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Deerfield Academy administration building. Recorder/Paul Franz

How could Kulik’s PILOT bill affect private schools?

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

DEERFIELD — If a bill filed by Rep. Stephen Kulik passes legislative muster this session, private schools and other nonprofits in Franklin County could see themselves contributing more toward their host town’s budget than they’ve had to in the past. The legislation, House Bill 2584, would allow towns to require nonprofits to pay 25 percent of what they would have … 0

Deerfield, Whately, others, hit by Tuesday’s storm

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

South Deerfield and Whately closed roads as trees and wires came down Tuesday evening. Rain was heavy enough to clear the streets in Greenfield as thunder rumbled and the National Weather Service in Taunton issued a flood warning at 6:21 p.m. Deerfield Police reported Hillside Road closed via social media around 5 p.m., with large branches on two homes and a tree uprooted … 0

New Deerfield showroom for N.E. Meeting House Design

Monday, July 6, 2015

DEERFIELD — A Deerfield business that specializes in interior remodelling has found itself practicing what it preaches over the last two weeks: Deerfield-based New England Meeting House Design is moving to a new showroom on Routes 5 and 10. The company, which recently changed its name from Deerfield Cabinets, is moving to 222 … 0

Frontier: For life advice, ask a kindergartner

Friday, June 5, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — In the Internet age, crowd-sourcing has become much easier, with technology like Google allowing us to connect with each other instantly. In fact, integrating Google into classrooms has become a hot topic at the Frontier … 0

Neighbors: Literacy Project to hold another “Bloomsday” event in downtown Greenfield

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Hello neighbor. This month The Literacy Project in Greenfield will celebrate James Joyce’s “Bloomsday,” with activities in The Arts Block on Main Street. Along with other enthusiasts of Joyce’s “Ulysses,” the epic tale of a day in the life of fictitious Leopold Bloom in Dublin, Ireland, The Literacy … 0

Deerfield board supports medical marijuana shop

Thursday, June 4, 2015

DEERFIELD — The Board of Selectmen has given a green light to New England Patient Network to once again pursue opening a medical marijuana dispensary on Greenfield Road. The board issued a letter of support to the nonprofit Wednesday night. The nonprofit, formerly known as J.M. Farm’s Patient … 0

Regional Notebook

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Deerfield Police Department to hold auction Friday DEERFIELD — The Deerfield Police Department will hold an unclaimed property auction on June 5 at Douglas Auctioneers on Routes 5 and 10. Items for sale will include jewelry, watches and other articles. Any claims of ownership will require proof. G-M … 0

Irwin Rose, Nobel chemistry winner who lived in Deerfield, dies at 88

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

DEERFIELD — Irwin Rose, a biochemist who shared the 2004 Nobel Prize in chemistry for discovering a way that cells destroy unwanted proteins — a key for developing new cancer therapies — has died. He was 88. Janet Wilson of the University of California, Irvine — where Rose … 0

DA: Breathalyzers OK’d for use again

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — After a month-long review, the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office will resume the use of Breathalyzer results in prosecuting drunken driving cases after finding no issue with any of the test results going back to 2011. The review was prompted by the Executive Office of Public Safety … 0

On the road again: Recorder editor’s tour continues tonight in Colrain

Monday, June 1, 2015

Now I remember what I love about Franklin County: its people. Co-workers and friends keep asking me how my whirlwind summer tour of the county’s 26 towns is going. As the latest editor of the county’s two-century-old newspaper, … 0

Neighbors: 5th annual Bee Fest on Court Square in Greenfield on Saturday

Monday, June 1, 2015

Hello neighbor. Imagine a world without bees. You’d also have to imagine a world without carrots, onions, tomatoes and other vegetables and fruits, because they are dependent upon bees for pollination. And, of course, what about honey? How … 0

Neighbors: Senior event promises opportunity

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Hello neighbor. The Franklin County Sheriff’s TRIAD program, along with the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office and Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility in Greenfield, will sponsor the Senior Services Health and Safety Expo on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Schuetzen Verein on Barton Cove in Gill. … 0

South County Notebook

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Tilton Library plant sale returns DEERFIELD — After a year hiatus, the Tilton Library on North Main Street will once again hold its plant sale this year. The sale will be held on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. in the back of the library. Plant donations … 0