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Greenfield wireless network will need utilities’ OK

GREENFIELD — It may take a little longer than the mayor had expected to turn on Greenfield’s downtown hybrid fiber-wireless broadband network, but he said he believes it will only be a few weeks longer, at most, than originally thought. Mayor William Martin plans for Greenfield to provide … 0

Group objects to co. owner’s investment in pipeline

The lawyer for an environmental consortium challenging the proposed Northeast Energy Direct project is protesting the decision by Berkshire Gas Co.’s parent company to invest in the project at the same time Berkshire has imposed a moratorium on new customers until the project gets approved. Northeast Energy Solutions, … 0

State trooper arrested, accused of domestic violence

ROYALSTON — A Massachusetts state trooper accused of injuring his girlfriend in a domestic violence incident that began with an argument over loud music during his birthday party has been ordered held until a dangerousness hearing. The off-duty trooper, Corey Benoit, was arrested early Sunday morning after the … 0

Neighbors: Dick Henry receives highest Moose honor

Hello neighbor. I’d like to congratulate Richard “Dick” Henry of Greenfield, a member of Greenfield Lodge No. 997 Loyal Order of Moose, who has received the Pilgrim Degree of Merit, which is the highest honor bestowed a member. The degree, currently held by very few throughout the United … 0

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  • Lauren Adams of South Deerfield gets a lick from her Holstein named Ollie as she grooms the cow getting ready for a competition at the Franklin County Fairgrounds. 
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    Lauren Adams of South Deerfield gets a lick from her Holstein named Ollie as she grooms the cow getting ready for a competition at the Franklin County Fairgrounds. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Competitors in the 32nd annual Greenfield Lightlife Triathlon exit the Green River after completing the swimming leg of the event at the Green River Swimming and Recreation Area on Nashs Mill Road Sunday Aug. 2. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    Competitors in the 32nd annual Greenfield Lightlife Triathlon exit the Green River after completing the swimming leg of the event at the Green River Swimming and Recreation Area on Nashs Mill Road Sunday Aug. 2. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • The moon rises behind the observation tower on Mount Sugarloaf. The photo was taken from Crestview Drive in South Deerfield.
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    The moon rises behind the observation tower on Mount Sugarloaf. The photo was taken from Crestview Drive in South Deerfield. Glenn Woods photo Purchase photo reprints »

  • A soaking wet scarlet tanager preens itself after taking a bath in a water filled crevasse near Poet's Seat Tower in Greenfield. Recorder/Paul Franz

    A soaking wet scarlet tanager preens itself after taking a bath in a water filled crevasse near Poet's Seat Tower in Greenfield. Recorder/Paul Franz

  • Heather French, 11, of Greenfield, tosses a ball with Makiah Chail, 11, of Turners Falls in the pool at Camp Lion Knoll in Greenfield, Wednesday July 29. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    Heather French, 11, of Greenfield, tosses a ball with Makiah Chail, 11, of Turners Falls in the pool at Camp Lion Knoll in Greenfield, Wednesday July 29. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

  • A family of wild turkies makes its way through tall grass in Ashfield on Thursday.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    A family of wild turkies makes its way through tall grass in Ashfield on Thursday. Recorder/Paul Franz

  • The last wing of the former Greenfield High School comes down on Wednesday as the last section of roof waiting for the crew to get back from lunch leans precarioulsy at an angle. Recorder/Paul Franz

    The last wing of the former Greenfield High School comes down on Wednesday as the last section of roof waiting for the crew to get back from lunch leans precarioulsy at an angle. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Samantha Brook of Greenfield walks her cousins, Dominic, 4 and Derek, 3, Pazimino along South County Road in Leyden near where they live. Recorder/Paul Franz

    Samantha Brook of Greenfield walks her cousins, Dominic, 4 and Derek, 3, Pazimino along South County Road in Leyden near where they live. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Quincy Ortiz, of "the Patch" neighborhood of Turners Falls, fishes in the Montague Power Canal Resevoir at the Cabot Woods fishing access area Tuesday July 14. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    Quincy Ortiz, of "the Patch" neighborhood of Turners Falls, fishes in the Montague Power Canal Resevoir at the Cabot Woods fishing access area Tuesday July 14. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Stewie Clark, of Worcester Vermont, spending the summer in Hadley with his wife, paddles around Barton Cove with several other teams searching for water chestnut plants to pull out Wednesday evening, July 22. Water chestnut plants are an invasive species that has infested 40 other bodies of water along the Connecticut River Valley. The U.S Fish and Wildlife office in Sunderland had headed the Water Chestnut Control Initiative, employing the assistance of groups at each of the 40 infested areas. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    Stewie Clark, of Worcester Vermont, spending the summer in Hadley with his wife, paddles around Barton Cove with several other teams searching for water chestnut plants to pull out Wednesday evening, July 22. Water chestnut plants are an invasive species that has infested 40 other bodies of water along the Connecticut River Valley. The U.S Fish and Wildlife office in Sunderland had headed the Water Chestnut Control Initiative, employing the assistance of groups at each of the 40 infested areas. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Four-year-olds Allison Raymond and Kiera Nugent show you the clovers that they picked outside the Greenfield YMCA where they attend preschool.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Four-year-olds Allison Raymond and Kiera Nugent show you the clovers that they picked outside the Greenfield YMCA where they attend preschool. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • A great blue heron catches its lunch at the shore of Lake Mattawa in Orange Wednesday.
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    A great blue heron catches its lunch at the shore of Lake Mattawa in Orange Wednesday. Recorder/David Rainville Purchase photo reprints »

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