Berkshire Gas rep. makes case for pipeline

DEERFIELD — Berkshire Gas Co. spokesman Christopher Farrell made a case with the region’s business leaders Friday for what he called a “critical need” for Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project, saying it’s needed not only to grow the economy but to keep businesses from leaving. … 3

Sunderland backs lower budget at town meeting

SUNDERLAND — Sunderland has become the first of the Frontier Regional School district towns to approve Superintendent Martha Barrett’s original, no-increase budget for next year. The townspeople’s vote was a stand against the regional School Committee’s decision in March to restore funding for six positions that would have … 0

Embezzling case against Greenfield woman dismissed

TURNERS FALLS — Embezzling charges have been dropped against a Greenfield woman accused of stealing more than $21,000 from her boss, because of his inability to testify. Rebecca Phillips, 45, of Wisdom Way, was charged with a single count of larceny over $250 for allegedly stealing thousands from … 0

Consultant to help develop signage for Greenfield destinations

GREENFIELD — A consultant will soon begin working with the town to find ways to improve signs, pavement markings, lighting and other features that can lead people to destination spots within the downtown and beyond. Maureen Pollock, the town’s conservation agent and assistant planner, said Greenfield has received … 0

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  • Nate Rogers of Greenfield plants tomato seeds in one of the greenhouses at Just Roots Farm in Greenfield. 

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  • On Thursday, Gary Mullins, right, became the first high school softball coach in Massachusetts history to record 600 career wins. Turners Falls High School beat Hopkins Academy, 28-0, in a mercy-rule-shortened, five-inning game.
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    On Thursday, Gary Mullins, right, became the first high school softball coach in Massachusetts history to record 600 career wins. Turners Falls High School beat Hopkins Academy, 28-0, in a mercy-rule-shortened, five-inning game. Recorder/David Hoitt

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    Major, a Great Dane rescue belonging to Patty West of Greenfield, at right, looks even bigger that he is with a low camera angle while out for a walk in Leyden on Saturday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Ted Moser of Greenfield casts a fly fishing rod during a free fly fishing lesson offered by Overwatch Outpost in Charlemont Saturday morning, taught by Tom Zemianek. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

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    Candy Guastamachio, Kerby Lovallo, John Coburn and Bob Castillo, and Dave Loda, all members of the Nathan Hale Ancient Fife and Drums Corps march to the History Workshop Field on opening day of Historic Deerfield Saturday afternoon. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • The Quabbin Reservoir was not quite full at the time of this photo, which revealed miles of shore line to walk along, such as this peninsula accessed from Gate 29. 
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  • Brianna Cooley of Greenfield reflects the Holy Trinity Church in her mirrored sunglasses as she has lunch outside Green Fields Market with a friend. (Recorder/Paul Franz)

    Brianna Cooley of Greenfield reflects the Holy Trinity Church in her mirrored sunglasses as she has lunch outside Green Fields Market with a friend. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

Farrell is not coming off well here and personifying the bullying and blackmail that Berkshire Gas is engaging in. Being against the...(full comment)

Berkshire Gas rep. makes case for pipeline

With Greenfield taxes being so significantly higher than surrounding towns, I really don't understand how it can't come up with $4000 or...(full comment)

Greenfield trees coming down faster than being planted