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Food drive for area food bank at S. Deerfield church

Thursday, July 24, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — In an effort to help school children access food during the summertime, the Holy Family Church in South Deerfield is holding a benefit for the Food Bank of Western Mass. The benefit helps kids who receive breakfast and lunch through the school during the school year access food during the summer. The church plans to fill a 10-by-12-foot van with nonperishable food. The collection will be Saturday … 0

Neighbors: Young neighbor to raise money for animals

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hello neighbor. One of our younger neighbors, 11-year-old Miracle Leyro, is organizing a walk through the downtown Greenfield area this Saturday with a group of her friends. The youngsters plan to raise money for Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society. Miracle’s mother Diana Nunez told me that Miracle plans to walk along Main and Federal streets, as well as some of the side streets, … 0

Long-time Deerfield, Whately patrolman remembered

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

DEERFIELD — They called him “The Colonel.” That’s the nickname that Deerfield Police Chief John Paciorek Jr, said members of his department gave part-time patrolman Robert “Eric” Seaholm for his uncanny ability to “politely and respectfully” take charge of any situation ... and for his role-model status among new department personnel. Seaholm, who … 0

UMass official to meet with Kulik’s office to discuss artifact disposition

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

DEERFIELD — On Wednesday, a University of Massachusetts archaeology school official will meet with state Rep. Stephen Kulik’s office to discuss the future disposition of artifacts found on Pine Hill — and to decide who should be a part of the talks. The meeting is a preliminary discussion … 0

JM Farm’s Patient Group questions state DPH selection process

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

DEERFIELD — In their bid for a state medical marijuana license, JM Farm’s Patient Group, one of three companies to apply for Franklin County, had done everything required of them by state Department of Public Health regulators, the … 0

Neighbors: Where’s your favorite spot in Franklin County?

Monday, July 14, 2014

Hello neighbor. If you haven’t been to Shelburne Falls in a while, why not make plans now to be there on Saturday for the Shelburne Falls Art Walk from 4 to 8 p.m.? Just follow the decorated shoes throughout the village to find a variety of art, including … 0

Deerfield River recreation goes badly for Fitchburg man

Sunday, July 13, 2014

DEERFIELD — A young man was rushed to the hospital Sunday night after an accident while jumping into the Deerfield River a little upstream from the Stillwater Bridge. Deerfield Police Sgt. Harry Ruddock said the man, a 22-year-old Fitchburg resident, apparently slipped while attempting to jump off a … 0

Ben & Jerry’s co-founder visits Yankee Candle for store opening

Sunday, July 13, 2014

DEERFIELD — Ice cream wasn’t the only thing that visitors to the grand opening of the Yankee Candle Village’s new Ben & Jerry’s shop were treated to this Saturday. Jerry Greenfield, one of the popular ice cream company’s … 0

Scarecrows turn heads at Memorial Hall Museum

Friday, July 11, 2014

DEERFIELD — If you’ve had the chance to drive by the Memorial Hall Museum in Old Deerfield lately, you may have found yourself doing a double-take. At first glance, it appears as though a group of colonial-era villagers … 0

Pipeline sparks growing opposition

Friday, July 11, 2014

DEERFIELD — Clarkdale Fruit Farm, usually associated with acres of apples, peaches, cherries growing at this time of year, became a focus Friday of growing opposition to the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline as dozens of anti-pipeline protesters gathered … 0

Neighbors: Neighbors making a difference

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Hello neighbor. I thought you might like to hear about a few of our neighbors and their accomplishments today. First, Cindy Gonzalez and Amy Britt, both of Greenfield, along with Tammy-Lynn Chace of Orange and Kerri Bohonowicz, who works in Franklin County, are among this year’s Smith College … 0

Narragansett Indian Tribe leaders say artifacts belong to Deerfield family

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

DEERFIELD — The Narragansett Indian Tribal Historic Preservation Office, which is charged with overseeing — among other things — Indian burial artifacts in southern New England, says artifacts found on Pine Hill by the University of Massachusetts archaeology field school belong to its Deerfield landowners. “The landowner has … 0

Body of woman lost in Deerfield River identified as that of Vermont resident Molly Dowd

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Authorities have identified the woman who went missing in the waters of the Deerfield River in Conway this week and whose body was recovered from the river Tuesday morning in Deerfield as Molly Dowd, 24, of Gilbertville in the town of Brattleboro, Vt. The Office of the Chief … 0