Deerfield

Neighbors: We dodged the blizzard bullet and now back to daily life

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hello neighbor. Well, we dodged another bullet this week — gotta love the storm that wasn’t. Hope you all had a nice snow day and got to do some of the things you typically can’t because of work and other responsibilities. Have a great weekend! GIRL SCOUT TROOP 12926 will be back out selling cookies, so be on the lookout. Scouts will be at Scotty’s on the Hill in Turners … 0

Early in budget process, Frontier reports level funding

Thursday, January 29, 2015

DEERFIELD — The first draft of the Frontier Regional School 2016 budget shows no increase over this year, which district administrators said will be achieved mainly through staff retirement or layoffs. The district, which serves Deerfield, Sunderland, Conway and Whately, is requesting a budget of $10,035,836, down 0.8 percent from this year. According to Superintendent Martha Barrett and Patricia Cavanaugh, the district’s business … 0

Making the cut

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The word “papercut” usually conjures the image of a shallow gash on one’s finger and the remembrance of a brief moment of pain, but at the Deerfield Arts Bank, a new exhibit is attempting to dispel that notion. The South Deerfield art gallery and supply shop’s latest exhibit features the … 0

Deerfield tax bills issued

Friday, December 26, 2014

DEERFIELD — Deerfield residents can expect to receive the first half of their real estate and personal property tax bills any day now after minor delays in their preparation caused them to be mailed late, according to Treasurer and Collector Barbara Hancock. They will have until Jan. 28 … 0

Letter: The presidential field

Friday, December 26, 2014

I am a great admirer of both Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. Warren in particular has been an eloquent and effective critic of the financial services industry from her perch (soon to be lost, alas) as chair of the Senate Banking Committee. Yet I hope that neither of … 0

Neighbors: Don’t be sad, there’s lots more to come

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Hello, neighbor. ’Tis the day after Christmas, and I’ll bet many of you are finding yourselves in the same places you were just a few weeks ago — elbow to elbow with hundreds of others at stores, this time returning the sweater that doesn’t fit or that gift … 0

A little light in the darkness

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — “Emmet, get the dreidels!” said Jane Trigere, the owner of the Deerfield Arts Bank, as the last candle on the final menorah flicked into life. “Which one? All of them?” replied 10-year-old Emmet Blanchette, making … 0

Letter: Part of her legacy

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

In honor of Barbara Tillmanns’ life, I am passing along the following story: An example of Barbara’s love of Greenfield and her activism leaves a long-lasting mark on our community. Because of my connection to her, the Museum of Our Industrial Heritage is now housed in the Newell … 0

Neighbors: New Year’s Eve in Orange a good time

Monday, December 22, 2014

Hello neighbor. Not a lot going on this week, at least in terms of public events. I’m sure you will all be plenty busy celebrating the holidays with family and friends, so please everyone have a safe and happy holiday. Now that we’re here, it means New Year’s … 0

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. … 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 … 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 … 0

Deerfield wants pipeline ‘royalty’ legislation

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

DEERFIELD — The Board of Selectmen wants legislation requiring the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. or any other pipeline company to pay “royalties” on exported natural gas to landowners whose property has been taken by eminent domain for the pipeline — on grounds that such land-takings are allowed “for … 1