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Deerfield Academy administration building. Recorder/Paul Franz

How could Kulik’s PILOT bill affect private schools?

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

DEERFIELD — If a bill filed by Rep. Stephen Kulik passes legislative muster this session, private schools and other nonprofits in Franklin County could see themselves contributing more toward their host town’s budget than they’ve had to in the past. The legislation, House Bill 2584, would allow towns to require nonprofits to pay 25 percent of what they would have … 0

Deerfield hit by microburst; Whately also sees damage

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The National Weather Service has confirmed a microburst hit South Deerfield on Tuesday. The microburst produced straight line wind damage just before 5 p.m. The service said the estimated path length was just short of half a mile. Deerfield Police reported Hillside Road closed via social media around 5 p.m., with large branches on two homes and a tree uprooted with power lines … 0

New Deerfield showroom for N.E. Meeting House Design

Monday, July 6, 2015

DEERFIELD — A Deerfield business that specializes in interior remodelling has found itself practicing what it preaches over the last two weeks: Deerfield-based New England Meeting House Design is moving to a new showroom on Routes 5 and 10. The company, which recently changed its name from Deerfield Cabinets, is moving to 222 … 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

Makin' It in Franklin County: Berkshire Brewing Co.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Shortly after starting at The Recorder a year ago, I had just left my first Deerfield selectmen’s meeting when a wonderfully familiar aroma struck my nose. As I walked absent-mindedly across the town office parking … 0