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

Thursday, February 4, 2016

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 Public Utilities. Kinder Morgan, which plans a natural gas pipeline through eight Franklin County towns, including Deerfield, has asked the DPU to … 0

Goodbye, Dolly! For six decades, Franklin County at her fingertips

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Dolores “Dolly” Gagnon, who’s had her fingers on the pulse of the community for more than six decades at The Recorder, is ready to take a breath for some serious gardening. Gagnon has been the face — and the typing fingers of — the Recorder’s Talk of the Towns compendium of community happenings … 0

Neighbors: Share your Valentine’s Day stories with your neighbors

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Hello neighbor. As we approach Valentine’s Day, I’d love to hear — and possibly share — some of your stories. Please send me some of your fondest Valentine’s Day memories, whether it be about your partner, children or pets. Also known as Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, the holiday is celebrated on Feb. 14 each year. According to, … 0

Letter: I’ve had enough

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Enough is enough! Why is it that the more you pay for cable, the more stupid commercials they put in? Yes, I said stupid. If they put anymore in, they won’t have room for anything else. And why is it the more they try to take guns off … 0

Sunderland invites critics to meeting about South County EMS location

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

SUNDERLAND — The Sunderland Board of Selectmen’s vice chairman has invited to a future meeting the two Deerfield residents who have challenged the plan to move South County EMS from the South Deerfield to Whately. Tom Fydenkevez asked John and Sharyn Paciorek to attend next Monday’s selectmen’s meeting … 0

Deerfield solar array up and running

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

DEERFIELD — Deerfield didn’t need a sunny sky on Wednesday, when its town solar photovoltaic array went online and started generating electricity. The new 36-kilowatt array, owned and operated by the town, was built at the Old Deerfield Water Treatment Facility to offset electricity use at the site. … 0

Baby, it’s not that cold outside: Franklin County experiencing unseasonably warm weather

Monday, February 1, 2016

GREENFIELD — It doesn’t matter what Punxsutawney Phil does today. Franklin County isn’t seeing the type of winter it is accustomed to. Homeowners and business proprietors likely enjoy not having to shovel, but what does a winter without … 0

Residents encouraged to conduct air tests near pipeline compressor site before construction

Sunday, January 31, 2016

DEERFIELD — If abutters to a proposed natural gas compressor station in Northfield are concerned about what the facility will do to the air they breathe, they’d do well to take note of the current air quality, according … 0

Train derails in Deerfield early Sunday

Sunday, January 31, 2016

A train derailed in Deerfield at 4 a.m. on Sunday. No spills, leaks or any hazardous materials were reported. Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) reported the incident to the South Deerfield Police, according to Sgt. Michael Krusiewski. Police … 0

MBI to meet with cable towns on broadband expansion options

Friday, January 29, 2016

Over the next few weeks, the Massachusetts Broadband Institute will meet with officials in towns with partial broadband access to talk about “last mile” broadband options through Comcast Cable. The Franklin County towns with partial cable access through Comcast include Buckland, Conway, Northfield and Shelburne. MBI has set … 0

Neighbors: Stone Soup Cafe celebrates four years; attracts people from all walks

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Hello neighbor. Stone Soup Cafe is celebrating its fourth year this year. The unique, pay-as-you-can community meal, which is served at All Souls Church in Greenfield every Saturday at noon. On Monday, Stone Soup Cafe will be the … 0

Settler’s documents a window to history

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

DEERFIELD — “In the 20 years that I’ve been here, this is our most important acquisition,” said David Bosse, the librarian at Historic Deerfield and the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association. In December, the organizations acquired roughly five boxes … 0

Erving man sues Clarkdale after wind tips over portable toilet

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

DEERFIELD — On a fruit farm surrounded by the rolling hills of Deerfield, an Erving man found himself in a messy situation when a gust of wind tipped over the portable toilet he was in. This was roughly two years ago, but the lawsuit settlement filed by Daniel … 0