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Deerfield

Rock like a caveman: Stone Age Skills festival

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

DEERFIELD — As the chillier days of fall roll in, two local organizations will give families the opportunity to get in touch with their inner cave man. The Franklin County Sportsmen’s Club and the Deerfield Education and Conservation Corporation will host a semi-annual Stone Age Skills Celebration on Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The event will be held at the Franklin County Sportsmen’s Club at 721 River … 0

Shelter from the harm

Monday, September 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — By January 2015, victims of child abuse and sexual assault in Franklin County will have a safe and comfortable place to report the incidents to police and medical professionals. The Northwestern Children’s Advocacy Project, is renovating an old house on Wisdom Way to serve as a child-friendly center where a multidisciplinary … 0

Sustainable film fest seeks submissions

Monday, September 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — There’s still time to get your short film into the running for the third annual Pioneer Valley Transition Towns Film Festival. Films seven minutes or shorter on sustainable living will be accepted until Oct. 17. The top films will be screened and awards announced starting at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 in Greenfield Community College. Each film must focus on a sustainable … 0

More than beautiful

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Jeremiah Patterson paints open windows, his photorealistic still-life watercolors giving one the sensation of being able to reach into them to pick up an apple, an orange or a gourd. They can easily be mistaken for photographs. The … 0

Deerfield Board of Health questions pipeline safety

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

DEERFIELD — Kinder Morgan has 15 days to respond to concerns raised by Deerfield’s Board of Health before it meets to evaluate the safety of the company’s proposed natural gas pipeline and decide whether it should be allowed … 0

Deerfield Board of Health meeting tonight to look at pipeline’s potential danger

Monday, September 8, 2014

DEERFIELD — The town Board of Health will hold a public hearing tonight to discuss whether the proposed Tennessee Gas Co. pipeline would present an “unacceptable health danger” to the town. The hearing will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Frontier Regional School. At a … 0

Neighbors: Shelburne man repairs cemetery signs

Monday, September 8, 2014

Hello neighbor. If you happen to be driving along Route 2 through Charlemont, take notice of the new signs at the entrances to its three cemeteries. Les Chadwick, our neighbor from Shelburne, recently replaced the posts that hold … 0

Still no plans for Deerfield’s St. James Church

Sunday, September 7, 2014

DEERFIELD — Eight months after acquiring the former St. James Roman Catholic Church on North Main Street, the building’s new owner still doesn’t have any solid plans for what to do with it. The church was purchased last December by Laurie Cuevas, the owner of Maple Valley Creamery … 0

Deerfield Recreation Department gets ball rolling for fall sports

Friday, September 5, 2014

DEERFIELD — With the cooler days of fall drawing nearer and community pools or beaches beginning to close for the year, Deerfield’s Recreation Department is rolling out a series of programs to keep community members active and occupied. Field hockey An introductory field hockey program will be available … 0

2 solar farm companies vying for home at Deerfield landfill

Friday, September 5, 2014

DEERFIELD — With two developers eyeing Deerfield’s landfill off of Lee Road as the location of a future solar energy farm, it may soon become home to more than just the town’s refuse. The first developer, The Solare Co., of San Jose, Calif., sent a letter of intent … 0

Neighbors: All’s fair this weekend, especially fried dough

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Hello neighbor. Has anyone else noticed this was a very long short week? I don’t know if it was the intense heat and humidity or what, but the weekend is here and it’s fair time. The Franklin County Fair opened last night with its parade along Main Street. … 0

Fair thee well

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

GREENFIELD — Franklin County Fair president Fred Steiner barely made it past the stables at the Franklin County Fairgrounds before Adam Martin, of Martin’s Farm in Greenfield, emerged from an old red barn and flagged him down. As … 0

Braving the Limelight: Franklin County Fair's Got Talent

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Jan Morris of Northfield says she has always considered her talent to be writing and singing parodies. She tried several times to get her one-woman act off the ground, but her dreams always fell through because she found … 0