South County towns to host drive-through flu clinic Sunday

Sunday, October 19, 2014

DEERFIELD — Fast food? Try fast flu shots. That’s what the towns of Deerfield, Conway, Sunderland and Whately will be offering their residents this coming Sunday during a free drive-thru flu shot clinic in the parking lot of Yankee Candle’s headquarters on Yankee Candle Way in Deerfield. This year’s clinic, which will run from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., is the ninth annual, and the fourth to offer the drive-thru … 0

Deerfield Arts Bank offers new classes

Sunday, October 19, 2014

DEERFIELD — As the leaves begin to lose their verdant hue and shift their palette to shades of orange, red and yellow, it’s difficult to resist the urge to stop on the side of the road and immortalize that once-a-year moment with your camera or smartphone. Now, Jane Trigere, the owner of the Deerfield Arts Bank in South Deerfield, wants to give area … 0

Letter: The pipeline trail

Friday, October 17, 2014

In the Oct. 3 issue of The Recorder, both Chris Collins in his column, and the editorial, correctly questioned whether it just might be more than a coincidence that National Grid’s announcement of a 37 percent price increase for their electricity customers was related to Kinder Morgan’s Northeast Pipeline filing at the end of September with FERC. The Recorder’s readers should also know … 0

Health care

Friday, September 26, 2014

By TOM RELIHAN Recorder Staff SOUTH DEERFIELD — A new business in downtown Deerfield is designed to make at-home health care and help easier for seniors and the terminally ill to find. O’Connell Care at Home, a Holyoke-based … 0

Benefit art auction for the Tilton Library

Thursday, September 25, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The Friends of Tilton Library are sponsoring an art auction to benefit the library’s programs. Works by 30 local artists will be displayed in the library for one month, beginning today. An opening reception and the start of bidding is today from 6 to 8 … 0

No response from pipeline co., Deerfield to take up issue Oct. 22

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

DEERFIELD — Fifteen days have passed since Deerfield’s Board of Health submitted a series of questions to Kinder Morgan, but the pipeline company has continued to maintain its silence. By 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon — the deadline set for a response from Kinder Morgan — Deerfield had not … 1

Deerfield riverbank, road repairs underway

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

DEERFIELD — Work to stabilize the banks of the Connecticut River and repair parts of River Road in South Deerfield is now underway. The project, which is being funded by a $1 million grant from the state Department of Transportation, will focus on the area between the University … 0

Deerfield may buy N. Main Street property

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The town of Deerfield is considering buying a 0.43-acre property at 84 North Main St., which it plans to use to increase access to other town land. According to Board of Selectmen Chairwoman Carolyn Shores Ness, purchasing the house and lot would allow the town … 0

Last-mile broadband collaboration takes next step in planning

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

BOSTON — Now that the state has $50 million to help build out rural broadband Internet access, western Massachusetts legislators met Tuesday with Internet community groups to plan what state Sen. Stan Rosenberg calls “the Last Mile Solution” — how to secure high-speed Internet in unserved and partially … 0

Shape follows form: Deerfield Arts Bank show looks at chairs, their owners

Monday, September 22, 2014

DEERFIELD — For Deerfield resident Jane Trigere, we human beings are inseparable from our chairs. “Chairs are interesting because they imply the human form,” said Trigere. “They only exist and are only shaped the way they are because … 0

Neighbors: Walk for suicide leaves from Energy Park Oct. 5

Monday, September 22, 2014

Hello neighbor. With the recent news of Robin Williams, one of the greatest actors and comedians of our time, taking his life still fresh in our minds, I’d like to tell you about a very important fundraiser walk coming up. It will begin in the Greenfield Energy Park. … 0

The goal: great art, cheap prices

Sunday, September 21, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Art is almost always over budget, when the arithmetic is that the price of a painting will buy x gallons of milk, x tanks of gas or x loaves of bread. The organizers of Sunday’s … 1

Arts, crafts and sonorous saw sounds at Old Deerfield Fall Craft Fair

Sunday, September 21, 2014

DEERFIELD — Issuing faintly from the top floor of the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association museum, a faint, tremulous wail to the tune of “Dream a little Dream of Me” had people on the lower floors and staircase pausing … 0