I noticed throughout the article that Spiritualism, which is like Islam, Roman Catholicism, etc is a religion is not capitalized. The article is about a Spiritualist religious organization based in Lake Pleasant and as such the term Spiritualism or Spiritualist should be capitalized. Other than this major error the content of the article was pretty good. ...(full comment)
The future of our business depends on broadband access.
With every passing day, groups inquiring about the use of our facility become more concerned about the lack of internet access.
Stump Sprouts Lodge
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People need to assert their rights to use the park with their children. Adults need to speak up - if a teen is being inappropriate - then say so. Not in a rude way, but respectfully ask them to stop. If they are smoking, swearing, whatever - the ADULT parent needs to speak up! If we cower and let teens walk all over us, they will. However, MOST teens, when respectfully asked by an adult to change their behavior, surprisingly... WILL COMPLY. If enough parents do this consistently, the drug dealers, etc., won't want to be around. It is only when you SAY NOTHING that they win. We must take back our communities, which includes parenting wayward teens!!! It takes a village!!! Speak up!!! ...(full comment)
i am actual shocked by some of the responses! i am a resident of grove st. (you can see my house in the photo) i have called the greenfield police dept. several times for drinking, indecent exposure, drug deals, ect. the usual response time is about 1hr +. when they do arrive the people have either moved on or just walk away. also i have called two times a few nights for return guest. the fence has been broken for over a year now. i have asked that there be no smoking signs put up at the beginning of summer, that way i can when i am there with my child say something with backing. during the day it is okay to go, if there isn't trash everywhere. i have tried to get my friends to come over for play dates at the park but they don't feel safe there. but than again who really does feel safe in greenfield? #takebackthepark ...(full comment)
I would respectfully like to request a correction to the below quote. The alternate plan that Deerfield is proposing is not a 24/7 paramedic plan and we have discussed this numerous times. As a member of this committee I believe it is extremely important that all of the facts are accurate so that the townspeople can base their decisions accordingly.
Quote: “We committed to the other two towns that we’d support this if they did, and it passed their meetings. Our point of view is to see this through, but we have an alternate plan to see 24/7 paramedic ambulance service for the town of Deerfield.”
Sincerely David J. Pierce, Selectman, Sunderland.
Many thanks to the Greenfield Recorder for helping us out yet again this year.
For those who are social media mavens, our facebook invitation page is here:
our facebook information page is here:
https://www.facebook.com/Old78FarmFest and contains photos of past performances and atmosphere.
and if you just search youtube with Old 78 Farm Fall festival, you can see many performances of past bands.
We hope to see you all on SEP 28th!
Wow!! I am not sure if your article is bashing freak shows, noise or both? If it is too loud for you then go to the other side of the midway, perhaps where the elderly sit playing Bingo and drinking coffee? "Freak Shows" have been around since carnivals, fairs and circus's began. It started as a way for people born with deformities to make a living when they could get no other jobs because of their looks. And from there escalated into people like P.T. Barnum, Bailey and Ripley all searching the world over to bring the strange and oddities for people to see. Not to scare people but to educate them as to other cultures i.e. shrunken heads. Freak shows are an American Icon. And I for one hope it is a tradition at county fairs that continue. As is the unscripted sales pitch to get customers to view the strange oddities. It is unfair to call these people freaks.("booming shrieks of the freaks") I guess I just prefer to call them human beings whom go out to earn a living any way that they can without taking a handout. Not "freaks" at all but reporting and good journalism should be more based on unbiased opinions. ...(full comment)
Despite the plethora of drug charges that have occurred during this semi annual gathering over the years, the City of Greenfield continues to allow this festival to operate despite very vocal protests from the homeowners/taxpayers. But as the promoter said to me during the Memorial Day Weekend gathering after a confrontation concerning music occurring after permit hours, "We are not going anywhere. We have too much work to do at Camp Kiwanee." Apparently the "gifts" to the camp and the extra money that flows into Greenfield is more important than the concerns for the locals in the immediate area and it appears that the influx of drugs is alright, too. Wake up License and Permit Board. WormTown needs to be shut down permanently. Greenfield is better than this. ...(full comment)
The towns people simply don't care. The fact that diversity rather than history is taught in classrooms has finally caught up. Expect more of the same as history is re-written and America's glorious past forgotten. ...(full comment)
So lets get this straight, The Government supports farmers and cost the taxpayers billions of dollars a year and Farmers are unable to comply with a few new rules to keep the food supply safe?
I saw a photo in the recorder of Ryan from Red Fire Farm standing in front of a huge solar array (paid for by tax dollars I am sure and supposed to supply his farm with all the power he needs to run his farm) but he cant repay the taxpayers by following the new rules.
What a joke - on our tax system!!! ...(full comment)