Northfield: Pipeline surveyors unwelcome on town land for now

NORTHFIELD — Town officials have barred the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. from surveying town-owned lands for the time being. The Selectboard voted to ask pipeline parent company Kinder Morgan to stop surveying on town-owned land until the May annual town meeting. Although many opposed to the pipeline have … 0

Tuesday forum to discuss WiredWest “fiber to home” broadband project

WARWICK — When it comes to borrowing millions to string high-speed fiber-optic cable through Warwick, town officials and residents don’t have all the answers. They’re hoping to be more enlightened after hearing from experts with WiredWest and the Franklin Regional Council of Governments in a public forum set … 0

Shea lessee plans pullout

TURNERS FALLS — The nonprofit leasing the Shea Theater from the town does not intend to apply for a renewed lease, the president of its board of directors said Wednesday. “Not at this time. ... We hadn’t really seen the kind of commitment to the space and we … 0

Trial set for suspect in Frontier threat

GREENFIELD — The trial of the Sunderland man who allegedly threatened to “re-enact Columbine” at Frontier Regional School last year is expected to take place in October and last a single day, according to court documents. Nicholas Schauer, 19, has been held at Bridgewater State Hospital since Oct. … 0

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  • About 15 wild turkeys were in the road on Route 78 in Warwick recently,  when they took to the air after being spooked by an oncoming car.
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    About 15 wild turkeys were in the road on Route 78 in Warwick recently, when they took to the air after being spooked by an oncoming car. (Recorder/MIke Phillips) Purchase photo reprints »

  • The Brookie sculpture made of cutlery on Deerfield Street has a new cap of snow from the last snowfall.  Recorder/Paul Franz

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  • Recycling bins get blown down Wells St in Greenfield on Monday afternoon as winds whipped up the dusting of snow from the night before. Recorder/Paul Franz

    Recycling bins get blown down Wells St in Greenfield on Monday afternoon as winds whipped up the dusting of snow from the night before. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Wild turkeys have had a hard late winter dealing with snow over their heads. This one was seen in the Orange woods on Friday. Recorder/Paul Franz

    Wild turkeys have had a hard late winter dealing with snow over their heads. This one was seen in the Orange woods on Friday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Students at the Four Winds School in Gill make good use of the moutain of snow behind the school to make a giant fort capable of repelling all attackers. Fedya Michael, Grace Brown-Smolensky, Katy Friesen and teacher Natty Hussey throw snow at a foolish interloper on Friday afternoon. (Recorder/Paul Franz)

    Students at the Four Winds School in Gill make good use of the moutain of snow behind the school to make a giant fort capable of repelling all attackers. Fedya Michael, Grace Brown-Smolensky, Katy Friesen and teacher Natty Hussey throw snow at a foolish interloper on Friday afternoon. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Olivia Ledoyt, 4, enjoys a moment in the grounded basket of the "Firehawk" hot air balloon at The Discovery School at Four Corners gymnasium in Greenfield on Sunday during the school's flight-themed winter carnival. Before climbing into the basket, Ledoyt told owner Don LaFountain, "But I'm afraid of heights!" "This is pretty low to the ground, so I think you'll be fine," he responded with a chuckle. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Olivia Ledoyt, 4, enjoys a moment in the grounded basket of the "Firehawk" hot air balloon at The Discovery School at Four Corners gymnasium in Greenfield on Sunday during the school's flight-themed winter carnival. Before climbing into the basket, Ledoyt told owner Don LaFountain, "But I'm afraid of heights!" "This is pretty low to the ground, so I think you'll be fine," he responded with a chuckle. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Bingo!  With sweets and prizes for Valentines day at the Shelburne Senior Center on Thursday afternoon.  Recorder/Paul Franz

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  • Kamren Richardson and her friend Hazel Andrade, both 8, play with Dixie the dog at Beacon Field on Thursday where they were with the Greenfield Recreation Department Winter Vacation Camp. Recorder/Paul Franz

    Kamren Richardson and her friend Hazel Andrade, both 8, play with Dixie the dog at Beacon Field on Thursday where they were with the Greenfield Recreation Department Winter Vacation Camp. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Steve Ciechomski of Turners Falls plays his trumpet for the Montague Senior Center on Tuesday, Feb. 10 during their "Love the Music" Valentine's Day party. Ciechomski, who once taught music to many of the seniors' children at Turners Falls High School, performed with keyboardist Tom Kostek. peopleRecorder/Micky Bedell

    Steve Ciechomski of Turners Falls plays his trumpet for the Montague Senior Center on Tuesday, Feb. 10 during their "Love the Music" Valentine's Day party. Ciechomski, who once taught music to many of the seniors' children at Turners Falls High School, performed with keyboardist Tom Kostek. peopleRecorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Shelly Phillips decorates vanilla butter cream cupcakes for Valentine's Day at Frosted Bake Shop on Main Street in Greenfield on Thursday.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Shelly Phillips decorates vanilla butter cream cupcakes for Valentine's Day at Frosted Bake Shop on Main Street in Greenfield on Thursday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Everett Connelley, 6, and Katie Paul, 13, usher 9-year-old boxer Finnigan through the 3rd Annual K9 Keg Pull at Beacon Field on Sunday during the Greenfield Winter Carnival. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Everett Connelley, 6, and Katie Paul, 13, usher 9-year-old boxer Finnigan through the 3rd Annual K9 Keg Pull at Beacon Field on Sunday during the Greenfield Winter Carnival. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Frost crystals form on the inside of a storm window in Greenfield.  Recorder/Paul Franz

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