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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 8 p.m., today for registration of voters. Residents may also register during regular office hours; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the … 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 the Board of Selectmen Wednesday night, which was called for the purpose of discussing and … 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 Board of Selectmen has hired the sole bidder on the project, Springfield-based electrical contractor M.L. … 0

Crew returns after fighting massive western fire

Thursday, August 14, 2014

DEERFIELD — Four wildland firefighters from southern Franklin County have returned from the West Coast, where they have been part of a crew battle a massive forest fire outside of Leavenworth, Wash.. The firefighters — Jesse Hanacek of … 0

Neighbors: Girls Club still needs help to save building

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Hello neighbor. A while back, I told you that the Girls Club of Greenfield was on a campaign to raise money to save Camp Stonehenge on Oak Hill Road in Leyden. Well, it has raised $2,000 so far. It began a coin can fundraiser earlier this year, hoping … 0

Train crossing work in Deerfield proceeds amid town concerns

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Town officials still have unaddressed concerns about the state’s planned upgrades to two of the town’s train crossings, even as the work has begun. The upgrades, which have been designed to accommodate Amtrak passenger trains … 0

Buckets of generosity: Franklin County police, fire get wet for ALS

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — Across Franklin County, police and firefighters are getting ice cold and soaking wet — to raise awareness and money for ALS, a disorder that affects the function of nerves and muscles. The local public safety officers … 1

Neighbors: Supermoon dazzles in Franklin County’s summer sky

Monday, August 11, 2014

Hello neighbor. If you missed the “supermoon” this past weekend — it was the largest full moon of 2014 — you’ll have one last chance to see one in September. The term “supermoon” came from astrologer Richard Nolle … 0

Regional EMS makes third try at library building

Sunday, August 10, 2014

WHATELY — For the third time, South County’s new regional ambulance service is exploring the possibility of purchasing the Western Massachusetts Regional Library System’s building in Whately to use as its permanent base of operations. At its meeting … 0

Bement School program immerses Asian students in Colonial times, English language

Friday, August 8, 2014

DEERFIELD — Surrounded by a small group of Asian children dressed in authentic 17th-century Colonial attire, Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association artist-in-residence Reba-Jean Shaw-Pichette took a handful of loose herbs and began passing around sprigs. “The way to tell … 0

Labor of love: Deerfield family completes gravestone restoration project

Thursday, August 7, 2014

DEERFIELD — As a boy growing up in Deerfield, Chris Harris remembers taking trips with his aunt to the Laurel Hill Cemetery, where he would put charcoal or crayons to stone, lifting imprints of the stones that mark … 0

Neighbors: Give blood

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Hello neighbor. I recently read about how a propane company in Dedham and the American Red Cross partnered to collect more than 750 blood donations throughout the state this summer. I didn’t realize that one blood donation could potentially help save the lives of up to three people. … 0

Deerfield selectmen vote to offer permanent position to interim town administrator

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

DEERFIELD — After being without a town administrator for over a year, the Board of Selectmen voted Wednesday night to offer the town’s top managerial role to Kayce Warren, who currently holds the position on an interim basis. The vote, which passed unanimously, came after nearly two hours … 0