Deerfield

State historical commission supports Deerfield policy

Friday, July 25, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Planners of potential archeological digs will now be informed of the town’s new accountability policy when they apply for a state field permit for investigations in Deerfield. Massachusetts Historic Preservation Officer Brona Simon has agreed to issue the town policy to scientists when they seek a state permit. “The MHC would be happy to include the Deerfield policy with state archaeologist field investigation permits issued to archaeologists … 0

Questions remain after COG pipeline meeting

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Franklin Regional Council of Governments and its Planning Board, along with the nearly 300 people attending their meeting Thursday, got to pose a series of questions to Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. spokesmen, yet questions remained about TGP’s proposed project. The two-hour long session, during which four representatives from TGP parent Kinder Morgan responded to audience questions submitted in writing, echoed many of … 0

Reps. Mark, Kulik voice opposition to gas pipeline

Friday, July 25, 2014

Five more western Massachusetts legislators have come out publicly against the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline project. Sen. Benjamin Downing, D-Pittsfield, along with Reps. Paul Mark, D-Peru, Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington, Gailanne Cariddi, D-North Adams, and William “Smitty” Pignatelli, D-Lenox, issued a joint written statement Friday declaring their opposition to the Northeast Direct pipeline, which would cross nine Franklin County towns. Rep. Denise Andrews, D-Orange, … 0

Pipeline sparks growing opposition

Friday, July 11, 2014

DEERFIELD — Clarkdale Fruit Farm, usually associated with acres of apples, peaches, cherries growing at this time of year, became a focus Friday of growing opposition to the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline as dozens of anti-pipeline protesters gathered … 0

Neighbors: Neighbors making a difference

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Hello neighbor. I thought you might like to hear about a few of our neighbors and their accomplishments today. First, Cindy Gonzalez and Amy Britt, both of Greenfield, along with Tammy-Lynn Chace of Orange and Kerri Bohonowicz, who works in Franklin County, are among this year’s Smith College … 0

Narragansett Indian Tribe leaders say artifacts belong to Deerfield family

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

DEERFIELD — The Narragansett Indian Tribal Historic Preservation Office, which is charged with overseeing — among other things — Indian burial artifacts in southern New England, says artifacts found on Pine Hill by the University of Massachusetts archaeology field school belong to its Deerfield landowners. “The landowner has … 0

Body of woman lost in Deerfield River identified as that of Vermont resident Molly Dowd

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Authorities have identified the woman who went missing in the waters of the Deerfield River in Conway this week and whose body was recovered from the river Tuesday morning in Deerfield as Molly Dowd, 24, of Gilbertville in the town of Brattleboro, Vt. The Office of the Chief … 0

Woman’s body found in Deerfield River

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

DEERFIELD — Kayakers found a body in the Deerfield River early Tuesday morning, according to authorities. The Northwestern District Attorney’s Office did not definitively connect Tuesday’s discovery to a young woman’s presumed drowning on Sunday, but said the … 0

Letter: Saying ‘no’ to pipeline

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Thank you to the organizations that have recently held informative sessions at GCC regarding the proposed natural gas pipeline. I strongly encourage everyone to become informed about the plans of the Kinder Morgan company (owned by the former Enron CEO) so that we can collectively say “NO” to … 0

Neighbors: Fireworks fun, but lots more to summer ahead

Monday, July 7, 2014

Hello, neighbor. Greenfield’s Fourth of July celebration and fireworks display did not disappoint on Saturday. I went to Beacon Field with grandson Justin around 7 p.m. The first thing we did was take a “choo-choo” train ride around the grounds. Just before that, I ran into Greenfield Recreation … 0

2 Franklin County towns back contracts for archaeological digs

Monday, July 7, 2014

DEERFIELD — Two Franklin County historical commissions have adopted a policy that would require archaeological entities with state permits to draw up contracts with private landowners if they want to dig or survey private lands. The accountability policy, created by the Deerfield Historical Commission and adopted this winter … 0

On track for summer

Sunday, July 6, 2014

DEERFIELD — After half a lap, the thick rubber band taste of hot all-weather track doused in rain wears off and there’s nothing to the storm but cool water and heavy sneakers. A thunderstorm has threatened all day, … 0

Old Deerfield summer crafts fair remains on hiatus

Friday, July 4, 2014

DEERFIELD — The Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association’s Old Deerfield Summer Crafts Fair will once again be on hiatus this year. According to Executive Director Tim Neumann, neighboring Deerfield Academy has been renting out rooms that are usually needed during the fair. The prep school is using the space … 0