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Buckland raises money worries about Rowe-Mohawk union

BUCKLAND — If Rowe becomes the ninth member town of the Mohawk Trail Regional School District, will that addition reduce Mohawk’s state aid for education and state transportation a few years down the road? Last week, Buckland’s Board … 0

Two candidates for three seats on G-M school board

Candidates are in for the Gill-Montague Regional School Committee, with one incumbent, one new name, no races and no one stepping forward for the available Gill resident seat. At the 4 p.m. deadline for the return of nomination papers Monday, superintendent’s executive assistant Robin Hamlett had received forms … 0

Jury convicts man in UMass gang rape case

NORTHAMPTON — A jury Monday found Emmanuel T. Bile Jr. guilty of two counts of aggravated rape and acquitted him of a third count in connection with the 2012 rape of an 18-year-old student at the University of … 0

Neighbors: Busy April ahead in Franklin County

Hello neighbor. I’ve got a lot to tell you about today, so I’m going to get right to it. Enjoy the week. According to the National Weather Service in Taunton, temperatures on Thursday and Friday are supposed to be in the 50s and 60s. Hello spring! ORANGE SENIOR … 0

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  • Competitors in the Berkshire Highlands Pentathlon exit the water after finishing the kayaking leg at Berkshire East Mountain Resort Saturday. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    Competitors in the Berkshire Highlands Pentathlon exit the water after finishing the kayaking leg at Berkshire East Mountain Resort Saturday. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

  • A group of teenagers walk past Manna House restaurant on Bank Row in Greenfield at sunset in Greenfield Monday evening. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    A group of teenagers walk past Manna House restaurant on Bank Row in Greenfield at sunset in Greenfield Monday evening. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Bruce Stetson of Stetson Mill Work in Shelburne installs a door closer on the door he restored at the Shelburne Free Public Library in Shelburne Center.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Bruce Stetson of Stetson Mill Work in Shelburne installs a door closer on the door he restored at the Shelburne Free Public Library in Shelburne Center. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Bo and Bill, German Sport Ponies, pull Peter Bravmann and Roger Kasbo up Shelburne Falls Rd in Conway on Thursday. The dog is Lady. Recorder/Paul Franz

    Bo and Bill, German Sport Ponies, pull Peter Bravmann and Roger Kasbo up Shelburne Falls Rd in Conway on Thursday. The dog is Lady. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Fifth Grade students at the Northfield Elementary School were treated to a little historical theater by the Freedon Trail 
Foundation.  Tim Hoover and Aimee Rose Ranger played several historical and hysterical figures and involved the students in their rendition of the events leading up to the Revolutionary War in Boston.   Recorder/Paul Franz

    Fifth Grade students at the Northfield Elementary School were treated to a little historical theater by the Freedon Trail Foundation. Tim Hoover and Aimee Rose Ranger played several historical and hysterical figures and involved the students in their rendition of the events leading up to the Revolutionary War in Boston. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Recorder/Paul Franz 
Another sign of spring, a little brown bat hangs on the brick of a Greenfield building a few inches from a crevice between buildings. It may have emerged from with the warm weather.

    Recorder/Paul Franz Another sign of spring, a little brown bat hangs on the brick of a Greenfield building a few inches from a crevice between buildings. It may have emerged from with the warm weather. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Tamara Grogan, a French teacher at Greenfield High School pauses while clearing snow off of the tennis courts while the boys tennis team practices on the other side Tuesday afternoon. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    Tamara Grogan, a French teacher at Greenfield High School pauses while clearing snow off of the tennis courts while the boys tennis team practices on the other side Tuesday afternoon. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Cameron Tucker of Turners Falls sets a tip up while ice fishing at Barton Cove in Gill Monday March 23. Tucker, who is hoping for Walleye and Pike began fishing at 5 a.m. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    Cameron Tucker of Turners Falls sets a tip up while ice fishing at Barton Cove in Gill Monday March 23. Tucker, who is hoping for Walleye and Pike began fishing at 5 a.m. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Sculptures welcome those visiting the Just Roots Farm and Camp Kewannee in Greenfield. Recorder/Paul Franz

    Sculptures welcome those visiting the Just Roots Farm and Camp Kewannee in Greenfield. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Spring has sprung at 26 Hartwell St. in Bernardston
photo courtesy of Donna Newton

    Spring has sprung at 26 Hartwell St. in Bernardston photo courtesy of Donna Newton

  • Bill Wall of Buckland loads the evaporator while John Stevens checks the consistency of the boiling maple sap at Gould's Sugar House in Shelburne on the first day of boiling this year. Recorder/Paul Franz

    Bill Wall of Buckland loads the evaporator while John Stevens checks the consistency of the boiling maple sap at Gould's Sugar House in Shelburne on the first day of boiling this year. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Sarah Beckwith, 4, and her brother Sean, 6, of Leyden sled down a hill near Ashfield Lake on Sunday, March 8, while their father (not shown) ice fishes. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Sarah Beckwith, 4, and her brother Sean, 6, of Leyden sled down a hill near Ashfield Lake on Sunday, March 8, while their father (not shown) ice fishes. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

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