South County Notebook: July 2, 2022

  • The Westmoreland Town Band, pictured here on July 4, 2021, will perform at the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association’s annual July 4 concert. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Published: 7/1/2022 3:55:59 PM
Modified: 7/1/2022 3:53:25 PM
COVID-19 tests available in Sunderland and Deerfield

COVID-19 antigen tests are available at several locations in Sunderland and at Deerfield’s Town Hall.

Residents are able to pick up tests during regular business hours at the Sunderland Public Library, Sunderland Town Offices or the Sunderland Post Office.

In Deerfield, residents can pick up tests at Town Hall during regular business hours, Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Board of Health asks that people only take a limit of two boxes — each containing two tests — per household to ensure tests are available to as many people as possible.

Deerfield seeking volunteers for several committees

DEERFIELD — The town is seeking volunteers for several town committees, especially for regulatory boards.

Currently, there is a vacancy on the Zoning Board of Appeals, one vacancy on the Conservation Committee, two vacancies on the Community Preservation Committee and three vacancies on the Personnel Committee.

Interested residents should contact Town Administrator Kayce Warren at 413-665-1400, ext. 111 or

Watermelon Wednesdays to host House of Hamill

WHATELY — Watermelon Wednesdays is hosting the folk band House of Hamill at the West Whately Chapel on July 6.

The Pennsylvania-based band will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at

July 4 concert set for PVMA

DEERFIELD — The Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association is hosting its annual July 4 concert at 3 p.m.

The Westmoreland Town Band will perform in the Blue and White Room at PVMA, 10 Memorial St. The concert is free to attend. Masks are optional and will be available for anyone who wants one.

Friends of Deerfield seeking volunteers

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The independent nonprofit Friends of Deerfield is seeking additional volunteers to help support Deerfield’s 350th celebration in 2023.

The organization is not affiliated with the town, but works with the Selectboard and other town officials. Individuals interested in volunteering should email

Tilton Library hosting teen band

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Big Destiny, a local teen band, will perform at the Tilton Library on July 7.

The band’s saxophonist and guitarist Iggy Passiglia said their musical style “varies greatly from song to song” as it takes inspiration from classic funk and Cumbia. The band’s last performance came at “BrattRock,” the annual Brattleboro Youth Rock Festival.

The band’s performance will begin at 6:30 p.m. on the library’s lawn. Tickets and snacks are free for attendees.

Whately student named to Quinnipiac Dean’s List

WHATELY — Rebecca Felton of Whately was named to Quinnipiac University’s Dean’s List for the spring semester.

To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must earn a grade point average of at least 3.5, while talking at least 14 credits’ worth of classes.


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