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Letter: Written reminders

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Upon further reflection, I’ve concluded that The Recorder should endeavor to print the letters of Messrs. Gomez, Grant, Kempf, et al, on the same day whenever feasible. It would provide a powerful object lesson to those readers still in occasional contact with reality that people such as this do exist and that they vote based on their beliefs. JAMES MAIEWSKI Deerfield … 0

Letter: Nature connection

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

We have distanced ourselves from nature so much that some people don’t realize how important connecting with nature is. This is why I treasure my experience at Outward Bound Hurricane Island so much. Located in Newry, Maine, Hurricane Island is where you go on an backpacking and canoeing expedition with nine other people whom you do not know for a certain amount of … 0

Letter: Frontier early release

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

I am responding to your editorial about the recent changes to school scheduling at Frontier Regional School in Union 38. This editorial was published on Aug. 17. As a student who is affected by this change, I have mixed feelings about it. While I am pleased to have early let-outs on Fridays, and less class time wasted with substitute teachers, I’m concerned about … 0

Barway Farm aerial planting Wednesday prompts calls to police

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Police phone lines in South Deerfield lit up Wednesday afternoon with calls about a helicopter dropping something onto open fields in the Mill Village Road area. Peter Melnick, co-owner of Barway Farm on Mill Village Road, said he told police on Tuesday that he had … 0

Letter: Warren MIA on pipeline

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

I am so disillusioned. Where is Sen. Elizabeth Warren? She has been MIA, Missing In Action, on the New England Direct pipeline for a whole year! The last time she made a public statement against the pipeline was exactly a year ago. I have called and written her … 0

A Common cause: Businesses hope raffling off big bird statue could help repair electrical damage from squirrels

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The Daylily’s quest to rewire South Deerfield’s Town Common has reached about a fifth of its $5,000 goal, and the Sugarloaf Street gift shop is raffling off a giant metal bird sculpture to take the total even higher. The sculpture, created by Jessica Denehey of … 0

Neighbors: Community says “goodbye” to longtime service agency head

Monday, August 24, 2015

Hello neighbor. On Wednesday, The United Arc will say “bon voyage” to its executive director of 39 years. Ed Porter has performed a variety of roles in the position since 1976, helping the agency expand and adapt to … 0

Rep. McGovern tours area’s agribusinesses

Monday, August 24, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Congressman Jim McGovern, flanked by a dozen federal and state agricultural officials, including representatives from UMass Extension Service and the Stockbridge School of Agriculture, rolled into Deerfield and Greenfield Monday as part of a two-day … 0

Montague man charged with drunken driving on Mount Sugarloaf

Monday, August 24, 2015

DEERFIELD — A Montague man faces criminal charges after police say he drunkenly drove his vehicle up Mount Sugarloaf in South Deerfield. According to Sergeant Michael Krusiewski, the department received reports of a vehicle driving erratically up the mountain around 7:50 p.m. Saturday, from someone walking up the … 1

Review continues for Deerfield 6mW solar farm

Friday, August 21, 2015

DEERFIELD — The Planning Board 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 after the Conservation Commission has had a chance to … 0

Weekly Town Meetings

Friday, August 21, 2015

Ashfield Selectboard: Monday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Technology/Finance Committee/Selectboard: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Parks Commission: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Conservation Commission: Wednesday 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Planning Board: Wednesday 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Bernardston Veterans Agent: Monday 9 a.m. in Town … 0

South Deerfield woman apparent drowning victim

Thursday, August 20, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Police responded to an apparent drowning on Captain Lathrop Drive Thursday afternoon after a boy discovered a body at the bottom of his neighbor’s pool. According to a Deerfield police press release, at 3:32 p.m., … 0

The new chef at Champney’s at Deerfield Inn is loving country cooking

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Chef Ameer Whitmyer started work at Champney’s during one of the worst snowstorms of this year. He looks back on that dinner shift in February as the night he knew that his new place of employment — located … 1