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Letter: Neighbors unite

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

We neighbors in the mapped Incineration Zone on Lower Road are looking closely at proceedings here as Incineration Lines continue in Kinder Morgan filed maps with FERC, from the East Deerfield Railyard, across by Woolman Hill under Routes 5 and 10, via privately owned fields owned by neighbors, crossing over lush yards and streams, and boring a BIG hole under the Deerfield River, up to Lower Road under I-91, under … 0

Deerfield Planning Board hearing moved to Aug. 17

Monday, August 3, 2015

DEERFIELD — A public hearing to review the site plan for a proposed 6-megawatt solar farm on 18 acres of land near the East Deerfield quarry has been continued until Aug. 17 after the town Planning Board was unable to make quorum Monday night. The hearing will be held in Town Hall that night at 7 p.m. The board was also set to … 0

Neighbors: Dick Henry receives highest Moose honor

Monday, August 3, 2015

Hello neighbor. I’d like to congratulate Richard “Dick” Henry of Greenfield, a member of Greenfield Lodge No. 997 Loyal Order of Moose, who has received the Pilgrim Degree of Merit, which is the highest honor bestowed a member. The degree, currently held by very few throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Bermuda, is the order’s ultimate reward for exceptional devotion to … 0

Letter: A true disservice

Thursday, July 30, 2015

I am writing in response to The Recorder’s article by Aviva Luttrell on July 23 regarding the possible eviction of the Mohawk Ramblers Motorcycle Club located in Montague Plains. A couple of years ago, I was invited to attend the 50th birthday of one of its members. Not … 0

WiredWest awaits state approval of business plan

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI) has not yet evaluated WiredWest’s business plan but is preparing to, according to MBI Director Eric Nakajima. The issue came up last week in Colrain, when selectmen and Crocker Communications sales director Bill Stathis discussed whether WiredWest’s minimum broadband service fee, $49 per … 1

It takes a village to raise a playground

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — They say it takes a village to raise a child, but Deerfield Elementary School’s Parent-Teacher Organization hopes its own village will turn out for a weekend in August to help raise something else for those … 0

South County Notebook

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Opportunities to submit comments on pipeline DEERFIELD — Deerfield residents who want to make their concerns about Kinder Morgan’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline project will have until August 31 to submit them to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. FERC is currently going through a scoping … 0

Back-to-school-supply drive kicks off with garden party

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

DEERFIELD — United Way is looking for backpacks. “If you remember high school or middle school, to go in with a new pack and not some old ratty one, it makes a difference,” said Linda Stacy, president and … 0

Memorial bike ride for Deerfield man today

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

DEERFIELD — A local bicycle safety advocacy group plans to spend part of its monthly meeting today riding down to the section of routes 5 and 10 where a cyclist was struck and killed by a motorist last … 0

Deerfield book shop closes doors

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — After two decades of finding new homes for old books, Meetinghouse Books in South Deerfield has closed. Owner Judith Tingely said she and her husband Ken decided to close the North Main Street bookstore for personal reasons, including a desire to be closer than a … 1

Storm topples trees in Deerfield

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

DEERFIELD — The sudden storm that moved through the area Tuesday afternoon left little more than rapidly evaporating puddles in some towns, but tore down trees elsewhere. Police closed a section of Lower Road in Deerfield, where massive … 0

Neighbors: Visit your local farmers market

Monday, July 27, 2015

Hello neighbor. Farmers markets are going strong throughout the county this summer. I’m not going to mention any in particular, because most of you know where they are, especially if you’ve got one in your town. What I want to talk about today is why you should visit … 0

Bar-Way Farm granted methane digester permit

Sunday, July 26, 2015

DEERFIELD — After almost seven years, the Bar-Way Farm has finally been granted a permit from the state Department of Environmental Protection to install and operate a methane digester that will turn the organic waste the farm produces into compost, heat and electricity. The system, designed by CHFour … 0