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Kristy N. Lake, 29, of Northfield drove her car through the front windows of Jerry's Place in South Deerfield Thursday morning. Photo courtesy of Deerfield Police Department

Driver plows into Jerry’s Place

Friday, October 31, 2014

DEERFIELD — Bent metal bar stools, skid marks on the floor and a gaping hole in the wall mark the spot where a car barreled through the front window of Jerry’s Place restaurant early Thursday morning after a Northfield woman drove through the center of town and straight into the building. “All of a sudden I saw headlights, then they … 0

Neighbors: Beloved former teacher still going strong at 88

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hello neighbors. For those of you who graduated from Turners Falls High School and remember with great respect and admiration your former history teacher, George F. Bush — no, not one of our former presidents — try to get your hands on a copy of the Oct. 27 Boston Globe. On Page D6 you’ll find a story about the 88-year-old, who was recently … 0

Letter: An effective lawmaker

Thursday, October 30, 2014

We sometimes forget how effective our legislative delegation has been. We are very fortunate to have hard working, intelligent and caring people working for western Massachusetts in Boston. Steve Kulik is at the top of that list. He has sponsored an incredible number of bills for us over the years. As vice chair of the Joint Committee on Ways and Means and the … 0

Letter: Evidence exists

Monday, October 13, 2014

I hope that Mr. Kempf (and everyone else, for that matter) truly wants to understand the dire straights that unchecked climate change represents. By this specific question, it’s obvious that the writer is poorly served by whomever supplies him with information, but the first step in education is … 0

Local beekeeper’s Russian accent

Sunday, October 12, 2014

DEERFIELD — It was the early 1990s and America’s honey bees were under attack. Dan Conlon, owner of Warm Colors Apiary in Deerfield, watched as hive after hive of his fellow beekeeper’s stock succumbed to the Varroa destructor, … 0

Legislative candidate forums set for Tuesday, Saturday

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Voters in 16 Franklin County towns will get a chance in the coming week to hear legislative candidates in the Nov. 4 election. And just as those local races have been few and far between in this election, so will the upcoming forums be the single chance to … 0

Spears, slings and sticks fly at Stone Age Skills day

Sunday, October 12, 2014

DEERFIELD — “I think I killed the coyote!” shouted 13-year-old Keegan LeBeau, pointing excitedly at the arrow that had sunk itself into the foam canine about 30 feet away. Next to him, his brother Ethan buried his own … 0

South County Notebook

Friday, October 10, 2014

Voter registration set for Wednesday DEERFIELD — On Nov. 4 for the state election, polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. in the Town Offices, 8 Conway St. in South Deerfield. The last day to register to vote is Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 8 … 0

Deerfield Highway Garage deal not yet done

Friday, October 10, 2014

DEERFIELD — Though the Highway Department officially moved into its new $5.9 million facility on Jewett Avenue last spring, the town won’t take full ownership of the building until the developers fix a number of minor issues and design flaws that have arisen. Carolyn Shores Ness, the Board … 0

Letter: Observing conflict

Friday, October 10, 2014

Sometimes worthy causes come into conflict. An example of that is the question of removing the Wiley-Russell dam on the Green River north of Meridian Street. On the one side we have historical preservation; on the other, restoring the Green River to its natural state. The preservationists argue … 0

The long walk to Deerfield

Thursday, October 9, 2014

DEERFIELD — Just before dawn on Feb. 29, 1704, a group of French raiders and their Native American allies descended upon the English settlement of Deerfield, killing 56 people and burning part of the town. Those who were … 0

Neighbors: Double Take Fringe Festival a week away

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Hello neighbor. The Double Take Fringe Festival will take over eight venues, all within walking distance, in downtown Greenfield again this year. On Oct. 17 and 18, eight shows will be presented and you can attend all of them throughout the weekend with a weekend pass that will … 0

Deerfield Civil War monument restoration reveals structural problems

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

DEERFIELD — A project to restore the brownstone Civil War monument on the Old Deerfield Village Common has been put on hold after major structural flaws were discovered while it was being cleaned. After removing most of the … 0