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The Literacy Project teaches 15,000 adult students in 30 years

GREENFIELD — In a classroom at the top floor of the E.A Hall Building on Bank Row, Joe Panzica of Greenfield tirelessly teaches adult students how to read, write and do math at the same time he is trying to build their confidence and motivation. For 16 years, … 0

Free lunch at Greenfield elementary schools

GREENFIELD — All students at Newton, Federal Street and the Academy of Early Learning schools will be provided a free daily lunch this school year regardless of their family income. The free lunch program is an addition to the free breakfast program already offered at all schools. The … 0

GCC traffic to be rerouted for rotary work

GREENFIELD — As Greenfield Community College students, staff and visitors start the fall semester on Tuesday, they will have to use another route to exit the campus. Starting on Tuesday, the state Department of Transportation is reclaiming and paving the road at the school’s entrance onto Colrain Road, … 0

Pedestrian treated after being hit by vehicle Sunday in Leverett

LEVERETT — A male pedestrian was taken to Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield for injuries after he was struck by a vehicle on Long Plain Road Sunday at 12:45 p.m. State police trooper Nicole Morrell said the driver of the vehicle, Geraldine Cinquantini, 71, of Leverett had … 0

  • A sunflower reaches into the light of the late afternoon sun by Turners Falls High School. 
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    A sunflower reaches into the light of the late afternoon sun by Turners Falls High School. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Petru Chicerman shoots the ball during a practice drill with the Greenfield boys' soccer team behind the high school Wednesday afternoon. Next week, the annual fall sports schedule will begin at local venues. 
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    Petru Chicerman shoots the ball during a practice drill with the Greenfield boys' soccer team behind the high school Wednesday afternoon. Next week, the annual fall sports schedule will begin at local venues. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • First-graders Aryannah Boltz-Thurman, Hannah Phillips and Lindsey Taylor check out herbs growing in the pizza garden at the first day of school at Hawlemont in Charlemont. 
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    First-graders Aryannah Boltz-Thurman, Hannah Phillips and Lindsey Taylor check out herbs growing in the pizza garden at the first day of school at Hawlemont in Charlemont. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

  • A pair canoes across Pelham Lake in Rowe on Wednesday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    A pair canoes across Pelham Lake in Rowe on Wednesday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Goalie Meredith Townsley, Mackenzie Griffin, Olivia Rowe and Ameilia Pelletier watch as Emily Geser smacks the ball towards goal during a drill at Pioneer on Tuesday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Goalie Meredith Townsley, Mackenzie Griffin, Olivia Rowe and Ameilia Pelletier watch as Emily Geser smacks the ball towards goal during a drill at Pioneer on Tuesday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Extra buckets were provided for late comers at the ALS challenge at Argotec in Greenfield and, in this case, the woman who shot the video did not escape her fellow employees.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Extra buckets were provided for late comers at the ALS challenge at Argotec in Greenfield and, in this case, the woman who shot the video did not escape her fellow employees. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Running back Tim Momaney runs a drill during Monday's Franklin County Technical School football practice. Momaney will be one of the players trying to replace Kyle Laffey from a season ago after he rushed for 1,700 yards. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Running back Tim Momaney runs a drill during Monday's Franklin County Technical School football practice. Momaney will be one of the players trying to replace Kyle Laffey from a season ago after he rushed for 1,700 yards. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • GHS Football practice.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    GHS Football practice. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Pan Am employees install new gated rail road crossing gates at the newly configured crossing on Elm St in South Deerfield.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Pan Am employees install new gated rail road crossing gates at the newly configured crossing on Elm St in South Deerfield. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • After a few days of football practice at local schools this week, the rest of the fall athletics teams were in action Thursday, such as the Frontier Regional field hockey team, which took to the field in South Deerfield in preparation for the 2014 Northern Division season.
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    After a few days of football practice at local schools this week, the rest of the fall athletics teams were in action Thursday, such as the Frontier Regional field hockey team, which took to the field in South Deerfield in preparation for the 2014 Northern Division season. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Lilypads peak through the grass growing in Wheeler Pond in Orange on Saturday.
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    Lilypads peak through the grass growing in Wheeler Pond in Orange on Saturday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Sydney, a three-month-old miniature mediterranean donkey foal, stands by her mother Sabrina at the Potter Meadow Farm in Greenfield on Monday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Sydney, a three-month-old miniature mediterranean donkey foal, stands by her mother Sabrina at the Potter Meadow Farm in Greenfield on Monday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »