Neighbors: Local organization head raises money for hungry

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Hello neighbor. On Sept. 27, Andrew Morehouse, the executive editor of The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, pedalled 100 miles through Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire to help end hunger in western Massachusetts. The food bank’s 5th annual Will Bike 4 Food charity cycling event raised more than $100,000, with Andrew raising $6,160 of that amount. He said 280 riders of all ages participated — some biked 10 miles, some … 1

Pioneer students score high in all MCAS categories

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

NORTHFIELD — The MCAS results are in and Pioneer Valley Regional School’s 10th-grade students ranked well above the state average in English, science and math proficiency. Passing the state-administered Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System is a graduation requirement. The 2015 scores are listed below. Percentage of Pioneer sophomores who scored proficient or advanced: ∎ Math: … 0

Driver sent to hospital after Northfield rollover

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

NORTHFIELD — A witness on Route 10 saw a sport utility vehicle cross into the highway’s oncoming lane Tuesday night, then the lights disappeared, said Northfield Fire Chief Floyd “Skip” Dunnell III. Dunnell said it was lucky the witness turned back, because the Toyota RAV4 was far enough over the embankment it wouldn’t … 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

State nixes aggregate power plan

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — State regulators have denied plans by 35 area communities, including 11 in Franklin County, to buy cheaper electricity through a collective. The state Department of Public Utilities cited failures of cities and towns to properly inform residents of the plans, evidence of false and misleading statements … 1

Letter: Poor dog

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

I am writing in response to the two recent articles in the Recorder concerning the “nuisance” dog in Greenfield. This poor animal doesn’t stand a chance with an owner who cares so little for his dog that he can’t abide by a couple of simple rules. It doesn’t … 0

Pioneer falls short in its budget: New supt. finds $477,487 gap

Monday, September 14, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Pioneer Valley Regional School District will spend the first few months of the new school year addressing an unexpected $477,487 budget shortfall. Pioneer Superintendent Ruth Miller, entering her first school year in the job, discovered the … 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

Pioneer district focuses on new technology to benefit students, staff, community

Monday, September 14, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Welcome to the digital age. Cell phones, computers and tablets are just some of the electronic devices people use every day, whether it’s streaming videos at home or writing a memo for work. It seems that … 0

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. asserts right to survey public land

Sunday, September 13, 2015

NORTHFIELD — James Messenger, a Boston attorney representing the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., has sent a letter to Northfield’s Selectboard and town lawyer contesting the town’s ban against the company surveying public land. On March 9, in a letter addressed to the TGP, the Selectboard banned surveying activities … 1

Letter: Something stinks

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Kinder Morgan spokesman Richard Wheatley has been reported as saying that there would be no emissions at NED compressor stations, other than an occasional release of methane. This is absolutely untrue — for several reasons. First, compressor station turbines, such as those planned for Northfield, would burn about … 3

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

Student restaurant opens at Tech School for school year

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The Franklin County Technical School’s Apprentice Restaurant opens to the public Sept. 22. The restaurant is open for lunch only, Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The menu is posted online daily at Students and staff in the culinary arts program … 0