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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

Sunderland woman faces drug, alcohol, assault charges

Monday, August 10, 2015

DEERFIELD — A Sunderland woman faces drug, alcohol and assault charges after a traffic stop in Deerfield Saturday night. Kathryn Burek, 18, of 34 River Road in Sunderland, pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Monday to charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, possessing liquor under the age of … 0

Anti-pipeliners eyes turn to Otis: Taking of state-protected land could set precedent

Friday, August 7, 2015

A state House bill to carve 15 acres of state forest land in Berkshire County for a 13-mile Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. project is raising eyebrows — and voices — among opponents of the company’s larger Northeast Energy Direct pipeline that would cut across Franklin County. The proposed … 0

County’s young professionals plan 2nd meeting Sept. 16

Friday, August 7, 2015

GREENFIELD — Across the county, calls for volunteers to join town boards and committees or to serve on the executive boards of various nonprofit organizations have become a common occurrence. As the boards’ current memberships retire or step … 0

Deerfield Selectmen to hold comment session on pipeline

Friday, August 7, 2015

DEERFIELD — Deerfield’s Board of Selectmen will hold a public comment session Wednesday where residents will be able to give their input on two documents the town is crafting about their concerns surrounding Kinder Morgan’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline project. The documents will be submitted … 0

Letter: Going vegetarian

Friday, August 7, 2015

The inclining obesity rates in all ages today is alarming and overwhelming. The pollution gets worse by the year. Factory farming and the big corporations running them should be taking responsibility for these epidemics that are rising in our country. You can make a difference to not only … 0

Fruitful labor: Orchards expect apple bumper crop this year

Thursday, August 6, 2015

DEERFIELD — This year’s apple-picking season is shaping up to be a serious haul for the area’s fruit growers, with prime weather conditions and a successful pollination putting plenty of apple pies and streams of hard cider on … 0

Neighbors: Manhattan Dolls coming to Athol

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Hello neighbor. If you’d like to hop aboard the “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” head to the Athol High School auditorium Aug. 16 from 2 to 4 p.m., when the New York City-based Manhattan Dolls, who perform in the style of the Andrews Sisters, will bring the memorable music of … 0

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, … 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 … 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 … 0