Deerfield, Sunderland talk sewer regionalization

DEERFIELD — Deerland? Sunderfield? While that may be a bit of a stretch, it isn’t entirely off the mark with Sunderland and Deerfield’s selectmen beginning to talk about yet another potential regional project: consolidating sewer services. Deerfield and Sunderland selectmen are discussing the possibility of decommissioning one of … 0

Baker’s budget concerns officials

The first budget proposal by Gov. Charlie Baker has gotten a mixed reaction from the area’s state legislative leaders, who raised questions about details in the proposal as well as concerns about sections that could shortchange western Massachusetts. Among these are proposed cuts for tourism and regional school … 0

Greenfield tobacco regulations light up debate

GREENFIELD — It may not be long before you have to be 21 to buy tobacco products in Greenfield. The town’s Board of Health is not only considering raising the legal minimum age for tobacco sales from 18 to 21, but banning the sale of tobacco products within … 0

Baker’s task force to visit

GREENFIELD — Franklin County will be the second stop of four statewide as Gov. Charlie Baker’s new heroin task force begins a listening tour to gather ideas on how best to halt the addiction epidemic. Meeting since Feb. 24, the state Opioid Crisis Working Group will hold a … 0

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  • Ella Tidlund smiles as she and her kindergarten classmates at the Discovery School at Four Corners participate in a technology class.  (Recorder/Paul Franz)

    Ella Tidlund smiles as she and her kindergarten classmates at the Discovery School at Four Corners participate in a technology class. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

  • A cyclist makes his way past melting snowbanks in Greenfield on the afternoon of Feb. 25 , when temperatures climbed above freezing for a few hours. February lows stayed around and below zero. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    A cyclist makes his way past melting snowbanks in Greenfield on the afternoon of Feb. 25 , when temperatures climbed above freezing for a few hours. February lows stayed around and below zero. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • About 15 wild turkeys were in the road on Route 78 in Warwick recently,  when they took to the air after being spooked by an oncoming car.
(Recorder/MIke Phillips)

    About 15 wild turkeys were in the road on Route 78 in Warwick recently, when they took to the air after being spooked by an oncoming car. (Recorder/MIke Phillips)

  • The Brookie sculpture made of cutlery on Deerfield Street has a new cap of snow from the last snowfall.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    The Brookie sculpture made of cutlery on Deerfield Street has a new cap of snow from the last snowfall. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Recycling bins get blown down Wells St in Greenfield on Monday afternoon as winds whipped up the dusting of snow from the night before. Recorder/Paul Franz

    Recycling bins get blown down Wells St in Greenfield on Monday afternoon as winds whipped up the dusting of snow from the night before. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Wild turkeys have had a hard late winter dealing with snow over their heads. This one was seen in the Orange woods on Friday. Recorder/Paul Franz

    Wild turkeys have had a hard late winter dealing with snow over their heads. This one was seen in the Orange woods on Friday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Students at the Four Winds School in Gill make good use of the moutain of snow behind the school to make a giant fort capable of repelling all attackers. Fedya Michael, Grace Brown-Smolensky, Katy Friesen and teacher Natty Hussey throw snow at a foolish interloper on Friday afternoon. (Recorder/Paul Franz)

    Students at the Four Winds School in Gill make good use of the moutain of snow behind the school to make a giant fort capable of repelling all attackers. Fedya Michael, Grace Brown-Smolensky, Katy Friesen and teacher Natty Hussey throw snow at a foolish interloper on Friday afternoon. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Olivia Ledoyt, 4, enjoys a moment in the grounded basket of the "Firehawk" hot air balloon at The Discovery School at Four Corners gymnasium in Greenfield on Sunday during the school's flight-themed winter carnival. Before climbing into the basket, Ledoyt told owner Don LaFountain, "But I'm afraid of heights!" "This is pretty low to the ground, so I think you'll be fine," he responded with a chuckle. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Olivia Ledoyt, 4, enjoys a moment in the grounded basket of the "Firehawk" hot air balloon at The Discovery School at Four Corners gymnasium in Greenfield on Sunday during the school's flight-themed winter carnival. Before climbing into the basket, Ledoyt told owner Don LaFountain, "But I'm afraid of heights!" "This is pretty low to the ground, so I think you'll be fine," he responded with a chuckle. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Bingo!  With sweets and prizes for Valentines day at the Shelburne Senior Center on Thursday afternoon.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Bingo! With sweets and prizes for Valentines day at the Shelburne Senior Center on Thursday afternoon. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • 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

    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 Purchase photo reprints »

  • 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 »

  • Shelly Phillips decorates vanilla butter cream cupcakes for Valentine's Day at Frosted Bake Shop on Main Street in Greenfield on Thursday.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Shelly Phillips decorates vanilla butter cream cupcakes for Valentine's Day at Frosted Bake Shop on Main Street in Greenfield on Thursday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

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In the Arena: I don't see a discount store getting built in Greenfield