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Police Logs, Sept. 19-22

Montague, Sept. 19 10:08 a.m. — Central Street caller reports noise from Park Street neighbor, machinery/tools possibly related to auto repair. Detective checked on the complaint. Resident at Park Street location blowing some leaves and cleaning up in his yard. Nothing illegal taking place. 11:26 a.m. — Montague … 0

Ashfield voters OK Internet plan, mediation

ASHFIELD — By a 65-38 vote, special town meeting voters authorized the Selectboard to negotiate with Christopher Gray to set up a fixed wireless Internet service, using the Town Hall steeple and town government’s new broadband hookup. After much debate, they agreed to pay $5,000 for extra clerical … 0

Has pipeline seismic testing already begun?

Efforts to site a natural gas pipeline across Massachusetts, including nine Franklin County towns, became official only last week, but some people who live along that route contend there may be seismic testing already beginning for the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s Northeast Energy Direct project. While the … 0

MCAS scores see little change

GREENFIELD — Like their counterparts statewide, Greenfield schools showed little change from 2013 to 2014 in the number of students who meet or exceed grade-level proficiency standards according to the latest MCAS results. Two Greenfield schools — Federal Street and Discovery School at Four Corners — are rated … 0

  • A sheep takes a rest out in front of a barn on Bell Road in Leyden on Tuesday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    A sheep takes a rest out in front of a barn on Bell Road in Leyden on Tuesday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Benjamin Norwood, 2½, of New Salem dances with a man from Orange to music by DeadBeat, a Grateful Dead "jam band", at the Old 78 Farm Fall Festival in Warwick on Saturday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Benjamin Norwood, 2½, of New Salem dances with a man from Orange to music by DeadBeat, a Grateful Dead "jam band", at the Old 78 Farm Fall Festival in Warwick on Saturday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • A cow wanders through a pasture in Leyden on Tuesday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    A cow wanders through a pasture in Leyden on Tuesday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • This is a moth, I believe, feeding on flowers on Main Street in Greenfield on Monday.Recorder/Paul Franz

    This is a moth, I believe, feeding on flowers on Main Street in Greenfield on Monday.Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • A farmer in Whately rakes hay into rows to bail on Thursday. Recorder/Paul Franz

    A farmer in Whately rakes hay into rows to bail on Thursday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • A parking space on Main Street in Greenfield was turned into a temporary park on Friday by local agencies to bring their message of promoting 'Good Works'. Sponsored by the Franklin Regional Council of Governments, The Greenfield Solar Challenge, The Greenfield Business Association and the Greenfield Local Cultural Council. Recorder/Paul Franz

    A parking space on Main Street in Greenfield was turned into a temporary park on Friday by local agencies to bring their message of promoting 'Good Works'. Sponsored by the Franklin Regional Council of Governments, The Greenfield Solar Challenge, The Greenfield Business Association and the Greenfield Local Cultural Council. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Sharing a laugh for Arlene Clark's 100th birthday on Thursday are her sisters, Mavis Belanger, 95 of Hampstead, NH, Left, and the youngster Jeanne LaBranche, only 89, of York, ME, center.  The former Erving resident was honored by friends and family with songs and cake at Charlene Manor.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Sharing a laugh for Arlene Clark's 100th birthday on Thursday are her sisters, Mavis Belanger, 95 of Hampstead, NH, Left, and the youngster Jeanne LaBranche, only 89, of York, ME, center. The former Erving resident was honored by friends and family with songs and cake at Charlene Manor. Recorder/Paul Franz

  • Mario Morales cultivates a field of sedum that goes by the name "beach party" for Pioneer Gardens in Deerfield. Recorder/Paul Franz

    Mario Morales cultivates a field of sedum that goes by the name "beach party" for Pioneer Gardens in Deerfield. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Mary Marsh of the Bars Farm in Deerfield collects zenias for the farm stand while out weeding the flower garden on Monday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Mary Marsh of the Bars Farm in Deerfield collects zenias for the farm stand while out weeding the flower garden on Monday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • A portion of the final photo montage created for the current "Chair Dreams" exhibit at the Deerfield Arts Bank on Sugarloaf Street in South Deerfield. The photos by local photographer Anne Taylor depict members of the community and their favorite chairs.
(Recorder/Micky Bedell)

    A portion of the final photo montage created for the current "Chair Dreams" exhibit at the Deerfield Arts Bank on Sugarloaf Street in South Deerfield. The photos by local photographer Anne Taylor depict members of the community and their favorite chairs. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Joseph Strahan, 9, pins the fire chief’s badge on his father, Robert Strahan, who was officially sworn in as Greenfield’s fire chief on Monday at the Ocean Grill.  
Recorder/Paul Franz

    Joseph Strahan, 9, pins the fire chief’s badge on his father, Robert Strahan, who was officially sworn in as Greenfield’s fire chief on Monday at the Ocean Grill. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Benjamin Newman of New York City wipes away sweat as he attempts to taste samples of hot sauce at the Chili Fest at Mike's Maze in Sunderland on Sunday. Some participants are true chili heads looking for heat and some found the heat overwhelming.
photo courtesy of Geoff Bluh

    Benjamin Newman of New York City wipes away sweat as he attempts to taste samples of hot sauce at the Chili Fest at Mike's Maze in Sunderland on Sunday. Some participants are true chili heads looking for heat and some found the heat overwhelming. photo courtesy of Geoff Bluh