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Watershed Council plans to sue Chang Farms

WHATELY — Alleging that Chang Farms has been violating its federal pollution discharge permit routinely over the past five years, the Connecticut River Watershed Council said Thursday that it plans to sue the Whately bean sprout farm in federal court. According to a letter of intent sent to … 0

Greenfield Police posts Level 3 sex offenders on Facebook

GREENFIELD — Police have begun posting information about Level 3 sex offenders on Facebook and they say it has already led to one arrest. Greenfield Police Lt. William Gordon said the department has gotten both positive and negative feedback about the decision to post photographs and information about … 0

Outdoor music at Hubie’s Tavern draws crowds, complaints

TURNERS FALLS — Hubie’s Tavern and Restaurant came under fire at a Board of Selectmen meeting this week after residents voiced complaints that music from the venue’s outdoor patio is excessive and disruptive, but some have expressed concern … 0

Batters up for ‘Chesbro Challenge’

CONWAY — It’ll be batters up on Saturday as the first pitch crosses the plate at the third annual Chesbro Challenge, but baseballs won’t be all that fly through the air. The event will be held from 1 … 0

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    • A bicyclist flies off one of the many jumps and banked turns constructed at Berkshire East for thrill seekers at the newly opened Thunder Mountain Bike Park on Thursday. Take the chair lift to the top with your bike and let gravity roll you down. Recorder/Paul Franz

      A bicyclist flies off one of the many jumps and banked turns constructed at Berkshire East for thrill seekers at the newly opened Thunder Mountain Bike Park on Thursday. Take the chair lift to the top with your bike and let gravity roll you down. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

    • Volunteers in Warwick build the framing of a new three-bay fire station building capable of holding six fire trucks at the site of the old elementary school in the town’s center on Thursday.. Recorder/Paul Franz

      Volunteers in Warwick build the framing of a new three-bay fire station building capable of holding six fire trucks at the site of the old elementary school in the town’s center on Thursday.. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

    • Inspired by a famous photo of construction workers eating lunch on a steel girder high above New York City, these men have lunch high above the Hope Street sidewalk near where they are working. 
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      Inspired by a famous photo of construction workers eating lunch on a steel girder high above New York City, these men have lunch high above the Hope Street sidewalk near where they are working. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

    • Linda Herrera, of Shelburne, lifts up her granddaughter Mia Lahr, 7, of Mountainview California, so she can look through the coin-operated binoculars giving her a southward view of the Connecticut River from the south Sugarloaf observation tower Wednesday July 1. Mia Lahr and her twin sister, Sara Lahr, also 7, were visiting the area for the first time with their mother Susan Zeng. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

      Linda Herrera, of Shelburne, lifts up her granddaughter Mia Lahr, 7, of Mountainview California, so she can look through the coin-operated binoculars giving her a southward view of the Connecticut River from the south Sugarloaf observation tower Wednesday July 1. Mia Lahr and her twin sister, Sara Lahr, also 7, were visiting the area for the first time with their mother Susan Zeng. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

    • Cayden Lehtomaki, 10, of Turners Falls, his cousin, Aiden Hubbard, 8, of Westfield and Mason Lehtomaki, 8, fish off of a ledge at Unity Park in Turners Falls, Monday June 29. The cousins were there with Hubbard's father, Mike Hubbard and his mother, Paula Brezezinski. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

      Cayden Lehtomaki, 10, of Turners Falls, his cousin, Aiden Hubbard, 8, of Westfield and Mason Lehtomaki, 8, fish off of a ledge at Unity Park in Turners Falls, Monday June 29. The cousins were there with Hubbard's father, Mike Hubbard and his mother, Paula Brezezinski. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

    • Deliah Rosel of Conway paddles upstream on the Deerfield River near the Stillwater section with her dog, B'tesha, as co-pilot. Recorder/Paul Franz

      Deliah Rosel of Conway paddles upstream on the Deerfield River near the Stillwater section with her dog, B'tesha, as co-pilot. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

    • Rafters from Zoar Outdoor jump from one raft to the next as they drift downteh Connecticut River near the French King Bridge on Monday. Recorder/Paul Franz

      Rafters from Zoar Outdoor jump from one raft to the next as they drift downteh Connecticut River near the French King Bridge on Monday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

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Balloonist Richard Guisto of Areostat Promotions takes a couple on a ride over the Connecticut River from Whately to Sunderland.

      Glenn Woods photo Balloonist Richard Guisto of Areostat Promotions takes a couple on a ride over the Connecticut River from Whately to Sunderland.

    • Farm workers work in a field on Mill Village Road near Historic Deerfield Monday June 22. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

      Farm workers work in a field on Mill Village Road near Historic Deerfield Monday June 22. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

    • These wild turkies were perhaps sunning themselves, or contemplating crossing,  as they perch on a rock on the Deerfield River in Charlemont. Recorder/Paul Franz

      These wild turkies were perhaps sunning themselves, or contemplating crossing, as they perch on a rock on the Deerfield River in Charlemont. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

    • Sebastian Seward, 9, on left, of Ashfield, and Ben Thompson, 10, also of Ashfield, jump off of the diving board into Ashfield lake at the private beach for residents, Wednesday afternoon, June 24. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

      Sebastian Seward, 9, on left, of Ashfield, and Ben Thompson, 10, also of Ashfield, jump off of the diving board into Ashfield lake at the private beach for residents, Wednesday afternoon, June 24. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

    • Fly fishing instructor Walt Geryk of Hatfield demonstrates the Spey casting method on the Deerfield River in Charlemont on Tuesday, June 24, where he was teaching a lesson.  The method employs a longer rod that uses two hands to keep the line in front, eliminating the need for a back cast in tight spots. 
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      Fly fishing instructor Walt Geryk of Hatfield demonstrates the Spey casting method on the Deerfield River in Charlemont on Tuesday, June 24, where he was teaching a lesson. The method employs a longer rod that uses two hands to keep the line in front, eliminating the need for a back cast in tight spots. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

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