Greenfield

Claudine Veistroffer, co-owner with her husband Patrick Veistroffer of Cloa's Ark Animal Sanctuary on Factory Hollow Road in Greenfield feeds her goats pieces of apple in their pasture Wednesday August 26. The Veistroffer's landlord has asked them to leave by September 1, which they are appealing, seeking a six month extension. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

Seeking sanctuary: Cloa’s Ark looking for new home

Monday, August 31, 2015

GREENFIELD — A Factory Hollow couple say they’ve always called Cloa’s Ark Animal Sanctuary, which they own and run, “the land of permanent miracles,” and they could really use one right now. Patrick and Claudine Veistroffer said they thought when they moved to Factory Hollow a couple of years ago that they would be there for a while with their … 0

Neighbors: Things getting curiouser and curiouser in Sunderland

Monday, August 31, 2015

Hello neighbor. Things are about to get curiouser and curiouser in Sunderland. Mike’s Maze at Warner Farm will open its 2015 corn maze, “Alice in Sunderland,” on Sept. 12. Inspired by the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s book, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” the maze will commemorate everyone’s favorite Wonderland explorer throughout its eight … 0

Traffic stop leads to heroin arrest

Monday, August 31, 2015

GREENFIELD — A Warwick man faces a drug possession charge after he was arrested on multiple warrants early Monday morning. Justin Mason, 30, of 39 Pine St. in Warwick was arrested and charged with possession of a Class A drug after police stopped the vehicle he was traveling in as a passenger on Pierce Street around 1 a.m. Officer Jay Butynski wrote in … 0

Neighbors: Community says “goodbye” to longtime service agency head

Monday, August 24, 2015

Hello neighbor. On Wednesday, The United Arc will say “bon voyage” to its executive director of 39 years. Ed Porter has performed a variety of roles in the position since 1976, helping the agency expand and adapt to … 0

Rep. McGovern tours area’s agribusinesses

Monday, August 24, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Congressman Jim McGovern, flanked by a dozen federal and state agricultural officials, including representatives from UMass Extension Service and the Stockbridge School of Agriculture, rolled into Deerfield and Greenfield Monday as part of a two-day … 0

Letter: Unwarranted support

Monday, August 24, 2015

I was disheartened by your editorial support (Aug. 15) for Planned Parenthood. Their activity of selling baby parts for profit is evil. There is no good reason for tax money, or for that matter, any source of funds, to support their appallingly immoral work. I congratulate the Center … 1

Letter: About those big boxes ...

Monday, August 24, 2015

I take issue with The Recorder’s lead headline on Aug. 11: “Big Box proponents can send comments to court.” After reading the article carefully, it’s apparent that “all interested parties” can submit comments — opponents, too! Is The Recorder showing some bias here? I also question Mayor Martin’s … 0

Letter: Our power options

Monday, August 24, 2015

Bob Leach’s letter Aug. 17 was right on. To my knowledge about half of all nuclear plants in the U.S. are powered by Soviet warhead material which was bought from them as part of a weapon reduction treaty. Despite all the fear mongering that goes on about nuclear … 0

Just Try It: If you only do one stretch, do this one

Monday, August 24, 2015

“My number one thing that I push on absolutely everyone is basically a physically active lifestyle,” says personal trainer Noah Harrison. That’s the big picture, everyone’s advice. On top of that Harrison recommends stretching, and if he has … 0

Local scout makes Eagle ranking

Sunday, August 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — Seventeen-year-old John Maloney has been working toward a goal for more than a decade, and on Thursday he reached it. Maloney, who was born, raised and lives in Greenfield with his parents Martha and Mark and … 0

Rain didn’t dampen Free Harvest Supper

Sunday, August 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — The 11th annual Free Harvest Supper was a little smaller and a little wetter in its first year without founder Juanita Nelson, but volunteers called it a success. Evelyn Wulfkuhle, a part-owner of Hope and Olive … 0

Indoor Action Sports replacing its dome

Sunday, August 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — If you drive north on Bernardston Road or south on Interstate 91 from Bernardston, you might notice something’s missing in the landscape, but maybe you won’t quite be able to put your finger on it. Indoor Action Sports Development Center, located at 1385 Bernardston Road on … 0

Letter: The sounds of nature

Sunday, August 23, 2015

A large portion of the objection to the pipeline by now is the question of the noise created by it. We need to ask ourselves if there is truly silence anywhere in nature? We should be comparing the noise of the proposed pipeline to the ambient noise of … 1