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Guide at the end of the tunnel

GREENFIELD — Recovering from addiction is, famously, not easy. Recovery coaches might not be the answer, but they might have an answer, or know someone who does, or have some suggestions in the right direction. The prospect of … 0

Clearing the lane

GREENFIELD — A group of local cyclists concerned with the heavily traveled but narrow Turners Falls Road will invite volunteers to join a cleanup Saturday. The newly formed Greenfield Area Bicycle Coalition invites volunteers to join them between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Volun-teers will clip back brush, … 0

Avenue A bar Jake’s in Turners on sales block

TURNERS FALLS — Jake’s is up for sale. If you haven’t been in, Jake’s Tavern is the low stone building with Christmas lights and a courtyard on Avenue A. If you have, you might have won a live lobster. The bar and restaurant holds Friday meat and lobster … 0

Amherst-Pelham School Committee hit with Open Meeting complaint

AMHERST — An Amherst man has filed a complaint with the Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee claiming members of the board violated the state’s Open Meeting Law when they met in defiance of then-chairman Lawrence O’Brien to discuss a controversial reprimand of committee member Amilcar Shabazz in July. In … 0

  • Petru Chicerman shoots the ball during a practice drill with the Greenfield boys' soccer team behind the high school Wednesday afternoon. Next week, the annual fall sports schedule will begin at local venues. 
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    Petru Chicerman shoots the ball during a practice drill with the Greenfield boys' soccer team behind the high school Wednesday afternoon. Next week, the annual fall sports schedule will begin at local venues. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • First-graders Aryannah Boltz-Thurman, Hannah Phillips and Lindsey Taylor check out herbs growing in the pizza garden at the first day of school at Hawlemont in Charlemont. 
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    First-graders Aryannah Boltz-Thurman, Hannah Phillips and Lindsey Taylor check out herbs growing in the pizza garden at the first day of school at Hawlemont in Charlemont. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

  • A pair canoes across Pelham Lake in Rowe on Wednesday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    A pair canoes across Pelham Lake in Rowe on Wednesday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

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