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Big Y plans big beer and wine expansion

GREENFIELD — Big Y on the Mohawk Trail will add a Table and Vine store to its supermarket in early November — a space that will be 10 times larger than the space in which beer and wine are currently displayed. According to Mark Snow, the town’s building … 0

Local schools, police prepare for threats

SOUTH DEERFIELD — For years, Frontier Regional School administrators, local and state police have been preparing for a potential active shooter incident at the school. This week, school and law enforcement officials had to put their plans into action as a 19-year-old man from Sunderland threatened to “re-enact … 0

How can school nurses help prevent substance abuse?

GREENFIELD — The key to combating the opioid addiction crisis is preventing substance abuse whether it is alcohol, cigarettes or painkillers, the region’s school nurses were told Friday. “Young people are making choices in a context,” said Marisa Hebble of the Opioid Task Force of Franklin County and … 0

Credit union embezzler jailed, ordered to repay nearly $100,000

GREENFIELD — A former bank teller’s family cried out in disbelief as she was led away in handcuffs to spend the next year in jail. Meghan Porter, 26, was sentenced Friday by Judge Bertha Josephson to two years in jail, with one year to be served and the … 0

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  • The view from the Berkshire East chairlift in Charlemont on a partly cloudy day in October. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    The view from the Berkshire East chairlift in Charlemont on a partly cloudy day in October. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Ray Chapin of Greenfield and his terrier-chihuahua Poco fish under Bardwell's Ferry Bridge in Conway on Monday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Ray Chapin of Greenfield and his terrier-chihuahua Poco fish under Bardwell's Ferry Bridge in Conway on Monday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • A llama rests under the bright red leaves of a tree on South Cross Road in Gill on Wednesday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    A llama rests under the bright red leaves of a tree on South Cross Road in Gill on Wednesday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Crows take flight from a field in Deerfield off Old Ferry Road on Monday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Crows take flight from a field in Deerfield off Old Ferry Road on Monday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • A colorful long exposure photograph of theConnecticut River flowing past the French King Bridge  during foliage season in  Franklin County.
Submitted by Terri Cappucci.

    A colorful long exposure photograph of theConnecticut River flowing past the French King Bridge during foliage season in Franklin County. Submitted by Terri Cappucci.

  • Northfield resident dogs and handlers make their way down Main Street on Saturday while judges deliberate on the winners of the Dickinson Memorial Library's fifth annual dog show. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Northfield resident dogs and handlers make their way down Main Street on Saturday while judges deliberate on the winners of the Dickinson Memorial Library's fifth annual dog show. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Meg VanDyck, Rebecca Rideout, Lori Holmes Clark and Brooke Paige of Lori Holmes Clark and Company perform "Sweet Slice of Life!" for the Double Take Fringe Festival on Friday in the upstairs of Greenfield's Hope and Olive Restaurant. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Meg VanDyck, Rebecca Rideout, Lori Holmes Clark and Brooke Paige of Lori Holmes Clark and Company perform "Sweet Slice of Life!" for the Double Take Fringe Festival on Friday in the upstairs of Greenfield's Hope and Olive Restaurant. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Emmett Owens, 2 1/2, of Greenfield picks out the perfect pumpkin at Fairview Gardens in Northfield where he was with his grandmother on Friday.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Emmett Owens, 2 1/2, of Greenfield picks out the perfect pumpkin at Fairview Gardens in Northfield where he was with his grandmother on Friday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Big moo, little moo, a newborn calf is checked out by an adult cow along Mill Village Rd in Deerfield.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Big moo, little moo, a newborn calf is checked out by an adult cow along Mill Village Rd in Deerfield. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Members of the Greenfield High School Class of 1939 Mildred Dimond Grant, Dorothy Maley Conklin, Anne Metelica Maloney and William Shumway gathered at the Country Club of Greenfield to celebrate their 75th Class Reunion on Thursday.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Members of the Greenfield High School Class of 1939 Mildred Dimond Grant, Dorothy Maley Conklin, Anne Metelica Maloney and William Shumway gathered at the Country Club of Greenfield to celebrate their 75th Class Reunion on Thursday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • These Colrain cows lie down in their pasture as a gentle mist falls in the County on Wednesday. Recorder/Paul Franz

    These Colrain cows lie down in their pasture as a gentle mist falls in the County on Wednesday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • A snake slithers through fallen leaves in Charlemont. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    A snake slithers through fallen leaves in Charlemont. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »