Northfield

Organ concert on Friday at the Northfield Unitarian Church. Recorder/Paul Franz

In search of a great set of pipes: Organ enthusiasts tour western Massachusetts

Friday, July 3, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Drivers passing by the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church on Friday probably wondered why two green charter buses were parked out front. Every year, members of the Organ Historical Society travel to a city touring sites of historic organs and Northfield was one of the many stops as the group celebrated its 60th annual convention touring throughout Pioneer … 0

Northfield rejects meeting with Kinder Morgan prior to scoping session

Friday, July 3, 2015

NORTHFIELD — During this week’s Selectboard meeting, attendees were asked, using a show of hands, who prefers to have a one-on-one meeting — called an open house — with Kinder Morgan pipeline representatives. A similar meeting was held In February at Greenfield Community College. Spokespeople from the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. answered questions from locals, regarding the proposed 300-mile pipeline route that would … 1

Northfield residents certain of danger with gas pipeline

Thursday, July 2, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Gulf Road resident Judy Wolter isn’t afraid to voice her opinion and can frequently be found holding hand-painted signs at the edge of Jere S. Nelson’s property line — where a proposed natural gas pipeline and compressor station might go. “No pipeline station or compressor on Gulf Road,” it reads. “I … 0

Wheelchair-friendly trail nears funding goal

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust’s accessible trail for all ages and abilities, has almost reached the fundraising goal of $340,000 and will soon start construction. The half-mile loop will lead hikers along a path of various … 0

Neighbors: Donations for homeless kids starting to roll in

Monday, June 22, 2015

Hello neighbor. Our neighbors Dean and Kim Scudder of Conway are sending one of the homeless children living in a Greenfield hotel or shelter to camp this summer. It’s the first response I’ve heard about since I told … 0

Northfield residents discuss options regarding pipeline, compressor station

Friday, June 19, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Hoping to strengthen their hand against a natural gas pipeline compressor station planned for their neighborhood, residents of the Gulf Road area have turned to the Pipeline Awareness Network. About 20 residents met this week with … 0

Weekly Town Meeting List, June 22 to 27

Friday, June 19, 2015

Ashfield Conservation Commission: Wednesday 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Bernardston Planning Board: Monday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Finance Committee: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Board of Selectmen: Wednesday 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Buckland Conservation Commission: Monday 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Board of Selectmen: Tuesday … 0

Neighbors: Help a homeless child go to summer camp

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Hello neighbor. I spoke this week with Joe Manning, one of our neighbors living in Florence. He said he was in Loot in Turners Falls late last summer, rummaging through all of the antiques and treasures, when he came upon a box of old Associated Press photos. “There’s … 0

Northfield phones still under repair

Thursday, June 18, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Verizon repair crews spent part of Thursday trying to repair a damaged line that resulted in loss of service for more than a day for most residents with Verizon telephone land lines. According to spokesman Philip … 0

Northfield phone service disrupted

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Officials were reporting late Wednesday afternoon that the town’s land line phone service was interrupted for calls outside of Northfield, including 911. Service within town was reportedly working. Calls from outside the town had been experiencing … 0

In Franklin County, always something old, something new

Monday, June 15, 2015

Franklin County reminds me of the wedding rhyme: something old, something new … As I work my way around the county’s 26 towns on my summer journey to reacquaint myself with The Recorder’s readers, I found myself in the back shop of Pine Hill Orchards, standing in a … 0

Wicked sweet work ethic: Mass. sugarhouses’ record-breaking maple syrup season

Monday, June 15, 2015

CONWAY — Though the maple sugaring season got off to a late start this year, Massachusetts’s sugarhouses had a record-breaking season. Winton Pitcoff, the coordinator of the Massachusetts Maple Producers Association, said the successful season could be attributed … 0

Neighbors: Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum has two new additions

Monday, June 15, 2015

Hello neighbor. Residents and visitors were greeted recently with a big surprise in downtown Shelburne Falls as two trolleys rolled through town and up the hill to their new home at Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum. Until now, the … 0