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Recorder columnists spend day doing what they love

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

On Tuesday, as snow fell on Franklin County at nowhere near the rate expected when everything was canceled and a statewide snow day declared, most of The Recorder’s local columnists were doing what they love most. One used the storm as an excuse to spend his time on social media, consuming all of the news he could . Another spent the day searching for recipes and cooking, while yet another … 0

County braces for nor’easter

Monday, January 26, 2015

Katie Boudreau of South Deerfield wasn’t taking any chances on Monday. She said if the nor’easter forecast to envelop the county today hit as hard as predicted, she wasn’t going to be without water, milk, bread and enough canned food to get her through. “It’s New England, we gotta expect this,” she said, … 0

WMECO calls in crews to help respond to potential power outages

Monday, January 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — Western Mass. Electric Co. has called in extra crews from out of state to assist in case of outages caused by the ongoing blizzard. Those will include workers from WMECO parent company Northeast Utilities, as well as crews from other utility companies and independent contractors. Spokeswoman Priscilla Ress said the company doesn’t expect last year’s closure of its Greenfield service center … 0

Neighbors: Kind acts don’t go unnoticed

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Hello, neighbor. I thought I’d share a story about another one of our neighbors putting a smile on someone’s face. Julie, who lives on Wildwood Avenue in Greenfield, said she woke up the other morning to a box … 0

Greenfield man arrested in connection with Deerfield burglaries

Thursday, December 11, 2014

DEERFIELD — A Greenfield man is facing a slew of burglary and drug charges after pawn shop records, GPS technology and a set of silver spoons led to his arrest Wednesday night. Adam C. Yukl, 20, of 7 … 0

Tech picks principal for supt.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

MONTAGUE — In something of a surprise to some on the committee, particularly those who were not present, the Franklin Technical School District Committee voted to promote the school’s principal and assistant superintendent to the top job come … 0

Deerfield Energy Committee presents models for landfill solar array

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

DEERFIELD — What could a solar farm on Deerfield’s former landfill look like? A series of proposals submitted to the Energy Resources Committee by interested developers over the past year has provided the town with a view of … 0

Survey finds too little affordable housing in Franklin County, especially for poorest residents

Monday, December 8, 2014

Since her husband died a year and a half ago, “Marion,” as we’ll call her, has been struggling with how to afford to keep living in their seven-room home in northern Franklin County. Rather than use her savings … 0

Expert: Rural communities need extra help providing affordable homes

Monday, December 8, 2014

With what she called “fairly significant low- and moderate-income” populations and a steadily increasing over-65 population — along with an older stock of overwhelmingly single-family homes — rural communities like those in Franklin County need help in providing affordable housing, a consultant has told regional planners. The quasi-governmental … 0

Deerfield voters OK new police cruiser

Monday, December 8, 2014

DEERFIELD — Deerfield’s Police Department will receive a much-needed new cruiser after voters approved the $42,500 purchase during a special town meeting Monday night. The cruiser was originally a capital item on the warrant for the annual town meeting in April, but was postponed until the fall special … 0

Neighbors: Santa to call kids on Dec. 22

Monday, December 8, 2014

Hello neighbor. We are quickly approaching the holidays and that means children will once again this year have the opportunity to receive a call from Santa. The Scottish Rite Masons in the Valley of Greenfield will be making “Telephone Calls from Santa Claus” on Dec. 22. Last year … 0

Family stories, winning recipes

Sunday, December 7, 2014

DEERFIELD — There’s a new reason Amy Stout of Montague put her late mother’s recipe for the dough that forms the base of her home-made apricot Danish on the first page of her personal cookbook. On Saturday, it … 0

Deerfield looks to grant for school roof

Friday, December 5, 2014

DEERFIELD — With the Deerfield Elementary School’s roof nearing the end of its 25-year life cycle, the town will face a $2.5 million project to replace it within the next few years, but a grant available through the Massachusetts School Building Authority could absorb more than half of … 0