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New spot by bridge offers Mexican fare in Shelburne Falls

SHELBURNE FALLS — Shelburne Falls has Bridge Street, the Iron Bridge and the Bridge of Flowers. Now it has a new little eatery near all these bridges. “Ponte” is Spanish for “bridge,” and Ponte Restaurante , set up … 0

Lesser promoted to corporate director of quality and patient safety at Valley Health Systems

HOLYOKE — Spiros Hatiras, president and CEO of Valley Health Systems and Holyoke Medical Center, has announced the promotion of Tina Lesser to corporate director of quality and patient safety for Valley Health Systems, the parent company of … 0

Northfield wary of “windfall” pitched by pipeline company

NORTHFIELD — Town officials have warned residents not to be lured by pipeline proponents’ promises of easy money. The Kinder Morgan Co. told the town it could receive millions in annual tax revenue if its planned pipeline and 80,000-horsepower compressor station are built in town. “Kinder Morgan has … 0

Committee OKs moving Greenfield 4th grades to elementary schools

GREENFIELD — Local third-graders will get to stay in their elementary schools next year instead of moving to Greenfield Middle School. The School Committee approved the change in a 4-3 vote Wednesday. The vote eked by because of problems that may make it impossible for one elementary school … 0

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  • Recorder/Paul Franz 
Another sign of spring, a little brown bat hangs on the brick of a Greenfield building a few inches from a crevice between buildings. It may have emerged from with the warm weather.

    Recorder/Paul Franz Another sign of spring, a little brown bat hangs on the brick of a Greenfield building a few inches from a crevice between buildings. It may have emerged from with the warm weather. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Tamara Grodan, a French teacher at Greenfield High School pauses while clearing snow off of the tennis courts while the boys tennis team practices on the other side Tuesday afternoon. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    Tamara Grodan, a French teacher at Greenfield High School pauses while clearing snow off of the tennis courts while the boys tennis team practices on the other side Tuesday afternoon. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Cameron Tucker of Turners Falls sets a tip up while ice fishing at Barton Cove in Gill Monday March 23. Tucker, who is hoping for Walleye and Pike began fishing at 5 a.m. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    Cameron Tucker of Turners Falls sets a tip up while ice fishing at Barton Cove in Gill Monday March 23. Tucker, who is hoping for Walleye and Pike began fishing at 5 a.m. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Sculptures welcome those visiting the Just Roots Farm and Camp Kewannee in Greenfield. Recorder/Paul Franz

    Sculptures welcome those visiting the Just Roots Farm and Camp Kewannee in Greenfield. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Spring has sprung at 26 Hartwell St. in Bernardston
photo courtesy of Donna Newton

    Spring has sprung at 26 Hartwell St. in Bernardston photo courtesy of Donna Newton

  • Bill Wall of Buckland loads the evaporator while John Stevens checks the consistency of the boiling maple sap at Gould's Sugar House in Shelburne on the first day of boiling this year. Recorder/Paul Franz

    Bill Wall of Buckland loads the evaporator while John Stevens checks the consistency of the boiling maple sap at Gould's Sugar House in Shelburne on the first day of boiling this year. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Sarah Beckwith, 4, and her brother Sean, 6, of Leyden sled down a hill near Ashfield Lake on Sunday, March 8, while their father (not shown) ice fishes. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Sarah Beckwith, 4, and her brother Sean, 6, of Leyden sled down a hill near Ashfield Lake on Sunday, March 8, while their father (not shown) ice fishes. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Not a bad view from this horse's vantage point in Buckland. Recorder/Paul Franz

    Not a bad view from this horse's vantage point in Buckland. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Peace walkers start out down Cave Hill Rd in Leverett after leaving the Peace Pagoda Friday morning.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Peace walkers start out down Cave Hill Rd in Leverett after leaving the Peace Pagoda Friday morning. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Divya Shinn holds a pair of newborn kids at Laughing Dog Farm in Gill.  They have two sets of twins born in the last couple days. Recorder/Paul Franz

    Divya Shinn holds a pair of newborn kids at Laughing Dog Farm in Gill. They have two sets of twins born in the last couple days. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Barn cat soaks up the sun at a farm in Gill on Friday. Recorder/Paul Franz

    Barn cat soaks up the sun at a farm in Gill on Friday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Mike Duprey of Bernardston taps his last maple tree of the day off South Street on Wednesday, March 11. Sugaring season is just starting up — about three weeks later than usual, according to Duprey.
(Recorder/Micky Bedell)

    Mike Duprey of Bernardston taps his last maple tree of the day off South Street on Wednesday, March 11. Sugaring season is just starting up — about three weeks later than usual, according to Duprey. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) Purchase photo reprints »

I don't know who is calculating these bills and usage but my bill did not increase by 30%,35%, or 38% it increased...(full comment)

Conway lawyer to AG: Investigate electric cost hike

Very interesting. We must remember that our MA DPU approved the hikes for both Ntional Grid (38%) and Eversource (26%) before the...(full comment)

Conway lawyer to AG: Investigate electric cost hike