Deerfield

South County towns to host drive-through flu clinic Sunday

Sunday, October 19, 2014

DEERFIELD — Fast food? Try fast flu shots. That’s what the towns of Deerfield, Conway, Sunderland and Whately will be offering their residents this coming Sunday during a free drive-thru flu shot clinic in the parking lot of Yankee Candle’s headquarters on Yankee Candle Way in Deerfield. This year’s clinic, which will run from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., is the ninth annual, and the fourth to offer the drive-thru … 0

Deerfield Arts Bank offers new classes

Sunday, October 19, 2014

DEERFIELD — As the leaves begin to lose their verdant hue and shift their palette to shades of orange, red and yellow, it’s difficult to resist the urge to stop on the side of the road and immortalize that once-a-year moment with your camera or smartphone. Now, Jane Trigere, the owner of the Deerfield Arts Bank in South Deerfield, wants to give area … 0

Letter: The pipeline trail

Friday, October 17, 2014

In the Oct. 3 issue of The Recorder, both Chris Collins in his column, and the editorial, correctly questioned whether it just might be more than a coincidence that National Grid’s announcement of a 37 percent price increase for their electricity customers was related to Kinder Morgan’s Northeast Pipeline filing at the end of September with FERC. The Recorder’s readers should also know … 0

The long walk to Deerfield

Thursday, October 9, 2014

DEERFIELD — Just before dawn on Feb. 29, 1704, a group of French raiders and their Native American allies descended upon the English settlement of Deerfield, killing 56 people and burning part of the town. Those who were … 0

Neighbors: Double Take Fringe Festival a week away

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Hello neighbor. The Double Take Fringe Festival will take over eight venues, all within walking distance, in downtown Greenfield again this year. On Oct. 17 and 18, eight shows will be presented and you can attend all of them throughout the weekend with a weekend pass that will … 0

Deerfield Civil War monument restoration reveals structural problems

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

DEERFIELD — A project to restore the brownstone Civil War monument on the Old Deerfield Village Common has been put on hold after major structural flaws were discovered while it was being cleaned. After removing most of the … 0

FRCOG hopes to build online disaster map

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

BUCKLAND — When Tropical Storm Irene pounded Franklin County, emergency responders and isolated residents cut off by storm damage suddenly found a new use for Twitter and Facebook on their cellphones: asking others about, and reporting on local washouts, flooding and downed trees. Now, the Franklin Regional Council … 0

Neighbors: Enjoy autumn while you can

Monday, October 6, 2014

Hello neighbor. Can you believe it? The leaves are falling from the trees as the crisp days of fall nudge us toward the bitter chill of winter. There are only three full moons left this year: the Full … 0

Letter: Vanishing gift?

Monday, October 6, 2014

Everyone who loves the performing arts is concerned about the future of Arts Block, the Pushkin and Ed Wierzbowski. We all hope that Ed finds a way to hold on to the buildings. There’s a point that I don’t hear discussed in the many conversations taking place. Ed … 1

Deerfield board awards Oxford bid to granola co.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

DEERFIELD — New England Natural Bakers wants to move to the former Oxford Foods site in South Deerfield from its home in Greenfield, which it has outgrown. The Board of Selectmen voted Wednesday to accept the bakery’s proposal to build a factory on the 12.9-acre lot on Jewett … 0

Neighbors: Help for a little cemetery

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Hello neighbor. I recently learned of another example of people working together to help make our community a little nicer. Inmates at the jail went to a small cemetery on Bernardston Road this week to paint the old, faded fence that surrounds Log Plain Cemetery. Many of you … 0

Deerfield to vote on buying regional library building for EMS

Friday, September 26, 2014

DEERFIELD — It looks like Deerfield may become the new owner of the Western Massachusetts Regional Library System building in Whately’s industrial park — as long as voters give a green light at a future town meeting. If … 0

Town Meetings, Sept. 29-Oct. 4

Friday, September 26, 2014

Ashfield Planning Board: Wednesday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Bernardston Board of Selectmen: Wednesday 3 p.m. in Town Hall. Buckland Board of Selectmen: Tuesday 7:30 a.m. in Town Hall. Energy Committee: Wednesday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Charlemont Board of Selectmen: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Conservation … 0