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Calling all crossing guards

DEERFIELD — Students at Deerfield Elementary School may get a surprise as they head to and from school, at least for the first few months of the year. Assistant Principal Clay Connor is temporarily filling in as school crossing guard at Pleasant Street as the town looks to … 0

JM Farms sues state for nixing license

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A locally based nonprofit that wants to sell medical marijuana in Franklin County has sued the state for “arbitrarily and capriciously” rejecting its application. JM Farm’s Patient Group is suing the state Department of Public Health to halt the state medical marijuana selection process and … 0

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. rejects Ashfield ban

ASHFIELD — The Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. says the Selectboard has no legal authority to deny the company or its contractors permission to survey town-owned roads as part of the research for a natural gas pipeline proposed to run through western Massachusetts. The July 30 TGP letter came … 1

Shea Theater sets proposal search

TURNERS FALLS — The Board of Selectmen has opted to issue a request for proposals for the future direction of the Shea Theater, and former director Debra J’Anthony may be asked to lead the process. Town Administrator Frank Abbondanzio said the Board of Selectmen voted at Monday’s meeting … 0

  • Goalie Meredith Townsley, Mackenzie Griffin, Olivia Rowe and Ameilia Pelletier watch as Emily Geser smacks the ball towards goal during a drill at Pioneer on Tuesday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Goalie Meredith Townsley, Mackenzie Griffin, Olivia Rowe and Ameilia Pelletier watch as Emily Geser smacks the ball towards goal during a drill at Pioneer on Tuesday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Extra buckets were provided for late comers at the ALS challenge at Argotec in Greenfield and, in this case, the woman who shot the video did not escape her fellow employees.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Extra buckets were provided for late comers at the ALS challenge at Argotec in Greenfield and, in this case, the woman who shot the video did not escape her fellow employees. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Running back Tim Momaney runs a drill during Monday's Franklin County Technical School football practice. Momaney will be one of the players trying to replace Kyle Laffey from a season ago after he rushed for 1,700 yards. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Running back Tim Momaney runs a drill during Monday's Franklin County Technical School football practice. Momaney will be one of the players trying to replace Kyle Laffey from a season ago after he rushed for 1,700 yards. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • GHS Football practice.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    GHS Football practice. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Pan Am employees install new gated rail road crossing gates at the newly configured crossing on Elm St in South Deerfield.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Pan Am employees install new gated rail road crossing gates at the newly configured crossing on Elm St in South Deerfield. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • After a few days of football practice at local schools this week, the rest of the fall athletics teams were in action Thursday, such as the Frontier Regional field hockey team, which took to the field in South Deerfield in preparation for the 2014 Northern Division season.
Recorder/Paul Franz

    After a few days of football practice at local schools this week, the rest of the fall athletics teams were in action Thursday, such as the Frontier Regional field hockey team, which took to the field in South Deerfield in preparation for the 2014 Northern Division season. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Lilypads peak through the grass growing in Wheeler Pond in Orange on Saturday.
Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Lilypads peak through the grass growing in Wheeler Pond in Orange on Saturday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Sydney, a three-month-old miniature mediterranean donkey foal, stands by her mother Sabrina at the Potter Meadow Farm in Greenfield on Monday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Sydney, a three-month-old miniature mediterranean donkey foal, stands by her mother Sabrina at the Potter Meadow Farm in Greenfield on Monday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Wendell residents march around the town common on Saturday during the town's Old Home Day celebration.
Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Wendell residents march around the town common on Saturday during the town's Old Home Day celebration. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Montague residents gathered on the village common Saturday for the 55th annual Old Home Days. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Montague residents gathered on the village common Saturday for the 55th annual Old Home Days. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Julie Stepanek swings Hayden Rose Petal McNally of Wendell around the Leverett Library on Wednesday following morning story hour.
Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Julie Stepanek swings Hayden Rose Petal McNally of Wendell around the Leverett Library on Wednesday following morning story hour. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Marcia Schuhle of Greenfield shows Norah O'Neil, 3, also of Greenfield, how to spin Romney wool fibres into yarn at one of the "activity zones" during Free Fun Friday at Historic Deerfield. Norah's mom Lindsay O'Neil and her little brother Reed watch.
Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Marcia Schuhle of Greenfield shows Norah O'Neil, 3, also of Greenfield, how to spin Romney wool fibres into yarn at one of the "activity zones" during Free Fun Friday at Historic Deerfield. Norah's mom Lindsay O'Neil and her little brother Reed watch. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »