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Paying for the pipeline

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. and its parent, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, may have had a chance last week to convince 300 attendees at a Franklin Regional Council of Governments meeting why its nearly 300-mile pipeline project is needed, but this week, a nationally syndicated radio program is painting … 0

Ashfield to celebrate 200th birthday of its Town Hall

ASHFIELD — Ashfield’s Town Hall turns 200 this year and the town will be celebrating the unusual history of the former “New Meetinghouse,” and its move from Norton Hill down to the town center, where it now stands. … 0

  • A cow stands along a puddle-strewn road behind the Upinngil Farm Store in Gill on Monday following the storm.
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    A cow stands along a puddle-strewn road behind the Upinngil Farm Store in Gill on Monday following the storm. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Crews have begun dismantling the classroom wing of the old Greenfield High School after removing hazardous materials on Monday. Recorder/Paul Franz

    Crews have begun dismantling the classroom wing of the old Greenfield High School after removing hazardous materials on Monday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • An old, rusty tractor sits decoratively in front of a patch of sunflowers along Main Road in Gill.
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    An old, rusty tractor sits decoratively in front of a patch of sunflowers along Main Road in Gill. (Recorder/Micky Bedell) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Two lighted boats float through Barton Cove on Saturday night as part of Franklin County Boat Club's Christmas in July show. The boat parade was followed by a fireworks display, all visible from Unity Park in Turners Falls. 
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    Two lighted boats float through Barton Cove on Saturday night as part of Franklin County Boat Club's Christmas in July show. The boat parade was followed by a fireworks display, all visible from Unity Park in Turners Falls. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Atticus Dejesus, 1, kisses a sheep at Yankee Doodle Days in Charlemont at the fairgrounds on Sunday.
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    Atticus Dejesus, 1, kisses a sheep at Yankee Doodle Days in Charlemont at the fairgrounds on Sunday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Connor Johnson, 3, of Athol flings paint at a canvas during a Quabbin Harvest Community Market food and art event on the lawn of the Moore-Leland library in North Orange on Saturday. Co-op board member Manuel King led the effort to create the art piece, entitled "Cooperation," which over 20 people helped make by splattering and dripping paint. The Co-op hopes to open its new doors in Orange to the public in late August.
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    Connor Johnson, 3, of Athol flings paint at a canvas during a Quabbin Harvest Community Market food and art event on the lawn of the Moore-Leland library in North Orange on Saturday. Co-op board member Manuel King led the effort to create the art piece, entitled "Cooperation," which over 20 people helped make by splattering and dripping paint. The Co-op hopes to open its new doors in Orange to the public in late August. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Ashley Harris reacts to her son Kaleb, almost 2, splashing in a self-made puddle at Laurel Lake in Erving on Monday, during his first beach adventure.
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    Ashley Harris reacts to her son Kaleb, almost 2, splashing in a self-made puddle at Laurel Lake in Erving on Monday, during his first beach adventure. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Horses take advantage of the shade off West Mountain Rd in Bernardston. Recorder/Paul Franz

    Horses take advantage of the shade off West Mountain Rd in Bernardston. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Natsuko Mori and her son Seneca, 4, paint a volcano behind the Shutesbury Town Hall  as part of the M.N. Spear Memorial Library's summer reading programming.
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    Natsuko Mori and her son Seneca, 4, paint a volcano behind the Shutesbury Town Hall as part of the M.N. Spear Memorial Library's summer reading programming. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • Dylan Baer of Ashby took does a little fishing off the public boat ramp dock in Gill recently.  
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    Dylan Baer of Ashby took does a little fishing off the public boat ramp dock in Gill recently. (Recorder/Paul ) Purchase photo reprints »

  • 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.
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    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 »