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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

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

Interstate 91 rollover still under investigation

Thursday, August 13, 2015

DEERFIELD — Police continue to investigate a two-car crash that seriously injured two drivers on Interstate 91 in Deerfield. Police said the accident happened shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday, when a 2008 Volkswagen hatchback driven by a 23-year-old man from Vernon, Conn., crossed abruptly into the right lane … 1

Deerfield residents lay out pipeline concerns

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

DEERFIELD — Deerfield residents got another chance to publicly voice their concerns about the proposed Northeast Energy Direct gas pipeline project Wednesday night. The safety of town’s drinking water, the proximity of the pipeline to homes, a quarry, an active railyard and power lines topped the list. The … 0

New school year, new schedule at Frontier

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The first day of school is a little more than two weeks away for students at the Frontier Regional School District and Union 38, and this year they’ll notice some changes to their usual schedule. Students will be released an hour and a half early … 0

Letter: Downhill since Obama

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

It has been several weeks since my last letter and the cartoons about Republicans just keep showing up on the editorial page of your paper. Since Obama took office we have a bad case of “Lazeria” and lawlessness. Now there are two main drivers of “Lazeria” and they … 0

Neighbors: Franklin County Fair’s Got Talent competition begins

Monday, August 10, 2015

Hello neighbor. It’s that time again — the search is on for Franklin County’s most talented. If you’d like to make it to Franklin County Fair’s Got Talent stage, you’ve got just a few more days to submit a link to the video or audio showing everyone your … 0