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High schools: Mahar softball can’t stay with Northampton in 20-6 loss (PHOTOS)
04-15-2024 9:05 PM

The Mahar softball team is working hard to get its first win in a long time. The Senators — which are still searching for their first win post COVID — hosted Northampton on Monday, but the Blue Devils put runs up on the board in a hurry. Northampton...

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Baseball: Sam Connors, Mahar get past Smith Academy for win No. 2 (PHOTOS)
04-15-2024 8:13 PM


ORANGE — The Mahar baseball team couldn’t have asked for a better first inning on Monday against Smith Academy. After Sam Connors shut down the Falcons in the top of the frame, it didn’t take the Senator bats long to get going when it was their turn...

$427K to expand Camp Apex capacity in Shelburne
04-15-2024 6:56 PM


SHELBURNE — Thanks to $427,000 in congressionally directed spending, Franklin County’s YMCA will renovate Camp Apex to expand its capacity, allowing more families, including those relying on financial aid or scholarships, to send their children to...

With eye toward teaching firearm safety, Mahar’s Junior ROTC adding air rifles
04-15-2024 5:00 PM


ORANGE — It appears Ralph C. Mahar Regional School’s Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps will participate in competitions with an air rifle aspect next year, though the program’s instructors are still waiting on air tanks, targets and other...

My Turn: How to welcome a refugee family into your community
04-15-2024 4:45 PM


The loud and shameless politics that surrounds the issue of undocumented immigration makes it easy to miss the moves that the Biden administration has been making in the realm of legal immigration, from rebuilding the refugee program to expediting the...

Brian Prescott: No road closure coordination
04-15-2024 4:41 PM

Way to go DPW and towns of Greenfield and Montague for absolutely no coordination at all. Those crossing the White Bridge from Montague to Greenfield on Monday, April 15 were welcomed by Greenfield police officers on the other side, where paving was...

David Kempf: Thankful for quiet on Trump
04-15-2024 4:41 PM

I would like to personally thank Recorder columnist John Bos for his most recent column aka Connecting the Dots. It was the first time in what seemed like years that did not mention Trump.David KempfGreenfield

Conway resident leading pilot program to help families facing financial ‘cliff effect’
04-15-2024 2:37 PM


CONWAY — Earning a raise or getting a promotion normally sounds like a great thing, but in the case of low-income workers across the country, it isn’t so simple, as increases in income can leave families ineligible for public assistance.A pay increase...

Orange resident selected for governor’s Youth Advisory Council
04-15-2024 2:04 PM


Orange resident Christiana Dunn is among 60 young people statewide who will advise Gov. Maura Healey and her administrative team on issues important to her demographic as a member of the new Youth Advisory Council.The council members, ages 16 to 21,...

Franklin County Fairgrounds hosting regional dog agility competition
04-15-2024 1:39 PM

GREENFIELD — Hundreds of canines and their handlers will compete at the Franklin County Fairgrounds on April 26 through April 28, vying for top honors in the United States Dog Agility Association’s (USDAA) New England Regional Championship.Organized...

Shutesbury Elementary School principal leaving in June after 10 years
04-15-2024 12:49 PM


SHUTESBURY — After 10 years as principal at Shutesbury Elementary School, Jacqueline Mendonsa is leaving the position at the end of June to relocate to the Boston area.“It is very hard for me to put into words my true love and appreciation for our...

North Quabbin Notebook: April 16, 2024
04-15-2024 12:39 PM

‘Honoring Local Elders’ series to kick off Tuesday WENDELL — Organizer Gail Mason will convene the first event in the 2024 Honoring Local Elders series at the Wendell Meetinghouse on Tuesday.April’s honoree will be Everett Ricketts, former Wendell...

Franklin County Technical School Honor Roll, Semester 1
04-15-2024 12:01 PM

FreshmenHigh Honors: Evan Alden, Cayleigh Aldrich, Caleb Begos, Kyle Bjorlin, Lila Boyden, Brayleigh Burgh, Natalia Carlo, Sebastian Carlo, Jayelle Coble, Olivia Cody, Seamus Collins, Douglas Coulsey, Vincent Craig, Nora Cuttins, Jillian Deady,...

‘Bringing harvest to the community’: Shelburne Falls Community Orchard on the move
04-15-2024 11:47 AM


Though her original idea to start a small community orchard at Buckland-Shelburne Elementary School doesn’t appear to be in the cards, Julia Godfrey will instead donate and move most of her fruit trees and bushes to the Demonstration Permaculture...

Speaking of Nature: Indulging in eye candy: Finally, after such a long wait, it’s beginning to look like spring is here
04-15-2024 8:01 AM


I have just about reached the end of my patience with the winter of 2024. I realize that this may sound a bit strange, especially because we are now in the beginning of spring, but those of us who bore the brunt of the April snowstorm may sympathize...

Columnist Daniel Cantor Yalowitz: Cultural humility means relinquishing ‘superiority’
04-15-2024 7:31 AM


“The greatest friend of truth is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility.” — Charles Caleb ColtonHeadline news everywhere screams of key contemporary themes involving “ego,” “self,” “it’s all about me,”… not to...

Guest columnist William Lambers: Boston Marathon winner inspires action against hunger
04-14-2024 7:57 PM


 In 1946, running legend Johnny Kelley, upon finishing second to Stylianos Kyriakides in the Boston Marathon, remarked “How can you beat a guy like that? He wasn’t running for himself. He was doing it for his country.”Stylianos Kyriakides was from...

Carmela Semonelli: Support lacking at GHS
04-14-2024 7:51 PM

I have had the most unfortunate experience of needing support from the leadership team at Greenfield High School with a challenging, yet nuanced, situation with my child and another student. This has lingered, ebbed, flowed and escalated down the...

Northfield’s new grant development director ‘already off and running’ to maximize funding
04-14-2024 12:20 PM


NORTHFIELD — Following the unexpected departure of Mallory Sullivan, a new grant development director is “already off and running” to maximize funding opportunities for Northfield.Leslie Roberts, a Fairfield, Vermont native and Holyoke resident, took...

Proposed Greenfield tax fund would benefit elderly, residents with disabilities
04-14-2024 10:36 AM


GREENFIELD — At-Large Councilor Wahab Minhas is proposing a local tax option that would allow residents to donate to the elderly or people with disabilities who are struggling to pay their taxes. If approved by a City Council vote, establishment of...

Montague and Erving Notebook: April 15, 2024
04-14-2024 10:00 AM

Plant Sale, Raffle and Book Sale coming upERVING — The Friends of the Erving Public Library will host a Plant Sale, Raffle and Book Sale at the library. The sale will begin Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and will continue through May 12...

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