De-tech-tive work pays off after robberies

Friday, August 22, 2014

DEERFIELD — A fast food bag, a change machine and the innovative use of GPS technology has helped the Deerfield Police Department catch a man they allege broke into a Pine Nook Road home on July 30 and stole several expensive items. Tyrone G. Ulmer, 43, of Belchertown, has been charged with a felony count of breaking and entering during the daytime, five counts of larceny over $250, two counts … 0

Lexington man charged in Turners violent assault

Friday, August 22, 2014

A Lexington man was still in jail Friday evening awaiting trial on charges of assaulting his former girlfriend and his stepbrother, even though he had successfully got his bail set far lower than prosecutors wanted. David Whaland, 32, of 14 Sunny Knoll Terrance in Lexington, has been charged with attempted murder, five counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, two counts … 0

Neighbors: Grandparents proud of grandson’s award

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Hello, neighbor. Our neighbors Shirley and Don Ward of Buckland were happy to announce this week that their grandson Jared “JD” Jurentkuff won an Emmy Award for an Apple commercial he worked on last year titled “Misunderstood.” JD is one of the creative arts directors at Apple in California. The commercial is about … 0

Labor of love: Deerfield family completes gravestone restoration project

Thursday, August 7, 2014

DEERFIELD — As a boy growing up in Deerfield, Chris Harris remembers taking trips with his aunt to the Laurel Hill Cemetery, where he would put charcoal or crayons to stone, lifting imprints of the stones that mark … 0

Neighbors: Give blood

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Hello neighbor. I recently read about how a propane company in Dedham and the American Red Cross partnered to collect more than 750 blood donations throughout the state this summer. I didn’t realize that one blood donation could potentially help save the lives of up to three people. … 0

Deerfield selectmen vote to offer permanent position to interim town administrator

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

DEERFIELD — After being without a town administrator for over a year, the Board of Selectmen voted Wednesday night to offer the town’s top managerial role to Kayce Warren, who currently holds the position on an interim basis. The vote, which passed unanimously, came after nearly two hours … 0

Deerfield to review zoning to kickstart industrial park growth

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

DEERFIELD — Salvation may be on the horizon for Deerfield’s struggling industrial park. The Deerfield Economic Development and Industrial Corp. will conduct a review of the town’s zoning bylaws in an effort to attract new tenants and spur … 0

Deerfield man charged with shoplifting, possession of heroin

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

GREENFIELD — A Deerfield man faces heroin and shoplifting charges after police say he tried to steal several DVDs from a local supermarket. Jacob Jarvenpaa, 32, whose last known address was given as being in Deerfield, pleaded innocent Wednesday in Greenfield District Court to charges of shoplifting and … 0

First ‘Samplepalooza’ to test Connecticut River health stem to stern

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

GREENFIELD — Just how pollutant-free is the Connecticut River, from the top of Vermont to the Long Island Sound? A group of agencies will be pooling their efforts today to collect data on nitrogen and phosphorous content, along with other algae-growing nutrients, during a one-day water-testing event they’re … 0

Neighbors: Young neighbor’s selfless act

Monday, August 4, 2014

Hello neighbor. I want to tell you about one of our younger neighbors today and the good deeds she is doing for our larger community. I hope her story inspires you as it has me. Catherine Bezio recently … 0

Good report from South County EMS

Friday, August 1, 2014

DEERFIELD — Southern Franklin County’s new regional ambulance service has been operational for one month and Chief Zachary Smith, the service’s director, says things are running smoothly so far. Smith appeared before the town’s Board of Selectmen this … 0

Letter: No middle ground?

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Sherrill Hogen’s My Turn about the Israeli attacks on Gaza prompted me to write about the way that the middle ground in the Israel-Palestine conflict has become tragically obscured, even though a decade ago it seemed that the two-state solution was within reach. The condemnation of Israel for … 0

Deerfield selectmen to discuss admin. role

Sunday, August 3, 2014

DEERFIELD — The Board of Selectmen will hold an additional meeting this month to discuss the job descriptions of town administrator and executive administrative assistant. The meeting will be held on Wednesday in the Town Hall. The town has been without a permanent town administrator since Bernard Kubiak … 0