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Neighbors: Visit your local farmers market

Monday, July 27, 2015

Hello neighbor. Farmers markets are going strong throughout the county this summer. I’m not going to mention any in particular, because most of you know where they are, especially if you’ve got one in your town. What I want to talk about today is why you should visit one or two or more. Visiting a farmers market is a way of enjoying the season. Most of them run from late … 0

Bar-Way Farm granted methane digester permit

Sunday, July 26, 2015

DEERFIELD — After almost seven years, the Bar-Way Farm has finally been granted a permit from the state Department of Environmental Protection to install and operate a methane digester that will turn the organic waste the farm produces into compost, heat and electricity. The system, designed by CHFour Biogas of Ontario, Canada, is expected to generate 500 kilowatts of electricity per 25 tons … 0

Fire marshal: Check carbon monoxide alarms

Friday, July 24, 2015

Pointing to the deaths of four young Massachusetts residents in a Maine cabin over the weekend, the state Fire Marshal’s Office told residents their carbon monoxide alarms may be running out of time. “A similar tragedy led to a law here in Massachusetts that requires CO alarms in nearly every home. It is a tool designed to help prevent more families from experiencing … 0

PVMA hosts 4th of July events in Old Deerfield

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

OLD DEERFIELD — The Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association is welcoming back re-enactors from the Stone Soul Peter Brace Brigade and Mass. 54th Colored Troops of Springfield, who will encamp again on the lawns of Memorial Hall Museum on … 0

Daylily, Sugarloaf Hair Studio hope to raise enough to rewire South Deerfield town common

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Deerfield’s town common is a familiar scene for Jane Wrisley, the owner of The Daylily on Sugarloaf Street. It’s the first thing she and her customers see when they look out the store’s front window, and each year she looks forward to seeing the group … 0

Letter: I take offense

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

I read your editorial page all the time and the cartoons don’t make any sense and they are as liberal and anti-Republican as you can get. The one you showed June 22 was very offensive to me because I’m a Republican. What does air bags got to do … 0

Former DA student files sexual abuse lawsuit: Says then-coaches delivered him to English teacher who sexually abused him on 1980s athletic trips

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. — A former student at a Massachusetts preparatory school has filed a federal lawsuit alleging he was sexually abused by a faculty member while on athletic trips to Connecticut in the 1980s. The former Deerfield Academy student names the school and its former golf and squash … 0

Neighbors: Be kind

Monday, June 29, 2015

Hello neighbor. About once a year I feel compelled to remind myself and others to be good neighbors. I don’t necessarily mean “neighbor” in the literal sense. What I mean is that we all should be kind to everyone. Those who aren’t can never truly be happy themselves. … 0

Standing the test of time: PVMA Executive Director Timothy Neumann marks 40 years at post

Sunday, June 28, 2015

DEERFIELD — When Timothy Neumann was hired as the executive director of Deerfield’s Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association in June of 1975, he was told by Russ Miller, the organization’s president at the time, not to count on it … 0

Neighbors: Adopt an adult cat for $5 this weekend

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hello neighbor. It’s that time again, folks! Dakin Humane Society is offering its $5 cat adoption for select adult cats on Saturday and Sunday. This weekend only, you can adopt an adult cat for only $5 at both the Springfield and Leverett adoption centers from 12:30 to 5:30 … 0

Historic Deerfield buys 1803 clock

Thursday, June 25, 2015

DEERFIELD — History is often represented by points in time and Historic Deerfield will now have a slightly easier time keeping track of its relentless march with the acquisition of a 1803 tall case clock built by 19th-century … 0

Permit or no, River Portage opens Saturday

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

DEERFIELD — Deerfield River Portage will open for another season of river tubing Saturday, despite the town’s refusal to issue a special permit in April for the company’s use of a public parking area near Stillwater Bridge as … 0

Tech school projects passed

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Tuesday was the decisive day for the Franklin County Technical School’s roof project, with dire weather predictions and polls open for a districtwide vote to repair the roof and replace aging windows, doors and pavement. Voters didn’t turn … 0