‘We’re dying’: Police report 3 opioid overdose-related deaths in last 2 weeks

GREENFIELD — People are continuing to die of heroin, about as many in the last few weeks as in some previous years. “We’re dying,” said RECOVER Project Director Linda Sarage. The RECOVER Project, on Federal Street, is a peer-to-peer addiction recovery community. “Our safe places don’t feel safe. … 0

Local agency sending Greenfield homeless kids to summer camp

GREENFIELD — Homeless children living with their families in Greenfield hotels and shelters will have the opportunity to go to camp this year for at least two weeks each. Rural Development Inc., a nonprofit in Turners Falls that reached out to the community last month for some financial … 0

AG Healey’s office to lead regional gas capacity study

BOSTON — An evaluation of options for the region’s electricity needs over the next 15 years, including whether more natural gas capacity is necessary, is being launched by Attorney General Maura Healey. The attorney general’s office announced Monday … 0

Trolleyfest set for July 18 at Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum

SHELBURNE FALLS — The Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum will be celebrating “Trolleyfest” on July 18 at the Trolley Museum in Shelburne Falls, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. This is the annual celebration of the restoration of Trolley … 0

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    • AJ Colon and his 2 1/2 month old son, William, his son Michael Colon and his wife Amanda Colon, of the Cree and Moname tribes, and JL Montgomery of the Onondaga tribe, perform a song on a drum at the Intertribal Fourth of July PowWow at Indian Plaza on Mohawk Trail in Charlemont Sunday July 5. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

      AJ Colon and his 2 1/2 month old son, William, his son Michael Colon and his wife Amanda Colon, of the Cree and Moname tribes, and JL Montgomery of the Onondaga tribe, perform a song on a drum at the Intertribal Fourth of July PowWow at Indian Plaza on Mohawk Trail in Charlemont Sunday July 5. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

    • Team members on from an adult softball league wait out the rain before starting their game at Unity Park in Turners Falls, Wednesday July 1. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

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    • A bicyclist flies off one of the many jumps and banked turns constructed at Berkshire East for thrill seekers at the newly opened Thunder Mountain Bike Park on Thursday. Take the chair lift to the top with your bike and let gravity roll you down. Recorder/Paul Franz

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    • Volunteers in Warwick build the framing of a new three-bay fire station building capable of holding six fire trucks at the site of the old elementary school in the town’s center on Thursday.. Recorder/Paul Franz

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    • Linda Herrera, of Shelburne, lifts up her granddaughter Mia Lahr, 7, of Mountainview California, so she can look through the coin-operated binoculars giving her a southward view of the Connecticut River from the south Sugarloaf observation tower Wednesday July 1. Mia Lahr and her twin sister, Sara Lahr, also 7, were visiting the area for the first time with their mother Susan Zeng. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

      Linda Herrera, of Shelburne, lifts up her granddaughter Mia Lahr, 7, of Mountainview California, so she can look through the coin-operated binoculars giving her a southward view of the Connecticut River from the south Sugarloaf observation tower Wednesday July 1. Mia Lahr and her twin sister, Sara Lahr, also 7, were visiting the area for the first time with their mother Susan Zeng. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

    • 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

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    • 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

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    • Farm workers work in a field on Mill Village Road near Historic Deerfield Monday June 22. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

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