Deerfield

Deerfield man arraigned after 3rd DWI charge

Friday, September 19, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A 20-year-old South Deerfield man was arraigned Thursday on his third drunk driving charge and other charges in regards to an accident that injured him and his girlfriend in August. Tylor J. Sevene, of 13 Elm St., Apt. 20, pleaded not guilty in Northampton District Court to charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, third offense, causing serious injury while operating under the … 0

Two local dance teachers want spot on ‘Amazing Race’

Friday, September 19, 2014

Two local dance teachers are eagerly awaiting a call back from producers of the Amazing Race reality television game show to find out if they’ll have a chance at being chosen as one of the teams to compete later this fall. Tammy Thompson, owner of Mountain View Dance Studio in Sunderland, and Dawn … 0

Greenfield bakery places offer on Deerfield’s Oxford property

Friday, September 19, 2014

DEERFIELD — The smell of pickles has long since faded from downtown Deerfield, but the area’s residents may find a new aroma wafting their way soon — freshly baked granola. New England Natural Bakers, Inc., a Greenfield-based company that makes organic granola and muesli, submitted an offer of $38,500 per acre to buy … 0

Still no plans for Deerfield’s St. James Church

Sunday, September 7, 2014

DEERFIELD — Eight months after acquiring the former St. James Roman Catholic Church on North Main Street, the building’s new owner still doesn’t have any solid plans for what to do with it. The church was purchased last December by Laurie Cuevas, the owner of Maple Valley Creamery … 0

Deerfield Recreation Department gets ball rolling for fall sports

Friday, September 5, 2014

DEERFIELD — With the cooler days of fall drawing nearer and community pools or beaches beginning to close for the year, Deerfield’s Recreation Department is rolling out a series of programs to keep community members active and occupied. Field hockey An introductory field hockey program will be available … 0

2 solar farm companies vying for home at Deerfield landfill

Friday, September 5, 2014

DEERFIELD — With two developers eyeing Deerfield’s landfill off of Lee Road as the location of a future solar energy farm, it may soon become home to more than just the town’s refuse. The first developer, The Solare Co., of San Jose, Calif., sent a letter of intent … 0

Neighbors: All’s fair this weekend, especially fried dough

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Hello neighbor. Has anyone else noticed this was a very long short week? I don’t know if it was the intense heat and humidity or what, but the weekend is here and it’s fair time. The Franklin County Fair opened last night with its parade along Main Street. … 0

Fair thee well

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

GREENFIELD — Franklin County Fair president Fred Steiner barely made it past the stables at the Franklin County Fairgrounds before Adam Martin, of Martin’s Farm in Greenfield, emerged from an old red barn and flagged him down. As … 0

Braving the Limelight: Franklin County Fair's Got Talent

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Jan Morris of Northfield says she has always considered her talent to be writing and singing parodies. She tried several times to get her one-woman act off the ground, but her dreams always fell through because she found … 0

Neighbors: Falling into Franklin County Fair season

Monday, September 1, 2014

Hello neighbor. This weekend was the unofficial start to fall and we all know what that means. Yes, the days are getting shorter and soon temperatures will begin to drop — I’m not even going to mention the white stuff, yet. But fall also means the Franklin County … 0

S. Deerfield trucking company fined by DEP

Sunday, August 31, 2014

DEERFIELD — Local trucking company Henry C. Kocot & Sons Inc. has been fined $3,000 by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection after it was found to be in violation of a number of hazardous waste paperwork rules and wastewater disposal rules. The violations included failures to maintain … 0

Neighbors: Local teens attend two-week craft program

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hello, neighbors. Two of our younger neighbors participated in a two-week craft program in Williamsburg this year and, I’m told, had a lot of fun doing so. Fourteen-year-old James Simpson and 15-year-old Henry Walker-West, both of Shelburne Falls, spent two weeks at Snow Farm Summer, a program of … 0

Greenfield’s Math and Science Academy grows, Franklin County schools emphasize STEM

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Since the Greenfield Math and Science Academy opened its doors five years ago, the speciality public school has quickly expanded, with 120 middle schools students packing the program to capacity this year. The academy is the most visible … 0