Deerfield

Weekly Town Meetings

Friday, July 31, 2015

Ashfield Board of Assessors: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Bernardston Master Plan Steering Committee: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Board of Selectmen: Wednesday 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Buckland Conservation Commission: Monday 6:15 p.m. in Town Hall. Board of Assessors: Thursday 4:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Colrain Conservation Commission: Tuesday 7 p.m. in Town Office. Board of Health: Wednesday 6:30 p.m. in Old Town Office, Jacksonville Road. Conway … 0

Deerfield solar farm up for hearing Monday

Friday, July 31, 2015

DEERFIELD — Deerfield’s Planning Board will hold a public hearing Monday night to review the site plan for a 6-megawatt solar energy farm on 18 acres of a 200-acre property near the East Deerfield Quarry. The solar farm, proposed by developer Lake Street Development Partners of Chicago, Ill., last month received a variance from the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals allowing it to … 0

4-H Dairy Show this weekend

Friday, July 31, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Franklin County Fairgrounds will be filled with children and cows from all over the state this weekend, Aug. 1 and 2, for the State 4-H Dairy Show. According to organizer Carrie Sears of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Extension, the 58 4-H students, ages 11 to 18, are all competing … 0

Art, with no qualifying terms

Friday, July 31, 2015

As an artist with over half a century’s experience, Gerry Biron of Saxtons River, Vt., never quite knew why he was so drawn to producing pieces that depicted Native Americans and their lives. That was, until his mother … 0

Area residents file federal suit over pipeline

Thursday, July 30, 2015

DEERFIELD — A group of Franklin County residents whose property would be crossed by the proposed Kinder Morgan natural gas pipeline has filed a civil lawsuit against the federal government in the U.S. District Court in Springfield. The … 0

Energy Facilities Siting Board hearing set for Aug. 5

Thursday, July 30, 2015

DEERFIELD — The Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board will hold four public hearings to hear directly from residents, officials, and other interested persons about their concerns relating to the proposed Kinder Morgan natural gas pipeline project. The hearing in Franklin County will be held Aug. 5 at 7 … 0

Driver uninjured after branch falls on car in Deerfield

Thursday, July 30, 2015

DEERFIELD — A Deerfield man is OK after his car was struck by a falling tree branch on River Road around 5:45 Thursday evening. The incident followed a brief but intense thunderstorm during the afternoon. Old Deerfield Fire Chief Chet Yazwinski said the driver was traveling south on … 0

Neighbors: Don’t leave children or pets in vehicles

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Hello neighbor. Today I want to talk to you good folks about leaving children and pets in vehicles this summer. Please don’t! Leaving them in a hot vehicle could be deadly. If you are out and about with … 0

South County Senior Center director needed

Thursday, July 30, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The South County Senior Center seeks a new director following the resignation of Diana Damon earlier this month. Those with a bachelor’s degree in gerontology, social work or related field are preferred, but the center will consider related experience along with an unrelated bachelor’s degree. … 0

Letter: A true disservice

Thursday, July 30, 2015

I am writing in response to The Recorder’s article by Aviva Luttrell on July 23 regarding the possible eviction of the Mohawk Ramblers Motorcycle Club located in Montague Plains. A couple of years ago, I was invited to attend the 50th birthday of one of its members. Not … 0

WiredWest awaits state approval of business plan

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI) has not yet evaluated WiredWest’s business plan but is preparing to, according to MBI Director Eric Nakajima. The issue came up last week in Colrain, when selectmen and Crocker Communications sales director Bill Stathis discussed whether WiredWest’s minimum broadband service fee, $49 per … 1

It takes a village to raise a playground

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — They say it takes a village to raise a child, but Deerfield Elementary School’s Parent-Teacher Organization hopes its own village will turn out for a weekend in August to help raise something else for those … 0

South County Notebook

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Opportunities to submit comments on pipeline DEERFIELD — Deerfield residents who want to make their concerns about Kinder Morgan’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline project will have until August 31 to submit them to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. FERC is currently going through a scoping … 0