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The Frontier Tennis Team practices on cracked courts on Thursday.  Recorder/Paul Franz

Frontier tennis repairs back in play

Friday, April 18, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Funding for repairs to the Frontier Regional School tennis courts will come before townspeople for approval this spring after all. The Deerfield Community Preservation Committee reconsidered Thursday night and voted unanimously to recommend the request to town meeting on April 28. The only town left to recommend the request to town meeting is Conway. The Whately and Sunderland committees already recommended the requests. Superintendent Martha Barrett said she is meeting with the Conway Community Preservation Committee on May 7. If the committee approves, the request could make the agenda in time for the annual town meeting on May 12. The money is … 0

Conway proposes $140,242 hike to annual budget

Thursday, April 17, 2014

CONWAY — Townspeople will be asked to spend $140,242 more next year for the town’s budget. The draft budget proposes $4,915,985 in spending for the year that begins July 1. The budget would increase by 2.85 percent over the current year. Townspeople will be asked to approve the budget at the annual town meeting on May 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Conway … 0

Neighbors: Easter community meal open to all

Thursday, April 17, 2014

First, I’d just like to wish everyone a happy Easter, happy Passover or happy spring, whichever you prefer. Then, I’d like to get right to telling you about some upcoming events, because there are plenty. EVERYONE IS WELCOME to a free Easter ham dinner community meal at the Greenfield Alliance Church, 385 Chapman … 0

Frontier subcommittee to resolve capital question

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A subgroup of the Frontier Regional School Committee is hoping to solve the question that flustered the four feeder towns and School Committee during last year’s budget cycle and derailed $133,250 in school capital requests. The Capital Exploration Committee is charged with finding a consensus … 0

State rules county council violated Open Meeting Law

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — The executive committee of the Hampshire Council of Governments violated the state’s Open Meeting Law when it privately deliberated on the reorganization of its electricity department and must compensate with three days pay a former employee who subsequently lost his job, the state Attorney General’s Division … 0

Neighbors: Local figure skater to sing with her college choir

Monday, March 24, 2014

Hello neighbor. It’s always nice to hear that one of our own is accomplishing what they set out to. Brandi Weyers, a college freshman from Northfield, will perform in the annual College Choir Concert at McDaniel College in Westminster, Md., on April 27 at 7 p.m. in Baker … 0

Regional nursing program offers tune-ups between doctor visits

Sunday, March 23, 2014

GREENFIELD — Judy Ruggles first visited public health nurse Lisa White about 15 months ago, because she couldn’t shake the feeling that something was off with her blood sugar. Her blood sugar was fine, but the 63-year-old Deerfield … 0

Neighbors: Spring is here and snowbirds are returning

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Hello neighbor. Welcome to spring! I’ve heard from many who have said that it doesn’t feel like spring yet. Well, I feel it. I can smell it. I’ve even seen some green! We all just have to be … 0

Deerfield man seeks First Franklin seat

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Deerfield native and political newcomer Dylan Korpita plans to seek the First Franklin District House seat in this year’s election, The 35-year-old Republican hopeful filed organization papers Tuesday with the Secretary of State’s office to challenge Worthington Democrat … 1

Neighbors: Ashfield woman headed to Puerto Rico to massage animals in need

Monday, March 17, 2014

Hello neighbor. You all probably know by now that I am an animal lover. Our neighbor Carole Groman of Ashfield, the hand behind Hand & Paw Animal Massage, will be visiting Second Chance Animal Rescue (SCAR) in Villalba, Puerto Rico, in April. During that time, Carole says she … 0

EMS boss pick accepts, then turns down job

Monday, March 17, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — It seemed things were steadily moving along for the launch of the South County Emergency Medical Service, then the Board of Oversight’s pick for director turned down the job. After agreeing to a $63,000 salary, William Travis of Leyden turned down the director position he … 0

Legislature OKs increase in local aid

Friday, March 14, 2014

For the first time in six years, the state House and Senate have passed a local aid resolution, committing to increase aid to cities and towns by $25 million, with another $100 million increase in school aid in the budget year that begins July 1. “That’s a done … 0

Fred W. Wells scholarship applications available

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Applications for 2014-2015 Fred W. Wells Trust scholarships and grants are now available at high school guidance offices and town administrative offices in Ashfield, Bernardston, Buckland, Charlemont, Conway, Deerfield, Gill, Greenfield, Hawley, Heath, Leyden, Monroe, Montague, Northfield, Rowe and Shelburne. Scholarships are available to graduating seniors and full-time … 0