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Deerfield

At Historic Deerfield, a different take on Black Friday

Thursday, November 27, 2014

DEERFIELD — While the day after Thanksgiving has gained a reputation for seeing hordes of people swarm into shopping malls and department stores to get the best deals on expensive gifts and electronics, Historic Deerfield and Community Action hope to use the day to kick off a different kind of gift rush. Historic Deerfield’s Visitor Center, location in the Hall Tavern on Old Main Street, will be the drop-off location … 0

Historic Deerfield cooks authentic Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

OLD DEERFIELD — In the kitchen at the back of the Hall Tavern, Laura Walton tied off the ends of a sheet of cheesecloth, enclosing a head of cabbage stuffed full of beef, pork, veal and a mix of spices and bread crumbs. Lifting the lid off a black cast-iron kettle hanging over … 0

FRTA bus fares free for Black Friday

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

GREENFIELD — You can hitch a free ride with the FRTA Friday. Rides on the Franklin Regional Transit Authority’s fixed route buses will be free all day. “It’s our way of kicking off the holiday season,” said FRTA Director Tina Cote. Whether you want to check out Black Friday deals at downtown shops … 2

Deerfield Notebook

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Register today DEERFIELD — Town Clerk Barbara J. Hancock will hold voter registration hours in Deerfield today from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. for residents to register to vote in the Dec. 8 special town meeting. Today will be the last day to register for the special town … 0

Springfield casino taps local beer co.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

DEERFIELD — There might not be a “sure bet” at any casino, but one local company’s deal with the coming Springfield casino seems like a guaranteed win. Berkshire Brewing Co. has inked an agreement to have its pints poured at MGM Springfield. “We are thrilled to announce this … 0

Order up: Jerry’s Place re-opens after a month of repairs

Monday, November 24, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Bacon is sizzling and spatulas are flying for the first time in almost a month at Jerry’s Place. Deerfield Selectman David Wolfram and his wife, Mary, were among some of the first hungry patrons to … 0

Neighbors: Looks like a harsh winter ahead; take care of each other

Monday, November 24, 2014

Hello neighbor. First, I’d like to wish you a happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving. Enjoy your friends and family — that’s what great memories are made of. I’m waiting to hear from our local precipitation prognosticator Farrah Pomeroy … 0

Deerfield, Gill, Northfield, Bernardston house break-ins

Monday, November 24, 2014

DEERFIELD — The Deerfield Police Department is investigating a series of break-ins that have occurred over the past two weeks. Police Chief John Paciorek Jr. said the first of the three breaks occurred Nov. 17 at 8:22 a.m. on Sand Gully Road. He said police found evidence of … 0

Calling all bakers

Sunday, November 23, 2014

DEERFIELD — Whether it’s pineapple upside-down cake, pecan pie, or rich, chocolate brownies, everyone has a favorite dessert recipe and Historic Deerfield wants a taste of yours. On Dec. 6, the museum will hold its Heritage Baking Day baking contest. The event, held in conjunction with King Arthur’s … 0

Sticky situation: Wet wipes gumming up Deerfield’s wastewater plant

Friday, November 21, 2014

DEERFIELD — Thinking about sending that flushable wet wipe down the toilet? The director of Deerfield’s Highway Department hopes you’ll think twice, because those and similar items have been jamming up equipment in the wastewater treatment plant and slowing operations. Highway Superintendent Kevin Scarborough went before the Board … 2

FCAT general manager named executive assistant to Deerfield town admin.

Friday, November 21, 2014

DEERFIELD — The town has hired Douglas Finn, the general manager of Frontier Cable Access Television, as executive assistant to Town Administrator Kayce Warren. The decision ends a search that has been ongoing since last February, when Warren … 0

Deerfield woodcutters recognized for methods

Thursday, November 20, 2014

By TOM RELIHAN Recorder Staff SOUTH DEERFIELD — Deerfield brothers — twins — who own a custom wood cutting business have taken second place in a national contest run by the company that makes their portable hydraulic sawmill. Jay and James Clarke, who operate as The J Team, … 0

A slice of success:

Thursday, November 20, 2014

By TOM RELIHAN Recorder Staff SOUTH DEERFIELD — When Erik Pardee of Hatfield couldn’t find a job after graduating from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a degree in psychology, he recalls, he had to find some way … 0