Beacon field/Poet Seat Tower are the perfect locations for fireworks in the valley. Yes, this year did not disappoint. I have been at the "50 yardline" for years with friends and family and we all were like...."That is what it's supposed to be like"....."yeah"!!!! Too many are concerned about the fireworks not being on the 4th. I get the cost is greater. By having them after the 4th, many have the ability to see more displays in the area. Easthampton?Holyoke the week before and Amherst on the 4th. I say (and I rarely say this) BRAVO Greenfield! Great job Rec Dept. ...(full comment)

‘That was insane’

239 years later, look what we have. Sad. ...(full comment)

Editorial: Reason to celebrate since 1776

Kinder Morgan's behavior has been deceptive, disingenuous and disrespectful on every occasion where they have promised their form letter language, stating "open and transparent". Saying that doesn't make it true: in fact it's an Orwellian propaganda tactic. If their investors could see what we have experienced its a wonder they ever got any business at all. Northfield shouldn't waste time: there are resources that will be far more informative. ...(full comment)

Northfield rejects meeting with Kinder Morgan prior to scoping session

I feel so blessed to be a citizen of our fair Commonwealth, for so many reasons. March 5, 1770, five people were killed and and six other were injured in the "Boston Massacre". Eight British soldiers were charged with murder. Six were acquitted and two were found guilty of manslaughter. It was the first trial a judge used the phrase "reasonable doubt", the foundation of our criminal justice system. Who represented the British soldiers - John Adams Take pride my Massachusetts neighbors. As noted by our Senator Rosenberg, our state's history is one of "innovators, trendsetters and forward thinkers" Rob Wainstein 28 James St Greenfield, Ma ...(full comment)

Rosenberg/My Turn: Massachusetts helped lead the way

I was there in spirit. Thank you all ...(full comment)

‘We still can’t find refuge’: Community supports S.C. church shooting victims with vigil

Why should a business owner be given a legal right to disturb the peace? This type of complaint has always happened when bars have live music with some losing business because they chose to stop having bands. I'm curious as to why the town is going the extra mile for the Hubert's? Maybe because he was well known in sport circles? Maybe they should go to once a month instead of every week or 2-3 times a week! Maybe they don't need to be so loud, just because people live downtown doesn't mean they should be made uncomfortable in their own homes and some of the arguments given in favor of Hubies are pure hogwash. ...(full comment)

Outdoor music at Hubie’s Tavern draws crowds, complaints

Appreciate the mention of Silverthorne in your editorial - I wonder if anyone from the Recorder has actually attended their performances? Please do! The Skin of Our Teeth is incredible! Not your father's Thorton Wilder!! ...(full comment)

Editorial: Dare to create

Wow that is a great adventure. I chat with chat with native speakers at Preply but I never heard of such experience like that. Great and I wish I could be like you sometimes. ...(full comment)

Halfway there: County meet-and-greet heads to hills

I love your writing! I am not much of a nature reader, but your style is so charming, I hope to read your pieces all the time! Maybe I'll learn a few things ;-) Thank you! ...(full comment)

Said & Done: Do you know your birds and bees?

The young male CT cat wandered from the Black Hills, and likely passed through Ontario, not because there are 400 cats in Ontario - there is no evidence of breeding in the provence - but because there are no females between the Black Hills and CT. No females, no recolonization. It's the rare exception for females to range more than 100 miles from where they're born. A wild female or kittens have yet to be documented in a Midwestern state east of prairie habitat. The closest breeding evidence to the Northeast was announced last year in the Niobrara River Valley of central Nebraska, still west of the Missouri River. The CT cat traveled 2000 miles looking for females that aren't there. Had he found a female anywhere along his travels, he would have stopped, mated with her, and settled in to defend his home range. ...(full comment)

On The Trail: Shad, salmon and cougars

Tired of Martin just spending all of our tax payers money so we can retain being the THIRD HIGHEST PROPERTY TAXES IN THE STATE! Nice job Martin... can't sell my house nobody wants to live here anymore. ...(full comment)

Greenfield buys stage for events, rentals

We're currently facing budget constraints when it comes to the cost of long term care, yet I still look forward to the dedicated service of newly nursing staff. I can't wait to see more nursing personnel in long term care facilities as they look after aging recipients that need assistance or support. Liza Scott, InfoLTC Insurance Agent Joseph Street Milwaukee, WI ...(full comment)

GCC nursing grads

Another EXCELLENT article on the NED pipeline. This reported ROCKS! Sam ...(full comment)

Gas pipeline ‘need’ based on winter peak demand