Deerfield

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

FRCOG hopes to build online disaster map

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

BUCKLAND — When Tropical Storm Irene pounded Franklin County, emergency responders and isolated residents cut off by storm damage suddenly found a new use for Twitter and Facebook on their cellphones: asking others about, and reporting on local washouts, flooding and downed trees. Now, the Franklin Regional Council … 0

Neighbors: Enjoy autumn while you can

Monday, October 6, 2014

Hello neighbor. Can you believe it? The leaves are falling from the trees as the crisp days of fall nudge us toward the bitter chill of winter. There are only three full moons left this year: the Full … 0

Letter: Vanishing gift?

Monday, October 6, 2014

Everyone who loves the performing arts is concerned about the future of Arts Block, the Pushkin and Ed Wierzbowski. We all hope that Ed finds a way to hold on to the buildings. There’s a point that I don’t hear discussed in the many conversations taking place. Ed … 1

Deerfield board awards Oxford bid to granola co.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

DEERFIELD — New England Natural Bakers wants to move to the former Oxford Foods site in South Deerfield from its home in Greenfield, which it has outgrown. The Board of Selectmen voted Wednesday to accept the bakery’s proposal to build a factory on the 12.9-acre lot on Jewett … 0

Neighbors: Help for a little cemetery

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Hello neighbor. I recently learned of another example of people working together to help make our community a little nicer. Inmates at the jail went to a small cemetery on Bernardston Road this week to paint the old, faded fence that surrounds Log Plain Cemetery. Many of you … 0

Deerfield to vote on buying regional library building for EMS

Friday, September 26, 2014

DEERFIELD — It looks like Deerfield may become the new owner of the Western Massachusetts Regional Library System building in Whately’s industrial park — as long as voters give a green light at a future town meeting. If … 0

Town Meetings, Sept. 29-Oct. 4

Friday, September 26, 2014

Ashfield Planning Board: Wednesday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Bernardston Board of Selectmen: Wednesday 3 p.m. in Town Hall. Buckland Board of Selectmen: Tuesday 7:30 a.m. in Town Hall. Energy Committee: Wednesday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Charlemont Board of Selectmen: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Conservation … 0

Health care

Friday, September 26, 2014

By TOM RELIHAN Recorder Staff SOUTH DEERFIELD — A new business in downtown Deerfield is designed to make at-home health care and help easier for seniors and the terminally ill to find. O’Connell Care at Home, a Holyoke-based … 0

Benefit art auction for the Tilton Library

Thursday, September 25, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The Friends of Tilton Library are sponsoring an art auction to benefit the library’s programs. Works by 30 local artists will be displayed in the library for one month, beginning today. An opening reception and the start of bidding is today from 6 to 8 … 0

No response from pipeline co., Deerfield to take up issue Oct. 22

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

DEERFIELD — Fifteen days have passed since Deerfield’s Board of Health submitted a series of questions to Kinder Morgan, but the pipeline company has continued to maintain its silence. By 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon — the deadline set for a response from Kinder Morgan — Deerfield had not … 1