The Western Massachusetts Regional Library System building in Whately could become the home for the new South County Emergency Medical Service.  (Recorder file/Paul Franz)

Deerfield to vote on buying regional library building for EMS

Friday, September 26, 2014

DEERFIELD — It looks like Deerfield may become the new owner of the Western Massachusetts Regional Library System building in Whately’s industrial park — as long as voters give a green light at a future town meeting. If purchased, the 11,000-square-foot building is expected to be renovated and shared by the South County EMS ambulance service, Frontier Community Access Television, … 0

Town Meetings, Sept. 29-Oct. 4

Friday, September 26, 2014

Ashfield Planning Board: Wednesday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Bernardston Board of Selectmen: Wednesday 3 p.m. in Town Hall. Buckland Board of Selectmen: Tuesday 7:30 a.m. in Town Hall. Energy Committee: Wednesday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Charlemont Board of Selectmen: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Conservation Commission: Wednesday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Planning Board: Thursday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. … 0

Health care

Friday, September 26, 2014

By TOM RELIHAN Recorder Staff SOUTH DEERFIELD — A new business in downtown Deerfield is designed to make at-home health care and help easier for seniors and the terminally ill to find. O’Connell Care at Home, a Holyoke-based home health care provider, celebrated the grand opening of its new South Deerfield office at … 0

Benefit art auction for the Tilton Library

Thursday, September 25, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The Friends of Tilton Library are sponsoring an art auction to benefit the library’s programs. Works by 30 local artists will be displayed in the library for one month, beginning today. An opening reception and the start of bidding is today from 6 to 8 … 0

No response from pipeline co., Deerfield to take up issue Oct. 22

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

DEERFIELD — Fifteen days have passed since Deerfield’s Board of Health submitted a series of questions to Kinder Morgan, but the pipeline company has continued to maintain its silence. By 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon — the deadline set for a response from Kinder Morgan — Deerfield had not … 1

Deerfield riverbank, road repairs underway

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

DEERFIELD — Work to stabilize the banks of the Connecticut River and repair parts of River Road in South Deerfield is now underway. The project, which is being funded by a $1 million grant from the state Department of Transportation, will focus on the area between the University … 0

Deerfield may buy N. Main Street property

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The town of Deerfield is considering buying a 0.43-acre property at 84 North Main St., which it plans to use to increase access to other town land. According to Board of Selectmen Chairwoman Carolyn Shores Ness, purchasing the house and lot would allow the town … 0

Last-mile broadband collaboration takes next step in planning

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

BOSTON — Now that the state has $50 million to help build out rural broadband Internet access, western Massachusetts legislators met Tuesday with Internet community groups to plan what state Sen. Stan Rosenberg calls “the Last Mile Solution” — how to secure high-speed Internet in unserved and partially … 0

Shape follows form: Deerfield Arts Bank show looks at chairs, their owners

Monday, September 22, 2014

DEERFIELD — For Deerfield resident Jane Trigere, we human beings are inseparable from our chairs. “Chairs are interesting because they imply the human form,” said Trigere. “They only exist and are only shaped the way they are because … 0

Neighbors: Walk for suicide leaves from Energy Park Oct. 5

Monday, September 22, 2014

Hello neighbor. With the recent news of Robin Williams, one of the greatest actors and comedians of our time, taking his life still fresh in our minds, I’d like to tell you about a very important fundraiser walk coming up. It will begin in the Greenfield Energy Park. … 0

The goal: great art, cheap prices

Sunday, September 21, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Art is almost always over budget, when the arithmetic is that the price of a painting will buy x gallons of milk, x tanks of gas or x loaves of bread. The organizers of Sunday’s … 1

Arts, crafts and sonorous saw sounds at Old Deerfield Fall Craft Fair

Sunday, September 21, 2014

DEERFIELD — Issuing faintly from the top floor of the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association museum, a faint, tremulous wail to the tune of “Dream a little Dream of Me” had people on the lower floors and staircase pausing … 0

Deerfield man arraigned after 3rd DWI charge

Friday, September 19, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A 20-year-old South Deerfield man was arraigned Thursday on his third drunk driving charge and other charges in regards to an accident that injured him and his girlfriend in August. Tylor J. Sevene, of 13 Elm St., Apt. 20, pleaded not guilty in Northampton District Court … 0