Deerfield

Neighbors: Take advantage of technology, but don’t let it rule you

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Hello neighbor. I just wanted to finish what I started on Tuesday, if you don’t mind. I seem to be on my soapbox this week, so please bear with me. I guess I’m just filled with the joy of the season and want to share it with you. I’d like to remind you of something else — I talked about volunteering, doing something unexpected for your neighbor and being kind … 0

Old Deerfield Production's 'A Christmas Carol' opens Thursday

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hunched over and propped up only by a long wooden cane, the tall, bearded man hobbled toward a concerned-looking Ebenezer Scrooge. The long crimson robe that covered his decrepit figure depicted a family of minks crawling up the front. “Ghost, it seems you’ve grown older since first we met,” said Scrooge. Slowly, the … 0

Former employee sues Frontier for discrimination

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A trial date has been set for a discrimination suit filed against Frontier Regional School by a former information technology professional who was fired after he says he was treated unfairly by his past co-workers. Sandy Moya of 10 Wolcott St., Holyoke, has sued the school for racial discrimination, national origin discrimination and retaliation after he claims his former co-workers … 0

Kinder Morgan rejects Deerfield’s pipeline ban

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

DEERFIELD — The town’s battle to prevent a proposed natural gas pipeline from passing within its limits continues to heat up, with Kinder Morgan, the parent company of Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., firing back against an October decision by the Deerfield Board of Health to ban activities related … 0

Neighbors: Prognosticator sees 23 snowfalls this season

Monday, December 1, 2014

Hello neighbor. Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I spent a lovely day with my three grandsons and sister’s family. I heard from our precipitation prognosticator Farrah Pomeroy. Her prediction is 23 snowfalls this winter. We’ve already had one, so only 22 to go, if she’s correct. … 0

Winter hours for household hazardous waste drop-off sites

Sunday, November 30, 2014

GREENFIELD — Franklin County Solid Waste Management District’s household hazardous waste drop-off sites, while open year-round, are about to shift to winter hours. These permanent “Supersites” are located in Bernardston, Colrain and Conway. The Bernardston facility, located at the town transfer station on Nelson Drive (off Merrifield Road), … 0

Santa trades reindeer for rotary blades

Sunday, November 30, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Lots of snow wasn’t the only thing that dropped in from the sky on the Yankee Candle Village last week. About 2,000 spectators from across New England gathered at the South Deerfield outlet store Saturday … 0

Think before you wrap and unwrap: Recycling tips for the holidays

Friday, November 28, 2014

During the holidays, the average American family throws away up to 10 additional bags of trash. In towns that require “Pay-As-You-Throw” town trash bags, those 10 additional trash bags would cost $15 to $30, depending on the town. A large portion of this trash is generated from wrapping … 0

At Historic Deerfield, a different take on Black Friday

Thursday, November 27, 2014

DEERFIELD — While the day after Thanksgiving has gained a reputation for seeing hordes of people swarm into shopping malls and department stores to get the best deals on expensive gifts and electronics, Historic Deerfield and Community Action hope to use the day to kick off a different … 0

Historic Deerfield cooks authentic Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

OLD DEERFIELD — In the kitchen at the back of the Hall Tavern, Laura Walton tied off the ends of a sheet of cheesecloth, enclosing a head of cabbage stuffed full of beef, pork, veal and a mix … 0

FRTA bus fares free for Black Friday

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

GREENFIELD — You can hitch a free ride with the FRTA Friday. Rides on the Franklin Regional Transit Authority’s fixed route buses will be free all day. “It’s our way of kicking off the holiday season,” said FRTA … 2

Deerfield Notebook

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Register today DEERFIELD — Town Clerk Barbara J. Hancock will hold voter registration hours in Deerfield today from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. for residents to register to vote in the Dec. 8 special town meeting. Today will be the last day to register for the special town … 0

Springfield casino taps local beer co.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

DEERFIELD — There might not be a “sure bet” at any casino, but one local company’s deal with the coming Springfield casino seems like a guaranteed win. Berkshire Brewing Co. has inked an agreement to have its pints poured at MGM Springfield. “We are thrilled to announce this … 0