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University of Massachusetts Amherst pastry chef Pam Adams leads a "cooking with honey" demonstration at Warm Colors Apiary in South Deerfield during the annual honey festival on Saturday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

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 and honey aficionados Saturday afternoon during the company’s annual Honey Festival. The festival, which ran from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., attracted … 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 result of carelessly disposed of cigarette ash. Swasey said the resident was not home at … 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 Energy Regulatory Commission, which has principal approval power over interstate pipelines, seems to disagree. At … 0

Neighbors: Grandparents proud of grandson’s award

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Hello, neighbor. Our neighbors Shirley and Don Ward of Buckland were happy to announce this week that their grandson Jared “JD” Jurentkuff won an Emmy Award for an Apple commercial he worked on last year titled “Misunderstood.” JD … 0

Deerfield extends voter registration

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

DEERFIELD — The town will extend its town clerk’s office hours to allow residents the opportunity to register to vote in the Sept. 9 primary. The last day to register to vote in the primary is today. The town clerk’s office will be open from 9 a.m. to … 0

Conway lawyer offers to help Deerfield fight gas pipeline

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

DEERFIELD — A lawyer from Conway has offered his assistance to the town of Deerfield in its fight to stop the proposed Tennessee Gas Co. pipeline project. Cristobal Bonifaz made the offer during a standing-room-only special meeting of … 0

Springfield electrical contractor awarded Deerfield solar contract

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

DEERFIELD — Soon, water won’t be the only thing that’s considered “clean” at Old Deerfield’s Wastewater Treatment Plant. A new solar energy system is expected to be up and running by the end of the year and will cover about half of the building’s electricity needs. The Deerfield … 0

Staying healthy in the fields

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

DEERFIELD — For seven years, Barrington Lewis has travelled from Jamaica to Deerfield to work and gather vegetables on Atlas Farm during harvest season. During the few months he works on Gideon Porth’s organic farm, Lewis, 50, visits … 0

Belchertown man arrested in New Salem break-ins

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

NEW SALEM — After a month of investigation, the New Salem Police Department has filed charges against Belchertown resident Tyrone G. Ulmer Jr., 43, for allegedly breaking into two homes. On July 29, Lt. Marcy Helems and Detective John Bonafini responded to reports of break-ins at homes on … 0

‘Welcome to Fragile City’ installation tonight in Deerfield

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

DEERFIELD — The barn of Ava Gips and Steve Anderson at 617 River Road is hosting an art installation called “Welcome to Fragile City” by New York City artist Priscilla Stadler from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight. The … 0

1-car crash on I-91 Sunday

Monday, August 18, 2014

DEERFIELD — A woman drove off the highway and into a tree Sunday evening according to police, but little information was available beyond this. State Police reached Sunday and Monday at the Shelburne barracks said the woman was taken by ambulance with unknown but not major injuries. The … 0

Deerfield voter registration Wednesday

Monday, August 18, 2014

DEERFIELD — Town clerk’s office hours will be extended this week to allow residents to register to vote in time for the Sept. 9 primary. The last day to register is Wednesday. The Town Clerk’s Office will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Residents may also … 0

Neighbors: Team Greenfield wins first annual mayors golf tourney

Monday, August 18, 2014

Hello neighbor. You may have read the story I wrote last week about Greenfield Mayor William Martin traveling to Southampton with several teams from town to play in the first annual Western Massachusetts Mayors Cup Golf Tournament to raise money for the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. Well, … 0