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Town Council sides with workers

GREENFIELD — The Town Council has resoundingly rejected Mayor William Martin’s proposal to invoke a state law that would have allowed the town to curtail negotiations with its workers over health insurance benefits. The mayor saw adopting the Municipal Health Reform Act as a way to control rising … 0

Vt. Yankee layoffs to begin in Jan.

VERNON, Vt.— The Vermont Yankee nuclear plant has officially notified the state of Vermont that it will be laying off 165 employees starting in January. That there would be layoffs has been common knowledge since Entergy’s announcement in August 2013 that it would be ceasing operations at the … 0

Franklin County students honored by superintendents

TURNERS FALLS — Whether it’s sports, academics or community service, eight Franklin County students have managed to succeed in whatever they set their minds to. At a ceremony Thursday night, eight high school students were honored by their … 0

Conn. man charged with August bank robbery

GREENFIELD — A 50-year-old Connecticut man has been charged with armed robbery for allegedly holding up a Greenfield bank in August. John J. Coughlin of Enfield pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Thursday to charges of armed robbery, … 0

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  • An ice rink being installed at Beacon Field on Thursday morning that will be filled by the Fire Department between calls. A second, smaller rink is to be erected at the Green River Swimming and Recreation Area. The second rink was moved from Hillside Park due to the impending construction of a splash pad water feature. 
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    An ice rink being installed at Beacon Field on Thursday morning that will be filled by the Fire Department between calls. A second, smaller rink is to be erected at the Green River Swimming and Recreation Area. The second rink was moved from Hillside Park due to the impending construction of a splash pad water feature. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Greenfield Community College student Dave Smart of Chesterfield, N.H., feeds ducks on campus with Melissa Zeckmeister. 
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    Greenfield Community College student Dave Smart of Chesterfield, N.H., feeds ducks on campus with Melissa Zeckmeister. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) Purchase photo reprints »

  • An abandoned house on a hilltop in Leyden in a freezing rain on Monday. Recorder/Paul Franz

    An abandoned house on a hilltop in Leyden in a freezing rain on Monday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • The sun sets over Greenfield on Tuesday night, illuminating the clouds. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    The sun sets over Greenfield on Tuesday night, illuminating the clouds. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Snow-dusted pumpkins in Leyden reflect the changing seasons.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Snow-dusted pumpkins in Leyden reflect the changing seasons. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • A seldom seen place is the inside of the bell tower at Holy Trinity Church in Greenfield. Three more flights of stairs lead to the bell and then the steeple rises above that.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    A seldom seen place is the inside of the bell tower at Holy Trinity Church in Greenfield. Three more flights of stairs lead to the bell and then the steeple rises above that. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • The view from the new library at Greenfield High School on Saturday. Greenfield residents were invited into the school to tour completed portions of the $66 million project. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    The view from the new library at Greenfield High School on Saturday. Greenfield residents were invited into the school to tour completed portions of the $66 million project. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • A mallard duck takes a break at Greenfield Community College duck pond. (Recorder/Micky Bedell)

    A mallard duck takes a break at Greenfield Community College duck pond. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) Purchase photo reprints »

  • A man looks over stones at the 18th annual Jewelry, Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show and Sale at Greenfield Community College on Saturday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    A man looks over stones at the 18th annual Jewelry, Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show and Sale at Greenfield Community College on Saturday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Alison Heeres of Sunderland admires the view of Greenfield from Sachem Head with Chris Like of South Deerfield during her first visit to the scenic overlook on late Saturday afternoon. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Alison Heeres of Sunderland admires the view of Greenfield from Sachem Head with Chris Like of South Deerfield during her first visit to the scenic overlook on late Saturday afternoon. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • A  tribute to the British television show "Doctor Who" sits outside a home in Montague at the intersection of Main Street, School Street and Court Square. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    A tribute to the British television show "Doctor Who" sits outside a home in Montague at the intersection of Main Street, School Street and Court Square. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Kirk Richardson of Turners Falls clears leaves from his property off Dell Street on Sunday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Kirk Richardson of Turners Falls clears leaves from his property off Dell Street on Sunday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

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