World Eye's Florence satellite store set to close Saturday

NORTHAMPTON — After two years selling books on North Main Street in Florence, the World Eye Bookshop is closing Saturday, though its Greenfield store remains alive and well. Jessica Mullins, owner of Greenfield’s World Eye Bookshop, in operation for more than 45 years in that city’s downtown center, … 0

GOP candidates Whipps Lee, Anderson face off in race’s only debate

PETERSHAM — The two Republican hopefuls in the region’s only primary contest sat far apart at a long table on the Petersham Town Hall meeting room stage this week, but Susannah Whipps Lee of Athol and Karen Anderson of Orange appeared to be not that far apart on … 0

Orange voters OK funding for Community Development Office

ORANGE — Applause filled the Ruth B. Smith Memorial Auditorium as residents voted to continue funding the Community Development Office and the work it has been doing in town. Since word was received that Orange will not be receiving the Community Development Block Grant this year, the fate … 0

Sister gets her life back with brother’s kidney donation

GREENFIELD — For 13 years, Heather Shaw of Greenfield dealt with kidney disease — until her kidneys finally failed and she required dialysis. For three days a week last year, Shaw visited Yankee Family Dialysis on Wildwood Avenue … 0

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  • 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 »

  • 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.
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    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.
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    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 »

  • Harper Dion, 4, jumps into the waiting arms of mother Ashley at the Conway Community Swimming Pool.
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    Harper Dion, 4, jumps into the waiting arms of mother Ashley at the Conway Community Swimming Pool. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) Purchase photo reprints »

  • A zipliner glides through Berkshire East's base tour on Monday in Charlemont.
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    A zipliner glides through Berkshire East's base tour on Monday in Charlemont. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Sedona, a 1-year-old miniature horse, nibbles a "bit of green" from the hands of Craig Memorial Equestrian Center owner Roberta Bryant in Leverett. The center offers lessons in English, Western, competitive trail riding, natural horsemanship and barrel racing, as well as trail rides for the public. "People keep asking me when I'm going to retire," Bryant said. "But why should I? I'm doing what I love."
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    Sedona, a 1-year-old miniature horse, nibbles a "bit of green" from the hands of Craig Memorial Equestrian Center owner Roberta Bryant in Leverett. The center offers lessons in English, Western, competitive trail riding, natural horsemanship and barrel racing, as well as trail rides for the public. "People keep asking me when I'm going to retire," Bryant said. "But why should I? I'm doing what I love." (Recorder/Micky Bedell) Purchase photo reprints »

  • A group fly fishes from a raft on the Deerfield River on Monday.
(Recorder/Micky Bedell)

    A group fly fishes from a raft on the Deerfield River on Monday. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) Purchase photo reprints »

  • The remains of an old farm building stand out against the rolling pastures of the Bullitt Reservation in Ashfield. 
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    The remains of an old farm building stand out against the rolling pastures of the Bullitt Reservation in Ashfield. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Hockey fans crowd around The Stanley Cup at the Collins-Moylan Arena. Greenfield native and Los Angeles Kings Head Trainer Chris Kingsley brought the Cup home to his parents and the arena. The Stanley Cup is the championship trophy awarded annually to the National Hockey League (NHL) playoff winner after the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Finals. Photo by Beth Reynolds

    Hockey fans crowd around The Stanley Cup at the Collins-Moylan Arena. Greenfield native and Los Angeles Kings Head Trainer Chris Kingsley brought the Cup home to his parents and the arena. The Stanley Cup is the championship trophy awarded annually to the National Hockey League (NHL) playoff winner after the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Finals. Photo by Beth Reynolds