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Construction of the Interstate 91 bridges in Deerfield began in June 2012.
Recorder/Micky Bedell

State halfway through 1-91 construction

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

DEERFIELD — As of this week, vehicles heading south on Interstate 91 in Deerfield will be running over a new temporary bridge. The state Department of Transportation switched southbound traffic onto the new bridge this week. The state is halfway through the $40,229,983 project that started in June 2012. It is expected to be completed on time, in the spring … 0

Deerfield looks to sell surplus property

Monday, July 21, 2014

DEERFIELD — In an effort to help bolster the town’s finances, Deerfield is planning to unload a number of town-owned properties for which it has no use. Richard Calisewski, the town’s Board of Health agent who has been tasked with identifying the properties by the Board of Selectmen, said there are currently 31 properties that have been identified throughout the town, which encompass … 0

Neighbors: Head to the North Quabbin for some summer fun

Monday, July 21, 2014

Hello neighbor. I was really excited to read last week that the North Quabbin will be getting some help from the state to boost tourism. It’s such a beautiful area — and you all know how much I love the Quabbin Reservoir. There are other attractions in that area: Starrett Museum in Athol, Swift River Historical Society Museum in New Salem and Tully … 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

Woman’s body found in Deerfield River

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

DEERFIELD — Kayakers found a body in the Deerfield River early Tuesday morning, according to authorities. The Northwestern District Attorney’s Office did not definitively connect Tuesday’s discovery to a young woman’s presumed drowning on Sunday, but said the … 0

Letter: Saying ‘no’ to pipeline

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Thank you to the organizations that have recently held informative sessions at GCC regarding the proposed natural gas pipeline. I strongly encourage everyone to become informed about the plans of the Kinder Morgan company (owned by the former Enron CEO) so that we can collectively say “NO” to … 0

Neighbors: Fireworks fun, but lots more to summer ahead

Monday, July 7, 2014

Hello, neighbor. Greenfield’s Fourth of July celebration and fireworks display did not disappoint on Saturday. I went to Beacon Field with grandson Justin around 7 p.m. The first thing we did was take a “choo-choo” train ride around the grounds. Just before that, I ran into Greenfield Recreation … 0

2 Franklin County towns back contracts for archaeological digs

Monday, July 7, 2014

DEERFIELD — Two Franklin County historical commissions have adopted a policy that would require archaeological entities with state permits to draw up contracts with private landowners if they want to dig or survey private lands. The accountability policy, created by the Deerfield Historical Commission and adopted this winter … 0