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Conor Sullivan delivers his class speech at the Deerfield Academy's 2015 commencement Saturday.
Recorder/David Rainville

DA grads ‘ready to dance with the world’

Sunday, May 24, 2015

DEERFIELD — Graduate Conor Sullivan promised the crowd at Deerfield Academy Saturday that he was about to give one of the best, most heartfelt, tear-jerking speech they’d ever heard. “If it fails to live up to those expectations, I put full blame on my English teachers for the last four years,” he joked. “I’ll give you their email addresses.” The … 0

Neighbors: Go to a local parade and support our veterans Monday

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Hello neighbor. Memorial Day is a federal holiday for remembering people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. It originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in that war, but by the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans … 0

Retiree health care costs cast shadow, but most towns aren’t worried

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

DEERFIELD — Although the state government is on the hook for a potential $15 billion in the health insurance costs for its retirees over the next three decades, most of the towns in Franklin County aren’t particularly concerned about their similar unfunded liabilities for future retiree health care. Nonetheless, the fiscal projections that … 0

Gas pipeline opponents to hold info event Thursday

Sunday, April 19, 2015

On Thursday, groups opposed to the proposed gas pipeline will be holding an event titled “What is happening with the proposed Kinder Morgan/TGP gas pipeline now?” This event is sponsored by North Quabbin Pipeline Action (NQPA) and MAP (Montague Against the Pipeline) and will take place at the … 0

Of history, mastodon bones and stone tools, old and new

Sunday, April 19, 2015

DEERFIELD — It’s not often you get your hands on a mastodon foot. Along with some local ancient history, Dr. Richard Michael Gramly gave attendees to an archaeological event in the Conway Street municipal building on Sunday an … 0

Letter: He deserves better

Friday, April 17, 2015

I was going to write an article about a month ago praising Dr. Alan Graichen of Baystate Deerfield Adult Medicine but time got away from me. I have been a patient of Dr. Alan Graichen’s for over 20 years. He is knowledgeable, compassionate, a good listener and has … 0

Shays’ Rebellion letter by Deerfield militiaman sells for $35,000

Friday, April 17, 2015

DEERFIELD – An unpublished letter describing an account by a Deerfield militiaman of the principal battle of Shays’ Rebellion has sold at auction this week for $35,000. An unidentified private collector bid on the 228-year-old letter written by … 1

Tech students capture honors in statewide competition

Thursday, April 16, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Nine Franklin County Technical School students finished first in competitions at the annual Business Professionals of America State Leadership Conference. Twenty-six students from FCTS competed against 350 students in about 20 events March 7 through 9 in Framingham and Upton. Emmett Boyd of Northfield, Kyle … 0

An archaeological afternoon in South Deerfield

Thursday, April 16, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Over 12,000 years ago, the land at the base of Mount Sugarloaf in South Deerfield is believed to have been the site of one of the largest Paleolithic encampments in North America. According to Dr. … 0

Stopping the swarm: Beekeepers look to protect honey crops

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Swarming hives are one of the beekeeping season’s earliest threats to a good honey crop, but at its monthly meeting tonight, the Franklin County Beekeeper’s Association will teach local beekeepers the best methods to avoid … 0

Historic Deerfield fires up Patriot’s Day events

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

DEERFIELD — Ready! Aim! Fire! Ordered by that cry, the crack of muskets and the boom of cannons will be a common sound in Old Deerfield during Historic Deerfield’s Patriot’s Day Revolutionary Muster and Parade Saturday. At the … 0

Making the switch

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

BOSTON — Amid pressure from legislators and upset consumers, state utility regulators have eliminated a 15-year-old rule that required electricity suppliers to recalculate the bills of customers when they switch from their basic service to a competitor. The practice has cost customers, dozens of whom are from western … 0

Neighbors: Paint and Sip awakens my inner artist

Monday, April 13, 2015

Hello neighbor. A group of friends and family gathering together to paint on canvas, while sipping their favorite beverages, has become a national trend. In this area, two of the companies that provide such entertainment — at least … 1