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The "ghost bike" rests on a tree along Poindexter Drive in south Charlotte, North Carolina, as a tribute to Carl Hedrick, who was killed by a hit-and-run driver on May 1, 2011. (T.Ortega Gaines/Charlotte Observer/MCT)

Memorial bike ride for Deerfield man today

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

DEERFIELD — A local bicycle safety advocacy group plans to spend part of its monthly meeting today riding down to the section of routes 5 and 10 where a cyclist was struck and killed by a motorist last week to hold a short vigil. Last Wednesday, Chester Tela of Deerfield was hit from behind by a car while riding his … 0

Deerfield book shop closes doors

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — After two decades of finding new homes for old books, Meetinghouse Books in South Deerfield has closed. Owner Judith Tingely said she and her husband Ken decided to close the North Main Street bookstore for personal reasons, including a desire to be closer than a two-day drive to Tingely’s mother — who lives in Mississippi and just turned 99 — … 0

Storm topples trees in Deerfield

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

DEERFIELD — The sudden storm that moved through the area Tuesday afternoon left little more than rapidly evaporating puddles in some towns, but tore down trees elsewhere. Police closed a section of Lower Road in Deerfield, where massive limbs stripped from one tree pinned power lines. Another stout tree, in the front yard … 0

Krav Maga: ‘Quick, effective, deadly’

Friday, July 10, 2015

“Empty your pockets, give me all of it!” screams the man in the olive-colored shirt, pointing a small handgun directly at Tracey Schryba of Colrain. “Everything, now!” Beads of sweat speckling his face, Schryba slowly backs a few … 0

Weekly meetings for July 13-18

Friday, July 10, 2015

Ashfield Cultural Council: Today 9 a.m. in Town Hall. Selectboard: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Planning Board: Wednesday 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Zoning Board of Appeals: Thursday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Bernardston Planning Board: Monday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall Finance Committee: Monday 7 p.m. … 1

Neighbors: Local poet leaves us with one last thought

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Hello neighbor. I’m sure many of you read in The Recorder on July 1 of the recent passing of our neighbor, artist, author and poet Margaret Robison, who lived on Water Street in Shelburne Falls next to the Bridge of Flowers when she died on June 24. The … 0

State budget boosts western Mass. programs

Thursday, July 9, 2015

A number of western Massachusetts programs stand to benefit from the state budget compromise hammered out in Boston Wednesday. According to state Senate President Stanley Rosenberg’s office, more than 400,000 working families across Massachusetts will receive more back on the income tax returns next year under the Senate’s … 0

Letter: Battle of the Books

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Recently a number of libraries got together, on June 27, to take part in a Battle of the Books for middle-school-age students at the South Hadley Library. The goal of this event was to give small libraries a chance to offer a larger event while collaborating with other … 0

Brief, but powerful: Deerfield residents recount Tuesday’s microburst

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

DEERFIELD — Moira Megargee of Deerfield could see the storm coming as she worked in her garden on Hillside Road Tuesday evening. She figured she’d have a bit more time to finish up before the rain hit. What … 0

PILOT bill has flexibility for small nonprofits

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A bill designed to give local governments more power to require nonprofits to contribute more money to their budgets could see larger organizations like Deerfield Academy paying much more each year, but it provides for more discretion when it comes to smaller organizations. If the … 0

How could Kulik’s PILOT bill affect private schools?

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

DEERFIELD — If a bill filed by Rep. Stephen Kulik passes legislative muster this session, private schools and other nonprofits in Franklin County could see themselves contributing more toward their host town’s budget than they’ve had to in … 0

Deerfield hit by microburst; Whately also sees damage

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The National Weather Service has confirmed a microburst hit South Deerfield on Tuesday. The microburst produced straight line wind damage just before 5 p.m. The service said the estimated path length was just short of half a mile. Deerfield Police reported Hillside Road closed via social media around … 0

New Deerfield showroom for N.E. Meeting House Design

Monday, July 6, 2015

DEERFIELD — A Deerfield business that specializes in interior remodelling has found itself practicing what it preaches over the last two weeks: Deerfield-based New England Meeting House Design is moving to a new showroom on Routes 5 and … 0