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Christopher "Monte" Belmonte, a radio host for WRSI 93.9, The River, walks across the Sunderland Bridge with supporters during his annual  “Monte’s March” walk for the Food Bank of Western Mass. Tuesday, November 24. "Monte's March" takes place over two days, walking from Springfield to Northampton the first day for a total of 17 miles, and from Northampton to Greenfield the second day, for a total of 26 miles. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

Expanded Monte’s March doubles last year’s haul

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

DEERFIELD — When Northampton radio personality Christopher “Monte” Belmonte met with residents of the Mason Square neighborhood in Springfield about food insecurity they were facing, he found that many of them did not live within walking distance of a large supermarket. “This is happening at a time when Northampton has a ton of mainline supermarkets 17 miles north and they’re … 0

Neighbors: Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving

Monday, November 23, 2015

Hello neighbor. As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, I’m hearing from friends and relatives who are stressed because so many of their guests have limited diets at this point — we all know someone who eats gluten-free, is a vegan or vegetarian, is lactose intolerant, or has some other dietary restriction. That’s OK! I think the best way to approach the holiday, which, by the … 0

Two face drunken driving charges

Monday, November 23, 2015

DEERFIELD — Two men were arrested for drunken driving within the span of an hour on Routes 5 and 10 in Greenfield on Saturday night and Sunday morning, according to Deerfield police. Russel Cranshaw, 60, of Brattleboro, Vt., was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol, marked lanes violations and … 0

Neighbors: Human Error’s Greenfield Word Fest no mistake

Monday, October 19, 2015

Hello neighbor. Human Error Publishing will present its sixth Greenfield Annual Word Festival starting today and running through Sunday — six days of WORDS in downtown Greenfield. Awesome! Along with authors and poets reading their works all week, there will be an ongoing book fair. The Arts Block … 0

‘Clean Sweep’ waste collection day Saturday

Monday, October 19, 2015

Been wanting to get rid that bulky trash not normally accepted at your trash transfer station? The Franklin County Solid Waste District is holding its fall “Clean Sweep” bulky waste collection on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to noon. The three drop-off sites are: the Buckland Recreation … 0

Florida man faces DUI after cutting off cruiser

Monday, October 19, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A Florida man faces drunken driving charges after allegedly cutting off a Deerfield police cruiser and nearly causing it to crash. Officer Garrett Danna was patrolling southbound on Routes 5 and 10 around 8 p.m. Friday when a black Ford Focus with New Jersey plates … 0

Brief blackout hits nearly half of Deerfield, part of Conway

Sunday, October 18, 2015

DEERFIELD — An afternoon outage knocked out power to nearly half the town and a portion of Conway. The outage started at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday, affecting about 1,200 Eversource customers in the two towns. According to Eversource spokesman Jack Arsego, power had been restored to about half … 1

A cause in common: South Deerfield comes together to renovate park

Friday, October 16, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Deerfield’s Town Common is getting a make-over to make it look a bit more festive this holiday season. Highway Superintendent Kevin Scarborough said the small park at the intersection of Sugarloaf, Elm and North Main … 0

Deerfield flu clinic set for Saturday

Friday, October 16, 2015

DEERFIELD — Need a flu shot? The Franklin Regional Council of Governments’ is providing flu clinics in the region with the help of local community volunteers and student assistance from Greenfield Community College’s nursing program. A number of flu vaccine clinics are scheduled across the county, including today … 0

McGovern’s tourism tour stops in Deerfield

Friday, October 16, 2015

DEERFIELD — As a way to boost tourism in the Pioneer Valley, Congressman Jim McGovern and 29 state and local business leaders stopped at Historic Deerfield and toured a 19th century house as part of a daylong bus … 0

Conway man leads police on early morning chase

Friday, October 16, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A Conway man faces a lengthy list of charges after leading police from two towns on an early morning pursuit. Joshua Michael Jones, 19, was arrested after police say he failed to pull over during a traffic stop on River Road and instead accelerated to … 0

Bement School opposes pipeline, Deerfield Academy remains neutral

Thursday, October 15, 2015

DEERFIELD — The Bement School has officially joined its neighbor Historic Deerfield, Inc. and the town in opposing the proposed Northeast Energy Direct gas pipeline project, which would pass through Deerfield and seven other Franklin County towns if … 2

Neighbors: Montague’s K-9 Artie needs a new ride

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Hello neighbor. K-9 Artie, whose real name is Arthur, and his partner, Montague police officer James Ruddock, need a new ride and they’re asking us to help. Montague Police Department will hold a tailgate party to raise money for a new cruiser that will accommodate a four-legged officer. … 0