Deerfield

Where’s money coming from? Korpita and Kulik have very different funding sources

Friday, October 31, 2014

There’s no question: Political campaigns, even local ones, cost a lot of money. But a close look at differences in campaign contributions in even a largely rural legislative domain like the 1st Franklin District says a lot about money and contemporary state politics. The contest between 35-year-old Republican political newcomer Dylan Korpita, a former New York bond trader for Morgan Stanley, and 21-year Democratic incumbent Stephen Kulik, an established, 64-year-old … 0

Grant lands automatic CPR machine for South County EMS

Friday, October 31, 2014

DEERFIELD — Performing chest compressions is one of the most difficult, tiring and time-consuming parts of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, but for the medics of South County EMS that process just got a little bit easier. The regional ambulance service recently purchased two automatic chest compression machines, known as LUCAS 2 Chest Compression Systems, through … 0

Layer by layer, a historic tavern is being revealed

Friday, October 31, 2014

For Bill Flynt, Historic Deerfield’s lead architectural conservator, exploring one of Old Deerfield’s 18th century buildings is like stepping into a time machine. That’s the experience he aims to give the museum’s visitors, but many of the buildings have had multiple owners and restoring them to their original state takes a bit of … 0

Letter: The pipeline trail

Friday, October 17, 2014

In the Oct. 3 issue of The Recorder, both Chris Collins in his column, and the editorial, correctly questioned whether it just might be more than a coincidence that National Grid’s announcement of a 37 percent price increase for their electricity customers was related to Kinder Morgan’s Northeast … 0

Neighbors: Flash: Lobster pierogi make debut at Turners Falls Pumpkinfest

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hello, neighbor. Lots to tell you about today, so I’m going to get right to it. I’m heading to the Franklin County Pumpkinfest on Avenue A in Turners Falls with grandson Justin and his mommy (Suzanne) later on … 0

Frontier applies for grant to consolidate town services

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

DEERFIELD — The Frontier Regional and Union 38 School Districts have applied for a $43,500 grant to develop a plan for consolidating town services into unused school space. The decision to pursue the grant came out of a series of roundtable meetings between members of each town’s selectboards, … 0

Letter: Evidence exists

Monday, October 13, 2014

I hope that Mr. Kempf (and everyone else, for that matter) truly wants to understand the dire straights that unchecked climate change represents. By this specific question, it’s obvious that the writer is poorly served by whomever supplies him with information, but the first step in education is … 0

Local beekeeper’s Russian accent

Sunday, October 12, 2014

DEERFIELD — It was the early 1990s and America’s honey bees were under attack. Dan Conlon, owner of Warm Colors Apiary in Deerfield, watched as hive after hive of his fellow beekeeper’s stock succumbed to the Varroa destructor, … 0

Legislative candidate forums set for Tuesday, Saturday

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Voters in 16 Franklin County towns will get a chance in the coming week to hear legislative candidates in the Nov. 4 election. And just as those local races have been few and far between in this election, so will the upcoming forums be the single chance to … 0

Spears, slings and sticks fly at Stone Age Skills day

Sunday, October 12, 2014

DEERFIELD — “I think I killed the coyote!” shouted 13-year-old Keegan LeBeau, pointing excitedly at the arrow that had sunk itself into the foam canine about 30 feet away. Next to him, his brother Ethan buried his own … 0

South County Notebook

Friday, October 10, 2014

Voter registration set for Wednesday DEERFIELD — On Nov. 4 for the state election, polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. in the Town Offices, 8 Conway St. in South Deerfield. The last day to register to vote is Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 8 … 0

Deerfield Highway Garage deal not yet done

Friday, October 10, 2014

DEERFIELD — Though the Highway Department officially moved into its new $5.9 million facility on Jewett Avenue last spring, the town won’t take full ownership of the building until the developers fix a number of minor issues and design flaws that have arisen. Carolyn Shores Ness, the Board … 0

Letter: Observing conflict

Friday, October 10, 2014

Sometimes worthy causes come into conflict. An example of that is the question of removing the Wiley-Russell dam on the Green River north of Meridian Street. On the one side we have historical preservation; on the other, restoring the Green River to its natural state. The preservationists argue … 0