Whately

Living Nativity in Whately on Sunday

Friday, December 19, 2014

WHATELY — The traditional Christmas story of the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem will be brought to life in Whately Sunday afternoon, when Whately First Congregational Church holds its annual living nativity event. The festivities start at 3 in the shed behind the church, located at 177 Chestnut Plain Road, and will feature live actors and animals, including an ox, a goat, a heifer and chickens, according to Adelia Bardwell, … 0

Neighbors: Take advantage of technology, but don’t let it rule you

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Hello neighbor. I just wanted to finish what I started on Tuesday, if you don’t mind. I seem to be on my soapbox this week, so please bear with me. I guess I’m just filled with the joy of the season and want to share it with you. I’d like to remind you of something else — I talked about volunteering, doing something … 0

Former employee sues Frontier for discrimination

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A trial date has been set for a discrimination suit filed against Frontier Regional School by a former information technology professional who was fired after he says he was treated unfairly by his past co-workers. Sandy Moya of 10 Wolcott St., Holyoke, has sued the school for racial discrimination, national origin discrimination and retaliation after he claims his former co-workers … 0

Where’s money coming from? Korpita and Kulik have very different funding sources

Friday, October 31, 2014

There’s no question: Political campaigns, even local ones, cost a lot of money. But a close look at differences in campaign contributions in even a largely rural legislative domain like the 1st Franklin District says a lot about money and contemporary state politics. The contest between 35-year-old Republican … 0

Whately selectmen call for re-vote on town building forums

Friday, October 31, 2014

WHATELY — Following a contentious vote to approve spending money for public forums to gauge public opinion on the town hall rehabilitation project at the Oct. 21 special town meeting, the Whately Board of Selectmen voted Tuesday night to hold a re-vote on the same issue. At the … 0

Grant lands automatic CPR machine for South County EMS

Friday, October 31, 2014

DEERFIELD — Performing chest compressions is one of the most difficult, tiring and time-consuming parts of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, but for the medics of South County EMS that process just got a little bit easier. The regional ambulance service … 0

Neighbors: Beloved former teacher still going strong at 88

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hello neighbors. For those of you who graduated from Turners Falls High School and remember with great respect and admiration your former history teacher, George F. Bush — no, not one of our former presidents — try to get your hands on a copy of the Oct. 27 … 0

Whately Planning Board OKs Bayer factory expansion

Thursday, October 30, 2014

WHATELY — Whately’s Planning Board has approved a site plan for a proposed expansion to local thermoplastics company Bayer MaterialScience’s factory. The review was continued at three separate board meetings since July 29. According to Planning Board chairman Don Sluter, the board attached two conditions to the approval: … 0

Letter: About fixing bridges

Thursday, October 30, 2014

I am voting “No” on Question 1 and I urge other voters to do so on Tuesday. We need to repair bridges that are closed or deficient. In the town of Whately, we have three that are closed and prevent local landowners direct access to their land and … 0

Kulik: Cites his veteran clout to push rural issue

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Eleven-term state incumbent Rep. Stephen Kulik, who’s seeking re-election to his First Franklin District seat in the Nov. 4 election, says that even though he’s risen to a leadership position on Beacon Hill, “small town and rural values … 0

Korpita: State government needs to be more proactive

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A newcomer to politics, Deerfield Republican Dylan Korpita is trying to unseat veteran First Franklin District legislator Stephen Kulik of Worthington, saying, “It’s time for a change.” Korpita, a 35-year-old former bond trader for Morgan Stanley in New … 3

Letter: Effective representation

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Whately has been in the news recently due to a dispute between the town and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The Mill River has been eroding its bank in the vicinity of Whately’s wells and the town needs to take action to prevent the loss of … 0

Letter: We need Kulik

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Over the past several weeks, I have watched with great interest the campaign activity and The Recorder coverage of the state representative race between Rep. Steve Kulik and his challenger, Dylan Korpita. Watching the action and the coverage of this race has given me pause to reflect on … 0