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Greenfield approves $7.4M in projects

GREENFIELD — The town has a $7.4 million capital budget for this year and it includes $4 million for a municipal parking garage. Mayor William Martin included enough money in the budget for the town’s portion of the garage, a new marked cruiser and Tasers for the Police … 0

Greenfield needs volunteers to help plan new library

GREENFIELD — The town’s library is ready to form a building committee that will take it through construction of a new library. Greenfield Public Library Director Ellen Boyer said the committee will serve both as a conduit for … 0

Northfield rejects meeting with Kinder Morgan prior to scoping session

NORTHFIELD — During this week’s Selectboard meeting, attendees were asked, using a show of hands, who prefers to have a one-on-one meeting — called an open house — with Kinder Morgan pipeline representatives. A similar meeting was held In February at Greenfield Community College. Spokespeople from the Tennessee … 1

A pastoral response to suffering

I’ve served as a pastor and as a counselor in a variety of settings since 1990. One of the hardest, as well as one of the most fulfilling, areas where I’ve served is supporting people when they are … 0

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      A bicyclist flies off one of the many jumps and banked turns constructed at Berkshire East for thrill seekers at the newly opened Thunder Mountain Bike Park on Thursday. Take the chair lift to the top with your bike and let gravity roll you down. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

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      Volunteers in Warwick build the framing of a new three-bay fire station building capable of holding six fire trucks at the site of the old elementary school in the town’s center on Thursday.. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

    • Inspired by a famous photo of construction workers eating lunch on a steel girder high above New York City, these men have lunch high above the Hope Street sidewalk near where they are working. 
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      Inspired by a famous photo of construction workers eating lunch on a steel girder high above New York City, these men have lunch high above the Hope Street sidewalk near where they are working. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

    • Linda Herrera, of Shelburne, lifts up her granddaughter Mia Lahr, 7, of Mountainview California, so she can look through the coin-operated binoculars giving her a southward view of the Connecticut River from the south Sugarloaf observation tower Wednesday July 1. Mia Lahr and her twin sister, Sara Lahr, also 7, were visiting the area for the first time with their mother Susan Zeng. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

      Linda Herrera, of Shelburne, lifts up her granddaughter Mia Lahr, 7, of Mountainview California, so she can look through the coin-operated binoculars giving her a southward view of the Connecticut River from the south Sugarloaf observation tower Wednesday July 1. Mia Lahr and her twin sister, Sara Lahr, also 7, were visiting the area for the first time with their mother Susan Zeng. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

    • Cayden Lehtomaki, 10, of Turners Falls, his cousin, Aiden Hubbard, 8, of Westfield and Mason Lehtomaki, 8, fish off of a ledge at Unity Park in Turners Falls, Monday June 29. The cousins were there with Hubbard's father, Mike Hubbard and his mother, Paula Brezezinski. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

      Cayden Lehtomaki, 10, of Turners Falls, his cousin, Aiden Hubbard, 8, of Westfield and Mason Lehtomaki, 8, fish off of a ledge at Unity Park in Turners Falls, Monday June 29. The cousins were there with Hubbard's father, Mike Hubbard and his mother, Paula Brezezinski. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

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      Deliah Rosel of Conway paddles upstream on the Deerfield River near the Stillwater section with her dog, B'tesha, as co-pilot. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

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      Rafters from Zoar Outdoor jump from one raft to the next as they drift downteh Connecticut River near the French King Bridge on Monday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

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      Farm workers work in a field on Mill Village Road near Historic Deerfield Monday June 22. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

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      These wild turkies were perhaps sunning themselves, or contemplating crossing, as they perch on a rock on the Deerfield River in Charlemont. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

    • Sebastian Seward, 9, on left, of Ashfield, and Ben Thompson, 10, also of Ashfield, jump off of the diving board into Ashfield lake at the private beach for residents, Wednesday afternoon, June 24. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

      Sebastian Seward, 9, on left, of Ashfield, and Ben Thompson, 10, also of Ashfield, jump off of the diving board into Ashfield lake at the private beach for residents, Wednesday afternoon, June 24. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

    • Fly fishing instructor Walt Geryk of Hatfield demonstrates the Spey casting method on the Deerfield River in Charlemont on Tuesday, June 24, where he was teaching a lesson.  The method employs a longer rod that uses two hands to keep the line in front, eliminating the need for a back cast in tight spots. 
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      Fly fishing instructor Walt Geryk of Hatfield demonstrates the Spey casting method on the Deerfield River in Charlemont on Tuesday, June 24, where he was teaching a lesson. The method employs a longer rod that uses two hands to keep the line in front, eliminating the need for a back cast in tight spots. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

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