Coverage of Franklin County, Massachusetts.

Sherry Patch, town administrator in Sunderland, Massachusetts, stands on a deck that looks out over the Connecticut River. It's part of a new trail in the town.
Jill Kaufman / NEPR

This weekend is the official opening of new trail on the Connecticut River in Sunderland, Massachusetts.

The Pioneer Valley Regional School in Northfield, Massachusetts.
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Three of four towns in a Franklin County school district have rejected their school committee's proposed budget. Now the state of Massachusetts could take over their budget process.

Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield, Massachusetts.
Paul Franz / Daily Hampshire Gazette /

Baystate Health plans to shut down mental health units in three of its community hospitals in favor of opening a single facility in Holyoke, Massachusetts.

Pickled herring, among other food.
Blondinrikard Fröberg / Creative Commons /

Improbably, one of the triggers that brings my father to mind is herring. 

A bottle of oxycodone painkillers.
Cindy Shebley / Creative Commons /

A man from South Deerfield, Massachusetts, has been indicted for selling potentially deadly, counterfeit painkillers in Kansas.