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Neighbors: Be kind

Monday, June 29, 2015

Hello neighbor. About once a year I feel compelled to remind myself and others to be good neighbors. I don’t necessarily mean “neighbor” in the literal sense. What I mean is that we all should be kind to everyone. Those who aren’t can never truly be happy themselves. Get out and talk with the people who live in your neighborhood and your community. Find out what you have in common … 0

Standing the test of time: PVMA Executive Director Timothy Neumann marks 40 years at post

Sunday, June 28, 2015

DEERFIELD — When Timothy Neumann was hired as the executive director of Deerfield’s Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association in June of 1975, he was told by Russ Miller, the organization’s president at the time, not to count on it becoming a long-term position. The museum’s building, Memorial Hall, was facing some major repairs and … 0

Neighbors: Adopt an adult cat for $5 this weekend

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hello neighbor. It’s that time again, folks! Dakin Humane Society is offering its $5 cat adoption for select adult cats on Saturday and Sunday. This weekend only, you can adopt an adult cat for only $5 at both the Springfield and Leverett adoption centers from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. each day. The 40 cats up for adoption are those who, for a variety … 0

Historic Deerfield buys 1803 clock

Thursday, June 25, 2015

DEERFIELD — History is often represented by points in time and Historic Deerfield will now have a slightly easier time keeping track of its relentless march with the acquisition of a 1803 tall case clock built by 19th-century … 0

Permit or no, River Portage opens Saturday

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

DEERFIELD — Deerfield River Portage will open for another season of river tubing Saturday, despite the town’s refusal to issue a special permit in April for the company’s use of a public parking area near Stillwater Bridge as … 0

Tech school projects passed

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Tuesday was the decisive day for the Franklin County Technical School’s roof project, with dire weather predictions and polls open for a districtwide vote to repair the roof and replace aging windows, doors and pavement. Voters didn’t turn … 0

UMass Amherst holds agricultural field day today in South Deerfield

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Faculty and graduate students will offer presentations on a variety of research topics today, including growing malt barley, cover crops in potato production, hardwood biochar in agricultural soils, effects of bee disease on hedgerow plantings, dual-purpose cover crops and much more. The event will be … 0

Neighbors: Donations for homeless kids starting to roll in

Monday, June 22, 2015

Hello neighbor. Our neighbors Dean and Kim Scudder of Conway are sending one of the homeless children living in a Greenfield hotel or shelter to camp this summer. It’s the first response I’ve heard about since I told … 0

Historic Deerfield receives grant for needlework picture conservation

Sunday, June 21, 2015

DEERFIELD — Historic Deerfield was recently awarded a $2,000 grant from Texas-based Tudor Rose Sampler Guild for the conservation of two needlework pictures acquired by the museum in 2013. Both pictures are examples of “schoolgirl art,” the name given to embroidered or watercolor pictures taught to girls attending … 0

Beekeeping field day in Deerfield Saturday

Friday, June 19, 2015

DEERFIELD — Beekeepers from across New England will convene today to explore practical solutions to the many challenges facing honeybees and the beekeeping industry. This is the largest beekeeping “field workshop” held in the Northeast. Beekeepers nationally continue … 0

Weekly Town Meeting List, June 22 to 27

Friday, June 19, 2015

Ashfield Conservation Commission: Wednesday 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Bernardston Planning Board: Monday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Finance Committee: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Board of Selectmen: Wednesday 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Buckland Conservation Commission: Monday 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Board of Selectmen: Tuesday … 0

Neighbors: Help a homeless child go to summer camp

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Hello neighbor. I spoke this week with Joe Manning, one of our neighbors living in Florence. He said he was in Loot in Turners Falls late last summer, rummaging through all of the antiques and treasures, when he came upon a box of old Associated Press photos. “There’s … 0

South County EMS safe from budget cuts

Thursday, June 18, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Deerfield will level-fund South County’s new regional ambulance service for next year, despite initial protests and a request for cuts by the town’s Finance Committee. Voters approved the $1.1 million budget during a special town … 0