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The power of Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 27, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Thanksgiving is about food and family, even when you’re not at home. On Thursday morning, while many lucky enough to have power after Wednesday’s snowstorm cooked for family and friends, members of the Montague Elks Lodge and volunteers cooked for everyone. By noon, the 15 volunteers had already cooked and packaged 115 Thanksgiving dinners for Meals on … 0

More than 10K spend holiday without electricity

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thursday evening Colrain firefighters staffing the station since the night before joined thousands of households around the county in trying to celebrate Thanksgiving with no … 0

Baby on board while behind bars

Thursday, November 27, 2014

GREENFIELD — At any given time, 6 to 8 percent of incarcerated women are pregnant, local women’s rights activists say. Jailed women too often lack … 0

French King Restaurant open after renovation

Thursday, November 27, 2014

By CHRIS CURTIS Recorder Staff ERVING — The home fires are burning again at the French King Restaurant, a family business in its 60th year on the eastern cusp of the French King Bridge, which recently closed for … 0

God on the go — churches embrace social media

Thursday, November 27, 2014

BERNARDSTON — When you think of religious “books,” the Bible, Torah and Quran may come to mind, but what about Facebook? More and more religious organizations are using social media to connect with their congregations, bringing old-time religion … 0

At Historic Deerfield, a different take on Black Friday

Thursday, November 27, 2014

DEERFIELD — While the day after Thanksgiving has gained a reputation for seeing hordes of people swarm into shopping malls and department stores to get the best deals on expensive gifts and electronics, Historic Deerfield and Community Action hope to use the day to kick off a different … 0

Conway to demolish decrepit home

Thursday, November 27, 2014

CONWAY — A home that has become an eyesore and nuisance for Conway residents living on Main Poland Road will soon be a thing of the past. Now that the town owns the property, the building will be … 0

Construction on track for railroad platform

Thursday, November 27, 2014

GREENFIELD — Construction crews have about a month left to finish a platform in time for the return of passenger rail to Franklin County. Work is on schedule for the temporary platform, according to Joe Pesaturo, spokesman for … 0

UMass cuts ties with embattled Cosby

Thursday, November 27, 2014

AMHERST — The University of Massachusetts Amherst announced Wednesday night that it has cut ties with embattled entertainer Bill Cosby amid accusations that he sexually assaulted more than a dozen women during his career. UMass joins at least … 0

Planned power outage in Northfield Dec. 9.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

NORTHFIELD — Residents and businesses on the north side of town will find themselves without power for several hours Dec. 9. The Western Mass. Electric Co. will shut off power from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to make upgrades to the electrical system. In the event of adverse … 0

Snow can’t stop Turkey Trot

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

BERNARDSTON — Local grade-schoolers were happy not to have a snow day Wednesday. Though it would’ve added an extra day to their Thanksgiving break, the children of Bernardston Elementary and Warwick Community schools would’ve missed their annual “Turkey … 0

What do we have to be thankful for, anyway?

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A while back, my kids bought me a “pessimist’s glass.” A horizontal white line on the side of the pint glass marks the midway point below the words “This glass is now half empty.” When I protested that … 0

Town officials mull Mohawk regional changes

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

BUCKLAND — With enrollment in the 250-square-mile Mohawk Trail Regional School District dipping below 1,000, town officials on the Long Range Planning Committee are talking about consolidating elementary grades within the district’s four elementary schools, seeking statewide changes in how Chapter 70 state educational aid is calculated, and … 0