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Modular administrative buildings at Pioneer Valley Regional School. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

Mold forces move for Pioneer admin. offices

Thursday, November 26, 2015

NORTHFIELD — In January the employees in Pioneer Valley Regional School District’s central office will move to a downtown Northfield space under an 18-month lease due to a significant amount of mold found in the basement during an air-quality study. “My employees have been going to the doctors and have been sick,” Superintendent Ruth Miller said. “I thought we needed … 0

Actress Susan Sarandon supports work of local land conservation and energy organizations

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Earlier this week, activist and actress Susan Sarandon released a statement opposing the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s Co.’s Northeast Energy Direct project to transport gas through eight Franklin County towns on its way from Pennsylvania to Dracut, north of Lowell. Leigh Youngblood, executive director of Mount Grace Land Trust, said in … 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: She’ll address racism

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Watching the recent televised mayoral debates, I was pleased to see Patty Morey Walker ask Bill Martin an important question relating to the shifting racial demographics in Greenfield. Acknowledging that many people of color have expressed feeling marginalized in this community, she asked Martin how he uses his … 0

Protesters ‘die-in’ against pipeline, hundreds come out for dueling info meetings in Northfield

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

NORTHFIELD — The banner read, “Kinder Morgan — a dying business.” On Thursday night at Northfield Elementary School’s dueling pipeline information sessions, approximately 40 people laid down on the gymnasium floor and enacted silent and peaceful death representing … 7

Airing compressor concerns

Sunday, October 25, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Speaking Sunday at the invitation of Northfield Pipeline Awareness, an advocacy group, Dr. Curtis Nordgaard told residents some of what comes out of pipeline compressor stations is known and bad, but how far those harmful levels travel is difficult to pin down. A proposed compressor station … 1

New owner for Northfield market

Friday, October 23, 2015

NORTHFIELD — In the next 30 to 45 days, the Main Street building that houses the Northfield Foodmart, Rooster’s Bistro and eight apartments will have a new owner. “I’m 65 and decided I didn’t want to do it anymore,” said the building’s owner William Barnes. Barnes’ father purchased … 0

Pipeline co., opposition hold dueling forums

Friday, October 23, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Wednesday night the Selectboard will host an information session at the same time pipeline company Kinder Morgan is slated to host its own information meeting in the same building. “Kinder Morgan had their proposal and the Municipal Coalition Against the Pipeline thought it was a good … 2

Toast of the town

Thursday, October 22, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Ever had a wine made from cucumbers? How about crab apples, or elderberries? Limes? If not, you’ll get the chance to give it a shot — or a couple shots, if you prefer — when Paul … 0

Food plan aims to grow economy, community

Thursday, October 22, 2015

A Massachusetts Local Food Action plan being released today calls for the state to take steps to beef up agriculture and food production as a way to not only enhance the local food supply, but also to improve … 0

Neighbors: Greenfield library’s got some bargains this weekend

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Hello neighbor. It has been a really busy week for me, so I’m going to get right to it. Have a great weekend! FRIENDS OF GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY will hold its October Book Sale on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will be an abundance of … 0

Neighbors: Human Error’s Greenfield Word Fest no mistake

Monday, October 19, 2015

Hello neighbor. Human Error Publishing will present its sixth Greenfield Annual Word Festival starting today and running through Sunday — six days of WORDS in downtown Greenfield. Awesome! Along with authors and poets reading their works all week, there will be an ongoing book fair. The Arts Block … 0

‘Clean Sweep’ waste collection day Saturday

Monday, October 19, 2015

Been wanting to get rid that bulky trash not normally accepted at your trash transfer station? The Franklin County Solid Waste District is holding its fall “Clean Sweep” bulky waste collection on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to noon. The three drop-off sites are: the Buckland Recreation … 0