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For this walk, it’s personal

Sunday, October 19, 2014

GREENFIELD — More than a hundred walkers formed a bright pink ribbon in an otherwise chilled and gray downtown Sunday for the sixth annual Rays of Hope breast cancer walk. Survivors of the disease were well represented in the group and celebration, awareness, remembrance and solidarity were among the reasons they gave for walking. Barbara Aubrey of Charlemont was walking … 0

Pumpkins prove popular

Sunday, October 19, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Oh, the pumpkin — that glorious gourd. In both cuisine and the arts, its uses are legion in number and there was … 0

Andrews, Whipps Lee talk jobs, pipeline, hunting in debate

Sunday, October 19, 2014

ERVING — Jobs and economic development in the North Quabbin region dominated a debate between Rep. Denise Andrews, the 2nd Franklin District’s incumbent Democrat, and … 1

What’s in the new bottle bill?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Depending on whom you ask, expanding the state’s 31-year-old bottle bill will either line politicians’ pockets, or it will help clear millions of plastic water, tea and “sports-drink” containers from roadsides and public places across Massachusetts. The difference … 0

Budness to leave Bernardston Board of Selectmen

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

BERNARDSTON — “With a heavy heart,” Virginia “Ginger” Budness announced Wednesday that she will resign from the Board of Selectmen Dec. 1. She plans to care for her husband, William, whose health is ailing. “It’s hard for me … 0

Conway Selectboard chairman denounces election vote

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

CONWAY — Conway’s Selectboard voted Tuesday night to go ahead with a special election today on a new highway garage, but the board’s chairman is distancing himself from the move, calling it “a bad decision.” In a written statement to The Recorder Wednesday, Selectboard member John P. O’Rourke … 1

Frontier applies for grant to consolidate town services

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

DEERFIELD — The Frontier Regional and Union 38 School Districts have applied for a $43,500 grant to develop a plan for consolidating town services into unused school space. The decision to pursue the grant came out of a series of roundtable meetings between members of each town’s selectboards, … 0

Living Waters pastor celebrates 25 years

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — You won’t get through a conversation with David Levandusky without hearing at least one quote from Scripture. The 65-year-old became a Christian 53 years ago, of his own volition when he was just 12, and has … 0

UMass investigating racist vandalism targeting students on campus

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

AMHERST — Officials and police at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst are investigating an act of racist vandalism targeting two students in a residence hall over the Columbus Day weekend, according to Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy. “This past weekend two of our students were the targets of … 0

Buoniconti still head of Mohawk, Hawlemont schools

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

BUCKLAND — Michael Buoniconti will not be the next superintendent of the Spencer-East Brookfield Regional School District, but will continue his job this school year as superintendent of both the Mohawk Trail and Hawlemont regional school districts. Although Buoniconti was one of two finalists for the two-town regional … 0

Community Meals food collections set for Saturday

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — In an effort to fill their pantry shelves before temperatures drop and the number of hungry residents increases, the Franklin County Community Meals Program will collect nonperishable food at three local grocery stores on Saturday. The three collection sites are Foster’s Supermarket, at Stop & Shop … 0

Rays of Hope Walk for a cure for breast cancer steps off Sunday in Greenfield

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — On Sunday, hundreds of people will walk toward a cure for breast cancer as part of the sixth annual Rays of Hope Walk. The annual walk steps off at the Energy Park at Miles Street at 12:30 p.m. amid pink balloons and music to raise money … 0

Kulik, Korpita face off

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Sparks flew Tuesday night as Republican challenger Dylan Korpita sparred with incumbent Democratic state Rep. Stephen Kulik in a televised debate that marked the only campaign interaction of the otherwise low-key First Franklin District’s legislative … 0