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State to FERC: scrutinize pipeline route

The state’s top environmental official has written to the federal government calling for careful review of Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s proposed Northeast Direct Natural Gas Pipeline, arguing the route is a highly sensitive environmental area. A “preliminary, non-exhaustive” state review of the route shows that it would pass through … 0

Hospital aims to keep ‘Birthplace’ virus free

GREENFIELD — Due to concerns about the spread of enterovirus, a new visitor policy has been adopted at Baystate Franklin Medical Center. The new policy applies to the “Birthplace” maternity ward only. Effective immediately, only those 14 years old or older will be allowed to visit babies and … 0

Weighing a reunion

BUCKLAND — After the old Rowe School Committee cut ties with the Mohawk/Hawlemont/Rowe superintendent last winter, its current school board has voted to open discussions about rejoining the Mohawk Trail Regional School District — but as a Grade 7 to Grade 12 member town. At a recent Mohawk … 0

Northfield inks contract with new admin.

NORTHFIELD — It’s official — Brian Noble has signed a contract to become the town’s new town administrator. First, though, he’ll be the assistant interim town administrator. Noble, a Norwell resident, has been liquidating the family business and … 0

  • Mario Morales cultivates a field of sedum that goes by the name "beach party" for Pioneer Gardens in Deerfield. Recorder/Paul Franz

    Mario Morales cultivates a field of sedum that goes by the name "beach party" for Pioneer Gardens in Deerfield. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Mary Marsh of the Bars Farm in Deerfield collects zenias for the farm stand while out weeding the flower garden on Monday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Mary Marsh of the Bars Farm in Deerfield collects zenias for the farm stand while out weeding the flower garden on Monday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • A portion of the final photo montage created for the current "Chair Dreams" exhibit at the Deerfield Arts Bank on Sugarloaf Street in South Deerfield. The photos by local photographer Anne Taylor depict members of the community and their favorite chairs. The show is up through Oct. 31, openTuesdays, Wednesdays, Friday and Sundays 12 to 6 p.m., and Thursdays 12 to 8 p.m. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    A portion of the final photo montage created for the current "Chair Dreams" exhibit at the Deerfield Arts Bank on Sugarloaf Street in South Deerfield. The photos by local photographer Anne Taylor depict members of the community and their favorite chairs. The show is up through Oct. 31, openTuesdays, Wednesdays, Friday and Sundays 12 to 6 p.m., and Thursdays 12 to 8 p.m. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Joseph Strahan, 9, pins the fire chief’s badge on his father, Robert Strahan, who was officially sworn in as Greenfield’s fire chief on Monday at the Ocean Grill.  
Recorder/Paul Franz

    Joseph Strahan, 9, pins the fire chief’s badge on his father, Robert Strahan, who was officially sworn in as Greenfield’s fire chief on Monday at the Ocean Grill. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Benjamin Newman of New York City wipes away sweat as he attempts to taste samples of hot sauce at the Chili Fest at Mike's Maze in Sunderland on Sunday. Some participants are true chili heads looking for heat and some found the heat overwhelming.
photo courtesy of Geoff Bluh

    Benjamin Newman of New York City wipes away sweat as he attempts to taste samples of hot sauce at the Chili Fest at Mike's Maze in Sunderland on Sunday. Some participants are true chili heads looking for heat and some found the heat overwhelming. photo courtesy of Geoff Bluh

  • Malachi Putnam, 6, helps screw down beams for the new barn behind Hawlemont Regional Elementary School on Saturday. Volunteers will finish off the barn and a new greenhouse over the next two Saturdays.Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Malachi Putnam, 6, helps screw down beams for the new barn behind Hawlemont Regional Elementary School on Saturday. Volunteers will finish off the barn and a new greenhouse over the next two Saturdays.Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Stephen Bechtel, a sixth grade teacher at Hawlemont Regional Elementary School, helps Eric Dean, an active volunteer within the community, screw down supports for the new barn behind the elementary school on Saturday. It, along with a new greenhouse, will be completed over the next two Saturdays. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Stephen Bechtel, a sixth grade teacher at Hawlemont Regional Elementary School, helps Eric Dean, an active volunteer within the community, screw down supports for the new barn behind the elementary school on Saturday. It, along with a new greenhouse, will be completed over the next two Saturdays. Recorder/Micky Bedell

  • John Kelly of Greenfield, takes in the sunset from Poet’s Seat, 7:31 p.m. on Thursday.
photo courtesy of Josianna Martini

    John Kelly of Greenfield, takes in the sunset from Poet’s Seat, 7:31 p.m. on Thursday. photo courtesy of Josianna Martini

  • This trotter works with its tongue hanging out as the driver takes it for loops around the Franklin County Fairgrounds track on Thursday. Recorder/Paul Franz

    This trotter works with its tongue hanging out as the driver takes it for loops around the Franklin County Fairgrounds track on Thursday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • The section of Federal St from Main to Lenards Sts was milled for repaving on Thursday morning.Recorder/Paul Franz

    The section of Federal St from Main to Lenards Sts was milled for repaving on Thursday morning.Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • A man fishes in Barton Cove on Sunday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    A man fishes in Barton Cove on Sunday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • A draft horse team pulls at the 2014 Franklin County Fair.
Recorder/Micky Bedell

    A draft horse team pulls at the 2014 Franklin County Fair. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »