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Businesses continue to equip Tech machine shop

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The Franklin County Technical School Machine Technology program has another boost from the area’s industry in the form of $50,000 worth of precision measuring tools and equipment to complement the new computer controlled machining behemoths purchased through the business-led fundraising campaign begun last year. The latest donation comes from L.S. Starrett Co., the Athol-based manufacturer of precision tools, gauges and instruments, saws and hand tools. Representatives from … 0

National Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Old prescription medicines can pose hazards for children, and flushing may pose problems for the environment. So, area residents are encouraged to look to their medicine cabinets for unused prescription drugs Saturday for the latest national prescription drug take-back day, with collection locations around the county. Prescription drugs are commonly abused by people they were not intended for. Prescription opioids are now considered … 0


Monday, April 21, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — In April 2015, a group of Frontier Regional High School students will stay in Ireland for nine days. But before they can do that, they each need to raise $2,800. To benefit the trip, the students are having an electronics recycling drop-off event on May 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the school. Technology teacher Kevin Murphy is … 0

Preventing domestic violence at work

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

DEERFIELD — Domestic violence doesn’t end outside the home, and the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office is holding conferences intended to train business owners and supervisors in recognizing and responding to domestic violence. The NWDA and area business groups have organized two 3-hour conferences on what employers can do … 0

Letter: Jobs and drugs

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Since my last letter, I’ve taken it upon myself to read law books on the Housing Court. This is what it is according to law definitions. It states that the Housing Court deals in cases of blocking the view, border disputes and building permits. These cases are for … 0

Neighbors: Local woman to study the connection between nature and poetry

Monday, March 31, 2014

Hello neighbor. Another one of our young neighbors has won an award. Carolyn “Carrie” Decker, a South Deerfield native who is currently a senior at Wheaton College — my oldest son Dan spent a couple of years there … 0

Wing men

Monday, March 31, 2014

In this feature photo, these male wild turkeys display in a Deerfield field in an attempt to attract hens on Monday. (Recorder/Paul Franz) … 0

Traveling the state’s craft brewers trail

Sunday, March 30, 2014

The state of Massachusetts has teamed up with the state’s breweries to send citizens a message about drinking beer. That message? Drink local. The Massachusetts Craft Brewers Trail highlights 47 breweries in the commonwealth. They’re split into five … 0

Neighbors: Lots of indoor fun this weekend

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Hello, neighbor. Temperatures are rising — they’re supposed to get up into the 40s and 50s through Monday — but it doesn’t look like the weather is going to be great over the weekend, so you might want to plan some indoor fun. Greening Greenfield’s Film Festival on … 0

Deerfield River Portage gets one-year trial

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

DEERFIELD — Tubing is a go at least for one more summer. The Deerfield Board of Selectmen has agreed to allow Deerfield River Portage to continue shuttling tubers, fishermen and boaters to the Stillwater Bridge area where they then enter the Deerfield River for this summer season. The … 0

Frontier subcommittee to resolve capital question

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A subgroup of the Frontier Regional School Committee is hoping to solve the question that flustered the four feeder towns and School Committee during last year’s budget cycle and derailed $133,250 in school capital requests. The Capital Exploration Committee is charged with finding a consensus … 0

K9 tracks Deerfield woman following car chase

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

GREENFIELD — A Deerfield woman pleaded not guilty to a slew of charges in Greenfield District Court this week following a car chase in Montague and Greenfield that ended with a fight in a mobile home park and a police dog track. Jennifer L. Gunnells, 23, of 123 … 0

Tubers’ pick-up spot topic of discussion tonight

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

DEERFIELD — Deerfield River tubers may need to find another way to lug their inner tubes between the Bardwells Ferry Bridge and Stillwater Bridge area. The town’s lawyer has advised local officials that the Deerfield River Portage Co., … 1