Deerfield

House on Memorial Street in Old Deerfield nets $1.1 million, twice its assessed value

Friday, March 27, 2015

DEERFIELD — Another home has sold for more than $1 million in Old Deerfield. According to records from the Registry of Deeds, the property at 7 Memorial St., located across from the Memorial Hall Museum and Library, was recently sold by Linda McInerney to Freccia LLC, a Massachusetts limited liability company with headquarters on Fifth Avenue in New York City, for $1,150,000. Cara Canzani, the company’s manager, said it was … 0

Frontier towns support long-range planning

Friday, March 27, 2015

SUNDERLAND — The four towns of the Frontier Regional and Union 38 school districts support spending money on a study that would look at how town offices and school space could be consolidated to save money. During a meeting of officials from Deerfield, Sunderland, Conway and Whately this week, the consensus was that … 0

Towns question Frontier budget reversal

Thursday, March 26, 2015

SUNDERLAND — The Frontier Regional School Committee’s decision to reinstate funding for six positions and raise its budget by about 2 percent may not stand if the district’s four towns have their way. The budget will be presented at Deerfield, Sunderland, Whately and Conway’s town meetings next month, but representatives from at least … 0

Historic Deerfield and Wellesley College to hold annual symposium Saturday

Thursday, March 12, 2015

DEERFIELD — Standing as sentinels in most public parks, outside museums or government buildings and on the corners of streets in cities around the globe, sculpted monuments are equal parts history and art. On Saturday, a collaborative symposium hosted by Historic Deerfield and Wellesley College will delve into … 0

South County Notebook

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Frontier staffers win again in Faculty versus Varsity game DEERFIELD — Frontier Regional School’s staff reprised last year’s Faculty versus Varsity Basketball game, beating a team of the school’s varsity players by a single point Wednesday night. Stacey Chapley, one of the event’s organizers, said Ben Barshefsky, the … 0

Tech School budget takes transportation hit

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The Franklin County Technical School Committee has approved a $10,159,000 budget, unchanged from this year but with a 5 percent increase in the sum requested from the district’s 19 member towns. The final budget is down $52,000 from the $10,211,000 preliminary budget approved last month. … 0

Frontier School Committee reverses staff cuts

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

DEERFIELD — Six staff members at the Frontier Regional School have less to worry about now that the regional School Committee has approved a $9.9 million budget — a 2.05 percent increase over the current year. Six jobs … 0

Letter: Obama, Netanyahu

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Concerning your editorial that Netanyahu’s speech was pure political theater. I remind you of Santayana’s dictum. “Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it.” Jews were told that politically it was best not to protest President Roosevelt’s inaction in saving Jewish lives during the Holocaust. This … 1

Will Frontier’s staff school its students on the court?

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

DEERFIELD — If a varsity basketball player at Frontier Regional School jumps over Principal Darius Modestow from the free throw line in the Goodnow Gymnasium, then travels through the air at 10 miles per hour for three seconds, how fast will the ball be moving when she slams … 0

Deadline nearing for Deerfield election candidates

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

DEERFIELD — Deerfield residents who want to run for one of the town’s seats that are up for election this year better act fast: Thursday is the last day to file nomination papers. Selectmen’s Chairwoman Carolyn Shores Ness seat will be up for election, and the 12-year board … 0

Neighbors: Time for spring activities

Monday, March 9, 2015

Hello neighbor. Well folks, we’re finally getting a glimpse of spring and I, for one, am loving it. Temperatures are supposed to be in the 40s all of this week — almost reaching 50 on Wednesday — and it looks like the sun is going to shine most … 0

Deerfield Elementary staff cuts stir ire

Sunday, March 8, 2015

DEERFIELD — The town’s School Committee has approved a $4.3 million budget for next year, representing an increase of 2.5 percent over last year, but nobody appears particularly happy with the way that it was achieved. If approved at town meeting, the budget would cut the positions of … 0

Old Deerfield Fire Dept. takes new truck out for test run

Sunday, March 8, 2015

DEERFIELD — On the far bank of a small fire pond near the East Deerfield rail yard Saturday morning, the leafless branches of a group of small trees carried a fine coating of glistening white ice. Passers-by may … 0