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 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

Neighbors: Franklin County Fair’s Got Talent competition begins

Monday, August 10, 2015

Hello neighbor. It’s that time again — the search is on for Franklin County’s most talented. If you’d like to make it to Franklin County Fair’s Got Talent stage, you’ve got just a few more days to submit a link to the video or audio showing everyone your … 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