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Berkshire Gas owner buys 2.5% interest in pipeline

UIL Holdings Corp, owner of Berkshire Gas Co., has announced that it will invest in the Northeast Energy Direct project that would provide natural gas for its customers. UIL announced its investment this week in development of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline proposed, which would cross eight Franklin County … 1

Statewide arts funding increases

GREENFIELD — For the past six months, state Gov. Charlie Baker has tried cutting statewide arts funding. On Wednesday, the House and Senate overrode his veto and actually increased the 2016 fiscal year arts budget by about 20 percent, or $2.3 million. In total, $14.16 million will be … 0

Deerfield solar farm up for hearing Monday

DEERFIELD — Deerfield’s Planning Board will hold a public hearing Monday night to review the site plan for a 6-megawatt solar energy farm on 18 acres of a 200-acre property near the East Deerfield Quarry. The solar farm, proposed by developer Lake Street Development Partners of Chicago, Ill., … 0

Belly Bus Food Drive underway

School buses won’t be bringing children back to school and school lunch programs for a few weeks yet, but the annual Belly Bus food drive is rolling out on Friday to fight the summer gap. Anti-hunger workers say … 0

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  • 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 »

  • A farmer tedders hay in his field on Mohawk Trail across from Gould's Sugarhouse in Shelburne Falls in the setting sun Tuesday July 21. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    A farmer tedders hay in his field on Mohawk Trail across from Gould's Sugarhouse in Shelburne Falls in the setting sun Tuesday July 21. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Mason Meadows, 12, of Greenfield, does a front flip off of a boulder into the Deerfield River at Sunburn  Beach in Shelburne Falls, Monday July 20. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    Mason Meadows, 12, of Greenfield, does a front flip off of a boulder into the Deerfield River at Sunburn Beach in Shelburne Falls, Monday July 20. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

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Berkshire Gas owner buys 2.5% interest in pipeline