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Roger Daly, Pastor of the South Deerfield Congregational Church. Recorder/Paul Franz

Faith Matters: The challenge and the life

Friday, September 4, 2015

(Editor’s note: The following is a submission to The Recorder’s weekly column titled “Faith Matters.” Each Saturday, a different faith leader in Franklin County offers a personal religious perspective in this space. An accompanying sidebar offers a brief description of his or her place of worship. For information on becoming part of this series, email religion@recorder.com or call 413-772-0261, ext. … 0

Town Meetings, Sept. 7 to 12

Friday, September 4, 2015

Ashfield Board of Assessors: Tuesday 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Finance Committee: Tuesday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Selectboard: Tuesday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Special town meeting: Tuesday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Conservation Commission: Wednesday 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Special election: Thursday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Town Hall. Bernardston Website Content Committee: Tuesday 10 a.m. in Town Hall. … 0

Neighbors: Be aware of childhood cancer and do something, if you can

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Hello neighbor. It’s every parent’s worst nightmare, and it became reality for our neighbors Jeffrey and Bobbi Hampton of Greenfield, who lost their beautiful daughter Ally to childhood cancer in 2014. Alexandria “Ally” Katlyn Hampton was 20 when she died in May of last year, succumbing to the terrible disease that no one … 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

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