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Turners Falls earns battlefield grant

TURNERS FALLS — It has been 338 years and since the Great Falls on the Connecticut River between present-day Gill and Montague took a place in the bloody geography of King Philip’s War, and two years since the most recent effort to study the battle began. Unsuccessful last … 0

Rowe fire chief to resign after ‘scrutiny’

ROWE — Citing lack of support from selectmen, Fire Chief Paul McLatchy Jr. has resigned after nearly three decades with the fire department and several months of wrangling with the Board of Selectmen on how the Fire Department is run. “No other official in town has had such … 0

Tribal twist to annual block party in Turners

TURNERS FALLS — Joining the eighth annual Turners Falls Block Party this year will be a reminder of a tradition of community gatherings dating back a little further. For unknown millennia into the area’s pre-history up until a couple of centuries ago, fish returning upstream to spawn drew … 0

‘Fly-one’ on for Trout Unlimited this weekend

CHARLEMONT — How many trout can you catch with just one type of fly? Last year, it was Brian Lynch and his “Olive Wooly Bugger” that won Trout Unlimited’s “One Fly Contest,” catching 30 trout in the Deerfield … 0

  • Submitted photo by Josianna Martini
Lightning strike at Poet's Seat Tower in Greenfield taken from Beacon Field, 7:11pm on Wednesday.

    Submitted photo by Josianna Martini Lightning strike at Poet's Seat Tower in Greenfield taken from Beacon Field, 7:11pm on Wednesday.

  • A butterfly collects pollen from an orange day lily beside the lily pond at the New England Peace Pagoda in Leverett on Wednesday.
Recorder/Micky Bedell

    A butterfly collects pollen from an orange day lily beside the lily pond at the New England Peace Pagoda in Leverett on Wednesday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Katherine Fortin, 12, is doused with a bucket of Green River water by Hazel Andrade, 7½, while Caleb Murray, 7, moves in to finish the job. They are campers at the Greenfield Recreation Department Summer Day Camp at the Green River Swimming and Recreation Area.  
(Recorder/Paul Franz)

    Katherine Fortin, 12, is doused with a bucket of Green River water by Hazel Andrade, 7½, while Caleb Murray, 7, moves in to finish the job. They are campers at the Greenfield Recreation Department Summer Day Camp at the Green River Swimming and Recreation Area. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

  • These are not really crop circles, but rather wheat at the Four Star Farm in Northfield that has been damaged by heavy wind and rain. Only time will tell if it will dry out and stand up to be harvested or be plowed under.  (Recorder/Paul Franz)

    These are not really crop circles, but rather wheat at the Four Star Farm in Northfield that has been damaged by heavy wind and rain. Only time will tell if it will dry out and stand up to be harvested or be plowed under. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Emilia Rodriquez, 7, of Greenfield leaps from one of the new Federal Street School playground installations yelling "Superman!" on Monday evening.
Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Emilia Rodriquez, 7, of Greenfield leaps from one of the new Federal Street School playground installations yelling "Superman!" on Monday evening. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • A bullfrog rests its head on a submerged log at the New England Peace Pagoda lily pond in Leverett.
Recorder/Micky Bedell

    A bullfrog rests its head on a submerged log at the New England Peace Pagoda lily pond in Leverett. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • The 23rd annual Antique Auto Show sponsored by the Deerfield Lions Club
was held Saturday at Yankee Candle Village in South Deerfield on Saturday.
(Submitted Photo)

    The 23rd annual Antique Auto Show sponsored by the Deerfield Lions Club was held Saturday at Yankee Candle Village in South Deerfield on Saturday. (Submitted Photo)

  • A father steers his son into the spray of the Greenfield Fire Truck on Saturday during Summerfest.
Recorder/Micky Bedell

    A father steers his son into the spray of the Greenfield Fire Truck on Saturday during Summerfest. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Attorney General candidate Maura Healey introduces herself to Greenfield residents at Summerfest on Saturday.
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    Attorney General candidate Maura Healey introduces herself to Greenfield residents at Summerfest on Saturday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • James Byron of TMI Services inches up Route 2 in Gill while laying down white paint laced with reflective crystals into a shallow groove that had been cut into the pavement earlier. Traffic was limited to one lane around the rolling operation on Friday afternoon. 
(Recorder/Paul Franz)

    James Byron of TMI Services inches up Route 2 in Gill while laying down white paint laced with reflective crystals into a shallow groove that had been cut into the pavement earlier. Traffic was limited to one lane around the rolling operation on Friday afternoon. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Allison Bardwell, 17, of Whately picks blueberries in Quonquont Farm and Orchard’s pick-your-own blueberry patch on Wednesday to sell in the farm stand. It was the first day of public blueberry picking at Quonquont, with the bushes sporting berries at a variety of ripeness.
(Recorder/Micky Bedell)

    Allison Bardwell, 17, of Whately picks blueberries in Quonquont Farm and Orchard’s pick-your-own blueberry patch on Wednesday to sell in the farm stand. It was the first day of public blueberry picking at Quonquont, with the bushes sporting berries at a variety of ripeness. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Puppeteer Deborah Costine performs at the Dickinson Memorial Library in Northfield on Wednesday for a crowd of over 30 children using a seven-foot paper mache tree as her stage for the story of Mossy the twig girl and her family.
Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Puppeteer Deborah Costine performs at the Dickinson Memorial Library in Northfield on Wednesday for a crowd of over 30 children using a seven-foot paper mache tree as her stage for the story of Mossy the twig girl and her family. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »