Erving race pits Meattey vs. Smith for selectman

ERVING — The May 5th election features a race for outgoing Selectman Margaret Sullivan’s seat, with voters to choose between Finance Committee Chairman Jacob Smith and former fire chief Almon “Bud” Meattey. Smith is a relative newcomer who … 0

Y seeks teams of 5 for new Health Challenge

The YMCA in Greenfield has organized a six-week Health Challenge in order to encourage people to move more, have fun and get healthier. The challenge is made up of teams of five people — i.e., co-workers, neighbors, families or friends who will motivate each other to move ore … 0

No races so far on Wendell election ballot

WENDELL — Polls will be open from noon to 8 p.m. in the Town Offices on May 4 for the annual election, with a slate dominated by returning candidates. Jeoffrey Gavin Pooser seeks re-election to the Selectboard for a third three-year term. Like the rest of the names … 0

Montague Dems to hold State Convention Delegate Caucus May 20

TURNERS FALLS — Registered Democrats in Montague will hold a caucus at the second-floor meeting room of Montague Town Hall, 1 Avenue A, at 7 p.m. on May 20 to elect five delegates and four alternates to the Massachusetts Democratic Convention. That statewide gathering will be Sept. 19 … 0

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  • A volunteer HVAC worker who asked only to be identified as Jim, helps begin to install a new ventilation hood at Adams Donuts on Federal Street in Greenfield Saturday morning. The installation of the new hood and fire suppression system was made possible by fundraisers, raising more than $18,000. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    A volunteer HVAC worker who asked only to be identified as Jim, helps begin to install a new ventilation hood at Adams Donuts on Federal Street in Greenfield Saturday morning. The installation of the new hood and fire suppression system was made possible by fundraisers, raising more than $18,000. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Doggie meet and greet atop Sachems Head as Dixie plays with Reba as Reba's person watches on a recent afternoon. Recorder/Paul Franz

    Doggie meet and greet atop Sachems Head as Dixie plays with Reba as Reba's person watches on a recent afternoon. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

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

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    Nate Rogers of Greenfield plants tomato seeds in one of the greenhouses at Just Roots Farm in Greenfield. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Rain didn't keep pedestrians off Main Street in Greenfield Monday afternoon. Recorder/Paul Franz

    Rain didn't keep pedestrians off Main Street in Greenfield Monday afternoon. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • 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

  • Take some time and view the talented artists of Greenfield Community College during the Annual Student Art Exhibition that runs through May 13th in the South Gallery at the Greenfield campus.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Take some time and view the talented artists of Greenfield Community College during the Annual Student Art Exhibition that runs through May 13th in the South Gallery at the Greenfield campus. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • 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

    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

    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 Purchase photo reprints »

  • 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

    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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    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. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Mike Barry of Greenfield paints the front door and  porch of The Deerfield Inn in Old Deerfield. Recorder/Paul Franz

    Mike Barry of Greenfield paints the front door and porch of The Deerfield Inn in Old Deerfield. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Students play soccer on the grass out side of the main Greenfield Community College building on a sunny Wednesday. Recorder/Paul Franz

    Students play soccer on the grass out side of the main Greenfield Community College building on a sunny Wednesday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

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