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Greenfield plan calls for changes to downtown parking lot permits

GREENFIELD — Metering in central downtown lots is being changed to encourage more turnover for shoppers and other short-term visitors. The plan calls for four lots in the center of the downtown — Ames Street, Fire Station, Town Hall and Olive Street — to be designated as premium … 0

Will Orange OK $490K for new school study?

ORANGE — Residents will vote at a special town meeting on Dec. 4 on whether to fund the next step in building a new elementary school. The Massachusetts School Building Association is currently working with Orange on the possibility of a new school building to house all Orange … 0

Sunderland resident recounts Wednesday night house fire

SUNDERLAND — Michael and Carol Ahearn were sitting on the couch and recliner in their living room just after 9 p.m. Wednesday when Mrs. Ahearn’s nose picked up an unusual smell. “She said, ‘I think something is burning,’ and we had some Yankee Candles lit, so I blew … 0

Neighbors: Think about your pets this Thanksgiving

Hello neighbor. We’re less than a week away from that feast of all feasts — Thanksgiving dinner. I’m not going to lecture you about consuming too much at one time, because I’m sure most of you have learned from experience. But what I would like to mention today … 0

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  • An ice rink being installed at Beacon Field on Thursday morning that will be filled by the Fire Department between calls. A second, smaller rink is to be erected at the Green River Swimming and Recreation Area. The second rink was moved from Hillside Park due to the impending construction of a splash pad water feature. 
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    An ice rink being installed at Beacon Field on Thursday morning that will be filled by the Fire Department between calls. A second, smaller rink is to be erected at the Green River Swimming and Recreation Area. The second rink was moved from Hillside Park due to the impending construction of a splash pad water feature. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Greenfield Community College student Dave Smart of Chesterfield, N.H., feeds ducks on campus with Melissa Zeckmeister. 
(Recorder/Micky Bedell)

    Greenfield Community College student Dave Smart of Chesterfield, N.H., feeds ducks on campus with Melissa Zeckmeister. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) Purchase photo reprints »

  • An abandoned house on a hilltop in Leyden in a freezing rain on Monday. Recorder/Paul Franz

    An abandoned house on a hilltop in Leyden in a freezing rain on Monday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • The sun sets over Greenfield on Tuesday night, illuminating the clouds. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    The sun sets over Greenfield on Tuesday night, illuminating the clouds. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Snow-dusted pumpkins in Leyden reflect the changing seasons.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Snow-dusted pumpkins in Leyden reflect the changing seasons. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • A seldom seen place is the inside of the bell tower at Holy Trinity Church in Greenfield. Three more flights of stairs lead to the bell and then the steeple rises above that.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    A seldom seen place is the inside of the bell tower at Holy Trinity Church in Greenfield. Three more flights of stairs lead to the bell and then the steeple rises above that. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • The view from the new library at Greenfield High School on Saturday. Greenfield residents were invited into the school to tour completed portions of the $66 million project. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    The view from the new library at Greenfield High School on Saturday. Greenfield residents were invited into the school to tour completed portions of the $66 million project. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • A mallard duck takes a break at Greenfield Community College duck pond. (Recorder/Micky Bedell)

    A mallard duck takes a break at Greenfield Community College duck pond. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) Purchase photo reprints »

  • A man looks over stones at the 18th annual Jewelry, Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show and Sale at Greenfield Community College on Saturday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    A man looks over stones at the 18th annual Jewelry, Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show and Sale at Greenfield Community College on Saturday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Alison Heeres of Sunderland admires the view of Greenfield from Sachem Head with Chris Like of South Deerfield during her first visit to the scenic overlook on late Saturday afternoon. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Alison Heeres of Sunderland admires the view of Greenfield from Sachem Head with Chris Like of South Deerfield during her first visit to the scenic overlook on late Saturday afternoon. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • A  tribute to the British television show "Doctor Who" sits outside a home in Montague at the intersection of Main Street, School Street and Court Square. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    A tribute to the British television show "Doctor Who" sits outside a home in Montague at the intersection of Main Street, School Street and Court Square. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Kirk Richardson of Turners Falls clears leaves from his property off Dell Street on Sunday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Kirk Richardson of Turners Falls clears leaves from his property off Dell Street on Sunday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

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