Montague board orders dog put down

TURNERS FALLS — The Board of Selectmen this week ordered a Coolidge Avenue dog put down over paperwork, having two weeks earlier allowed it to live after attacking a mailman. The dog, a female labrador/pit bull mix, jumped a fence this September and attacked a mail carrier on … 0

Question 3 asks voters to weigh in on casino decision

Place your bets: Will casinos in Massachusetts win money for cities and towns, or will they cost local aid through lost lottery revenue, as ballot Question 3 proponents argue? The Nov. 4 ballot question, proposing repeal of a 2011 law to license up to three resort casinos and … 0

State puts virtual school on probation for 20 months

GREENFIELD — Since a state review this summer, the Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual School has implemented programs for Title 1 and English language learning and hired a school psychologist and three family engagement coordinators. But the new changes appear too little, too late. The Greenfield-based cyber school has been … 0

Mayor to give each precinct money for projects

GREENFIELD — Each of the town’s nine precincts will soon get a boost if Town Council accepts an offer by the mayor of $130,000 from the town’s “free cash” surplus. Mayor William Martin has asked the Council to approve the $130,000, of which $10,000 would go into an … 0

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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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

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