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Nicholas R. Schauer, 19, of Sunderland was arrested Thursday morning after he reportedly threatened to carry out a "Columbine re-enactment" at Frontier Regional High School. Submitted Photo/Deerfield Police Department

Man who threatened Frontier sent to Bridgewater for evaluation

Friday, October 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — The 19-year-old Sunderland man who was arrested Thursday for threatening to “bring Columbine to Frontier” Regional School was committed to Bridgewater State Hospital for a mental health evaluation following an appearance in Greenfield District Court Friday morning. Nicholas R. Schauer will undergo a 20-day competency evaluation at the locked facility to determine whether he is able to stand … 0

Local schools, police prepare for threats

Friday, October 24, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — For years, Frontier Regional School administrators, local and state police have been preparing for a potential active shooter incident at the school. This week, school and law enforcement officials had to put their plans into action as a 19-year-old man from Sunderland threatened to “re-enact Columbine” at Frontier Regional School. The threat led to the swift arrest of Nicholas R. … 0

Frontier faces threat to ‘re-enact Columbine’

Thursday, October 23, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A threat to “re-enact Columbine” at Frontier Regional School led to the arrest of a 19-year-old man from Sunderland and placed the school under a “shelter in place” order Thursday morning. Nicholas R. Schauer, 19, of 28 School St. was arrested at home on a warrant by the Sunderland Police … 0

Deerfield riverbank, road repairs underway

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

DEERFIELD — Work to stabilize the banks of the Connecticut River and repair parts of River Road in South Deerfield is now underway. The project, which is being funded by a $1 million grant from the state Department of Transportation, will focus on the area between the University … 0

Deerfield may buy N. Main Street property

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The town of Deerfield is considering buying a 0.43-acre property at 84 North Main St., which it plans to use to increase access to other town land. According to Board of Selectmen Chairwoman Carolyn Shores Ness, purchasing the house and lot would allow the town … 0

Last-mile broadband collaboration takes next step in planning

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

BOSTON — Now that the state has $50 million to help build out rural broadband Internet access, western Massachusetts legislators met Tuesday with Internet community groups to plan what state Sen. Stan Rosenberg calls “the Last Mile Solution” — how to secure high-speed Internet in unserved and partially … 0

Shape follows form: Deerfield Arts Bank show looks at chairs, their owners

Monday, September 22, 2014

DEERFIELD — For Deerfield resident Jane Trigere, we human beings are inseparable from our chairs. “Chairs are interesting because they imply the human form,” said Trigere. “They only exist and are only shaped the way they are because … 0

Neighbors: Walk for suicide leaves from Energy Park Oct. 5

Monday, September 22, 2014

Hello neighbor. With the recent news of Robin Williams, one of the greatest actors and comedians of our time, taking his life still fresh in our minds, I’d like to tell you about a very important fundraiser walk coming up. It will begin in the Greenfield Energy Park. … 0

The goal: great art, cheap prices

Sunday, September 21, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Art is almost always over budget, when the arithmetic is that the price of a painting will buy x gallons of milk, x tanks of gas or x loaves of bread. The organizers of Sunday’s … 1

Arts, crafts and sonorous saw sounds at Old Deerfield Fall Craft Fair

Sunday, September 21, 2014

DEERFIELD — Issuing faintly from the top floor of the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association museum, a faint, tremulous wail to the tune of “Dream a little Dream of Me” had people on the lower floors and staircase pausing … 0

Deerfield man arraigned after 3rd DWI charge

Friday, September 19, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A 20-year-old South Deerfield man was arraigned Thursday on his third drunk driving charge and other charges in regards to an accident that injured him and his girlfriend in August. Tylor J. Sevene, of 13 Elm St., Apt. 20, pleaded not guilty in Northampton District Court … 0

Two local dance teachers want spot on ‘Amazing Race’

Friday, September 19, 2014

Two local dance teachers are eagerly awaiting a call back from producers of the Amazing Race reality television game show to find out if they’ll have a chance at being chosen as one of the teams to compete … 0

Greenfield bakery places offer on Deerfield’s Oxford property

Friday, September 19, 2014

DEERFIELD — The smell of pickles has long since faded from downtown Deerfield, but the area’s residents may find a new aroma wafting their way soon — freshly baked granola. New England Natural Bakers, Inc., a Greenfield-based company … 0