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Sia Stewart: The benefits of heat pumps
01-10-2024 6:02 PM

The benefits of heat pumpsI read with interest the article about the challenges facing widespread adoption of heat pumps in Massachusetts (“Heat pumps slow to gain traction,” Recorder, Jan 8). Misinformation about heat-pump technology and flaws in the...


Franklin County women try in vain to deliver peace petitions to Boston consulates
01-04-2024 7:31 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

BOSTON — Four Franklin County women returned from the state capital on Thursday, disheartened after attempting to deliver petitions and letters to consulates calling for peace in Gaza amid the ongoing war.Sherrill Hogen, of Charlemont, Priscilla...


South County towns eye fiscal futures, look to wrap up longstanding projects in 2024
12-31-2023 10:01 AM

By CHRIS LARABEE

Editor’s note: The Greenfield Recorder is beginning to publish stories about what Franklin County residents can likely expect to see happening in their towns in 2024. Prior to July, if you had asked the four southern Franklin County towns of...


Peter Rosnick: Sweet resolution 
12-26-2023 3:44 PM

I’ve been ruminating about the difference between jealousy, envy, indignation, vicarious pleasure, and altruism. You observe a person eating what looks like a scrumptious ice cream cone. If jealous, you are angry that the person has the cone and you...


Conway Grammar School’s STEAM Day teaches that ‘everyone can code’
12-22-2023 12:31 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

CONWAY — With LEGOs, tablets and a little bit of teamwork, Conway Grammar School students took to coding robots and their classmates earlier this week.Tying all these coding activities together was the school’s STEAM Day, which brought science,...


Sia Stewart: Time to pressure governments on climate change
12-19-2023 4:41 PM

Peter Haas’ astute analysis of the recent climate summit in Dubai (”Was COP28 a transition point?” Dec 18), summarizes what successes there were and where the convention fell short. Countries agreed to transition away from fossil fuels, but with no...


Heavy rains close roads, flood basements in Franklin County
12-18-2023 3:32 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

GREENFIELD — Roads were left closed due to flooding and a voluntary evacuation was called for two Greenfield Gardens apartment buildings, as torrential rainfall swelled rivers and pounded the region Sunday night into Monday afternoon.Greenfield called...


Grant Ingle: State Republicans out of touch
12-17-2023 12:58 PM

When I read the article, “Couple co-chairs DeSantis campaign,” [Gazette, Dec. 7] I thought at first it was a parody. Jay Fleitman called DeSantis “principled, effective [and] incredibly intelligent” and claimed that DeSantis is a “nice guy — someone...


$1.5M to fix roads approved in Conway
12-10-2023 1:41 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

CONWAY — With few in opposition, Special Town Meeting voters approved borrowing up to $1.5 million to cover emergency deficit spending in the wake of July’s heavy rainstorms that damaged miles upon miles of road in town.“We will only borrow the amount...


My Turn: A happy bicycle reverie
12-07-2023 5:45 PM

By PETER ROSNICK

In retirement, I bicycle almost every day, 22 miles over the hills of Conway and Ashfield. I do so alone, partly because I am slow (real bicyclists pass me by so quickly that I appear to be going backward) and partly because I enjoy the...


Road repair borrowing tops Conway’s Special Town Meeting warrant
12-07-2023 2:21 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

CONWAY — At Conway’s Special Town Meeting this weekend, voters will be asked to authorize borrowing up to $1.5 million to cover emergency deficit spending in the wake of July’s heavy rainstorms that damaged miles upon miles of road in town.The...


‘A Christmas Carol’ reading to raise money for scholarship, firemen’s auxiliary in Conway
12-06-2023 1:03 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

CONWAY — Prepare for a visit from the ghosts of Christmases past, present and future, as a group of local actors put on a performance of “A Christmas Carol” while raising money for two causes.Michael Haley, a Conway resident and Hollywood veteran,...


South County Notebook: Dec. 2, 2023
12-01-2023 3:36 PM

Deerfield Academy fixing Frontier’s fields SOUTH DEERFIELD — With a one-person field crew at Frontier Regional School, Deerfield Academy is offering the school a hand — and equipment — to help prep the fields for winter and spring.Superintendent...


Conway continues flood-mitigation work 
11-27-2023 12:39 PM

By CHRIS LARABEEStaff WriterCONWAY — With two events wrapped up in the last month, Conway’s Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) grant project will move to the visioning stage as the town looks for flood-mitigation strategies in the village...


Timeline for Bardwell’s Ferry Bridge repairs taking shape
11-26-2023 1:18 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

CONWAY — With the state Department of Transportation’s Project Review Committee having approved a repair project for the closed Bardwell’s Ferry Bridge, a timeline is taking shape for potential design work and construction.“MassDOT is working through...


$1.5M for road repairs heads to Conway Special Town Meeting
11-24-2023 4:49 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

CONWAY — With a Special Town Meeting weeks away, the Selectboard and Finance Committee have voted to recommend the town borrow up to $1.5 million to cover deficit spending as the town continues to repair roads that were damaged over the summer.The...


South County Notebook: Nov. 25, 2023
11-24-2023 1:04 PM

Nov. 25: 40th annual Holiday Craft Fair SOUTH DEERFIELD — The Deerfield Police Association’s 40th annual Holiday Craft Fair will be held at Frontier Regional School on Saturday, Nov. 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fair will feature more than 65 local...


‘It’s become a belief here’: In eighth year, Conway students back food bank fundraiser
11-21-2023 11:08 AM

By CHRIS LARABEE

CONWAY — With signs held high and loud chants, Conway Grammar School’s eighth annual mini Monte’s March signaled another year of thousands of dollars being raised for the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.The elementary school’s march coincides each...


Blais, Comerford launch bills to establish disaster relief fund
11-14-2023 7:13 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

With towns across Massachusetts suffering millions of dollars worth of damages due to torrential rainstorms throughout the summer, local legislators Rep. Natalie Blais and Sen. Jo Comerford have introduced legislation that could take some of the...


Franklin County school ceremonies thank veterans for their service
11-09-2023 5:07 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE and JULIAN MENDOZA

In anticipation of Veterans Day on Saturday, some Franklin County schools took the time to thank locals for their military service early.Erving Elementary School Reprising tradition, Erving Elementary School staff and students celebrated the military...

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