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Letter: Pipeline alternative

Sunday, November 29, 2015

If Kinder Morgan, also known as the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., has billions of dollars to throw away, here might be a solution to their problem. Instead of building a multibillion-dollar pipeline and totally disrupting thousands of acres of private and protected conservation lands, not to mention acres and acres of farmlands where farmers work so hard to eke out a meager living, there is a way for Kinder Morgan … 0

Faith Matters: Where is hope?

Friday, November 27, 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 … 0

Santa arrives at Yankee Candle today

Friday, November 27, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Yankee Candle Co. is having its traditional Christmas shopping season kickoff this weekend at its flagship store on Routes 5 and 10. Santa will arrival by helicopter at 25 Greenfield Road today at 10 a.m. The international seller of candles will kick off the holiday season, predicting about 2,000 people … 0

Deerfield school roof project enters design phase

Friday, October 23, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Deerfield Elementary School could have a new roof as soon as August, a consultant told the Board of Selectmen this week. Alicia Toney of Pinck and Co., a planning, design and construction consulting firm based in Springfield and Boston, laid out a time line for … 0

Food plan aims to grow economy, community

Thursday, October 22, 2015

A Massachusetts Local Food Action plan being released today calls for the state to take steps to beef up agriculture and food production as a way to not only enhance the local food supply, but also to improve … 0

Deerfield joins pipeline coalition

Thursday, October 22, 2015

DEERFIELD — Deerfield is latest town to join the newly formed Municipal Coalition Against The Pipeline. The coalition, composed of the Boards of Selectmen of towns affected by the proposed Northeast Energy Direct project, plans to focus on fighting and preventing the construction of the pipeline, as opposed … 0

Neighbors: Greenfield library’s got some bargains this weekend

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Hello neighbor. It has been a really busy week for me, so I’m going to get right to it. Have a great weekend! FRIENDS OF GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY will hold its October Book Sale on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will be an abundance of … 0

Police: I-91 accident driver declines tests, admits drunkenness

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A Vermont man faces drunken driving and other charges after allegedly leaving the scene of a minor accident around 4:40 p.m. Monday on Interstate 91. When questioned about his drinking, the man allegedly told police he had started at 10 a.m., hadn’t stopped, and had … 0

Adopt-A-Family seeks sponsors and volunteers

Monday, October 19, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — This holiday season, Adopt-A-Family of Franklin County will provide gifts and food to 200 local families in need. But with more and more people needing assistance, the entirely volunteer-run program is seeking help, including sponsors, donations of food and money, and volunteers. The nearly 40-year-old … 0

Neighbors: Human Error’s Greenfield Word Fest no mistake

Monday, October 19, 2015

Hello neighbor. Human Error Publishing will present its sixth Greenfield Annual Word Festival starting today and running through Sunday — six days of WORDS in downtown Greenfield. Awesome! Along with authors and poets reading their works all week, there will be an ongoing book fair. The Arts Block … 0

‘Clean Sweep’ waste collection day Saturday

Monday, October 19, 2015

Been wanting to get rid that bulky trash not normally accepted at your trash transfer station? The Franklin County Solid Waste District is holding its fall “Clean Sweep” bulky waste collection on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to noon. The three drop-off sites are: the Buckland Recreation … 0

Florida man faces DUI after cutting off cruiser

Monday, October 19, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A Florida man faces drunken driving charges after allegedly cutting off a Deerfield police cruiser and nearly causing it to crash. Officer Garrett Danna was patrolling southbound on Routes 5 and 10 around 8 p.m. Friday when a black Ford Focus with New Jersey plates … 0

Brief blackout hits nearly half of Deerfield, part of Conway

Sunday, October 18, 2015

DEERFIELD — An afternoon outage knocked out power to nearly half the town and a portion of Conway. The outage started at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday, affecting about 1,200 Eversource customers in the two towns. According to Eversource spokesman Jack Arsego, power had been restored to about half … 1