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Neighbors: Be kind

Monday, June 29, 2015

Hello neighbor. About once a year I feel compelled to remind myself and others to be good neighbors. I don’t necessarily mean “neighbor” in the literal sense. What I mean is that we all should be kind to everyone. Those who aren’t can never truly be happy themselves. Get out and talk with the people who live in your neighborhood and your community. Find out what you have in common … 0

Standing the test of time: PVMA Executive Director Timothy Neumann marks 40 years at post

Sunday, June 28, 2015

DEERFIELD — When Timothy Neumann was hired as the executive director of Deerfield’s Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association in June of 1975, he was told by Russ Miller, the organization’s president at the time, not to count on it becoming a long-term position. The museum’s building, Memorial Hall, was facing some major repairs and … 0

Neighbors: Adopt an adult cat for $5 this weekend

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hello neighbor. It’s that time again, folks! Dakin Humane Society is offering its $5 cat adoption for select adult cats on Saturday and Sunday. This weekend only, you can adopt an adult cat for only $5 at both the Springfield and Leverett adoption centers from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. each day. The 40 cats up for adoption are those who, for a variety … 0

Budget cut for South County ambulance?

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

DEERFIELD — South County EMS, the regional ambulance serving Deerfield, Whately and Sunderland, marks its one-year anniversary at the end of the month, and the financial picture is looking pretty good: to date, the service has only spent … 0

Solar arrays, EMS budget top Deerfield special town meeting

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

DEERFIELD — Solar arrays and the new regional ambulance service’s budget will top the agenda for Deerfield’s special town meeting June 17. The meeting will be held in the town offices at 7 p.m. The Board of Selectmen will ask voters for permission to enter into lease agreements … 0

Neighbors: Keep your children and pets safe this summer

Monday, June 8, 2015

Hello neighbor. Well folks, we’re headed into summer and it’s time once again to remind you not to leave your child or pet in a hot car, even for a minute. According to doctors and veterinarians from all over the nation, once the temperature reaches 70 degrees Fahrenheit … 0

Deerfield raising price of trash bags on July 1

Sunday, June 7, 2015

DEERFIELD — The cost for trash bags will increase to $25 for a pack of 10, beginning July 1. Bags are still available at the current price of $20 until June 30. Trash bags can be purchased at Town Hall, Neighbors on Route 116 and Leader Home Center. … 0

Fire leaves Sand Gully home in Deerfield uninhabitable

Sunday, June 7, 2015

DEERFIELD — At 2:45 p.m. firefighters were shoveling debris off the back deck of the home at 109 Sand Gully Road North and giving anything that could reignite a final dousing. For all the activity the home looked … 0

Highway rollover sends driver to hospital

Sunday, June 7, 2015

DEERFIELD — A Longmeadow woman was taken to the hospital after her vehicle rolled over on Interstate 91 southbound Saturday night. Trooper Matthew Guarino said the accident occurred at 9:42 p.m. just before exit 24. A caller reported a rollover involving one car, Guarino said. The driver, 17, … 0

Tech School grads asked ‘Who will you be?’

Friday, June 5, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Individuality was the theme of the evening Friday as 122 Franklin County Technical School graduates from 13 shops received their diplomas at a commencement ceremony on the school’s football field. Guest speaker Dr. Sheila Harrity, … 0

Woolman Hill joins pipeline foes

Friday, June 5, 2015

DEERFIELD — The Woolman Hill Quaker Retreat Center has become the latest organization in Deerfield to publicize its opposition to the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. project, which is expected to pass within less than a mile of … 1

Weekly meetings for June 8-13

Friday, June 5, 2015

Ashfield Finance Committee: Monday 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Conservation Commission: Wednesday 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Bernardston Planning Board: Monday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall Board of Selectmen: Wednesday 6 p.m. in Town Hall Buckland Board of Selectmen: Tuesday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Charlemont Board of … 0

South County Notebook

Friday, June 5, 2015

Monday is last day to register for special town meeting DEERFIELD — Monday will be the last day that unregistered voters will be able to register to vote and participate in Deerfield’s special town meeting on June 17. The special town meeting will be held in the town … 0