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Gill-Montague superintendent announces plan for one principal between middle, high schools

TURNERS FALLS — Superintendent Michael Sullivan has announced plans to cut costs by combining the Gill-Montague Regional School District’s middle and high school administrative offices under a single principal again. This and an undefined number of other cuts, most in the high school, is on the agenda at … 0

Graduation rates steady in Franklin County

GREENFIELD — Franklin County high schools have graduation rates that are better and worse than the state average, according to the latest state statistics. Last school year, Frontier Regional School scored best with 91.9 percent, followed by Pioneer Valley Regional School at 90.5 and Franklin County Technical School … 0

Tech School seeks support for capital projects

SHELBURNE — The Franklin County Technical School has never come to its 19 member towns for a capital improvement spending request since it was built in 1976, according to FCTS School Committee member Angus “Terry” Dun of Shelburne. But now, nearly 40 years later, the vocational school needs … 0

Mayor makes case for Greenfield’s temporary takeover of school business duties

GREENFIELD — Because the school department is within the town of Greenfield, it makes more sense for the town to handle school business until the School Committee finds a permanent business manager, Mayor William Martin said. The school department has decided to temporarily contract out the business management … 0

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  • Greenfield Troop 12926 girls scouts Eva Ferreira, 8, and Ruby Remillard, 6½, sell cookies on Main Street with leader Jessica Remillard and troop mom Adelle Ferreira from the safety of the Greenfield Garden Cinemas' overhang on Saturday during the snowstorm. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Greenfield Troop 12926 girls scouts Eva Ferreira, 8, and Ruby Remillard, 6½, sell cookies on Main Street with leader Jessica Remillard and troop mom Adelle Ferreira from the safety of the Greenfield Garden Cinemas' overhang on Saturday during the snowstorm. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Michael Robinson shovels his front walk on Madison Circle in Greenfield on Sunday following the weekend storm. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Michael Robinson shovels his front walk on Madison Circle in Greenfield on Sunday following the weekend storm. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

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  • Horses Buddy and Kat peer out from their Old Amherst Road pasture with a great view of Sugarloaf in Sunderland on Monday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

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  • Spray from Wiley and Russell Dam on the Green River near Meridian Street coats trees on the left in this winter scene in Greenfield. 
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  • A snowy lifeguard tower stands watch over an icy Green River at the Recreation and Swimming Area in Greenfield on Wednesday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

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  • Dan Covell of Deerfield walks his standard poodles Jim and Frank in a Deerfield Academy field on Monday around sunset. Recorder/Micky Bedell

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