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Charlemont gets (some) cell phone coverage

CHARLEMONT — Partial cell phone service has come to Charlemont — at least for those who own smartphones equipped with voice-over-wireless broadband technology. But the Board of Selectmen will spend part of this week gathering signatures for a petition asking Verizon Wireless to install additional equipment on the … 0

Opioid Task Force visits Greenfield Gardens

GREENFIELD — A panel of leading voices in the local anti-opioid movement, including the district attorney and other members of the Opioid Ttask Force met Tuesday night at Greenfield Gardens to hear from residents of the housing complex. “This is a crisis; people have to own it. It’s … 0

Erving pickup, school van crash sends six to hospital

ERVING — A pickup lost control and crashed into a school transport minivan on Route 2, sending both vehicles off the road — the truck with its front wheels over a railroad embankment — and six people to … 0

Ceremony Sunday marks 70 years since bombings of Hiroshima, Nagasaki

NORTHAMPTON — On the 70th anniversary of the dropping of the nuclear bomb on Nagasaki, the American Friends Service Committee will hold its annual remembrance of the deaths of thousands in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The event will take place Sunday, Aug. 9, at 7 p.m. at McConnell Hall … 0

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  • A rainbow appears behind the playground at Hillside Park in Greenfield Tuesday evening. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    A rainbow appears behind the playground at Hillside Park in Greenfield Tuesday evening. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Players go up for a rebound in a pick up basketball game at Unity Park in Turners Falls on Monday. Recorder/Paul Franz

    Players go up for a rebound in a pick up basketball game at Unity Park in Turners Falls on Monday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Lauren Adams of South Deerfield gets a lick from her Holstein named Ollie as she grooms the cow getting ready for a competition at the Franklin County Fairgrounds. 
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    Lauren Adams of South Deerfield gets a lick from her Holstein named Ollie as she grooms the cow getting ready for a competition at the Franklin County Fairgrounds. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Competitors in the 32nd annual Greenfield Lightlife Triathlon exit the Green River after completing the swimming leg of the event at the Green River Swimming and Recreation Area on Nashs Mill Road Sunday Aug. 2. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    Competitors in the 32nd annual Greenfield Lightlife Triathlon exit the Green River after completing the swimming leg of the event at the Green River Swimming and Recreation Area on Nashs Mill Road Sunday Aug. 2. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • The moon rises behind the observation tower on Mount Sugarloaf. The photo was taken from Crestview Drive in South Deerfield.
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    The moon rises behind the observation tower on Mount Sugarloaf. The photo was taken from Crestview Drive in South Deerfield. Glenn Woods photo Purchase photo reprints »

  • A soaking wet scarlet tanager preens itself after taking a bath in a water filled crevasse near Poet's Seat Tower in Greenfield. Recorder/Paul Franz

    A soaking wet scarlet tanager preens itself after taking a bath in a water filled crevasse near Poet's Seat Tower in Greenfield. Recorder/Paul Franz

  • Heather French, 11, of Greenfield, tosses a ball with Makiah Chail, 11, of Turners Falls in the pool at Camp Lion Knoll in Greenfield, Wednesday July 29. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    Heather French, 11, of Greenfield, tosses a ball with Makiah Chail, 11, of Turners Falls in the pool at Camp Lion Knoll in Greenfield, Wednesday July 29. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

  • A family of wild turkies makes its way through tall grass in Ashfield on Thursday.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    A family of wild turkies makes its way through tall grass in Ashfield on Thursday. Recorder/Paul Franz

  • The last wing of the former Greenfield High School comes down on Wednesday as the last section of roof waiting for the crew to get back from lunch leans precarioulsy at an angle. Recorder/Paul Franz

    The last wing of the former Greenfield High School comes down on Wednesday as the last section of roof waiting for the crew to get back from lunch leans precarioulsy at an angle. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Samantha Brook of Greenfield walks her cousins, Dominic, 4 and Derek, 3, Pazimino along South County Road in Leyden near where they live. Recorder/Paul Franz

    Samantha Brook of Greenfield walks her cousins, Dominic, 4 and Derek, 3, Pazimino along South County Road in Leyden near where they live. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Quincy Ortiz, of "the Patch" neighborhood of Turners Falls, fishes in the Montague Power Canal Resevoir at the Cabot Woods fishing access area Tuesday July 14. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    Quincy Ortiz, of "the Patch" neighborhood of Turners Falls, fishes in the Montague Power Canal Resevoir at the Cabot Woods fishing access area Tuesday July 14. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Stewie Clark, of Worcester Vermont, spending the summer in Hadley with his wife, paddles around Barton Cove with several other teams searching for water chestnut plants to pull out Wednesday evening, July 22. Water chestnut plants are an invasive species that has infested 40 other bodies of water along the Connecticut River Valley. The U.S Fish and Wildlife office in Sunderland had headed the Water Chestnut Control Initiative, employing the assistance of groups at each of the 40 infested areas. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    Stewie Clark, of Worcester Vermont, spending the summer in Hadley with his wife, paddles around Barton Cove with several other teams searching for water chestnut plants to pull out Wednesday evening, July 22. Water chestnut plants are an invasive species that has infested 40 other bodies of water along the Connecticut River Valley. The U.S Fish and Wildlife office in Sunderland had headed the Water Chestnut Control Initiative, employing the assistance of groups at each of the 40 infested areas. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

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