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Great River Off-Road Triathlon organizers Bill Gabriel, David Thomas and Ed Hoffmeister stand on the knoll that will serve as the Sept. 28 race's finish line at Northfield Mountain Environmental and Recreation Center.
(Recorder/David Rainville)

First Great River Challenge Off-Road Triathlon set for Sept. 28

Sunday, July 27, 2014

NORTHFIELD — What do you get when you combine kayaks and canoes, mountain bikes and running shoes with the local landscape? The first Great River Challenge Off-Road Triathlon. The race, which will be held Sept. 28, has been years in the making. Organizers David Thomas and Ed Hoffmeister, co-owners of Stellar Kayaks, dreamed up the race five years ago and … 0

Gas pipeline proponents to address Northfield residents Aug. 19

Sunday, July 27, 2014

NORTHFIELD — Local residents will finally have their chance to pose questions to the proponents of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Expansion. The pipeline company has agreed to address a community meeting Aug. 19 at 7 p.m., at Pioneer Valley Regional School. Representatives of Kinder Morgan, the pipeline’s parent company, will give a short presentation before opening the floor to questions, according to Selectboard … 0

Questions remain after COG pipeline meeting

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Franklin Regional Council of Governments and its Planning Board, along with the nearly 300 people attending their meeting Thursday, got to pose a series of questions to Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. spokesmen, yet questions remained about TGP’s proposed project. The two-hour long session, during which four representatives from TGP parent Kinder Morgan responded to audience questions submitted in writing, echoed many of … 1

Pipeline ban, community rights on Ashfield town meeting agenda

Friday, June 20, 2014

ASHFIELD — A “community rights” resolution regarding large-scale electricity-generating wind turbines and high-pressure natural gas pipelines is on Monday’s special town meeting agenda, along with a ban specifically aimed at the Kinder Morgan/Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. natural gas pipeline that is to go through Ashfield, among other Franklin … 2

Neighbors: Franklin County natives featured on Playbill.com

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Hello, neighbor. Have you heard that Frontier Regional High School graduates (2010) Dale Murphy, a Sunderland native, and Tyler Conroy, a Conway native, were recently featured on Playbill.com? Dale wrote a musical based on the music of Taylor Swift and Tyler starred in and directed it. “It’s a … 0

Quick response averts hay truck fire in Northfield

Thursday, June 19, 2014

NORTHFIELD — Prompt reporting and quick response kept an overheated tire well on a parked hay truck from turning into an inferno. On Wednesday morning, a passerby noticed smoke forming around the tire wheel of a parked, dual-axle trailer truck loaded with hay. The tire on the driver’s … 0

Franklin County school districts weigh PARCC vs. MCAS, results mixed

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — With the state offering a choice between getting an early start with the probable next big standardized test or continuing with the MCAS for the time being, area school districts have split more or less down the middle. Deciding factors included uncertainty over the future, … 0

Butterflies emerge from Holocaust unit at PVRS

Monday, June 16, 2014

DEERFIELD — A new load of butterflies has emerged at the Magic Wings conservatory, but they came from a suitcase rather than cocoons. On their wings were messages of hope and scenes of tranquility, drawn by the hands … 0

Body found in Connecticut River in Gill identified as Northfield man

Monday, June 16, 2014

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has identified the dead man recovered from the Connecticut River last week as William Bartos, 48, of Northfield. No foul play is suspected, according to Northwestern District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Mary Carey. Carey confirmed that Bartos is suspected to have jumped … 0

Long road to graduation for Czech teen

Sunday, June 15, 2014

NORTHFIELD — Milos Matiaska came a long way to graduate from Redemption Christian Academy. “In the past, I never listened to anybody and I just did whatever I wanted to do,” said Matiaska, who came to RCA last … 0

Letter: The wage issue

Friday, June 13, 2014

Without mentioning individuals’ names, I’m sick of all the complaining about Walmart. There are thousands of businesses across the country that pay low wages. It isn’t their fault. It’s our, the people of this country’s fault, to allow the minimum wage to be so low. So people, please … 0

Neighbors: Away this week

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Hello neighbor. I’m going to make this short and sweet today. I am away from June 11 through Tuesday, so I got in what you had sent by the end of the day this past Tuesday. I’m not … 0

Daredevils

Friday, June 13, 2014

In this feature photo, Julian Lamoureaux and Romello Rios, both second grade students at the Northfield Elementary School, test their balance and scamper along a serpentine garden wall at the school earlier this week. (Recorder/Paul Franz) … 0