Deerfield

Workers clear ice and snow from switches at the East Deerfield Rail Yard. Recorder/Paul Franz

Deerfield concerned about pipeline in rail yard

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

DEERFIELD — With projects to clean up pollution at the Pan Am Railways yard in East Deerfield underway, some town residents are worried that the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s route will pass through the property and further spread contaminants. Lynn Rose, a former member of the town’s Planning Board who has been working with Pan Am for 15 years to … 0

Eaglebrook hockey players accused of bullying classmate by cutting with skate

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

DEERFIELD — A former student is suing Eaglebrook School for negligence and breach of contract for failing to prevent an alleged 2007 attack in which, the suit says, members of the hockey team held down a then 13-year-old Conway resident and cut him with an ice skate. Eaglebrook is an all-boys private boarding and day school teaching grades 6 through 9. The plaintiff, … 0

Agricultural plastics recycling program up and running

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Four Franklin County transfer stations now accept agricultural plastics free, according to the Franklin County Solid Waste Management District. The Waste Management District implemented the program with Massachusetts Community Innovation Challenge Grant and Mass. Department of Environmental Protection grant money. Franklin County farmers may drop off plastics at any of the four collection sites, at the transfer stations in Greenfield, Charlemont/Shelburne, Deerfield and … 0

MassDOT: Contractor violated Stillwater Bridge weight limits

Sunday, February 22, 2015

DEERFIELD — For Lower Road resident David Goff, Stillwater Bridge represents his only practical means of reaching the southern part of town. He drives across it nearly every day, as does the school bus that whisks his daughter … 0

Local outdoors enthusiasts float Olympic idea

Friday, February 20, 2015

Will the whitewater slaloms of the 2024 Olympics take place on the Deerfield River? That’s the hope of local outdoor enthusiasts, and of Congressman Richard Neal, who is pushing for “regional equity” in Boston’s bid for the 2024 … 2

South County Notebook

Friday, February 20, 2015

Bean won’t run again in Conway CONWAY — Selectboard member Rick Bean announced at the board’s meeting Tuesday night that he will not seek re-election this year. He cited a need to balance his public service with his other commitments, but said he continues to hold his other … 0

Frontier district looks to towns to supplant lost grant money

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

DEERFIELD — With loss of a grant for Frontier Regional and Union 38 schools to study possible consolidation of town services into unused school space, the district is now looking to its four member towns to help pay for the project. According to Superintendent Martha Barrett, Deerfield, Sunderland, … 0

Neighbors: Stay safe in frigid temperatures

Monday, February 16, 2015

Hello neighbor. Spring is just 31 days away, but it may not seem that close because we continue to battle bitter cold temperatures and all of this white stuff. Earlier this month we saw the Full Snow Moon, named because February is typically the month where we see … 0

Deerfield places moratorium on grease at town’s 2 sewage plants

Friday, February 13, 2015

DEERFIELD — In an effort to reduce strain on the town’s sewer treatment system and reduce energy costs, the Board of Selectmen voted this week to impose a moratorium on accepting grease at either of Deerfield’s two wastewater … 0

Weekly meetings for Feb. 16-20

Friday, February 13, 2015

Ashfield Board of Assessors: Tuesday 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Board of Assessors: Wednesday 8:30 a.m. in Town Hall. Technology Committee: Wednesday 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Selectboard/Finance Committee: Wednesday 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Planning Board: Wednesday 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Personnel Board: Thursday 7 p.m. … 0

Neighbors: Happy Valentine’s Day

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Hello neighbor. Happy Valentine’s Day! Every year at this time we exchange cards, candy, gifts and flowers with our special valentine s. We start early — my 3-year-old grandson Justin brought an entire bag of valentines to preschool this week just as I did many years ago. I … 0

Tech School aims for flat budget, cuts anticipated

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Franklin County Technical School officials envisage a nearly flat budget for the coming school year with cuts to six positions to balance rising costs against what may be flat state aid revenue. The Technical School Committee approved a preliminary budget of $10,211,000 brought forward by … 0

Letter: Public health

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

I applaud The Recorder’s editorial condemning acts of unprincipled political pandering to those who put society at risk by resisting immunization. I would have hoped that they would take the next step and support changes to Massachusetts law (q.v. MGL ch 76 sec. 15), when it also allows … 0