Cell tower could benefit Pioneer district

NORTHFIELD — A deal in the works could bring the Pioneer Valley Regional School District $2 million over 25 years. The district has negotiated a deal for AT&T Wireless to build and use a 120-foot cellular phone tower on north side of the Pioneer Valley Regional School grounds. … 0

Ukrainians in west despondent over Russian moves in east

Editor’s Note: This is one of an occasional series of dispatches on the crisis in Ukraine as reported by Tetiana Ostapenko, a Ukrainian journalist with ties to Franklin County. NEMYRIV, Ukraine — In the eastern cities of our country terrorists captured the administrative buildings, smashed Ukrainian flags and … 0

Tapestry Health seeks fix for money problems

Two months after eliminating jobs and seeing its longtime chief executive officer resign, leaders of Tapestry Health say the organization is battling its way out of debt and is committed to a recovery within three years. The Northampton-based nonprofit agency, which serves Franklin County, is adding board of … 0

Leverett to vote on drone limits

Town meeting in Leverett will consider a resolution calling on the federal government to end the use of drones for assassinations on foreign soil and to enact regulations on the use of the unmanned aircraft in the United States. It would ask U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Edward … 0

  • An emu peers through the fence of  Songline Emu Farm in Gill on Sunday.
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    An emu peers through the fence of Songline Emu Farm in Gill on Sunday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • A heart can be seen in the stump of a tree at Erving State Forest's Laurel Lake Recreation Area on Sunday.
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    A heart can be seen in the stump of a tree at Erving State Forest's Laurel Lake Recreation Area on Sunday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Greenfield Middle School teachers dance for students and families in the gymnasium at the "Taste of World Cultures" event on Wednesday. 
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    Greenfield Middle School teachers dance for students and families in the gymnasium at the "Taste of World Cultures" event on Wednesday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Employees of Jumptown in Orange rush to spot the landing of the Easter Bunny, otherwise known as Susie Emmerling, and tandem skydiving partner Paul Peckham on Sunday. Emmerling grips the head of the costume tightly to her shoulders -- the biggest fear of the pair is that it will come flying off either midair or on landing, ruining the event for the many children in attendance.
Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Employees of Jumptown in Orange rush to spot the landing of the Easter Bunny, otherwise known as Susie Emmerling, and tandem skydiving partner Paul Peckham on Sunday. Emmerling grips the head of the costume tightly to her shoulders -- the biggest fear of the pair is that it will come flying off either midair or on landing, ruining the event for the many children in attendance. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Two young kids giggle with glee during the 9th Annual Peter Cottontail's EGGstravaganza at Sheffield Elementary School in Montague on Saturday. Proceeds from the event, which include a bake sale, raffles and photos with the Easter Bunny benefit the town's parks and recreation department to fund program scholarships.
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    Two young kids giggle with glee during the 9th Annual Peter Cottontail's EGGstravaganza at Sheffield Elementary School in Montague on Saturday. Proceeds from the event, which include a bake sale, raffles and photos with the Easter Bunny benefit the town's parks and recreation department to fund program scholarships. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Postcards featuring everything from area towns to faraway states were available for purchase during the 20th Annual Classic Postcard Show at the First Congregational Church in Greenfield on Saturday.
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    Postcards featuring everything from area towns to faraway states were available for purchase during the 20th Annual Classic Postcard Show at the First Congregational Church in Greenfield on Saturday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Greenfield's oldest resident May Szulborski, 103, greets the Easter Bunny on Saturday to the delight of others eating breakfast with him at Poet's Seat Healthcare on Saturday.
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    Greenfield's oldest resident May Szulborski, 103, greets the Easter Bunny on Saturday to the delight of others eating breakfast with him at Poet's Seat Healthcare on Saturday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Candace Curran and Sharman Prouty, staff at the Wheeler Library in Orange, and Joan Lemek of Athol watch as Debbie Kent from the Friends of the Orange Public Libraries cuts a cake celebrating the 100th birthday of the library on Thursday.  
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    Candace Curran and Sharman Prouty, staff at the Wheeler Library in Orange, and Joan Lemek of Athol watch as Debbie Kent from the Friends of the Orange Public Libraries cuts a cake celebrating the 100th birthday of the library on Thursday. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Students at the Four Corners Discovery School are eager to help Paul Raskevitz of the Greenfield DPW plant a Red Maple tree on the playground in honor of the upcoming Arbor Day.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Students at the Four Corners Discovery School are eager to help Paul Raskevitz of the Greenfield DPW plant a Red Maple tree on the playground in honor of the upcoming Arbor Day. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Blue herons build a nest in a swamp in Orange on a recent afternoon.
Mike Philips photo

    Blue herons build a nest in a swamp in Orange on a recent afternoon. Mike Philips photo

  • Shawn Kennedy of the Department of Conservation and Recreation and his coworkers clean up the entrance to Mount Sugarloaf State Reservation in South Deerfield, getting the popular park with a view ready for the season.  (Recorder/Paul Franz)

    Shawn Kennedy of the Department of Conservation and Recreation and his coworkers clean up the entrance to Mount Sugarloaf State Reservation in South Deerfield, getting the popular park with a view ready for the season. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Lunt baseball fields and factory buildings.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Lunt baseball fields and factory buildings. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »