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CAROL LOLLIS Sophat Kong weeds her plot of garden at the Walter Salvo house in Northamtpon. Purchase photo reprints »
CAROL LOLLIS Northampton Mayor David J. Narkewicz, center, announces his appointment of Duane Nichols, right, as the new chief of the Northampton Fire Department. At left is Brian Duggan, the outgoing chief. Purchase photo reprints »
GREG SAULMON Jack B. Pierson of Northampton, right, picks strawberries at Town Farm on Ventures Field Road with the help of Chili Palmer Finn, 4, of Springfield. Pierson, an assistant teacher at Northampton’s Farm Hands Preschool, was leading a small group of children in the activity Tuesday morning to harvest the berries for an afternoon snack. "We try to do a lot of connecting with foods and where they come from, and getting kids to think more about their food," Pierson said. The preschool is a program of the Belchertown-based Farm Education Collaborative. Purchase photo reprints »