Deerfield

Neighbors: Local teens attend two-week craft program

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hello, neighbors. Two of our younger neighbors participated in a two-week craft program in Williamsburg this year and, I’m told, had a lot of fun doing so. Fourteen-year-old James Simpson and 15-year-old Henry Walker-West, both of Shelburne Falls, spent two weeks at Snow Farm Summer, a program of The New England Craft Program. James, the son of nationally known glassblower Josh Simpson and NASA astronaut Cady Coleman, is a student … 0

Greenfield’s Math and Science Academy grows, Franklin County schools emphasize STEM

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Since the Greenfield Math and Science Academy opened its doors five years ago, the speciality public school has quickly expanded, with 120 middle schools students packing the program to capacity this year. The academy is the most visible example of a new focus on math and science in area schools as students throughout … 0

STEAM Education: Frontier integrates art into curriculum

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — While much of the recent push in education curriculum has been toward math, science and engineering, some schools continue to integrate arts and humanities into the classroom. At Frontier Regional School, teachers have been meeting since last spring to learn new ways to support the arts and music in the curriculum. “From an academic standpoint, research shows that students who … 0

Lexington man charged in Deerfield violent assault

Friday, August 22, 2014

A Lexington man was still in jail Friday evening awaiting trial on charges of assaulting his former girlfriend and his stepbrother, even though he had successfully got his bail set far lower than prosecutors wanted. David Whaland, 32, of 14 Sunny Knoll Terrance in Lexington, has been charged … 0

Neighbors: Grandparents proud of grandson’s award

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Hello, neighbor. Our neighbors Shirley and Don Ward of Buckland were happy to announce this week that their grandson Jared “JD” Jurentkuff won an Emmy Award for an Apple commercial he worked on last year titled “Misunderstood.” JD … 0

Deerfield extends voter registration

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

DEERFIELD — The town will extend its town clerk’s office hours to allow residents the opportunity to register to vote in the Sept. 9 primary. The last day to register to vote in the primary is today. The town clerk’s office will be open from 9 a.m. to … 0

Conway lawyer offers to help Deerfield fight gas pipeline

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

DEERFIELD — A lawyer from Conway has offered his assistance to the town of Deerfield in its fight to stop the proposed Tennessee Gas Co. pipeline project. Cristobal Bonifaz made the offer during a standing-room-only special meeting of … 0

Springfield electrical contractor awarded Deerfield solar contract

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

DEERFIELD — Soon, water won’t be the only thing that’s considered “clean” at Old Deerfield’s Wastewater Treatment Plant. A new solar energy system is expected to be up and running by the end of the year and will cover about half of the building’s electricity needs. The Deerfield … 0

Staying healthy in the fields

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

DEERFIELD — For seven years, Barrington Lewis has travelled from Jamaica to Deerfield to work and gather vegetables on Atlas Farm during harvest season. During the few months he works on Gideon Porth’s organic farm, Lewis, 50, visits … 0

Belchertown man arrested in New Salem break-ins

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

NEW SALEM — After a month of investigation, the New Salem Police Department has filed charges against Belchertown resident Tyrone G. Ulmer Jr., 43, for allegedly breaking into two homes. On July 29, Lt. Marcy Helems and Detective John Bonafini responded to reports of break-ins at homes on … 0

‘Welcome to Fragile City’ installation tonight in Deerfield

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

DEERFIELD — The barn of Ava Gips and Steve Anderson at 617 River Road is hosting an art installation called “Welcome to Fragile City” by New York City artist Priscilla Stadler from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight. The … 0

1-car crash on I-91 Sunday

Monday, August 18, 2014

DEERFIELD — A woman drove off the highway and into a tree Sunday evening according to police, but little information was available beyond this. State Police reached Sunday and Monday at the Shelburne barracks said the woman was taken by ambulance with unknown but not major injuries. The … 0

Deerfield voter registration Wednesday

Monday, August 18, 2014

DEERFIELD — Town clerk’s office hours will be extended this week to allow residents to register to vote in time for the Sept. 9 primary. The last day to register is Wednesday. The Town Clerk’s Office will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Residents may also … 0