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Yankee features Franklin County

GREENFIELD — If you’ve been thinking about picking up a copy of Yankee Magazine, the September-October issue is the one you want, because it’s chock-full of scenes and stories of Franklin County and Greenfield. The fall foliage issue … 0

Mohawk mulls new background checks

BUCKLAND — As a new state law kicks in, requiring all Massachusetts public and private schools to get fingerprints and federal Criminal History Record Information for school employees, the Mohawk School Committee is developing a policy on who has access to such information, how to store it and … 0

GCC to decide medical marijuana use policy

GREENFIELD — With a medical marijuana dispensary proposed for the downtown, Greenfield Community College is working to develop a policy on whether to allow marijuana for medicinal purposes on campus by the spring. Currently, the school does not have a policy since the state legalized the drug for … 0

Names put forward for Erving selectman’s seat

ERVING — Three people want to be the town’s next selectman. They have submitted paperwork to fill the remainder of former chairman Eugene Klepadlo’s term on the Board of Selectmen. Town Administrative Coordinator Thomas Sharp said Arthur Johnson of 93 Mountain Road, George Moonlight Davis of 27 Strachan … 0

  • 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 »

  • Wendell residents march around the town common on Saturday during the town's Old Home Day celebration.
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    Wendell residents march around the town common on Saturday during the town's Old Home Day celebration. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Montague residents gathered on the village common Saturday for the 55th annual Old Home Days. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Montague residents gathered on the village common Saturday for the 55th annual Old Home Days. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Julie Stepanek swings Hayden Rose Petal McNally of Wendell around the Leverett Library on Wednesday following morning story hour.
Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Julie Stepanek swings Hayden Rose Petal McNally of Wendell around the Leverett Library on Wednesday following morning story hour. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Marcia Schuhle of Greenfield shows Norah O'Neil, 3, also of Greenfield, how to spin Romney wool fibres into yarn at one of the "activity zones" during Free Fun Friday at Historic Deerfield. Norah's mom Lindsay O'Neil and her little brother Reed watch.
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    Marcia Schuhle of Greenfield shows Norah O'Neil, 3, also of Greenfield, how to spin Romney wool fibres into yarn at one of the "activity zones" during Free Fun Friday at Historic Deerfield. Norah's mom Lindsay O'Neil and her little brother Reed watch. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Harper Dion, 4, jumps into the waiting arms of mother Ashley at the Conway Community Swimming Pool.
(Recorder/Micky Bedell)

    Harper Dion, 4, jumps into the waiting arms of mother Ashley at the Conway Community Swimming Pool. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) Purchase photo reprints »

  • A zipliner glides through Berkshire East's base tour on Monday in Charlemont.
Recorder/Micky Bedell

    A zipliner glides through Berkshire East's base tour on Monday in Charlemont. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Sedona, a 1-year-old miniature horse, nibbles a "bit of green" from the hands of Craig Memorial Equestrian Center owner Roberta Bryant in Leverett. The center offers lessons in English, Western, competitive trail riding, natural horsemanship and barrel racing, as well as trail rides for the public. "People keep asking me when I'm going to retire," Bryant said. "But why should I? I'm doing what I love."
(Recorder/Micky Bedell)

    Sedona, a 1-year-old miniature horse, nibbles a "bit of green" from the hands of Craig Memorial Equestrian Center owner Roberta Bryant in Leverett. The center offers lessons in English, Western, competitive trail riding, natural horsemanship and barrel racing, as well as trail rides for the public. "People keep asking me when I'm going to retire," Bryant said. "But why should I? I'm doing what I love." (Recorder/Micky Bedell) Purchase photo reprints »

  • A group fly fishes from a raft on the Deerfield River on Monday.
(Recorder/Micky Bedell)

    A group fly fishes from a raft on the Deerfield River on Monday. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) Purchase photo reprints »

  • The remains of an old farm building stand out against the rolling pastures of the Bullitt Reservation in Ashfield. 
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    The remains of an old farm building stand out against the rolling pastures of the Bullitt Reservation in Ashfield. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Hockey fans crowd around The Stanley Cup at the Collins-Moylan Arena. Greenfield native and Los Angeles Kings Head Trainer Chris Kingsley brought the Cup home to his parents and the arena. The Stanley Cup is the championship trophy awarded annually to the National Hockey League (NHL) playoff winner after the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Finals. Photo by Beth Reynolds

    Hockey fans crowd around The Stanley Cup at the Collins-Moylan Arena. Greenfield native and Los Angeles Kings Head Trainer Chris Kingsley brought the Cup home to his parents and the arena. The Stanley Cup is the championship trophy awarded annually to the National Hockey League (NHL) playoff winner after the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Finals. Photo by Beth Reynolds

  • Dave Lewis of Greenfield buys some eggplant and peppers from Maria Topitzer of the Lyonsville Farm in Colrain at the Saturday Farmers Market in Greenfield.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Dave Lewis of Greenfield buys some eggplant and peppers from Maria Topitzer of the Lyonsville Farm in Colrain at the Saturday Farmers Market in Greenfield. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »