Deerfield

The Western Massachusetts Regional Library System building in Whately could become the home for the new South County Emergency Medical Service.  (Recorder file/Paul Franz)

Deerfield to vote on buying regional library building for EMS

Friday, September 26, 2014

DEERFIELD — It looks like Deerfield may become the new owner of the Western Massachusetts Regional Library System building in Whately’s industrial park — as long as voters give a green light at a future town meeting. If purchased, the 11,000-square-foot building is expected to be renovated and shared by the South County EMS ambulance service, Frontier Community Access Television, … 0

Town Meetings, Sept. 29-Oct. 4

Friday, September 26, 2014

Ashfield Planning Board: Wednesday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Bernardston Board of Selectmen: Wednesday 3 p.m. in Town Hall. Buckland Board of Selectmen: Tuesday 7:30 a.m. in Town Hall. Energy Committee: Wednesday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Charlemont Board of Selectmen: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Conservation Commission: Wednesday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Planning Board: Thursday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. … 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 home health care provider, celebrated the grand opening of its new South Deerfield office at … 0

Letter: The art scene

Monday, September 15, 2014

We read with great concern Dan Brown’s letter of Sept. 8 with its dire assessment of the art scene in Franklin County. Are we talking of the survival of art or the survival of artists? We suggest that what needs to be nourished for survival is the appreciation … 0

Sweet lessons at honey festival

Sunday, September 14, 2014

DEERFIELD — At most outdoor gatherings, close encounters with bees are generally considered something to be avoided. But at Deerfield’s Warm Colors Apiary this weekend, that notion was turned on its head. The apiary was abuzz with beekeeping … 0

Close call for Deerfield garage fire

Sunday, September 14, 2014

DEERFIELD — A fire Saturday afternoon at 15 Kelleher Drive left a room off the garage uninhabitable but hurt no one. South Deerfield Fire Chief William Swasey said the first engine on scene extinguished the fire, which firefighters and the Massachusetts Fire Marshal’s office determined to be the … 0

Can a Board of Health stop the pipeline?

Friday, September 12, 2014

DEERFIELD — Could Deerfield’s Board of Health have the power to prevent Kinder Morgan’s controversial Tennessee Gas Co. pipeline from passing through town? Cristobal Bonifaz, a lawyer from Conway, thinks so, and the Deerfield health board seems ready to follow his lead down that path. But the Federal … 0

The twists & turns of history: the Mohawk Trail marks 100 years

Friday, September 12, 2014

What do Metacomet the warrior, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Benedict Arnold and Henry David Thoreau have in common? They all traveled the route that would become the Mohawk Trail — back in the days when the hairpin turn and other … 2

Neighbors: Volunteer to serve the low-income and homeless

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Hello neighbor. I’d like to give another perfect example of neighbors helping neighbors. Stone Soup Cafe will be holding a volunteer appreciation gathering on Sept. 19 at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church on Main and Hope streets from 7 to 9 p.m. where there’s going to be a … 0

Deerfield’s Oxford property once again out to bid

Thursday, September 11, 2014

DEERFIELD — Deerfield is once again trying to attract developers for the former Oxford Foods property. Prospective buyers have until Sept. 19 to submit proposals to purchase the 12.9-acre lot on Jewett Avenue. In August, John Broucek, the president and general manager of the Greenfield-based New England Natural … 0

Go, Great Pumpkin

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — While “Peanuts” character Linus Van Pelt looked for the Great Pumpkin every Halloween and never found it, he may have had better luck had he looked at the Franklin County Fair. The biggest pumpkin at the … 0

More than beautiful

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Jeremiah Patterson paints open windows, his photorealistic still-life watercolors giving one the sensation of being able to reach into them to pick up an apple, an orange or a gourd. They can easily be mistaken for photographs. The … 0

Deerfield Board of Health questions pipeline safety

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

DEERFIELD — Kinder Morgan has 15 days to respond to concerns raised by Deerfield’s Board of Health before it meets to evaluate the safety of the company’s proposed natural gas pipeline and decide whether it should be allowed … 0