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Why is this not in our paper today? Northampton paper states we voted for the bigger budget and we did not . ...(full comment)

Deerfield backs lower Frontier budget

But no apologies though for inferring that opponents to the pipeline (many of Sen. Rosenburg's constituents) are "eco-terrorists," of course. And it's very interesting how this desperate "critical need" is also being identified in other areas of the country, such as a proposed Spectra pipeline in Georgia (an area with pretty low electricity costs), just as multiple LNG terminals in Florida are applying to FERC for export. Just a coincidence, I'm sure.... ...(full comment)

Berkshire Gas apologizes to Rosenberg for misrepresenting position on pipeline capacity

Just because this women was hit does not mean all pedestrians are space cases. I happen to be a pedestrian. I am cautious at all times. I use crosswalks when cars don't want to stop for you. I have crossed the road on a crosswalk while a driver turns left into the crosswalk almost taking me out. Pedestrians are not the only ones who use their cell phones. I use the crosswalk buzzer every time I go uptown. There is one thing we all can agree is, pedestrians and drivers need to look out for each other. ...(full comment)

Car hits pedestrian

Too bad this did come back to Deerfield. I heard a gallant effort was made to get it but they were outbid. ...(full comment)

Shays’ Rebellion letter by Deerfield militiaman sells for $35,000

Dear Anita, Thanks for this great article on Quabbin Trails and your new Walk About column. Have you heard of Ashfield Trails? Ashfield Trails is a volunteer collaborative which for several years has been working to establish a community network of trails and footpaths in and around the Town of Ashfield. So far we have built over 17 miles of trails. There's the 2 mile Two Bridges Trail from The Trustee's of Reservations Bullitt Reservation to their Chapel Falls Reservation which connects to a 3 mile trail to DAR SF. There's a 4 mile trail from Sanderson Academy to Bear Swamp Reservation. The Overlook Trail is about 3 miles and ends at Rt 112. The Ridge Trail starts on 112 and heads 2 miles to Bailey Rd. We have a new trail from Bailey Rd to the Mary Lyon birthplace and will be working this spring to open a new section from Mary Lyon's to Edge Hill Golf Course. In honor of Ashfield's 250th Anniversary, we will be hosting a hike on Sat., June 6 (National Trails Day) from Bullitt to Chapel Falls. For more info, please check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AshfieldTrails Thanks, Phil Pless ...(full comment)

Life & Times: Walking the Quabbin

What a great letter, when you strip the rhetoric from the facts you get the truth. With the constant attack on coal you will see the rates double again, when you go from less than a cent to produce to more than 4 cents for power. At some time the soon the subsidies will have to come off to pay for the use of the grid and then the solar will be more expensive. ...(full comment)

Letter: Shocking? Shouldn’t be

Hi Anita, I enjoy reading your columns and think your painting turned out great! Paint and Sip sounds like fun! Jan ...(full comment)

Neighbors: Paint and Sip awakens my inner artist

How about maybe not drinking if you are not of age, or maybe the schools should not allow alcohol on campus. It is unfortunate that someone will take advantage of you if you have to much to drink, but it is very likely to happen. Just look at spring break in Florida. That is what the culture in America has become. If you put yourself in a position tht can be taken advantage of, it will probably happen. ...(full comment)

Editorial: Ending ‘rape culture’ on campus

Good catch! Please see The Recorder's follow-up story where this information is corrected and more information is provided about both types of frogs. A link has been attached to this story. ...(full comment)

Spring peepers awake in western Massachusetts

Just in case you missed it, I would like to share a link http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3042347/George-Lucas-unveils-plans-build-biggest-affordable-housing-complex-county-s-irked-neighbors-it.html Lucas strikes back - against his neighbors! Film director to build hundreds of affordable homes in millionaire neighborhood after they blocked him from building a studio I say good for him. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3042347/George-Lucas-unveils-plans-build-biggest-affordable-housing-complex-county-s-irked-neighbors-it.html#ixzz3XVqAuxGb ...(full comment)

Greenfield councilor dismayed by ‘classism’ he heard in residents’ comments on accessory apartment proposal

Congratulations Jean! A great article. ...(full comment)

Hawlemont HAY teacher wins award

So very proud of you Jeannie. It shows how much you love teaching and being a part of the childrens growth. You are a true mentor. ...(full comment)

Hawlemont HAY teacher wins award

These are not peepers. They are wood frogs. Fun all the same. Now let's hear some peepers. ...(full comment)

Spring peepers awake in western Massachusetts