MICKY BEDELL A utility company upgrades the wiring for electricity on a hub on Deerfield St. in Greenfield.

On the high wire: Major utility line project underway in the region

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Even as work crews begin wrapping up a 2.8-mile stretch of an Eversource transmission line in Greenfield, Montague and Deerfield, replacing lattice poles with double-circuit monopoles, the utility has begun other major line work around the region and is gearing up for still more projects to improve reliability of the electric grid. And the utility, formerly known as Northeast Utilities, … 0

Deerfield, SCEMS discuss second housing option; Whately not pleased

Thursday, October 8, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A second possible home for the three-town South County ambulance service has emerged — much to the surprise of Whately. Deerfield’s Board of Selectmen met Wednesday night with members of South County EMS Board of Oversight to discuss a second option for the ambulance base, but opted to conduct the … 1

Neighbors: Lots going on in the county, so enjoy!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Hello neighbor. There is way too much to tell you about today, so I’m just going to get right to it. Have a great weekend and enjoy the vibrant fall colors, because they’ll be gone sooner than you think. I will check in next week with Franklin County’s precipitation prognosticator Farrah Pomeroy to see what her predictions are for winter. Here’s hoping ...! … 0

Neighbors: Local organization head raises money for hungry

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Hello neighbor. On Sept. 27, Andrew Morehouse, the executive editor of The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, pedalled 100 miles through Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire to help end hunger in western Massachusetts. The food bank’s 5th annual Will Bike 4 Food charity cycling event raised more than … 1

Deerfield townwide tag sale won’t take ‘no’ for an answer

Thursday, October 1, 2015

DEERFIELD — Though the town of Deerfield announced last month that it would not be organizing its annual Town Tag Sale Day this year, the event seems be springing up of its own accord on Saturday anyway. In the past, the event has been formally organized by volunteers … 1

Letter: Behind these ‘taxpayers’

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

One of the things I like about The Recorder is the paper’s willingness to publish a variety of views on the editorial page. So I don’t object to the publication of the column “Solyndra lessons ignored” by David Williams, president of the Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA). That column … 4

Frontier 10th-grade MCAS scores improve

Monday, September 28, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — After a dip in 2014, Frontier Regional High School’s scores in all three areas of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System test were higher overall this year. According to recent data released by the state, the number of students who scored advanced or proficient for the … 0

Neighbors: Great River Challenge to be held Sunday

Monday, September 28, 2015

Hello neighbor. The Great River Challenge Off-Road Triathlon will be held in Northfield on Sunday. Paddle, run trails and mountain bike. Doesn’t that sound like fun — and a lot of hard work? The triathlon was created to foster greater awareness of the upper Pioneer Valley and what … 0

East Deerfield 6MW solar farm hearing extended

Monday, September 28, 2015

DEERFIELD — Deerfield’s Conservation Commission has voted to continue a public hearing to review the site plan for a proposed 6-megawatt solar farm near the East Deerfield Quarry until Oct. 22. The board decided during a joint meeting … 0

Letter: The Obama mess

Sunday, September 27, 2015

I just saw our paper tiger president say he was going to confront Russia for going into Syria. I thought Americans in this country were smart, but as each day goes by, I don’t think so. For instance, after “What Difference Does It Make” has left the office … 1

Driver uninjured after I-91 rollover

Friday, September 25, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The driver of an SUV walked away uninjured after his vehicle rolled over off the side of Interstate 91 Friday evening. State police said the crash, which happened just before 6:45 p.m., was still under … 0

Tilton Library expansion enters design phase

Friday, September 25, 2015

DEERFIELD — Deerfield’s Tilton Library plans to expand to make more room for community events and, of course, books. Library Director Sara Woodbury said the library’s Space Needs Committee has recently completed a study of how the library … 0

Occupants escape uninjured after car hits cow

Friday, September 25, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A vehicle was totaled but the driver and two occupants escaped injury after hitting a cow on Route 116. According to Deerfield Police Officer Adam Sokoloski, the accident occurred just before 11 p.m. Thursday when the driver, westbound on Route 116 near the state highway … 0