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Sunderland receives $195K grant to study, design multi-use trail from Whately to Amherst
07-17-2024 9:26 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SUNDERLAND — With a $195,090 MassTrails grant, visions of people walking and biking on the Norwottuck North Shared-Use Path from Whately to Amherst are one step closer to becoming a reality.Alongside a $76,840 match from Sunderland, which is the lead...

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Yankee Candle consolidation prompts loss of 100 jobs
07-17-2024 9:31 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Newell Brands, Yankee Candle’s parent company, announced Monday that Sept. 9 will be the last day of operations at its distribution facility at 27 Yankee Candle Way.The news of an official date to end distribution operations there...


Turners Falls man charged after crashing into Deerfield house
07-11-2024 8:54 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

DEERFIELD — A Turners Falls man faces various charges, including his third OUI offense, after allegedly driving a vehicle into a River Road house late last month.Jason E. Tyler, 50, pleaded not guilty in Greenfield District Court on Monday to charges...


CISA reaches Growing Resilience campaign goal, awards more no-interest loans to farmers
07-11-2024 8:53 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Fresh off awarding $222,000 in no-interest loans to farmers affected by 2023’s flooding, Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) has also reached its $1.8 million goal in its Growing Resilience capacity-building...


Deerfield Selectboard picks company for South County Senior Center feasibility study
06-20-2024 3:47 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SOUTH DEERFIELD — With a grant extension in hand, the Deerfield Select Board has selected edmSTUDIO, a Unionville, Connecticut-based architecture firm, to conduct a feasibility study to help the South County Senior Center determine an optimal site for...


‘It’s time to gallop’: Deerfield Academy speakers share advice with 201 graduates
05-30-2024 5:41 PM

By LIESEL NYGARD

DEERFIELD — Speakers at Deerfield Academy’s commencement ceremony on Sunday shared jovial messages with the 201 graduates, including lessons that could be learned from a creative senior prank.Leila Govi, a Deerfield Academy alumna who graduated in...


Michele Craig: Deerfield church should follow pope’s lead
05-30-2024 5:40 PM

I’m writing in response to the article “Senior Center opts not to renew lease with church,” [Recorder, May 8]. The Holy Family Roman Catholic Church in South Deerfield requested that the Senior Center avoid advertising it’s Rainbow Elders luncheon...


Primo Restaurant & Pizzeria in South Deerfield under new ownership
05-28-2024 10:47 AM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SOUTH DEERFIELD — After more than a decade in the previous owner’s hands, the Rodas family is taking the reins at Primo Restaurant & Pizzeria with plans to continue the eatery’s legacy.The new owners officially took over the pizza, sub and pasta shop...


South County Senior Center opts not to renew church lease after rift over LGBTQ program
05-20-2024 10:09 AM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The Senior Center Board of Oversight has opted to not renew the center’s lease to use the Holy Family Roman Catholic Church’s function hall after a disagreement over the Rainbow Elders program.With the current lease expiring May 31,...


Deerfield’s Tilton Library expansion ‘takes a village’
05-20-2024 10:04 AM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SOUTH DEERFIELD — With tosses of dirt, dozens of residents, town officials and legislators celebrated the start of Tilton Library’s expansion last Friday.The ceremony was more than a decade in the making and officially kicked off the project as the...


Political newcomer defeats Shores Ness for Deerfield Selectboard seat
05-10-2024 9:24 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

DEERFIELD — In the town’s highest-turnout race in at least a decade, political newcomer and longtime resident Blake Gilmore defeated Deerfield political fixture Carolyn Shores Ness, 898-857, for a seat on the Select Board.Gilmore claimed victory...


Wheeling for Healing returns to South Deerfield to raise money for cancer treatment
05-10-2024 9:17 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SOUTH DEERFIELD — After a successful move to Yankee Candle last year, the 17th annual Wheeling for Healing event is back on May 19, as the fundraiser seeks to continue raising tens of thousands of dollars for cancer patients receiving treatment within...


Annette Pfannebecker: Vote yes for Shores Ness and for Deerfield
05-06-2024 5:30 PM

It’s a fact: Carolyn Shores Ness is committed to enhancing all aspects of life in Deerfield. Through her eagle eye on fiscal responsibility, she has supported businesses, farms, education, health and safety, seniors, roads and infrastructure,...


Charlene Galenski: Blake Gilmore, a strong candidate for Deerfield’s Selectboard
05-06-2024 5:30 PM

On May 6, Deerfield will have its annual election for local positions. Blake Gilmore is running as a candidate for Selectboard.Deerfield is facing some financially challenging times. Over the past few years, the town has voted to finance several...


Deerfield residents petitioning to fix ‘dangerous’ intersection
04-29-2024 8:37 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

DEERFIELD — With 12 collisions between 2021 and 2023 and likely an even greater number of close calls at the intersection of Routes 5 and 10, North Main Street and Mill Village Road, two residents have launched a petition asking the state Department...


Painting a more complete picture: ‘Unnamed Figures’ highlights Black presence and absence in early American history
04-29-2024 8:29 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

In partnership with the American Folk Art Museum, Historic Deerfield is presenting an exhibition on the unexplored histories of Black people in early America.“Unnamed Figures: Black Presence and Absence in the Early American North” explores Black...


Frontier’s response to alleged sexual misconduct draws ire
04-18-2024 7:22 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Several parents and community members criticized the Frontier Regional School District on April 9 for its lack of communication over alleged sexual misconduct on campus during school hours in March.Speaking during public comment at...


As expansion project begins, Tilton Library move set for April 15
04-04-2024 6:25 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Tilton Library has an official date for its move next door to the South Deerfield Congregational Church’s function hall, as its long-awaited expansion project is nearly set to begin.The library will officially move on April 15, but...


Deerfield woman gets probation in stabbing case
04-04-2024 6:25 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — A Deerfield woman was sentenced Tuesday to three years of probation after admitting in Franklin County Superior Court to stabbing the 82-year-old husband of a woman she was caring for as a personal care attendant last year.Kady J....


South Deerfield residents share views on senior housing options
04-01-2024 11:50 AM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Three initial designs for a potential senior housing project that would serve as a key piece of the town campus is receiving positive feedback from residents.At an open house attended by more than 40 residents last week, town...


Brendan Kuntz: Thank you Tara Jacobs
04-01-2024 11:42 AM

Governor’s Council is a forgotten elected office every election cycle until an underdog wins. District 8 Councilor Tara Jacobs beat out four other men because she appealed to rural western Massachusetts voter sentiment. She just stood up again for us...

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