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Think before you wrap and unwrap: Recycling tips for the holidays

Friday, November 28, 2014

During the holidays, the average American family throws away up to 10 additional bags of trash. In towns that require “Pay-As-You-Throw” town trash bags, those 10 additional trash bags would cost $15 to $30, depending on the town. A large portion of this trash is generated from wrapping paper, boxes, tissue, packing materials and shopping bags. The Springfield Materials Recycling Facility, which accepts recyclables from 75 communities in western Massachusetts, … 0

At Historic Deerfield, a different take on Black Friday

Thursday, November 27, 2014

DEERFIELD — While the day after Thanksgiving has gained a reputation for seeing hordes of people swarm into shopping malls and department stores to get the best deals on expensive gifts and electronics, Historic Deerfield and Community Action hope to use the day to kick off a different kind of gift rush. Historic Deerfield’s Visitor Center, location in the Hall Tavern on Old … 0

Historic Deerfield cooks authentic Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

OLD DEERFIELD — In the kitchen at the back of the Hall Tavern, Laura Walton tied off the ends of a sheet of cheesecloth, enclosing a head of cabbage stuffed full of beef, pork, veal and a mix of spices and bread crumbs. Lifting the lid off a black cast-iron kettle hanging over … 0

Deerfield Police issue summons for man who accidentally shot wife

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

DEERFIELD — The Deerfield Police Department has requested a court summons for a Deerfield man who accidentally shot his wife on Oct. 17. According to a press release issued by the department on Wednesday, officers from the Deerfield Police Department responded to reports of a gunshot wound at … 0

Judge refuses to halt medical marijuana selection process

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The state high court has denied the request of preliminary injunction by a locally based nonprofit to halt the state medical marijuana selection process. The Suffolk Superior Court denied the motion filed in August against the state Department of Public Health by J.M. Farm’s Patient … 0

Korpita: State government needs to be more proactive

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A newcomer to politics, Deerfield Republican Dylan Korpita is trying to unseat veteran First Franklin District legislator Stephen Kulik of Worthington, saying, “It’s time for a change.” Korpita, a 35-year-old former bond trader for Morgan Stanley in New … 3

Letter: Asking for your vote

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Over the course of this campaign, I have demonstrated my ability and commitment to the 1st Franklin District. From my announcement in March, signature gathering in every town, and then knocking on more than 6,500 doors, to the mail-pieces, radio ads, campaign website, fair booths, lawn signs, town … 1

Letter: Here’s a thought

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Just a thought, here’s something to consider when deciding which way to vote on Question 2 on Tuesday. Maybe a 5-cent deposit on all those individual size water bottles (24-pack is $1.20) will be enough of an incentive to get people to go and buy a reusable bottle … 0

Letter: Fortunate to have him

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

As a fourth-generation farmer in Deerfield, I have had the good fortune to be represented by Steve Kulik. Steve has served us well during his time in office, and has been especially helpful to the farming community. Whether advocating for land preservation, buy local funding, or senior farm … 0

Letter: Swift action for safety

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

I want to commend the Frontier School community and the police for their swift action today (Oct. 23) in addressing a legitimate threat made to our school and children. This individual is now in jail facing charges for these threats. First and foremost, I want to thank those … 0

Police scour Mount Sugarloaf for missing Amherst teen

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

DEERFIELD — Mount Sugarloaf State Reservation was closed for part of Tuesday afternoon while local emergency responders combed the area for any sign of Richard Hogans Jr., the 15-year-old Amherst resident who went missing Monday afternoon. Deerfield Police … 0

Neighbors: Safe Halloween fun planned for all on Friday

Monday, October 27, 2014

Hello neighbor. Here we are, just three days to Halloween — you know, when all those little ghosts, goblins and superheroes roam our streets with their parents in search of treats. A few of our towns will have … 0

Letter: His record shines

Monday, October 27, 2014

I am writing to support Steve Kulik for re-election as state representative for the 1st Franklin District. His strong work ethic in the Legislature, accessibility to constituents, and 21 years of delivering for western Mass. residents should make it an easy decision for voters to keep him in … 0