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Deerfield reduces deficit by $293,018

Thursday, April 17, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Deerfield town officials are considering several changes to the current budget proposal that would decrease next year’s projected deficit by $293,018. By the latest Finance Committee estimates, the town was facing a $639,139 shortfall for the next budget year, which begins July 1. The newest estimates bring the shortfall to $346,121. Board of Selectmen Chairman Mark Gilmore said the town is supposed to have a balanced budget … 0

Neighbors: Easter community meal open to all

Thursday, April 17, 2014

First, I’d just like to wish everyone a happy Easter, happy Passover or happy spring, whichever you prefer. Then, I’d like to get right to telling you about some upcoming events, because there are plenty. EVERYONE IS WELCOME to a free Easter ham dinner community meal at the Greenfield Alliance Church, 385 Chapman … 0

Letter: Stillwater business

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I am writing in support of Deerfield River Portage (DRP). I had the good fortune to work for Kate Clayton-Jones and Danielle Canedy — the co-owners of this small business — last summer, and I’m extremely pleased that they will be able to continue their operation for at least another season. DRP has been blamed for many things: creating parking issues, trash problems … 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

Former Disston factory in hands of new mortgage holder

Monday, March 24, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The property in the heart of the Deerfield Industrial Park — built nearly four decades ago for Millers Falls Co. tool makers — has switched hands again. A Miami-based real estate investment company, under the corporation name CMLT 2008-LSI Industrial 5 LLC, owns the property. … 0

Neighbors: Local figure skater to sing with her college choir

Monday, March 24, 2014

Hello neighbor. It’s always nice to hear that one of our own is accomplishing what they set out to. Brandi Weyers, a college freshman from Northfield, will perform in the annual College Choir Concert at McDaniel College in Westminster, Md., on April 27 at 7 p.m. in Baker … 0

Letter: Animal care

Monday, March 24, 2014

We were so lucky to be able to bring our stray cat Blackie to the South Deerfield Vet Clinic. They were helpful in giving advice, very flexible and understanding. They took good care of our cat. Dr. Burand went out of her way, along with her staff, to … 0

Bird of prey

Monday, March 24, 2014

In this feature photo, a Snowy owl released by Tom Ricardi in Deerfield. (Recorder/Paul Franz) … 0

Regional nursing program offers tune-ups between doctor visits

Sunday, March 23, 2014

GREENFIELD — Judy Ruggles first visited public health nurse Lisa White about 15 months ago, because she couldn’t shake the feeling that something was off with her blood sugar. Her blood sugar was fine, but the 63-year-old Deerfield … 0

New Deerfield highway garage to be ready by end of April

Friday, March 21, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — By the end of April, the town’s eight highway crew members will no longer have to work in freezing conditions or eat lunch inside the vehicle maintenance room. By then, the new $5.9 million highway … 0

Regional EMS gets a director

Friday, March 21, 2014

SUNDERLAND — On Wednesday, Zachary Smith will walk through the doors of the South Deerfield fire station for work like he has done every day for 14 years. This time he won’t be a paramedic for the town of Deerfield, but the new director of the South County … 0

Neighbors: Spring is here and snowbirds are returning

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Hello neighbor. Welcome to spring! I’ve heard from many who have said that it doesn’t feel like spring yet. Well, I feel it. I can smell it. I’ve even seen some green! We all just have to be … 0

WMass library finds another buyer

Thursday, March 20, 2014

WHATELY — For a second time, it seems South County Emergency Medical Service has lost out on a chance to acquire the regional library building in the industrial park. Massachusetts Library System Executive Board has opted to sell … 0