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6 hrs ago | Groton Landmark

State: 4.26M eligible to vote in primary

Unenrolled voters make up 53.1 percent of the 4.26 million registered voters in Massachusetts heading into the Sept.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts, Nantucket, MA, Hampden, MA, Worcester, MA

9 hrs ago | The Recorder

Letter: Candidate in line with us

I represent a growing minority - I was born in Franklin County, was educated here, went away to college and returned to work, live, purchase a home and make a family in this beautiful area, which has given me so much to be thankful for.

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Related Topix: Beacon Hill (Boston, MA), Boston, MA

13 hrs ago | The Recorder

County gets 1 applicant for marijuana dispensary

On Friday, four nonprofits submitted applications to run dispensaries in the seven counties without a dispensary applicant.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Hadley, MA, South Hadley, MA, Greenfield, MA, Whately, MA

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Recorder

Flash (freeze) forward: New food processing center equipment better for produce flavor, nutrients and - hopefully - sales

It's that time of year when broccoli, peppers and carrots are coming forth, and the Franklin County Food Processing Center is freezing vegetables from area farms for colleges, schools and other institutions around the region.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Agriculture, Science, Springfield, MA, Holyoke, MA

Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Recorder

Northfield officials oppose gas pipeline

The town has joined the growing list of communities that officially oppose the proposed natural gas pipeline through Franklin County.

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Related Topix: Northfield, MA, Dracut, MA

WWLP

Tourism spending in Franklin County

Quaint shops, bed and breakfasts, and the heart of New England beauty is what draws people to Franklin County from all over the world.

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Related Topix: Shelburne Falls, MA

The Recorder

Clearing the lane

A group of local cyclists concerned with the heavily traveled but narrow Turners Falls Road will invite volunteers to join a cleanup Saturday.

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Related Topix: Greenfield, MA, Turners Falls, MA

The Recorder

Guide at the end of the tunnel

Recovery coaches might not be the answer, but they might have an answer, or know someone who does, or have some suggestions in the right direction.

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Related Topix: Greenfield, MA, Turners Falls, MA, Deerfield, MA, South Deerfield, MA

MassLive.com

Family Matters: Aug. 28, 2014

Franklin County Fair The 166th annual Franklin County Fair will be held at the Franklin County Fairgrounds in Greenfield from Thursday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Events, Greenfield, MA

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Recorder

Schell Bridge replacement gets one step closer

After the Schell Memorial Bridge is torn down and replaced, the town won't have any obligation to maintain it.

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Related Topix: Dennis Christopher, Northfield, MA, Amherst, MA

Sun Aug 24, 2014

WWLP

Rowe celebrates rebuilt elementary school

It was two years ago this month when a bolt of lightning caused the fire that destroyed the 50-year-old elementary school in the Franklin County town of Rowe.

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Related Topix: Rowe, MA

WWLP

Dakin fundraiser feeds animals and people

A farm in the Franklin county town of Whately suited animal lovers and their pets this afternoon.

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Related Topix: Whately, MA

Sat Aug 23, 2014

MassLive.com

Motorcycle crash in Montague sends man to hospital via Life Flight helicopter

MONTAGUE &#8212 A man seriously injured in a motorcycle crash in Franklin County Saturday afternoon had to be taken to the hospital by a Life flight helicopter.

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Related Topix: Montague, MA, Springfield, MA

Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Recorder

Mass. State Lottery winning tickets sold in Greenfield, Whately unclaimed and set to expire

Somewhere, maybe forgotten in the inside pocket of a rarely-worn suit coat or stuck between the pages of an old magazine, is a lot of money.

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Related Topix: Lottery, Whately, MA, Greenfield, MA

The Recorder

Days and Moments' like a good story told by a neighbor

Reading "Days and Moments, Moments and Days" is like sitting on a friendly neighbor's porch listening to stories of, and musings on, days gone by.

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Related Topix: Arts, Poetry

Thu Aug 21, 2014

MassLive.com

Aaron Lewis concert, golf tournament raised $250,000 for rural communities

The fourth annual Aaron Lewis & Friends Benefit Concert and the third annual Aaron Lewis Invitational Golf Tournament raised a combined total of $250,000 for the It Takes a Community Foundation .

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Related Topix: Staind, Pop/Rock, Worthington, MA, Hampshire County, MA, Entertainment

MassLive.com

Retired Episcopal Bishop Andrew Wissemann's death announced

The Rt. Rev Andrew Frederick Wissemann, the sixth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts.

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Related Topix: Berkshire County, MA

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Miami Herald

38 indicted in alleged car insurance fraud scheme

Prosecutors say grand juries in Hampshire and Franklin counties have indicted 38 people allegedly involved in an automobile insurance fraud ring.

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Related Topix: Hampshire County, MA, Easthampton, MA

Ayer Public Spirit

Family court nominee questioned on joint custody issues

Drawing from his own experience with divorce, a member of the panel that weighs Gov. Deval Patrick's judicial picks on Wednesday grilled a nominee for the position of associate justice of the Probate and Family Court's Franklin County division.

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Related Topix: Deerfield, MA, South Deerfield, MA

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Recorder

Conway to host pipeline meeting

Plans for a proposed gas pipeline have left many local residents fuming and on Aug. 28, representatives of Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.

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Related Topix: Conway, MA

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