Deerfield

Former DA student files sexual abuse lawsuit: Says then-coaches delivered him to English teacher who sexually abused him on 1980s athletic trips

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. — A former student at a Massachusetts preparatory school has filed a federal lawsuit alleging he was sexually abused by a faculty member while on athletic trips to Connecticut in the 1980s. The former Deerfield Academy student names the school and its former golf and squash coaches as defendants in the lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. District Court in Connecticut on June 19. The former student alleges … 0

Neighbors: Be kind

Monday, June 29, 2015

Hello neighbor. About once a year I feel compelled to remind myself and others to be good neighbors. I don’t necessarily mean “neighbor” in the literal sense. What I mean is that we all should be kind to everyone. Those who aren’t can never truly be happy themselves. Get out and talk with the people who live in your neighborhood and your community. … 0

Standing the test of time: PVMA Executive Director Timothy Neumann marks 40 years at post

Sunday, June 28, 2015

DEERFIELD — When Timothy Neumann was hired as the executive director of Deerfield’s Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association in June of 1975, he was told by Russ Miller, the organization’s president at the time, not to count on it becoming a long-term position. The museum’s building, Memorial Hall, was facing some major repairs and … 0

South County EMS safe from budget cuts

Thursday, June 18, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Deerfield will level-fund South County’s new regional ambulance service for next year, despite initial protests and a request for cuts by the town’s Finance Committee. Voters approved the $1.1 million budget during a special town … 0

Police: Turners man punches cop during morning traffic stop

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

DEERFIELD — A Turners Falls man faces charges after allegedly punching a Deerfield Police officer who pulled him over for driving without a license Tuesday morning. Juan Martinez-Ramos, 27, of 189 L St., Turners Falls, was arraigned Tuesday afternoon in Greenfield District Court with the help of a … 0

In Franklin County, always something old, something new

Monday, June 15, 2015

Franklin County reminds me of the wedding rhyme: something old, something new … As I work my way around the county’s 26 towns on my summer journey to reacquaint myself with The Recorder’s readers, I found myself in the back shop of Pine Hill Orchards, standing in a … 0

Wicked sweet work ethic: Mass. sugarhouses’ record-breaking maple syrup season

Monday, June 15, 2015

CONWAY — Though the maple sugaring season got off to a late start this year, Massachusetts’s sugarhouses had a record-breaking season. Winton Pitcoff, the coordinator of the Massachusetts Maple Producers Association, said the successful season could be attributed … 0

Vermont man facing third OUI

Monday, June 15, 2015

DEERFIELD — A Vermont man faces drunken driving charges for the third time after state police stopped his truck on Interstate 91. Todd W. Tomlinson of 40 Hirams Crossing, Jericho, Vt., was arrested on charges of operating under the influence of alcohol for a third offense, marked lines … 0

Chris Collins named new FCAT manager

Monday, June 15, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — After a seven-month search, Frontier Community Access Television has a new General Manager: Chris Collins of Turners Falls. He starts July 6. Collins currently works as the part-time news director for WHAI-FM, a Greenfield-based FM … 0

Neighbors: Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum has two new additions

Monday, June 15, 2015

Hello neighbor. Residents and visitors were greeted recently with a big surprise in downtown Shelburne Falls as two trolleys rolled through town and up the hill to their new home at Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum. Until now, the … 0

Vermont man facing third OUI

Monday, June 15, 2015

DEERFIELD — A Vermont man faces drunken driving charges for the third time after state police stopped his truck on Interstate 91. Todd W. Tomlinson of 40 Hirams Crossing, Jericho, Vt., was arrested on charges of operating under the influence of alcohol for a third offense, marked lines … 0

Neighbors: ‘Diggity Dogs’ had their day in the sun

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Hello neighbor. I am constantly hearing about the wonderful things Franklin County businesses and nonprofits are doing for their communities, and I’m sure most of you have figured out by now how much I love animals. So, how do these two statements relate? Well, the local nonprofit Diggity … 0

‘Hats off’ to support student with rare disease

Thursday, June 11, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — In most high schools, wearing hats during the school day is taboo. But this Thursday was an exception to the norm at Frontier Regional School. With the blessing of the school’s administration, students showed up … 0