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Ben Derivolkov and Max Charest make a “lava lamp” by pouring salt through a layer of oil on top of colored water, which initially sinks and then floats back up as it reacts with the water, during a demonstration of physics at the Math and Science Academy in Greenfield.
(Recorder/Paul Franz)

Greenfield’s Math and Science Academy grows, Franklin County schools emphasize STEM

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Since the Greenfield Math and Science Academy opened its doors five years ago, the speciality public school has quickly expanded, with 120 middle schools students packing the program to capacity this year. The academy is the most visible example of a new focus on math and science in area schools as students throughout Franklin County head back to school, starting … 0

Shea Theater sets proposal search

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The Board of Selectmen has opted to issue a request for proposals for the future direction of the Shea Theater, and former director Debra J’Anthony may be asked to lead the process. Town Administrator Frank Abbondanzio said the Board of Selectmen voted at Monday’s meeting to move forward with a request for proposals for the town-owned theater. The current lease … 0

Letter: Caught on camera

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

This morning, I was surprised when my neighbor told me I was on the front page of today’s Recorder (Aug. 14). The image was a street shot of yesterday’s torrential-rain day with me as main accessory to the weather. I was pre-occupied with avoiding puddles, and did not know a newspaper photographer was shooting. Given warning I might have dressed for the occasion … 0

Shea opens doors to controversy: open house Wednesday

Thursday, August 7, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Responding to recent controversy over their role in the community, the directors of the Shea Theater will hold an open house Wednesday in the theater lobby. The expiration of the nonprofit Shea Community Theater company’s … 0

Neighbors: Give blood

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Hello neighbor. I recently read about how a propane company in Dedham and the American Red Cross partnered to collect more than 750 blood donations throughout the state this summer. I didn’t realize that one blood donation could potentially help save the lives of up to three people. … 0

Regional Notebook

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Connecticut River low water warning issued for Tuesday MONTAGUE — Boaters may find the Connecticut River low above the Turners Falls dam on Tuesday. Tests originally scheduled for July 29 and 31 were postponed due to high water and are now scheduled for Aug. 12. FirstLight Hydro Generating … 0

Friends gather to remember Eric Zieba

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Friends of Eric Zieba gathered Wednesday night on the bank of the Connecticut River for a candlelight vigil in memory of the slain teenager. Many arriving in the bicycle path parking lot stopped to hug … 0

Letter: Thanks, Dakin

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

I just want to say a big “Thank You” to the Dakin Animal Shelter in Leverett for all that they do for the many cats and dogs that are there. I was impressed with the place and I felt I had to get the word out to the … 0

First ‘Samplepalooza’ to test Connecticut River health stem to stern

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

GREENFIELD — Just how pollutant-free is the Connecticut River, from the top of Vermont to the Long Island Sound? A group of agencies will be pooling their efforts today to collect data on nitrogen and phosphorous content, along with other algae-growing nutrients, during a one-day water-testing event they’re … 0

Montague police nab suspect in car break-ins

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

MONTAGUE — A suspect in a rash of burglaries from unlocked cars has confessed, according to police. The thefts were reported Thursday, when at least 18 people noticed that their cars had been entered overnight. In some cases, cash and change were taken, as well as small items … 0

Turners women’s center offers Thursday break

Monday, August 4, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — In the belief that mothers of young children might want a little time to themselves on occasion, the Turners Falls Women’s Resource Center is now offering free child care for mothers attending its Thursday morning open hours. The program runs from 10 a.m. to 1 … 0

Neighbors: Young neighbor’s selfless act

Monday, August 4, 2014

Hello neighbor. I want to tell you about one of our younger neighbors today and the good deeds she is doing for our larger community. I hope her story inspires you as it has me. Catherine Bezio recently … 0

Drumming up a crowd: First Pocumtuck Homelands Festival new draw with Turners Falls Block Party

Sunday, August 3, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Pounding out a steady rhythm on the large, hide-covered drums in front of them, three men began to chant in unison, drawing out the spirit of their collective Native American heritage. A few feet away, … 0