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The war that came after

BELCHERTOWN — One hundred and fifty years ago, Pvt. James Early White deserted the victorious Union Army to return home to his mother. The war had been over more than a month and he was worried. Two younger … 0

Erving eyes potential railroad crossing bill

ERVING — A railroad crossing signal is giving drivers too much warning and Pan Am’s initial estimate to fix it, on the town dime, is $311,000. Pan Am Railways Chief Engineer of Communication and Signal Timothy Kunzler brought the estimate to the Board of Selectmen Thursday at a … 1

Warwick sets meeting on gas pipeline for May 28

WARWICK — The town is hosting an informational meeting on Kinder Morgan’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline on May 28 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 12 Athol Road. The meeting is open to the public and will include presentations and a panel discussion featuring UMass … 0

Local machining program graduates 13 more

TURNERS FALLS — The Franklin County Technical School machine shop turned out its fourth batch of machinists Thursday through the Franklin Hampshire Regional Employment Board’s adult training program. The 13-week Middle Skills Manufacturing Initiative graduated 13 students Thursday for a total of 43 trained since the program began … 0

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  • Starting Pioneer Pitcher Jake Hale releases a pitch against Easthampton in this triple exposure in Northfield on Thursday. Recorder/Paul Franz

    Starting Pioneer Pitcher Jake Hale releases a pitch against Easthampton in this triple exposure in Northfield on Thursday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Fred Swedberg of Orange, who paused to put on his "tomato hat," grows and sells myriad varieties of heirloom tomatoes, as well as other flowers and plants at his home. Several signs along Route 2A east alert drivers to his offerings. Swedberg has had a garden since he was a child and has enjoyed 20 years of "heirloom fanaticism," during which he has grown over 1,000 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, his favorite being Purple Calabash for its flavor. 
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    Fred Swedberg of Orange, who paused to put on his "tomato hat," grows and sells myriad varieties of heirloom tomatoes, as well as other flowers and plants at his home. Several signs along Route 2A east alert drivers to his offerings. Swedberg has had a garden since he was a child and has enjoyed 20 years of "heirloom fanaticism," during which he has grown over 1,000 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, his favorite being Purple Calabash for its flavor. (Recorder/Matt Burkhartt) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Steam rises as Adam Martin of Martin's Farm Composting and Mulch turns over one of the wind rows of compost at his Greenfield farm on 341 Plain Road. He converts organic waste into fertile compost in a three-month process. This Saturday he is holding an open house at the farm until 1 p.m., allowing people to see and learn about the composting process from beginning to end by giving hayrides. 
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    Steam rises as Adam Martin of Martin's Farm Composting and Mulch turns over one of the wind rows of compost at his Greenfield farm on 341 Plain Road. He converts organic waste into fertile compost in a three-month process. This Saturday he is holding an open house at the farm until 1 p.m., allowing people to see and learn about the composting process from beginning to end by giving hayrides. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Cliche comes to life on this Northfield horse farm on Wednesday where the grass seems greener, or at least more plentiful, on the other side of the fence.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Cliche comes to life on this Northfield horse farm on Wednesday where the grass seems greener, or at least more plentiful, on the other side of the fence. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • This squirrel was seen in the middle of Route 2 in Gill on Wednesday with a discarded yogurt container stuck firmly on its head. Litter like this presents a hazard for wildlife with even food scraps attracting them to highway. The photographer stopped traffic and freed the critter, which scampered right off.  (Recorder/Paul Franz)

    This squirrel was seen in the middle of Route 2 in Gill on Wednesday with a discarded yogurt container stuck firmly on its head. Litter like this presents a hazard for wildlife with even food scraps attracting them to highway. The photographer stopped traffic and freed the critter, which scampered right off. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

  • The demolition of the former Hapco Building on Olive Street was almost complete as of Wednesday afternoon. 
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    The demolition of the former Hapco Building on Olive Street was almost complete as of Wednesday afternoon. (Recorder/Paul Franz) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Mae Sobieski, 2, of Greenfield, jumps into the arms of family friend Erin Cowles of Northampton as the two play in a dandelion-dotted field in Greenfield on Tuesday. 
 Recorder/Paul Franz

    Mae Sobieski, 2, of Greenfield, jumps into the arms of family friend Erin Cowles of Northampton as the two play in a dandelion-dotted field in Greenfield on Tuesday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • The Water Dance dancers perform in an area on the east side of the Iron Bridge, behind the Great Falls Discovery Center, Saturday May 16. The Water Dance was choreographed by Phyllis Labanowski and was part of the River's Song celebration. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    The Water Dance dancers perform in an area on the east side of the Iron Bridge, behind the Great Falls Discovery Center, Saturday May 16. The Water Dance was choreographed by Phyllis Labanowski and was part of the River's Song celebration. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Loril Moondream leads participants in a round dance during the annual Reconciliation and Commemoration ceremony of the May 19, 1676 Great Falls Massacre as part of the River's Song celebration at Unity Park in Turners Falls Saturday May 16. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    Loril Moondream leads participants in a round dance during the annual Reconciliation and Commemoration ceremony of the May 19, 1676 Great Falls Massacre as part of the River's Song celebration at Unity Park in Turners Falls Saturday May 16. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Volunteers work to install a wheelchair accessible glider at Unity Park in Turners Falls, Saturday May 16. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    Volunteers work to install a wheelchair accessible glider at Unity Park in Turners Falls, Saturday May 16. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • A baby robin hunkers down in its nest waiting for the next worm delivery from a parent to this home located above a Greenfield residence doorway. Recorder/Paul Franz

    A baby robin hunkers down in its nest waiting for the next worm delivery from a parent to this home located above a Greenfield residence doorway. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Two people seek refuge from brief light rainfall during an afternoon track meet at Frontier Regional School Tuesday May 12. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    Two people seek refuge from brief light rainfall during an afternoon track meet at Frontier Regional School Tuesday May 12. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

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Erving eyes potential railroad crossing bill

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Kinder Morgan: Conn. economy would benefit from gas pipeline