Deerfield

(From left) Sunderland Selectman Tom Fydenkevez, Whately Selectman Jonathan Edwards and Deerfield Selectman Carolyn Shores Ness discuss the Frontier Regional School budget at a four-town meeting Thursday night. Recorder/Tom Relihan

Towns question Frontier budget reversal

Thursday, March 26, 2015

SUNDERLAND — The Frontier Regional School Committee’s decision to reinstate funding for six positions and raise its budget by about 2 percent may not stand if the district’s four towns have their way. The budget will be presented at Deerfield, Sunderland, Whately and Conway’s town meetings next month, but representatives from at least three towns said during a four-town meeting … 0

Neighbors: Area wildlife needs our help

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Hello, neighbor. Medicine Mammals in Wendell needs our help. The local Native American nonprofit wildlife rehabilitation center is hoping to raise money to help care for the orphaned and injured wild animals that made their way to the center this winter. Loril Moondream, wildlife rehabilitator and owner of Medicine Mammals, said she is currently caring for raccoons, possums, a flying squirrel and her … 0

Conway lawyer to AG: Investigate electric cost hike

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

CONWAY — When it was announced last fall that the price of electricity was expected to spike this winter and that Berkshire Gas would impose a moratorium on new customers due to a regional shortage of natural gas, the speculation began almost immediately. Tennessee Gas Co.’s proposed natural gas pipeline had been the … 2

Deerfield vows legal action against state if survey permission granted

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

DEERFIELD — If the state Department of Public Utilities grants Tennessee Gas Co. the right to access private property to survey against the wishes of its owner, Deerfield has vowed to expand the federal negligence claims it has filed against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the federal … 0

Neighbors: Father and daughter recovering nicely after kidney transplant

Monday, March 16, 2015

Hello neighbor. Our neighbor Tim Ollari is doing well after receiving a kidney from his daughter Stephanie last Thursday. Stephanie says Tim looks like a new person — full of life again. She, on the other hand, had … 0

Letter: Caught my eye

Sunday, March 15, 2015

On a recent Friday, I contacted the paper about our Fire District taking delivery of a new truck. Plans were made to meet with a reporter at the fire station at 10 a.m. for photos, etc. At the last minute, Chief Yazwinski moved the truck to a fire … 0

Franklin County Tech principal picked

Sunday, March 15, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Shawn Rickan of Phillipston is to take over for Franklin County Technical School Principal and Assistant Superintendent Richard Martin when Martin moves into the superintendent’s office in July. Now a high school principal in Baldwinville, Rickan earlier worked in Orange for five years and is … 0

‘Fiber Towns’ to residents: Prove you want broadband

Sunday, March 15, 2015

The WiredWest high-speed Internet collaborative has started signing up residents of 32 member towns for “Last-Mile” fiber-optic broadband. This is the first step for “fiber towns” to become part of the collaborative’s fiber-optic network. If 40 percent of a fiber town’s households sign up, it shows there is … 0

Historic Deerfield denies Tennessee Gas pipeline survey request

Thursday, March 12, 2015

DEERFIELD — Historic Deerfield has officially counted itself among the growing number of groups and organizations to stand against Tennessee Gas Co.’s proposed natural gas pipeline, which is expected to pass through the museum’s property in Deerfield’s North Meadows. Museum President Philip Zea, in a letter to James … 0

Neighbors: Recorder reporter to share his photography

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Hello neighbor. I’d like to put a plug in for one of my colleagues. Shelburne Grange is hosting a photography presentation by Recorder reporter David Rainville on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Fellowship Hall, 17 Little Mohawk Road in Shelburne Center. The event is free and open to … 0

Rail yard cleanup enters final phase

Thursday, March 12, 2015

DEERFIELD — The cleanup efforts for two polluted sites in the East Deerfield Rail Yard have entered their final stretches. Lyndsey Colburn, a project manager from Environmental Resource Management, the environmental consulting firm hired by rail yard owner Pan Am Railways to oversee the project, told the Board … 0

Historic Deerfield and Wellesley College to hold annual symposium Saturday

Thursday, March 12, 2015

DEERFIELD — Standing as sentinels in most public parks, outside museums or government buildings and on the corners of streets in cities around the globe, sculpted monuments are equal parts history and art. On Saturday, a collaborative symposium hosted by Historic Deerfield and Wellesley College will delve into … 0

South County Notebook

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Frontier staffers win again in Faculty versus Varsity game DEERFIELD — Frontier Regional School’s staff reprised last year’s Faculty versus Varsity Basketball game, beating a team of the school’s varsity players by a single point Wednesday night. Stacey Chapley, one of the event’s organizers, said Ben Barshefsky, the … 0