Deerfield

The colorguard passes by on Federal Street in Greenfield during the 2012 Memorial Day parade in Greenfield.
(Recorder file photo)

Neighbors: Go to a local parade and support our veterans Monday

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Hello neighbor. Memorial Day is a federal holiday for remembering people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. It originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in that war, but by the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who died while in military service. The … 0

Retiree health care costs cast shadow, but most towns aren’t worried

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

DEERFIELD — Although the state government is on the hook for a potential $15 billion in the health insurance costs for its retirees over the next three decades, most of the towns in Franklin County aren’t particularly concerned about their similar unfunded liabilities for future retiree health care. Nonetheless, the fiscal projections that … 0

Franklin County Memorial Day events

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Ashfield The Memorial Day parade on Monday begins at 10 a.m. in front of Town Hall, proceeds to Plain Cemetery and to the Veterans Memorial and Civil War Memorial, then back to Town Hall. There will be featured speakers and music as well. Bernardston The town’s parade kicks off from the Four Leaf … 0

Neighbors: Back in Franklin County

Monday, May 18, 2015

Hello neighbor. I’m back! What a lovely week we had on the water and in Bermuda. The weather was perfect and we got to see a dolphin and a whale show on the way home. I learned early on in the trip that it really is a small … 0

South Deerfield furniture business’s used items changing lives of former hotel homeless

Friday, May 15, 2015

GREENFIELD — The door of a Greenfield Gardens apartment swung open, and out shot 4-year-old Miracal Knox. She bolted toward the back of the delivery truck and trailer that had just backed into the parking space in front … 0

‘The life of things says a lot’

Friday, May 15, 2015

Christine Ritok’s eyes narrowed slightly as they focused on the legs of an intricately-carved antique chair in Historic Deerfield’s “Into The Woods” furniture gallery. A sharp click, and the dull blue beam of her small flashlight danced across … 0

Notable swan song: Alumni return for retiring Frontier band director’s final show

Thursday, May 14, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — In musical notation, a coda signifies the end of a piece, and that’s what Thursday night’s spring concert at Frontier Regional School was for long-time band director Karen Atherton, who will retire in June after … 0

State OKs Eversource’s lower summer rates

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The state has approved Eversource electric rates for the summer months. On July 1, the Basic Service supply price for all residential Eversource customers in western Massachusetts will drop by about 31 percent, from 14.228 cents for the cold weather months to 9.767 cents per kilowatt-hour. Customers using … 0

Frontier board OKs level-funded budget

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The Frontier Regional School Committee bowed to the fiscal will of its member towns Tuesday night. The committee voted to approve the administration’s $10.1 million budget for next year, which is the same as this … 0

Deerfield Old Home Day Saturday

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Road races? Blues music? A dog show? You’ll be able to find it all in South Deerfield on Saturday during the Recreation Committee’s Old Home Day. The festivities kick off at 9 a.m. with the Deerfield 5K Road Race. The race starts in the Frontier … 0

Conway withholds money for long-range Frontier study

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

CONWAY — The Conway Grammar School proved a fitting setting for the town’s annual town meeting Monday night, where voters spurned a move they felt could jeopardize local control of their school. Voters rejected a Frontier Regional School District and Union 38 request for money to pay for … 0

Montague man gets 2½ years for vehicular homicide

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

GREENFIELD — Guilty of vehicular homicide that claimed the life of an 83-year-old motorist, Aaron Stark was led out of the courtroom in handcuffs Tuesday after Judge Edward McDonough sentenced the young Deerfield man to 2½ years in the Franklin County House of Correction, one year to be … 0

Deerfield grants bakery building permit on former Oxford Pickle site

Friday, May 8, 2015

DEERFIELD — The site plan for the New England Natural Bakers factory on the former Oxford Pickle site on Jewett Avenue has been approved. The Board of Selectmen unanimously granted the permit during a public hearing this week. The bakery, which makes organic granola and muesli, has been … 0