Warwick to decide $2.5M fiber-optic borrowing

WARWICK — If the town-run wireless Internet company is any indicator, a proposed $2.5 million fiber-optic network could start paying for itself right away. The project would make a high-speed Internet hookup available to every residence and business in town. The work is part of the WiredWest initiative … 0

Colrain’s Roundhouse Solstice storytelling, song celebration on Saturday

COLRAIN — For 33 years, a band of local storytellers has been coming to Colrain’s Roundhouse to mark the winter solstice with a “Winter Storytelling and Songfest Celebration.” This year’s community gathering and celebration takes place on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at the Roundhouse at 68 Van Nuys … 0

Orange wants Rodney Hunt tax break money

ORANGE — Town officials plan to “claw back” tax breaks granted Rodney Hunt Co. for 2013 and 2014 now that the state has decided the company defaulted on a jobs-for-tax-break agreement. “There is language in the Special Tax Agreement that will allow us to do that,” Town Administrator … 0

Greenfield marijuana dispensary still on track

GREENFIELD — Plans to switch its proposed marijuana cultivation site from South Hadley to Lowell should have no impact on Patriot Care Corp.’s plans to open a medical pot dispensary here, company executives said. Patriot Care, which received … 0

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  • Ornaments hang from a leafless tree off Country Club Road in Greenfield on Monday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

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  • TURNERS FALLS (December 12, 2014) — Santa leans to talk to a little girl on Avenue A in Turners Falls during Friday night’s “It’s a Wonderful Night” celebrations. Santa arrived in a fire truck and handed out candy canes to children. Recorder/Trish Crapo

    TURNERS FALLS (December 12, 2014) — Santa leans to talk to a little girl on Avenue A in Turners Falls during Friday night’s “It’s a Wonderful Night” celebrations. Santa arrived in a fire truck and handed out candy canes to children. Recorder/Trish Crapo

  • (December 12, 2014) — Tuba player Kevin Smith gets into the spirit of Christmas past  in Skinner Park  in Turners Falls during the village's “It’s a Wonderful Night” celebrations Friday.  Recorder/Trish Crapo

    (December 12, 2014) — Tuba player Kevin Smith gets into the spirit of Christmas past in Skinner Park in Turners Falls during the village's “It’s a Wonderful Night” celebrations Friday. Recorder/Trish Crapo

  • Jack Putala, 13, of Erving takes a shot as Tyler Lavin, 14, of Montague looks on during the Montague Elks Hoop Shoot at Turners Falls High School Saturday. Recorder/Tom Relihan

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  • Jenna Taylor and Doug Welenc in the new location of Domino's Pizza in Greenfield in the old Friendly's building across from their previous location on Federal Street.  The larger building allows for eat in seating and more parking.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Jenna Taylor and Doug Welenc in the new location of Domino's Pizza in Greenfield in the old Friendly's building across from their previous location on Federal Street. The larger building allows for eat in seating and more parking. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Michael Kelton of Greenfield paces the halls of Greenfield High School with great grandson Adrian, 15 months, on Wednesday during his granddaughter Aidin's chorus concert. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Michael Kelton of Greenfield paces the halls of Greenfield High School with great grandson Adrian, 15 months, on Wednesday during his granddaughter Aidin's chorus concert. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Ed Bezio of Orange and Walter White of Greenfield representing the Franklin-Hampshire district of the American Legion give a plaque to Foster's Supermarket owners Matthew and Jason Deane for their continued support of the Legion's fundraising activities at the Greenfield store. At Foster's, the Legion has collected about $10,000 in four years, which is donated to special projects at the Holyoke Soldier's Home and the Veterans Administration hospital in Leeds.
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    Ed Bezio of Orange and Walter White of Greenfield representing the Franklin-Hampshire district of the American Legion give a plaque to Foster's Supermarket owners Matthew and Jason Deane for their continued support of the Legion's fundraising activities at the Greenfield store. At Foster's, the Legion has collected about $10,000 in four years, which is donated to special projects at the Holyoke Soldier's Home and the Veterans Administration hospital in Leeds. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • A woman navigates puddles and snow on Main Street in Greenfield on a cold and rainy Tuesday.  Recorder/Paul Franz

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  • The rail yard in Deerfield on Wednesday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

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  • Liam Steele, 4, of Vernon, Vt. points out Christmas lights at Yankee Candle in Deerfield on Monday while standing in front of a large Christmas tree. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Liam Steele, 4, of Vernon, Vt. points out Christmas lights at Yankee Candle in Deerfield on Monday while standing in front of a large Christmas tree. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • And the band played on.  Both GHS and TFHS bands played together before the Turkey Day Football Game in Greenfield. Recorder/Paul Franz

    And the band played on. Both GHS and TFHS bands played together before the Turkey Day Football Game in Greenfield. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • A merry house on 216 Chapman St. in Greenfield on Monday night. Recorder/Micky Bedell

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