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Deerfield to pipeline co.: Don’t tread on us

DEERFIELD — Local police will be used to protect property owners who refuse to allow Kinder Morgan pipeline surveyors or any other agency or individual onto their land with or without an order from the state Department of … 0

Plans moving along for Greenfield broadband

GREENFIELD — The design for a complete build-out of a hybrid fiber-optic/wireless broadband network in town is still in progress, according to Mayor William Martin, who said he expects plans will be complete in a couple of weeks. … 0

Men rescued after ATV falls through ice in Athol

ATHOL — Firefighters rescued two young men from the icy water of Lake Rohunta Wednesday afternoon after they rode a four-wheeler through the unseasonably thin ice. Officer Corey Brown said the Athol Police Department received a report of … 0

Orange EMS hikes rates for out-of-town runs

ORANGE — Orange has increased its costs for providing surrounding towns who are served by the Orange Fire Department’s Emergency Medical Services. Orange EMS has proposed its operating budget for the 2017 fiscal year at $885,605 — $44,000 … 0

  • A west-facing window at the former Sweetheart Restaurant in Shelburne Falls reflects the setting sun Sunday, January 31. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

    A west-facing window at the former Sweetheart Restaurant in Shelburne Falls reflects the setting sun Sunday, January 31. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Gary Moulton of Ware, Working for the Department of Conservation and Recreation at the Quabbin Reservoir, takes a water sample out of the Middle Branch of the Swift River before it flows into the Quabbin.  It is one of 14 sites that the DCR test water quality at the reservoir. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz

    Gary Moulton of Ware, Working for the Department of Conservation and Recreation at the Quabbin Reservoir, takes a water sample out of the Middle Branch of the Swift River before it flows into the Quabbin. It is one of 14 sites that the DCR test water quality at the reservoir. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Kyle Devlin and Josiah Little, 9, of Riverside Gill, play ice hockey on the Connecticut River in Barton Cove, Sunday, January 31. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

    Kyle Devlin and Josiah Little, 9, of Riverside Gill, play ice hockey on the Connecticut River in Barton Cove, Sunday, January 31. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Two Honor Guardsmen salute the American flag at state Sen. Robert D. Wetmore's memorial service at Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home Saturday, Jan. 30, in Orange. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

    Two Honor Guardsmen salute the American flag at state Sen. Robert D. Wetmore's memorial service at Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home Saturday, Jan. 30, in Orange. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Startled starlings start taking off from a utility wire in Deerfield on Thursday. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz

    Startled starlings start taking off from a utility wire in Deerfield on Thursday. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • A long exposure of an abandoned mill, most recently home to the Railroad Salvage Store, in the Patch nieighborhood of Turners Falls on Power Street. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

    A long exposure of an abandoned mill, most recently home to the Railroad Salvage Store, in the Patch nieighborhood of Turners Falls on Power Street. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Bill Gamage, 84, of Greenfield, looks over the fence on Deerfield Street at the Green River while on a short walk, Monday. He tries to walk daily. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

    Bill Gamage, 84, of Greenfield, looks over the fence on Deerfield Street at the Green River while on a short walk, Monday. He tries to walk daily. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • People ice fishing on Lake Wyola in Shutesbury check their tip-ups on a cold Tuesday morning. Recorder Franz/Paul Franz

    People ice fishing on Lake Wyola in Shutesbury check their tip-ups on a cold Tuesday morning. Recorder Franz/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • These Warwick sheep stay in the sun and out of the wind on Friday morning. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz

    These Warwick sheep stay in the sun and out of the wind on Friday morning. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Helen Hills of Warwick soaks up some winter sun with her equine friend Lulu. Hills cares for two of her own horses and boards others. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz

    Helen Hills of Warwick soaks up some winter sun with her equine friend Lulu. Hills cares for two of her own horses and boards others. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Water trickles over rocks and beneath an ice formation on the Connecticut River bed in Turners Falls, Saturday, Jan. 23. 
Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

    Water trickles over rocks and beneath an ice formation on the Connecticut River bed in Turners Falls, Saturday, Jan. 23. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • The sun sets behind evergreen trees around a pond on Old Vernon Road in Northfield, Monday. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

    The sun sets behind evergreen trees around a pond on Old Vernon Road in Northfield, Monday. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

In this day and age, and especially when seniors are usually the most vocal about taxes, it seems irresponsible to build a...(full comment)

Letter: A senior center only

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Letter: I offer a challenge