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Adams terror suspect pleads not guilty

SPRINGFIELD — The Adams man indicted last week on illegal firearms and assault charges in connection with an alleged plot to engage in terrorism on behalf of the Islamic State group pleaded innocent to both charges during his … 0

Franklin County keeps its cool

GREENFIELD — The dog days of summer finally arrived in Franklin County this week, so locals took to the beach and cooled off with seasonal favorites. “It’s been hot,” said Virginia Christi of Colrain, who spent her entire … 0

New plan released for Whately town building

WHATELY — Whately’s Municipal Building Committee has released the final draft of the conceptual layout for the Western Massachusetts Regional Library System building in the town industrial park. The town will pay $810,000 for the building, according to … 0

County home sales down, despite statewide rise

Home sales last month were up for the Pioneer Valley overall and for the state as a whole, with single-family homes in Massachusetts selling at the best rate since August 2005. And while sales for the first six months of year have been brisk for Hampshire and Hampden … 0

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  • Stewie Clark, of Worcester Vermont, spending the summer in Hadley with his wife, paddles around Barton Cove with several other teams searching for water chestnut plants to pull out Wednesday evening, July 22. Water chestnut plants are an invasive species that has infested 40 other bodies of water along the Connecticut River Valley. The U.S Fish and Wildlife office in Sunderland had headed the Water Chestnut Control Initiative, employing the assistance of groups at each of the 40 infested areas. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    Stewie Clark, of Worcester Vermont, spending the summer in Hadley with his wife, paddles around Barton Cove with several other teams searching for water chestnut plants to pull out Wednesday evening, July 22. Water chestnut plants are an invasive species that has infested 40 other bodies of water along the Connecticut River Valley. The U.S Fish and Wildlife office in Sunderland had headed the Water Chestnut Control Initiative, employing the assistance of groups at each of the 40 infested areas. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Four-year-olds Allison Raymond and Kiera Nugent show you the clovers that they picked outside the Greenfield YMCA where they attend preschool.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Four-year-olds Allison Raymond and Kiera Nugent show you the clovers that they picked outside the Greenfield YMCA where they attend preschool. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • A great blue heron catches its lunch at the shore of Lake Mattawa in Orange Wednesday.
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    A great blue heron catches its lunch at the shore of Lake Mattawa in Orange Wednesday. Recorder/David Rainville Purchase photo reprints »

  • A farmer tedders hay in his field on Mohawk Trail across from Gould's Sugarhouse in Shelburne Falls in the setting sun Tuesday July 21. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    A farmer tedders hay in his field on Mohawk Trail across from Gould's Sugarhouse in Shelburne Falls in the setting sun Tuesday July 21. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Mason Meadows, 12, of Greenfield, does a front flip off of a boulder into the Deerfield River at Sunburn  Beach in Shelburne Falls, Monday July 20. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    Mason Meadows, 12, of Greenfield, does a front flip off of a boulder into the Deerfield River at Sunburn Beach in Shelburne Falls, Monday July 20. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • YMCA Preschool students David Muszieke, 5, gets doused by teacher Margaret Sokoski on a hot Monday at the Greenfield YMCA where everyone was happy to get wet. Recorder/Paul Franz

    YMCA Preschool students David Muszieke, 5, gets doused by teacher Margaret Sokoski on a hot Monday at the Greenfield YMCA where everyone was happy to get wet. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Beach goers dot the shore of Lake Wyola at the Lake Wyola State Park in Shutesbury Monday July 20. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    Beach goers dot the shore of Lake Wyola at the Lake Wyola State Park in Shutesbury Monday July 20. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Two canoes make their way down the Connecticut River in near Greenfield on their way to the Sunderland Bridge. 
Recorder/Paul Franz

    Two canoes make their way down the Connecticut River in near Greenfield on their way to the Sunderland Bridge. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Chickens ride aboard trolley car number 10 at the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum as they might have one hundred years ago when the trolley car was in operation, during their annual Trolleyfest Saturday July 18. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    Chickens ride aboard trolley car number 10 at the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum as they might have one hundred years ago when the trolley car was in operation, during their annual Trolleyfest Saturday July 18. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

  • Dave Schmalenberg and Shawn Woolsey, both of Greenfield, play guitar at the Veterans Mall on Friday. 
(Recorder/Paul Franz)

    Dave Schmalenberg and Shawn Woolsey, both of Greenfield, play guitar at the Veterans Mall on Friday. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Julian Diamond of Shelburne and Liam Datres De La Blotier of Buckland fish the Deerfield River above Gardners Falls in Buckland on Wednesday.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Julian Diamond of Shelburne and Liam Datres De La Blotier of Buckland fish the Deerfield River above Gardners Falls in Buckland on Wednesday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • A squirrel forages for food on the sidewalk on Old Main Street at Historic Deerfield Tuesday July 14. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    A squirrel forages for food on the sidewalk on Old Main Street at Historic Deerfield Tuesday July 14. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

Fear mongering and vilifying... demonize the other side .. and deal in half truths . make people fear what they do not...(full comment)

Northfield preps list of pipeline concerns for FERC hearing

That is not the issue...Fear mongering and vilifying... demonize the other side .. and deal in half truths . make people fear...(full comment)

Potential health effects cause concern for some residents