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Deerfield reduces deficit by $293,018

Thursday, April 17, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Deerfield town officials are considering several changes to the current budget proposal that would decrease next year’s projected deficit by $293,018. By the latest Finance Committee estimates, the town was facing a $639,139 shortfall for the next budget year, which begins July 1. The newest estimates bring the shortfall to $346,121. Board of Selectmen Chairman Mark Gilmore said the town is supposed to have a balanced budget … 0

Neighbors: Easter community meal open to all

Thursday, April 17, 2014

First, I’d just like to wish everyone a happy Easter, happy Passover or happy spring, whichever you prefer. Then, I’d like to get right to telling you about some upcoming events, because there are plenty. EVERYONE IS WELCOME to a free Easter ham dinner community meal at the Greenfield Alliance Church, 385 Chapman … 0

Letter: Stillwater business

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I am writing in support of Deerfield River Portage (DRP). I had the good fortune to work for Kate Clayton-Jones and Danielle Canedy — the co-owners of this small business — last summer, and I’m extremely pleased that they will be able to continue their operation for at least another season. DRP has been blamed for many things: creating parking issues, trash problems … 0

Neighbors: Local students help others

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hello neighbor. Franklin County Technical School senior Madison Lively of Greenfield and some of her classmates will use their skills as hairdressers-in-training this week to help children, teens and young adults who suffer from medical conditions that cause … 0

95-year-old-Deerfield man still cutting hair

Monday, April 14, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — In a small porch at his Eastern Avenue home, Victor Waryas cuts, trims and styles hair a few days each week. He has cut the hair of countless clients from South Deerfield neighbors to Eaglebrook … 0

Drivers in Deerfield accident in ‘good’ condition

Friday, April 11, 2014

DEERFIELD — The two drivers injured in a Thursday afternoon crash are in good medical condition, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Tophie Nowak, 70, of Enfield, Conn., was treated at Baystate Franklin Medical Center and released, said spokeswoman Amy Swisher. Jean McIntyre, 60, of Greenfield, was transferred to … 0

Two injured in Deerfield crash

Thursday, April 10, 2014

DEERFIELD — Two drivers on Routes 5 and 10 were injured Thursday afternoon, after a southbound driver attempted to turn left onto Elm Street, crossing into the path of the northbound car. The accident occurred around 4:30 p.m. According to Deerfield Police Officer Mark Puchalski, the first driver … 0

Neighbors: Montague police chief named Elk’s “Citizen of the Year”

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Hello neighbor. Congratulations to our neighbor Chip Dodge, who happens to be Montague’s police chief, and who recently received the “Citizen of the Year” award from the Montague Elks. Chip told me that he was surprised, honored and … 0

Deerfield names candidates for town administrator

Thursday, April 10, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A former four-term mayor of Chicopee, an executive assistant for the town of Palmer and city treasurer of Northampton are vying to be the next Deerfield town administrator. The Town Administrator Search Committee recommended the three candidates for the Board of Selectmen’s consideration. The three … 0

Country singer performs at Yankee Candle for St. Jude donors

Thursday, April 10, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Standing in the middle of the large fitness center at Yankee Candle Co., sipping from a cup of hot tea and wearing his signature cowboy hat, Tennessee native Dustin Lynch strummed his guitar alongside his … 0

Cost to fix S. Deerfield Grammar School? $1 million

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — To get the former South Deerfield Grammar School in perfect condition, the town would have to replace the roof with a new slate roof, upgrade the HVAC and electrical service, install an elevator, power wash the exterior building and repair the chimney cricket for an … 0

Frontier tennis courts to go without repairs

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Superintendent Martha Barrett has withdrawn the Frontier Regional School Committee’s request for Community Preservation Act money to fund repairs to the school tennis courts. With no money to repair the tennis courts, Barrett said, “at some point, the courts may have to be closed.” The … 0

Charlemont woman charged with drug possession

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

GREENFIELD — A Charlemont woman faces drug-dealing charges after police say they found cocaine, heroin and needles in her car. Natalee Sanborn, 22, of 2103 Mohawk Trail, pleaded innocent to charges of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of heroin, and conspiracy to violate drug law … 0