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Greenfield accessory apartment ordinance withdrawn temporarily

GREENFIELD — The town’s Planning Board has decided to temporarily withdraw a proposed ordinance that would allow homeowners in all residential districts to add small apartments to their single-family homes. Board Chairwoman Roxann Wedegartner said withdrawing the Accessory Dwelling Units ordinance will give the board more time to … 0

SJC ruling on Erving retiree insurance sets state precedent

ERVING — A suit over town retiree health insurance benefits has set a statewide precedent. In 2012, Charlene Galenski retired after six years as principal of Erving Elementary School. The town told her she could keep her municipal health insurance, but would have to pay the $1,200 monthly … 0

Parking garage part of Greenfield capital request

GREENFIELD — The mayor has included enough money in next year’s $7.4 million capital budget for a municipal parking garage, to implement a municipal light plant, if voters approve it in November, a new marked cruiser, generators for Town Hall and the middle school, new fire equipment and … 0

Montague arson accomplice pleads guilty

MONTAGUE — A Greenfield man who helped burn down his friends’ parents’ barns has been sentenced to state prison after pleading guilty Friday. Matthew Tetreault, 19, of 114 Maple St., pleaded guilty in Hampshire Superior Court to charges of arson of a dwelling, burning the contents of a … 0

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  • 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 »

  • The Quabbin Reservoir was not quite full at the time of this photo, which revealed miles of shore line to walk along, such as this peninsula accessed from Gate 29. 
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    The Quabbin Reservoir was not quite full at the time of this photo, which revealed miles of shore line to walk along, such as this peninsula accessed from Gate 29. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Mike Barry of Greenfield paints the front door and  porch of The Deerfield Inn in Old Deerfield. Recorder/Paul Franz

    Mike Barry of Greenfield paints the front door and porch of The Deerfield Inn in Old Deerfield. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Students play soccer on the grass out side of the main Greenfield Community College building on a sunny Wednesday. Recorder/Paul Franz

    Students play soccer on the grass out side of the main Greenfield Community College building on a sunny Wednesday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Brianna Cooley of Greenfield reflects the Holy Trinity Church in her mirrored sunglasses as she has lunch outside Green Fields Market with a friend. (Recorder/Paul Franz)

    Brianna Cooley of Greenfield reflects the Holy Trinity Church in her mirrored sunglasses as she has lunch outside Green Fields Market with a friend. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

  • A spring peeper is temporarily detained for a photograph before being returned to a vernal pool in Temple Woods in Greenfield on Sunday.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    A spring peeper is temporarily detained for a photograph before being returned to a vernal pool in Temple Woods in Greenfield on Sunday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Canoeists competing in the 52nd annual River Rat Race collide as they squeeze under the Main Street bridge in Athol after the commencement of the race was signified with the firing of a canon. The race proceeds down the Millers River to Orange. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    Canoeists competing in the 52nd annual River Rat Race collide as they squeeze under the Main Street bridge in Athol after the commencement of the race was signified with the firing of a canon. The race proceeds down the Millers River to Orange. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Cloth draped around a wooden cross blows in the wind on the lawn of the First United Methodist Church in Greenfield Easter morning. 
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    Cloth draped around a wooden cross blows in the wind on the lawn of the First United Methodist Church in Greenfield Easter morning. (Recorder/Matt Burkhartt) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Yosl Kurland of Colrain, Peggy Davis of Colrain and Michael Hurwitz of Greenfield take sips of wine during a reading from the Haggadah at Temple Israel's Passover Seder meal Sunday in Greenfield. 
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    Yosl Kurland of Colrain, Peggy Davis of Colrain and Michael Hurwitz of Greenfield take sips of wine during a reading from the Haggadah at Temple Israel's Passover Seder meal Sunday in Greenfield. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Tristan Hobbs, 2, and his sister Aylin Hobbs 3 1/2, both of Whately, sit in a gazebo at the S. Dickinson Memorial Library in Whately Saturday. Wendy Peppercorn, the director of the library organized the event which included a reading of a story, music, dancing, and an Easter egg hunt outside. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    Tristan Hobbs, 2, and his sister Aylin Hobbs 3 1/2, both of Whately, sit in a gazebo at the S. Dickinson Memorial Library in Whately Saturday. Wendy Peppercorn, the director of the library organized the event which included a reading of a story, music, dancing, and an Easter egg hunt outside. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Parishioners of the Christ Church of Franklin County gather for the Easter morning sunrise service at Energy Park in Greenfield. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    Parishioners of the Christ Church of Franklin County gather for the Easter morning sunrise service at Energy Park in Greenfield. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • 6th grade students Malia Hanes, Kate Swasey and Isabelle Brown walk to the Tilton Library in South Deefield after school on Tuesday. Recorder/Paul Franz

    6th grade students Malia Hanes, Kate Swasey and Isabelle Brown walk to the Tilton Library in South Deefield after school on Tuesday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

Dear Anita, Thanks for this great article on Quabbin Trails and your new Walk About column. Have you heard of Ashfield Trails? Ashfield...(full comment)

Life & Times: Walking the Quabbin

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Spring peepers awake in western Massachusetts