Leyden Glen Reservoir, Greenfield water supply, in Leyden. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz

Greenfield purchases Leyden land to help protect water supply

Thursday, November 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town will purchase more than 12 acres that border one of its water supplies in Leyden for $50,000. Greenfield Department of Public Works Director Donald Ouellette said the property sits primarily in Zones A and B of Leyden Glen Reservoir on Leyden Road just north of the glen in Leyden. “We don’t want any construction to happen … 0

Neighbors: Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving

Monday, November 23, 2015

Hello neighbor. As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, I’m hearing from friends and relatives who are stressed because so many of their guests have limited diets at this point — we all know someone who eats gluten-free, is a vegan or vegetarian, is lactose intolerant, or has some other dietary restriction. That’s OK! I think the best way to approach the holiday, which, by the … 0

Letter: I see courage

Friday, November 20, 2015

Ben Clarke’s My Turn article (“Our ungrateful generation,” Saturday, Nov. 14) in which he passes off my generation’s thirst for justice as entitlement and self-involvement was off-base and stale. Frankly, I am surprised that The Recorder published it because we have heard the argument so many times that it has become a cliché. Anyone can dismiss the younger generation as spoiled and superficial … 2

Seniors get a lift: Leyden offers new transportation service

Friday, September 18, 2015

LEYDEN — Leyden seniors without a means of transportation now have a front-door chauffeur service. The Council on Aging Chairperson Carol Johnson said providing a town demand-response transportation service has been an ongoing effort for the past year. … 0

Neighbors: Local photographer captures life at Heath Fair

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Hello neighbor. Some of you may know our supremely talented neighbor Matt Cavanaugh, a photojournalist and professional wedding and event photographer who lives in Greenfield with his wife Nicole and their two young sons. Matt spent three days … 0

Neighbors: Garlic and Arts Festival returns Sept. 26 and 27

Monday, September 14, 2015

Hello neighbor. When a group of North Quabbin neighbors, artists and farmers first conceived an idea for an event years ago, the North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival was born. It was simply meant to ignite the cultural … 0

Neighbors: All’s Fair in Franklin County this weekend

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Hello neighbor. THE FRANKLIN COUNTY FAIR HAS BEGUN and with it, lots of fun. There will be lots of fair food — Yum! — rides, games and entertainment. You’ll see plenty of apple pies this year because the fair will continue its long-standing tradition of holding an apple … 0

Letter: Pipeline insurance

Friday, September 4, 2015

I have been wondering who is crazy enough to insure the Kinder Morgan pipeline against the unfortunate mishaps we envision for it? This is not Hurricane Katrina or even the BP oil spill. Unfortunate events with the pipeline cannot be called “unforeseen.” Angry local populations of world-class concerned … 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 … 0

Leyden man arrested on drug and alcohol charges

Friday, September 4, 2015

GREENFIELD — A 19-year-old Leyden man was arrested on several drug and alcohol-related charges after he was parked near the Green River Swimming and Recreation Area late at night. According to court documents, police received a report around 2 a.m. Tuesday of a suspicious vehicle entering the parking … 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 … 0

Wildcat O'Halloran: Mind, body and soul

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

He’s a “cool cat” who likes drinking with the Harp Girls, worships the ground she walks on all while she walks all over him and recently went on a midnight service call that didn’t exactly turn out as … 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, … 0