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Sticky situation: Wet wipes gumming up Deerfield’s wastewater plant

Friday, November 21, 2014

DEERFIELD — Thinking about sending that flushable wet wipe down the toilet? The director of Deerfield’s Highway Department hopes you’ll think twice, because those and similar items have been jamming up equipment in the wastewater treatment plant and slowing operations. Highway Superintendent Kevin Scarborough went before the Board of Selectmen Wednesday night to discuss the problem and possible solutions during a discussion about setting the annual sewer rate. That rate … 1

FCAT general manager named executive assistant to Deerfield town admin.

Friday, November 21, 2014

DEERFIELD — The town has hired Douglas Finn, the general manager of Frontier Cable Access Television, as executive assistant to Town Administrator Kayce Warren. The decision ends a search that has been ongoing since last February, when Warren was named interim town administrator. Warren held the assistant position for a decade until former … 0

Deerfield woodcutters recognized for methods

Thursday, November 20, 2014

By TOM RELIHAN Recorder Staff SOUTH DEERFIELD — Deerfield brothers — twins — who own a custom wood cutting business have taken second place in a national contest run by the company that makes their portable hydraulic sawmill. Jay and James Clarke, who operate as The J Team, were awarded second place in the Indianapolis-based portable sawmill company Wood-Mizer LLC’s 2014 Business Best … 0

Neighbors: It doesn’t take much to help feed our hungry

Monday, November 10, 2014

Hello neighbor. I was visiting with 2-year-old twin grandsons Owen and Travis the other night while daughter Christina went running — she didn’t get her passion for strenuous exercise from me — and as I watched them eat their chicken, rice, squash, yogurt and applesauce with reckless abandon, … 0

Whately sprout farmer to build new house on Sugarloaf Street property

Sunday, November 9, 2014

DEERFIELD — Nearly two years after condemnation and demolition of a building that had been used to house workers from the Chang Farm in Whately, a duplex will be built to replace it at 23 Sugarloaf St. The … 0

Kaleidoscope clothing subject of new Art Bank show

Thursday, November 6, 2014

DEERFIELD — The Deerfield Art Bank’s most recent exhibit, “Chair Dreams,” showcased the chair, an object that is uniquely suited to humankind. Next week, the gallery will have a new exhibit focusing on another accessory designed specifically with … 0

Neighbors: Crafts of Colrain self-guided studio tour this weekend

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Hello, neighbor. If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, why not head to Colrain for its annual Crafts of Colrain self-guided studio tour? Colrain is one of the county’s gems. Tucked in the hills, the town … 0

Deerfield man crashes into tree on Stillwater Road

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

DEERFIELD — A Deerfield man who suffered a coughing fit while driving lost control of his truck Wednesday afternoon and struck a tree on Stillwater Road. Deerfield Police Chief John Paciorek Jr. said the driver, Francis Redmond of Deerfield, hit the tree at about 25 miles per hour … 0

Kulik keeps seat in 1st Franklin District

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Although results from the 1st Franklin District’s largest town and several others were not in by press time, it appeared that Rep. Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington, had won easy re-election to a 12th term, defeating Republican challenger Dylan Korpita, … 0

Neighbors: Quabbin featured in new book and 2015 calendar

Monday, November 3, 2014

Hello neighbor. Our neighbor J.R. Greene of Athol has just released his 20th book about the Quabbin, “B.V. Brook’s Pre-Quabbin Art, Photos & Postcards,” complete with footnotes and illustrations. It is filled with former Greenwich resident Burt V. Brooks’ photographs, paintings and postcards of three of the Quabbin’s … 0

Letter: What’s going on

Sunday, November 2, 2014

If you really want to know your neighborhood and what is actually going on, just take the time each day and read the police logs, and court logs and you will have an eye-opening experience. Every day as you read these parts of the local Recorder, you will … 1

Mini vs. moose

Sunday, November 2, 2014

DEERFIELD — A small car struck a large animal Sunday night on Interstate 91 northbound. Neither fared well. “The moose is code four, the moose is not with us anymore, but the people are OK,” said State Trooper Scott Boutell, attached to the Shelburne Barracks. “The person was … 0

Where’s money coming from? Korpita and Kulik have very different funding sources

Friday, October 31, 2014

There’s no question: Political campaigns, even local ones, cost a lot of money. But a close look at differences in campaign contributions in even a largely rural legislative domain like the 1st Franklin District says a lot about money and contemporary state politics. The contest between 35-year-old Republican … 0