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 Franklin County Technical School student Nicholas Saladino holds one of the three medals he won in skiing at the Vermont winter Special Olympics. Submitted photo

He found gold on the slopes

Sunday, March 29, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The skiing season is almost over and Franklin County Technical School student Nicholas Saladino can look ahead to a summer of his brothers pushing him at the gym, then getting back to the slopes for a shot at the next tier of Alpine ski competition. Saladino entered three events this year in Vermont’s Special Olympics and carved through the slalom gates to three gold medals at the intermediate level. Next stop nationals, his mother hopes, then the global Special Olympics in Austria in 2017. Nick Saladino and his mother Nekki were both at the Technical School Wednesday, as they are most days, … 0

Two charged with possession after Deerfield traffic stop

Sunday, March 29, 2015

DEERFIELD — Two Amherst residents face heroin charges after a traffic stop Friday night on Route 116. Deerfield Police Sgt. Harry Ruddock said Dennis Lavigne, 35, and Emily Browne, 22, both of 12 Weaver Circle in Amherst, were arrested and charged with heroin possession. Browne was also charged with a marked lanes violation following the 11:50 p.m. stop. “Both parties were coming from … 0

Former Tech students shepherd video game app to market

Sunday, March 29, 2015

A small flock of sheep graze in their enclosure, placidly unaware of the lurking danger. The danger is wolves, an endless stream of small, animated wolves appearing at random from all points of the compass and loping rapidly toward the defenseless mutton. If they reach the sheepfold, the game is over; it is … 0

Neighbors: Time for spring activities

Monday, March 9, 2015

Hello neighbor. Well folks, we’re finally getting a glimpse of spring and I, for one, am loving it. Temperatures are supposed to be in the 40s all of this week — almost reaching 50 on Wednesday — and it looks like the sun is going to shine most … 0

Deerfield Elementary staff cuts stir ire

Sunday, March 8, 2015

DEERFIELD — The town’s School Committee has approved a $4.3 million budget for next year, representing an increase of 2.5 percent over last year, but nobody appears particularly happy with the way that it was achieved. If approved at town meeting, the budget would cut the positions of … 0

Old Deerfield Fire Dept. takes new truck out for test run

Sunday, March 8, 2015

DEERFIELD — On the far bank of a small fire pond near the East Deerfield rail yard Saturday morning, the leafless branches of a group of small trees carried a fine coating of glistening white ice. Passers-by may … 0

Saving Deerfield Civil War monument carries hefty price tag

Friday, March 6, 2015

DEERFIELD — Preserving the historic Civil War-era Soldiers’ Monument on the Old Deerfield town common and preventing it from collapsing could cost up to $120,000, according to a report by a Connecticut conservation specialist. A project to clean … 0

Metal cutting causes East Deerfield mill fire Friday morning

Friday, March 6, 2015

DEERFIELD — A welder cutting metal has been determined as the cause of a fire that ripped through a largely vacant former grain mill near the East Deerfield rail yard around 3:30 Friday morning. Jennifer Mieth, a spokesperson … 0

Deerfield, Sunderland talk sewer regionalization

Thursday, March 5, 2015

DEERFIELD — Deerland? Sunderfield? While that may be a bit of a stretch, it isn’t entirely off the mark with Sunderland and Deerfield’s selectmen beginning to talk about yet another potential regional project: consolidating sewer services. Deerfield and Sunderland selectmen are discussing the possibility of decommissioning one of … 0

Neighbors: Neighbors step up to help longtime disc jockey

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Hello neighbor. There are more fundraisers ahead for longtime disc jockey Ryan Interlande, who needs a heart transplant, so you still have time to help him with his medical expenses. The 39-year-old Montague native, who has been providing many of our parties and events music for more than … 0

Sugarloaf Hair Studio

Thursday, March 5, 2015

DEERFIELD — The Daylily art gallery and gift shop on Sugarloaf Street is now home to a third tenant: Kim Vieira of Ashfield and her new business, Sugarloaf Hair Studio. Vieira moved into the back half of the … 0

Deerfield concerned about pipeline in rail yard

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

DEERFIELD — With projects to clean up pollution at the Pan Am Railways yard in East Deerfield underway, some town residents are worried that the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s route will pass through the property and further spread … 0

Eaglebrook hockey players accused of bullying classmate by cutting with skate

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

DEERFIELD — A former student is suing Eaglebrook School for negligence and breach of contract for failing to prevent an alleged 2007 attack in which, the suit says, members of the hockey team held down a then 13-year-old Conway resident and cut him with an ice skate. Eaglebrook … 0