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The Deerfield Board of Selectmen voted and approved Raymond Design Associates’ bid to replace the Deerfield Elementary School roof this summer. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

Deerfield Elementary roof project raises commissioner’s concerns

Thursday, February 11, 2016

DEERFIELD — The town’s building commissioner is worried the weight of a new roof planned for the Deerfield Elementary School might exceed state building codes, and is reviewing information he has just received from the project architect. Richard Calisewski told the selectmen this week he was frustrated that Raymond Design Associates, the Rockland-based firm that created the design, had not … 0

Atlantic Furniture to set up shop in Deerfield Industrial Park

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Vacant for about four years, a 277,000-square-foot factory building at Deerfield Industrial Park has a new occupant. Deerfield Industrial LLC, which is owned by Mark Valone, purchased the building for $1,916,250 at auction and will rent the space to Atlantic Furniture, which is owned by the limited liability company. Valone also said he expects to add 15 to 20 new … 0

Towns to sign ‘Community Compact’ with Lt. Gov. in Heath Thursday

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

HEATH — Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito is coming to Heath on Thursday to sign a “Community Compact” with town officials from Heath, Rowe and Shelburne in the Heath Community Hall at 1:45 p.m. Polito will also be signing a Community Compact with Deerfield later Thursday. After his inauguration, Gov. Charlie Baker’s first executive … 0

Baby, it’s not that cold outside: Franklin County experiencing unseasonably warm weather

Monday, February 1, 2016

GREENFIELD — It doesn’t matter what Punxsutawney Phil does today. Franklin County isn’t seeing the type of winter it is accustomed to. Homeowners and business proprietors likely enjoy not having to shovel, but what does a winter without … 0

Residents encouraged to conduct air tests near pipeline compressor site before construction

Sunday, January 31, 2016

DEERFIELD — If abutters to a proposed natural gas compressor station in Northfield are concerned about what the facility will do to the air they breathe, they’d do well to take note of the current air quality, according … 0

Train derails in Deerfield early Sunday

Sunday, January 31, 2016

A train derailed in Deerfield at 4 a.m. on Sunday. No spills, leaks or any hazardous materials were reported. Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) reported the incident to the South Deerfield Police, according to Sgt. Michael Krusiewski. Police … 0

MBI to meet with cable towns on broadband expansion options

Friday, January 29, 2016

Over the next few weeks, the Massachusetts Broadband Institute will meet with officials in towns with partial broadband access to talk about “last mile” broadband options through Comcast Cable. The Franklin County towns with partial cable access through Comcast include Buckland, Conway, Northfield and Shelburne. MBI has set … 0

Neighbors: Stone Soup Cafe celebrates four years; attracts people from all walks

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Hello neighbor. Stone Soup Cafe is celebrating its fourth year this year. The unique, pay-as-you-can community meal, which is served at All Souls Church in Greenfield every Saturday at noon. On Monday, Stone Soup Cafe will be the … 0

Settler’s documents a window to history

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

DEERFIELD — “In the 20 years that I’ve been here, this is our most important acquisition,” said David Bosse, the librarian at Historic Deerfield and the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association. In December, the organizations acquired roughly five boxes … 0

Erving man sues Clarkdale after wind tips over portable toilet

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

DEERFIELD — On a fruit farm surrounded by the rolling hills of Deerfield, an Erving man found himself in a messy situation when a gust of wind tipped over the portable toilet he was in. This was roughly two years ago, but the lawsuit settlement filed by Daniel … 0

Man admits to OUI that injured driver in I-91 crash

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

DEERFIELD — A Chicopee man involved in a two-car rollover on Interstate 91 in August has been punished over charges of operating under the influence causing serious injury in Greenfield District Court. Justin J. Cooney, 24, was summoned to court after a blood sample taken from him at … 0

Researchers to present health hazard findings regarding pipeline stations

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

DEERFIELD — The team of researchers that studied the health effects of a 12,000-horsepower gas pipeline compressor in Minisink, N.Y., will present their findings at Frontier Regional High School this Saturday. The team includes Celia Lewis, Ph.D., Beth … 0

Letter: Dismantling WMUA

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A beautiful tree has flourished in the valley. The community has fed and cherished this tree. Children come and go. Many climb its branches for the many views of the valley. They all listen to the various songs and voices from this tree. This tree is the radio … 1