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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: Spring has sprung!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Hello neighbor. Spring has sprung! The trees and flowers are budding, birds are singing, and the woodpeckers — I’ve encountered quite a few lately — are drumming. So the next time you step outside, close your eyes, take … 0

Deerfield PTA seeks $160,000 to upgrade school playground

Monday, April 7, 2014

DEERFIELD — Deerfield children may be getting their first new playground in more than 20 years. The town’s Community Preservation Committee has recommended $160,000 to replace the playground at the Deerfield Elementary School — a request put forth … 0

Deerfield arrest ends in drug, weapons charges

Monday, April 7, 2014

GREENFIELD — An area man pleaded innocent to cocaine and heroin charges Monday in Greenfield District Court following his arrest Saturday on Routes 5 and 10 in Deerfield. Scott B. King, 47, faces charges of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, simple possession of heroin and Class … 0

Stillwater Bridge losing parking

Sunday, April 6, 2014

DEERFIELD — Parking near Stillwater Bridge for people wishing to go tubing, boating or fishing on the Deerfield River will be more challenging this summer. TransCanada Corp., the hydro-electric company that owns part of Deerfield River bank along … 0

Letter: Good books

Friday, April 4, 2014

The World Eye Bookshop may not be a “Christian bookstore” but it is a terrific place to buy “The Good Book” and books about the Bible. I have a wide-ranging library of books on the Bible and Jesus purchased at World Eye over the decades — across a … 0

Deerfield may postpone town meeting

Friday, April 4, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD –— To give the town time to scrape up enough money to cover a projected budget shortfall for next year, the town is considering postponing the annual town meeting a few weeks. The town is short $170,096 by latest estimates of the selectmen, and is considering … 0

Neighbors: Upcoming event to benefit children with developmental delays

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Hello, neighbor. Some of the valley’s best musicians will donate their time on May 10 at 8 p.m. in the Arts Block in Greenfield to raise money for three important causes: Mosaic Down Syndrome Association, REACH Early Intervention and The Academy of Early Learning. The musicians are being … 0

Deerfield Elementary shaves spending request

Thursday, April 3, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Deerfield Elementary School Committee has reduced its budget request by $92,951 to ease fiscal pressures on the town. The request is now $96,559 more than this year’s budget. Rather than a 4.55 percent increase over the current year, the budget would only increase by 2.23 … 0

Deerfield faces $730,311 projected budget shortfall

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — With only four weeks to go until the annual town meeting, Deerfield is facing a budget shortfall of $730,311 and it may have to consider a Prop. 2 1/ 2 override — the first in the town’s history. The potential override would be worth about … 0

Bunny battalion

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

In this feature photo, Richardson’s Candy Kitchen owner Kathie Williams makes multicolored nonpareils at the business on Friday. Williams says the chocolatiers start in on Easter candies as soon as Valentine’s Day is over — the store is … 0