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Students at the Four Corners Discovery School are eager to help Paul Raskevitz of the Greenfield DPW plant a Red Maple tree on the playground in honor of the upcoming Arbor Day. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Blue herons build a nest in a swamp in Orange on a recent afternoon.
Mike Philips photo

    Blue herons build a nest in a swamp in Orange on a recent afternoon. Mike Philips photo

  • Shawn Kennedy of the Department of Conservation and Recreation and his coworkers clean up the entrance to Mount Sugarloaf State Reservation in South Deerfield, getting the popular park with a view ready for the season.  (Recorder/Paul Franz)

    Shawn Kennedy of the Department of Conservation and Recreation and his coworkers clean up the entrance to Mount Sugarloaf State Reservation in South Deerfield, getting the popular park with a view ready for the season. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Lunt baseball fields and factory buildings.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Lunt baseball fields and factory buildings. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Mohawk Ramblers motorcycle club in the Montague Plains near Lake Pleasant.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Mohawk Ramblers motorcycle club in the Montague Plains near Lake Pleasant. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • This sculpture sits atop the Mohawk Ramblers clubhouse. 
Recorder/Paul Franz

    This sculpture sits atop the Mohawk Ramblers clubhouse. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • 91 years young Harry Wilcox of Torrington Ct

    91 years young Harry Wilcox of Torrington Ct

  • Participants of the Athol-Orange River Rat Race make a mad dash for the Main Street Bridge after the starting cannon on Saturday.
Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Participants of the Athol-Orange River Rat Race make a mad dash for the Main Street Bridge after the starting cannon on Saturday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »