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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

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

Drunken driving charge for Deerfield man riding motorized bicycle

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

DEERFIELD — A motorized bicycle carried its rider to renewed legal trouble over the weekend. Lee E. Comstock, 29, of 27 Mountain Road, Deerfield, faces charges of operating under the influence of liquor with a license suspended for drunken driving, operating under the influence of liquor as a … 0

Deerfield rollover crash nets charges for driver

Sunday, August 16, 2015

DEERFIELD — A 2000 Ford Explorer sport utility vehicle went off-road upside down early Sunday morning in Deerfield, bringing charges for the driver. Deerfield Police Sgt. Michael Krusiewski said the operator, Joseph A. Pelletier, 19, of 32 Temple Ave., Greenfield, was driving too fast when he took the … 0

“This home will be worthless to me” Deerfield residents requests taxes back due to pipeline proximity

Friday, August 14, 2015

DEERFIELD — In May 2014, Heather Reloj of Deerfield and her family moved into a white Victorian-style home on Lower Road in Deerfield. It was her dream home; one she’d spent two years searching for from California. She … 0

Neighbors: Our neighbors are in our thoughts

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Hello neighbor. I told you a nice story the other day about a neighbor who was admitted to Baystate Franklin Medical Center with a respiratory infection, who ended up being diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. I’m sorry to … 0

South Deerfield crash sends one to hospital

Thursday, August 13, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A two-vehicle crash at Mill Village Road and Routes 5 and 10 sent one driver to the hospital with minor injuries Thursday afternoon. The accident happened around 2:20 when, police said, the driver of a … 0