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Whately mulls tobacco sales age hike

WHATELY — Following the example of other nearby Franklin and Hampshire County towns, Whately’s Board of Health will hold a public hearing tonight to discuss revisions to the town’s bylaws designed to make it harder for young people … 0

Conway asks FERC for clarity on gas pipeline

CONWAY — Conway’s Selectboard wants to see a more complete picture of Kinder Morgan’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline project, and it told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission so in a letter this week. The letter, sent to FERC Secretary Kimberly D. Bose, requests clearer information … 0

Micro gardens offer fresh food for all

TURNERS FALLS — After nearly 25 years of research, a local scientist has developed a sustainable system for growing food with an eye to ending world hunger. Dr. Ganisher Abbasov, of Northampton, will sell the system, which allows … 0

Greenfield buys stage for events, rentals

GREENFIELD — Two years ago, when Greenfield officials discussed ways to make the town’s parks safer, especially Hillside Park, which was having problems with illegal activities, someone suggested that Greenfield have more events in them, like concerts and … 0

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    • 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 »

    • Kestral Osman, of Ashfield and Anja Alden of Brattleboro Vermont, both of the IBIT dance company of Brattleboro Vermont, perform a dance number at Greenfield's Energy Park Tuesday June 23. Osman and Anja will be performing at the Southern Vermont Dance Festival which takes place in Brattleboro July 16-19. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

      Kestral Osman, of Ashfield and Anja Alden of Brattleboro Vermont, both of the IBIT dance company of Brattleboro Vermont, perform a dance number at Greenfield's Energy Park Tuesday June 23. Osman and Anja will be performing at the Southern Vermont Dance Festival which takes place in Brattleboro July 16-19. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

    • Having a hand stand contest during little league Friday night at Lunt 
Field are Kiera Lewandowski, 10, of Shelburne, Ryan Blanchard, 10, of Greenfield and Isabel Miller, 10, of Greenfield. Recorder/Paul Franz

      Having a hand stand contest during little league Friday night at Lunt Field are Kiera Lewandowski, 10, of Shelburne, Ryan Blanchard, 10, of Greenfield and Isabel Miller, 10, of Greenfield. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

    • Students at the Sheffield Elementary School in Montague did a 'wave by' as they left for the last day of school  last week, with all the walking students standing in front of the school with their teachers waving to the bus students as they left for the last time this year. Greenfield ended its school year on Monday.
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      Students at the Sheffield Elementary School in Montague did a 'wave by' as they left for the last day of school last week, with all the walking students standing in front of the school with their teachers waving to the bus students as they left for the last time this year. Greenfield ended its school year on Monday. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

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Water flows over the dam in Shelburne Falls after recent down pours swelling the Deerfield.

      Recorder/Paul Franz Water flows over the dam in Shelburne Falls after recent down pours swelling the Deerfield. Purchase photo reprints »

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