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Yehudit Shadur's papercut work "The Book of Job" is on display as part of the Deerfield Art Bank's newest exhibit, Papercut Art. Submitted Photo/Deerfield Arts Bank.

Making the cut

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The word “papercut” usually conjures the image of a shallow gash on one’s finger and the remembrance of a brief moment of pain, but at the Deerfield Arts Bank, a new exhibit is attempting to dispel that notion. The South Deerfield art gallery and supply shop’s latest exhibit features the work of seven local artists who make art using paper as their medium — as opposed to the traditional practice of putting the medium on paper. Scissors are their brush, snipping and folding the pieces to create complex trees, flowers and scenes in much the same way that paper snowflakes are produced … 0

Letter: Handicapped access

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

On a recent outing to Greenfield Gardens Cinemas with my wheelchair-bound father, I was appalled to find out how poorly equipped the cinema is to provide equal access to handicapped customers, as mandated by the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. My father arrived in an electric wheelchair and we were first told he couldn’t see a movie there. But with the help of … 0

Recorder columnists spend day doing what they love

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

On Tuesday, as snow fell on Franklin County at nowhere near the rate expected when everything was canceled and a statewide snow day declared, most of The Recorder’s local columnists were doing what they love most. One used the storm as an excuse to spend his time on social media, consuming all of the news he could . Another spent the day searching … 0

Neighbors: Now’s the time to get your children involved in Shakespeare

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Hello, neighbor. Happy New Year! It’s finally here and the days are getting colder. But as I said the other day, it’s also a chance for a new beginning. Has your 7- to-18-year-old been thinking about some William Shakespeare? Well, now’s the time. Young Shakespeare Players East in … 0

Letter: ‘Serves with heart and soul’

Thursday, January 1, 2015

I just read Richie Davis’ Recorder news story of this year’s Franklin County Citizen of the Year. A lump in my throat. Gosh ... Marie Putala sees someone in need in our troubled world. She rescues whatever, whenever, whoever. Little things. Big things. GIANT things. Getting a crib … 0

Tech still working toward roof, other renovations

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Franklin County Technical School officials continue to eye the building’s aging roof. Authority to approve spending for the project, formerly thought to be in the hands of the spring annual town meetings of member towns, … 0

No snow? Ski areas have new options

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

HAWLEY — What do you do with 15.5 miles of scenic cross-country ski trails and no snow during a winter holiday week? Why not offer up those twisting, groomed trails to winter “fat biking?” That’s what Lloyd and … 0

Six months in, South County EMS recognized with innovation award

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

WHATELY — Whately, Deerfield and Sunderland have won the Massachusetts Municipal Association’s Kenneth E. Pickard Municipal Innovation Award for its role in the creation of South County Emergency Medical Service, a new regional ambulance service that went live July 1. According to a letter from the MMA, South … 0

FCAT names interim manager

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

DEERFIELD — Frontier Cable Access Television’s production lead, Lacey Arnold, has been selected to manage the local community television station while a replacement for former General Manager Douglas Finn is found. Finn left the position last month after four years with the organization to take a job as … 0

Neighbors: Have a happy and healthy New Year

Monday, December 29, 2014

Hello neighbor. We are on the cusp of a new year — another chance for us to get it right. I hope you had a wonderful 2014 and that 2015 is even better, but for those of you who suffered loss or some other type of misfortune this … 0

What Lies Beneath: Paleo-Indian artifacts to be displayed in Deerfield Town Hall

Sunday, December 28, 2014

DEERFIELD — Whizzing just past a large caribou’s snout, the crude spear struck a thin tree in the distance. With a snap, the tip separated from the wooden shaft. The beast leaped away, and the stone point landed softly in the snow, forgotten. This scene, and others like … 0

Deerfield tax bills issued

Friday, December 26, 2014

DEERFIELD — Deerfield residents can expect to receive the first half of their real estate and personal property tax bills any day now after minor delays in their preparation caused them to be mailed late, according to Treasurer and Collector Barbara Hancock. They will have until Jan. 28 … 0

Letter: The presidential field

Friday, December 26, 2014

I am a great admirer of both Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. Warren in particular has been an eloquent and effective critic of the financial services industry from her perch (soon to be lost, alas) as chair of the Senate Banking Committee. Yet I hope that neither of … 0