Maze of the Living Dead: A reporter’s narrow escape from a zombie invasion

SUNDERLAND — Stalks swayed in the night breeze as our tractor snaked through the dense cornfield, the brushy rattling sound they produced giving us the sensation that we were being followed. As the reporter covering southern Franklin County … 0

West County Notebook

Hawley sets new town meeting date HAWLEY — Another special town meeting is set for Nov. 13 at 7 p.m., to address articles not voted upon in last week’s meeting, which was abruptly adjourned by residents after only one of 15 warrant articles was voted on. That article … 0

Whately deadlocks on consensus building

WHATELY — Voters this week deadlocked over a plan to spend money on consensus building. Town Moderator Paul Fleuriel had to break at 23-23 tie at a special town meeting Tuesday to approve spending $10,000 to hold a series of meetings and public forums about what should be … 0

Wednesday morning crash sends one to hospital, closes I-91 lane

GREENFIELD — An accident on Interstate 91 put one person in the hospital and closed one lane of traffic for about an hour Wednesday morning. The accident occurred around 7:30 a.m. near exit 27. Trooper Chris Lipiec of the Massachusetts State Police Shelburne Falls barracks said a southbound … 0

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  • Crows take flight from a field in Deerfield off Old Ferry Road on Monday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Crows take flight from a field in Deerfield off Old Ferry Road on Monday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • A colorful long exposure photograph of theConnecticut River flowing past the French King Bridge  during foliage season in  Franklin County.
Submitted by Terri Cappucci.

    A colorful long exposure photograph of theConnecticut River flowing past the French King Bridge during foliage season in Franklin County. Submitted by Terri Cappucci.

  • Northfield resident dogs and handlers make their way down Main Street on Saturday while judges deliberate on the winners of the Dickinson Memorial Library's fifth annual dog show. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Northfield resident dogs and handlers make their way down Main Street on Saturday while judges deliberate on the winners of the Dickinson Memorial Library's fifth annual dog show. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Meg VanDyck, Rebecca Rideout, Lori Holmes Clark and Brooke Paige of Lori Holmes Clark and Company perform "Sweet Slice of Life!" for the Double Take Fringe Festival on Friday in the upstairs of Greenfield's Hope and Olive Restaurant. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Meg VanDyck, Rebecca Rideout, Lori Holmes Clark and Brooke Paige of Lori Holmes Clark and Company perform "Sweet Slice of Life!" for the Double Take Fringe Festival on Friday in the upstairs of Greenfield's Hope and Olive Restaurant. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Emmett Owens, 2 1/2, of Greenfield picks out the perfect pumpkin at Fairview Gardens in Northfield where he was with his grandmother on Friday.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Emmett Owens, 2 1/2, of Greenfield picks out the perfect pumpkin at Fairview Gardens in Northfield where he was with his grandmother on Friday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Big moo, little moo, a newborn calf is checked out by an adult cow along Mill Village Rd in Deerfield.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Big moo, little moo, a newborn calf is checked out by an adult cow along Mill Village Rd in Deerfield. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Members of the Greenfield High School Class of 1939 Mildred Dimond Grant, Dorothy Maley Conklin, Anne Metelica Maloney and William Shumway gathered at the Country Club of Greenfield to celebrate their 75th Class Reunion on Thursday.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Members of the Greenfield High School Class of 1939 Mildred Dimond Grant, Dorothy Maley Conklin, Anne Metelica Maloney and William Shumway gathered at the Country Club of Greenfield to celebrate their 75th Class Reunion on Thursday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • These Colrain cows lie down in their pasture as a gentle mist falls in the County on Wednesday. Recorder/Paul Franz

    These Colrain cows lie down in their pasture as a gentle mist falls in the County on Wednesday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • A snake slithers through fallen leaves in Charlemont. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    A snake slithers through fallen leaves in Charlemont. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Greenfield Firefighter Brian Godin in talks fire safety with kindergarten students at the Discovery School at Four Corners on Wednesday telling them to stay low if there is smoke in a room.Recorder/Paul Franz

    Greenfield Firefighter Brian Godin in talks fire safety with kindergarten students at the Discovery School at Four Corners on Wednesday telling them to stay low if there is smoke in a room.Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Leaves flutter in the wind off a tree in Charlemont on Tuesday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Leaves flutter in the wind off a tree in Charlemont on Tuesday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Fall leaves gather on a forest floor in Charlemont. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Fall leaves gather on a forest floor in Charlemont. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »