Dairy farm methane digester back on track

DEERFIELD — The 500 cows there don’t know it yet, but Bar-Way Farm is on the moo-ve. After six years of trying, and more than a year after farmer Peter Melnick had given up on the project, he’s … 0

Greenfield big box headed back to court

GREENFIELD — A discount department store developer is no closer to building on French King Highway, despite a tactical victory Friday in the state Appeals Court. It could be years before there’s a final decision in the case, if further appeals are granted or another court decides to … 0

Advanced manufacturing a potential strength for western Mass.

GREENFIELD — Rick Sullivan’s bullishness about the Western Massachusetts economy’s potential should come as little surprise, since he’s the president and chief executive officer of the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts. But as a recent top-level official in Deval Patrick’s administration – first as Conservation and Recreation … 0

Mohawk puts free preschool in $18.3 million budget plan

BUCKLAND — The Mohawk Trail Regional School District Committee has adopted an $18,364,099 budget for the coming year, a budget that represents a 3.6 percent increase from this year’s budget. However, level-funded education and transportation aid from the state, despite rising costs, mean that Mohawk’s eight member towns … 0

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  • Kamren Richardson and her friend Hazel Andrade, both 8, play with Dixie the dog at Beacon Field on Thursday where they were with the Greenfield Recreation Department Winter Vacation Camp. Recorder/Paul Franz

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  • Steve Ciechomski of Turners Falls plays his trumpet for the Montague Senior Center on Tuesday, Feb. 10 during their "Love the Music" Valentine's Day party. Ciechomski, who once taught music to many of the seniors' children at Turners Falls High School, performed with keyboardist Tom Kostek. peopleRecorder/Micky Bedell

    Steve Ciechomski of Turners Falls plays his trumpet for the Montague Senior Center on Tuesday, Feb. 10 during their "Love the Music" Valentine's Day party. Ciechomski, who once taught music to many of the seniors' children at Turners Falls High School, performed with keyboardist Tom Kostek. peopleRecorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

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  • Everett Connelley, 6, and Katie Paul, 13, usher 9-year-old boxer Finnigan through the 3rd Annual K9 Keg Pull at Beacon Field on Sunday during the Greenfield Winter Carnival. Recorder/Micky Bedell

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  • Karen Wessinger of Greenfield helps her son Jason Hornick, 3½, to his feet while behind them family friend Andy Mathey of Colrain also helps his son Max, 3, down a small hill at Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center on Sunday. It was both boys' first time on cross-country skis, and the elder Mathey expressed excitement at teaching his son at the mountain — the same place he learned years ago. (Recorder/Micky Bedell)

    Karen Wessinger of Greenfield helps her son Jason Hornick, 3½, to his feet while behind them family friend Andy Mathey of Colrain also helps his son Max, 3, down a small hill at Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center on Sunday. It was both boys' first time on cross-country skis, and the elder Mathey expressed excitement at teaching his son at the mountain — the same place he learned years ago. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) Purchase photo reprints »

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  • Jim Zaccara of Greenfield walks Scruffy and Chewie down a snow covered street in Greenfield on Monday during the snow. Recorder/Paul Franz

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