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Neighbors: Green River Festival around the corner

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Hello neighbor. It’s that time again — the countdown is just seven days. The Green River Festival will be held July 10, 11 and 12 at Greenfield Community College, and there are a limited number of tickets left, so you’d better hurry. The 2015 lineup includes lots of return musicians and a few first-timers. I’ve attended several times, a couple … 0

PVMA hosts 4th of July events in Old Deerfield

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

OLD DEERFIELD — The Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association is welcoming back re-enactors from the Stone Soul Peter Brace Brigade and Mass. 54th Colored Troops of Springfield, who will encamp again on the lawns of Memorial Hall Museum on Memorial Street in Deerfield for a free July 4th celebration. The re-enactors will be there … 0

Daylily, Sugarloaf Hair Studio hope to raise enough to rewire South Deerfield town common

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Deerfield’s town common is a familiar scene for Jane Wrisley, the owner of The Daylily on Sugarloaf Street. It’s the first thing she and her customers see when they look out the store’s front window, and each year she looks forward to seeing the group of trees growing on it lit up for the holidays. But this past winter, she … 0

Neighbors: Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum has two new additions

Monday, June 15, 2015

Hello neighbor. Residents and visitors were greeted recently with a big surprise in downtown Shelburne Falls as two trolleys rolled through town and up the hill to their new home at Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum. Until now, the … 0

Vermont man facing third OUI

Monday, June 15, 2015

DEERFIELD — A Vermont man faces drunken driving charges for the third time after state police stopped his truck on Interstate 91. Todd W. Tomlinson of 40 Hirams Crossing, Jericho, Vt., was arrested on charges of operating under the influence of alcohol for a third offense, marked lines … 0

Neighbors: ‘Diggity Dogs’ had their day in the sun

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Hello neighbor. I am constantly hearing about the wonderful things Franklin County businesses and nonprofits are doing for their communities, and I’m sure most of you have figured out by now how much I love animals. So, how do these two statements relate? Well, the local nonprofit Diggity … 0

‘Hats off’ to support student with rare disease

Thursday, June 11, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — In most high schools, wearing hats during the school day is taboo. But this Thursday was an exception to the norm at Frontier Regional School. With the blessing of the school’s administration, students showed up … 0

Makin' It in Franklin County: Berkshire Brewing Co.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Shortly after starting at The Recorder a year ago, I had just left my first Deerfield selectmen’s meeting when a wonderfully familiar aroma struck my nose. As I walked absent-mindedly across the town office parking … 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