Deerfield

GOP challenger Dylan Korpita, moderator Chris Collins and Democratic Representative Stephen Kulik at Frontier Regional School on Tuesday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

Kulik, Korpita face off

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Sparks flew Tuesday night as Republican challenger Dylan Korpita sparred with incumbent Democratic state Rep. Stephen Kulik in a televised debate that marked the only campaign interaction of the otherwise low-key First Franklin District’s legislative race, but the hour-long match failed to ignite. The forum, aired live on FCAT Channel 12 in Conway, Deerfield, Sunderland and Whately, … 0

South County towns to host drive-through flu clinic Sunday

Sunday, October 19, 2014

DEERFIELD — Fast food? Try fast flu shots. That’s what the towns of Deerfield, Conway, Sunderland and Whately will be offering their residents this coming Sunday during a free drive-thru flu shot clinic in the parking lot of Yankee Candle’s headquarters on Yankee Candle Way in Deerfield. This year’s clinic, which will run from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., is the ninth annual, … 0

Deerfield Arts Bank offers new classes

Sunday, October 19, 2014

DEERFIELD — As the leaves begin to lose their verdant hue and shift their palette to shades of orange, red and yellow, it’s difficult to resist the urge to stop on the side of the road and immortalize that once-a-year moment with your camera or smartphone. Now, Jane Trigere, the owner of the Deerfield Arts Bank in South Deerfield, wants to give area … 0

Letter: The pipeline trail

Friday, October 17, 2014

In the Oct. 3 issue of The Recorder, both Chris Collins in his column, and the editorial, correctly questioned whether it just might be more than a coincidence that National Grid’s announcement of a 37 percent price increase for their electricity customers was related to Kinder Morgan’s Northeast … 0

Neighbors: Flash: Lobster pierogi make debut at Turners Falls Pumpkinfest

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hello, neighbor. Lots to tell you about today, so I’m going to get right to it. I’m heading to the Franklin County Pumpkinfest on Avenue A in Turners Falls with grandson Justin and his mommy (Suzanne) later on … 0

Frontier applies for grant to consolidate town services

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

DEERFIELD — The Frontier Regional and Union 38 School Districts have applied for a $43,500 grant to develop a plan for consolidating town services into unused school space. The decision to pursue the grant came out of a series of roundtable meetings between members of each town’s selectboards, … 0

Letter: Evidence exists

Monday, October 13, 2014

I hope that Mr. Kempf (and everyone else, for that matter) truly wants to understand the dire straights that unchecked climate change represents. By this specific question, it’s obvious that the writer is poorly served by whomever supplies him with information, but the first step in education is … 0

Local beekeeper’s Russian accent

Sunday, October 12, 2014

DEERFIELD — It was the early 1990s and America’s honey bees were under attack. Dan Conlon, owner of Warm Colors Apiary in Deerfield, watched as hive after hive of his fellow beekeeper’s stock succumbed to the Varroa destructor, … 0

Legislative candidate forums set for Tuesday, Saturday

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Voters in 16 Franklin County towns will get a chance in the coming week to hear legislative candidates in the Nov. 4 election. And just as those local races have been few and far between in this election, so will the upcoming forums be the single chance to … 0

Spears, slings and sticks fly at Stone Age Skills day

Sunday, October 12, 2014

DEERFIELD — “I think I killed the coyote!” shouted 13-year-old Keegan LeBeau, pointing excitedly at the arrow that had sunk itself into the foam canine about 30 feet away. Next to him, his brother Ethan buried his own … 0

South County Notebook

Friday, October 10, 2014

Voter registration set for Wednesday DEERFIELD — On Nov. 4 for the state election, polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. in the Town Offices, 8 Conway St. in South Deerfield. The last day to register to vote is Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 8 … 0

Deerfield Highway Garage deal not yet done

Friday, October 10, 2014

DEERFIELD — Though the Highway Department officially moved into its new $5.9 million facility on Jewett Avenue last spring, the town won’t take full ownership of the building until the developers fix a number of minor issues and design flaws that have arisen. Carolyn Shores Ness, the Board … 0

Letter: Observing conflict

Friday, October 10, 2014

Sometimes worthy causes come into conflict. An example of that is the question of removing the Wiley-Russell dam on the Green River north of Meridian Street. On the one side we have historical preservation; on the other, restoring the Green River to its natural state. The preservationists argue … 0