Deerfield

The Western Massachusetts Regional Library System building in Whately could become the home for the new South County Emergency Medical Service.  (Recorder file/Paul Franz)

Deerfield to vote on buying regional library building for EMS

Friday, September 26, 2014

DEERFIELD — It looks like Deerfield may become the new owner of the Western Massachusetts Regional Library System building in Whately’s industrial park — as long as voters give a green light at a future town meeting. If purchased, the 11,000-square-foot building is expected to be renovated and shared by the South County EMS ambulance service, Frontier Community Access Television, … 0

Town Meetings, Sept. 29-Oct. 4

Friday, September 26, 2014

Ashfield Planning Board: Wednesday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Bernardston Board of Selectmen: Wednesday 3 p.m. in Town Hall. Buckland Board of Selectmen: Tuesday 7:30 a.m. in Town Hall. Energy Committee: Wednesday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Charlemont Board of Selectmen: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Conservation Commission: Wednesday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Planning Board: Thursday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. … 0

Health care

Friday, September 26, 2014

By TOM RELIHAN Recorder Staff SOUTH DEERFIELD — A new business in downtown Deerfield is designed to make at-home health care and help easier for seniors and the terminally ill to find. O’Connell Care at Home, a Holyoke-based home health care provider, celebrated the grand opening of its new South Deerfield office at … 0

Deerfield Board of Health meeting tonight to look at pipeline’s potential danger

Monday, September 8, 2014

DEERFIELD — The town Board of Health will hold a public hearing tonight to discuss whether the proposed Tennessee Gas Co. pipeline would present an “unacceptable health danger” to the town. The hearing will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Frontier Regional School. At a … 0

Neighbors: Shelburne man repairs cemetery signs

Monday, September 8, 2014

Hello neighbor. If you happen to be driving along Route 2 through Charlemont, take notice of the new signs at the entrances to its three cemeteries. Les Chadwick, our neighbor from Shelburne, recently replaced the posts that hold … 0

Still no plans for Deerfield’s St. James Church

Sunday, September 7, 2014

DEERFIELD — Eight months after acquiring the former St. James Roman Catholic Church on North Main Street, the building’s new owner still doesn’t have any solid plans for what to do with it. The church was purchased last December by Laurie Cuevas, the owner of Maple Valley Creamery … 0

Deerfield Recreation Department gets ball rolling for fall sports

Friday, September 5, 2014

DEERFIELD — With the cooler days of fall drawing nearer and community pools or beaches beginning to close for the year, Deerfield’s Recreation Department is rolling out a series of programs to keep community members active and occupied. Field hockey An introductory field hockey program will be available … 0

2 solar farm companies vying for home at Deerfield landfill

Friday, September 5, 2014

DEERFIELD — With two developers eyeing Deerfield’s landfill off of Lee Road as the location of a future solar energy farm, it may soon become home to more than just the town’s refuse. The first developer, The Solare Co., of San Jose, Calif., sent a letter of intent … 0

Neighbors: All’s fair this weekend, especially fried dough

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Hello neighbor. Has anyone else noticed this was a very long short week? I don’t know if it was the intense heat and humidity or what, but the weekend is here and it’s fair time. The Franklin County Fair opened last night with its parade along Main Street. … 0

Fair thee well

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

GREENFIELD — Franklin County Fair president Fred Steiner barely made it past the stables at the Franklin County Fairgrounds before Adam Martin, of Martin’s Farm in Greenfield, emerged from an old red barn and flagged him down. As … 0

Braving the Limelight: Franklin County Fair's Got Talent

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Jan Morris of Northfield says she has always considered her talent to be writing and singing parodies. She tried several times to get her one-woman act off the ground, but her dreams always fell through because she found … 0

Neighbors: Falling into Franklin County Fair season

Monday, September 1, 2014

Hello neighbor. This weekend was the unofficial start to fall and we all know what that means. Yes, the days are getting shorter and soon temperatures will begin to drop — I’m not even going to mention the white stuff, yet. But fall also means the Franklin County … 0

S. Deerfield trucking company fined by DEP

Sunday, August 31, 2014

DEERFIELD — Local trucking company Henry C. Kocot & Sons Inc. has been fined $3,000 by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection after it was found to be in violation of a number of hazardous waste paperwork rules and wastewater disposal rules. The violations included failures to maintain … 0