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Letter: The pipeline question

Friday, August 28, 2015

Lately, I have heard constant discussions regarding the proposed natural gas pipeline. Everyone is talking about it. Posters that say “Stop the Pipeline” have adorned lawns all over Massachusetts and petitions are constantly being handed to me, asking to be signed. My question is why is a pipeline something we would even consider putting in our communities in the first place? I looked into this question by following The Recorder … 1

Letter: Vital override

Friday, August 28, 2015

I am writing to respond to the article “Budget veto override means funding for homeless youth” in the Aug 22 paper. As more unpleasant news pops up in the paper every day, and funding for almost every public service seems to be dwindling, I was pleasantly surprised reading this article. It was heartwarming to read that so many people understood the importance of … 0

The past in pastel: Buckland artist focus of PVMA exhibit

Friday, August 28, 2015

DEERFIELD — A new exhibit at Memorial Hall Museum in Old Deerfield will feature five rarely displayed paintings by Robert Strong Woodward, a painter who lived in Buckland. The paintings are all privately owned and depict scenes from Buckland, where Woodward lived between 1910 and 1957. The exhibit is being organized by the … 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

Neighbors: Remember the power your words have and use them wisely

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Hello neighbor. I have lots to tell you about today. Before I go into what’s happening in the county, I’d like to tell you about an unsigned note I received from one of you fine folks, and then … 0

No tax refund for home on pipeline path

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

DEERFIELD — Citing the effects the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline may have on the value of her Lower Road home, Heather Reloj of Deerfield has requested that the taxes she paid on it last year be returned to … 0

The sign may stay: State law protects Pasiecnik Farm Stand roadside advertising

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

DEERFIELD — It appears a sign advertising James Pasiecnik’s Whately farmstand on Route 116 won’t be taken down any time soon, despite hundreds of walk-in complaints and a stack of written complaints calling — mostly from the same … 0

Firefighter involved in crash at station

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The South Deerfield Fire Department didn’t have to go far to respond to a motor vehicle accident Wednesday evening after a volunteer firefighter failed to stop for a red light at the intersection in front … 0

Letter: Volunteering in Nicaragua

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

I recently returned from a volunteer trip to the beautiful, developing country of Nicaragua, with several classmates from Frontier Regional High School. While there we helped to build walls on a learning center in a small village called Pantanal. I volunteered with a nonprofit organization called Amped for … 0