New gun law mandates police in schools

GREENFIELD — As part of the new gun safety law passed this summer, local schools and police are deciding whether to bring on more full-time in-school resource officers. The new law requires every chief of police, in consultation with the superintendent, to assign at least one school resource … 0

A timeline for Vt. Yankee closing

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — Entergy Nuclear should know by the end of next month how much it will cost to decommission the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant. Michael Twomey, vice president of external affairs for Entergy, told the first … 0

UMass student who OD’d worked as informant

AMHERST — A University of Massachusetts student recruited as a confidential informant after being caught selling drugs was able to keep his crime a secret from his family and remain in school, only to die last fall of a heroin overdose, according to an investigation by journalism students … 0

Phillipston crash hospitalizes four, slows Route 2

PHILLIPSTON — State Police report three adults and a toddler were hospitalized, an Orange man with life-threatening injuries, following a two-car collision on Route 2 Monday afternoon. According to a State Police release, a 911-caller a 1:50 p.m. reported that a vehicle travelling eastbound on Route 2 crossed … 0

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  • Apryl Green takes advantage of her job at Apex Orchards in Shelburne to pick her dessert as she takes her lunch break on Monday.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Apryl Green takes advantage of her job at Apex Orchards in Shelburne to pick her dessert as she takes her lunch break on Monday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Fall colors are starting to turn in the center of Colrain and around the valley. Recorder/Paul Franz

    Fall colors are starting to turn in the center of Colrain and around the valley. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Classic cars crowd the Nancy Gifford football practice field at Franklin County Technical School on Saturday during the Cool Rides Car Show.  (Recorder/Micky Bedell)

    Classic cars crowd the Nancy Gifford football practice field at Franklin County Technical School on Saturday during the Cool Rides Car Show. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) Purchase photo reprints »

  • An unidentified cyclist rejoices under friendly September skies Sunday during the inaugural Northfield Triathlon on the picturesque Northfield Mountain trail system maintained by Northeast Utilities.
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    An unidentified cyclist rejoices under friendly September skies Sunday during the inaugural Northfield Triathlon on the picturesque Northfield Mountain trail system maintained by Northeast Utilities. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • An unidentified paddler works his way through a placid Connecticut River Sunday during the inaugural Northfield Triathlon hosted by Northeast Utilities at its beautifully groomed Northfield Mountain facilty.
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    An unidentified paddler works his way through a placid Connecticut River Sunday during the inaugural Northfield Triathlon hosted by Northeast Utilities at its beautifully groomed Northfield Mountain facilty. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

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  • Aliza Fassler, 19, of Greenfield removes trash from the Green River on Saturday during the Source to Sea Cleanup with help from Luke Toritto and Sarah Boles (not shown). Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Aliza Fassler, 19, of Greenfield removes trash from the Green River on Saturday during the Source to Sea Cleanup with help from Luke Toritto and Sarah Boles (not shown). Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • A paving machine pushes along a dump truck supplying it with hot asphalt mixed with aggregate laying down four smooth ribbons of pavement as Federal Street from Main to Maple streets was resurfaced Friday morning. Shelburne Falls Coffee Roasters reported a brisk business despite the inconvenience to its regulars.
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    A paving machine pushes along a dump truck supplying it with hot asphalt mixed with aggregate laying down four smooth ribbons of pavement as Federal Street from Main to Maple streets was resurfaced Friday morning. Shelburne Falls Coffee Roasters reported a brisk business despite the inconvenience to its regulars. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Seniors enjoyed free doughnuts, cider, a wagon ride and apple picking on Pine Hill Orchard in Colrain on Wednesday during Apple Day, sponsored by the Colrain Council on Aging for Colrain residents and the Friends of West County Seniors for surrounding towns. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Seniors enjoyed free doughnuts, cider, a wagon ride and apple picking on Pine Hill Orchard in Colrain on Wednesday during Apple Day, sponsored by the Colrain Council on Aging for Colrain residents and the Friends of West County Seniors for surrounding towns. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Cut hay is raked into rows for bailing in Conway on Monday. Recorder/Paul Franz

    Cut hay is raked into rows for bailing in Conway on Monday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • The small park and fishing dock along Conway Street on the Buckland side of Shelburne Falls just above the dam is finally being replaced after being destroyed in Tropical Storm Irene.  The dock has a steel reinforced frame and is anchored to the bedrock.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    The small park and fishing dock along Conway Street on the Buckland side of Shelburne Falls just above the dam is finally being replaced after being destroyed in Tropical Storm Irene. The dock has a steel reinforced frame and is anchored to the bedrock. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • A clothesline sits idle in the mid day sun in Greenfield.  
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    A clothesline sits idle in the mid day sun in Greenfield. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »