Tom Williams, of Shelburne, recently received the National Guard Legion of Merit award for outstanding service. Williams served in the military for 42 years. Contributed photo

Neighbors: Neighbor receives award for military service

Monday, October 12, 2015

Hello neighbor. Congratulations to our neighbor Tom Williams of Shelburne, who recently received the National Guard Legion of Merit award for outstanding service. Tom served in the military for 42 years. It took more than a year for a two-star general at the National Guard Bureau in Washington, D.C., to approve the award, and from what I’ve heard and read, it is well-deserved. Tom retired in spring 2015 and received the award this past August. The citation Tom received was for “exceptionally meritorious conduct” and “outstanding service” in a succession of positions of increasing importance and responsibility over the years. Tom left the service as … 0

Anti-bullying assembly for Frontier girls set for Tuesday

Sunday, October 11, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — KindCampaign, an internationally recognized anti-bullying organization, will visit Frontier Regional High School Tuesday, to raise awareness of girl-against-girl aggression. The organization’s assembly will be held at 8:30 a.m. for girls in grades 7 through 12. Vice Principal Scott Dredge said the event will feature a screening of the documentary that the group produced followed by a face-to-face forum to talk … 0

Letter: Support for services

Sunday, October 11, 2015

The men and women of Scott-Vetterling Chapter 33 of the Disabled American Veterans here in Greenfield would like to thank the citizens of Franklin County and the following local merchants: Foster’s Market, Stop & Shop, Food City and Greenfield Farmers Exchange and the Franklin County Fair Committee for their support and wonderful generosity in support of our annual Forget-Me-Not fundraiser. It is your … 0

East Deerfield 6MW solar farm hearing extended

Monday, September 28, 2015

DEERFIELD — Deerfield’s Conservation Commission has voted to continue a public hearing to review the site plan for a proposed 6-megawatt solar farm near the East Deerfield Quarry until Oct. 22. The board decided during a joint meeting … 0

Letter: The Obama mess

Sunday, September 27, 2015

I just saw our paper tiger president say he was going to confront Russia for going into Syria. I thought Americans in this country were smart, but as each day goes by, I don’t think so. For instance, after “What Difference Does It Make” has left the office … 1

Driver uninjured after I-91 rollover

Friday, September 25, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The driver of an SUV walked away uninjured after his vehicle rolled over off the side of Interstate 91 Friday evening. State police said the crash, which happened just before 6:45 p.m., was still under … 0

Tilton Library expansion enters design phase

Friday, September 25, 2015

DEERFIELD — Deerfield’s Tilton Library plans to expand to make more room for community events and, of course, books. Library Director Sara Woodbury said the library’s Space Needs Committee has recently completed a study of how the library … 0

Occupants escape uninjured after car hits cow

Friday, September 25, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A vehicle was totaled but the driver and two occupants escaped injury after hitting a cow on Route 116. According to Deerfield Police Officer Adam Sokoloski, the accident occurred just before 11 p.m. Thursday when the driver, westbound on Route 116 near the state highway … 0

Turners Falls man arrested after short motorcycle chase

Friday, September 25, 2015

DEERFIELD — A Turners Falls motorcyclist was arrested on multiple charges after a short pursuit on routes 5 and 10 Friday. Kyle Grimard, 28, was charged with failing to stop for police, driving to endanger, speeding and a marked lanes violation after he refused to pull over when … 0

Police pursuit policies assess risks in chases

Thursday, September 24, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — While fleeing a State Police cruiser Sept. 18, a sedan carrying four adults and two children went airborne off a highway exit ramp and rolled over multiple times, leaving occupants with what police called minor injuries. … 0

Neighbors: Enjoy autumn in New England

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Hello neighbor. Autumn is here. What a wonderful time , especially in New England. So, don’t start worrying and obsessing about winter. Instead, take time to enjoy the present — the beautiful colors, the crispness of the air, the comfy, warm clothes you get to pull from your … 0

County MCAS scores up overall

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Franklin County’s high schools generally had reason to be proud of their MCAS results at the critical 10th-grade level, where the test is a graduation requirement. The Department of Elementary an Secondary Education released Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System scores Thursday. The percentage of students scoring in the desirable … 0

Oct. 1 Memorial Hall lecture focuses on art in New England

Thursday, September 24, 2015

DEERFIELD — A lecture Oct. 1 at the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association’s Memorial Hall Museum will focus on the relationship between art and New England’s regional identity. William Hosley, the principal of cultural resource development and marketing firm Terra Firma Northeast, will present a slide lecture featuring the … 0