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Jenn Seredjko, bottom left, and Chris Volonte, both of Kestrel Land Trust, retrieve four American Kestrel chicks from their nesting box for banding Wednesday at New England Falconry in Hadley. Kestrel Land Trust has been working with the U.S. Forest Service, the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife, Mass Audubon, and others to study kestrel populations in hopes of determining and addressing the causes of the Kestrel's rapidly declining population.

Banding of American Kestrels in Hadley

Thursday, July 2, 2015

A project sponsored by the Kestrel Land Trust is seeking to better understand population declines affecting the birds. …

Macy’s dumps Trump; New York City reviewing contracts

Thursday, July 2, 2015

LOS ANGELES — The Macy’s department store chain joined an ongoing exodus from association with Donald Trump and New Mexico’s governor and New York City’s mayor slammed him over his comments on Mexican immigrants. Gov. Susana Martinez of New Mexico, the nation’s only Latina governor and a rising star in the Republican party, …

‘The Dukes of Hazzard’ dropped by TV land

Thursday, July 2, 2015

By Meredith Blake Los Angeles Times (TNS) NEW YORK —The General Lee has been recalled. TV Land has dropped reruns of “The Dukes of Hazzard” from its schedule, the network confirmed Wednesday. “The Dukes of Hazzard” aired on CBS from 1979 to 1985. It starred John Schneider and Tom Wopat as Bo and Luke Duke, troublemaking brothers in fictional Hazzard County, Ga. Their …

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Playing in a televised cash game against some of the best poker players in the world has always been a dream of mine. Earlier this year, I had the chance to do it when I was invited to …

Re-enactors, band concert in Deerfield on July 4

Thursday, July 2, 2015

OLD DEERFIELD — The Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association is welcoming back re-enactors from the Stone Soul Peter Brace Brigade and Massachusetts 54th Colored Troops of Springfield, who will encamp again on the lawns of Memorial Hall Museum on Memorial Street in Deerfield for a free July 4th celebration. …

The Daylily, Sugarloaf Hair Studio hold fundraiser to restore holiday lights on Deerfield town common

Thursday, July 2, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The Deerfield town common is a familiar scene for Jane Wrisley, the owner of The Daylily on Sugarloaf Street. It’s the first thing she and her customers see when they look out the store’s front window, and each year she looks forward to seeing the …

Valley Bounty: Sugar Snap Peas

Sugar Snap Peas Sugar snap peas are a recent and widely successful addition to the pea family. Introduced in the late 1970s, these plump, sweet edible pod peas are a top seller for some regional seed companies and …

Sit up and take notice: Green River Festival wins national attention in 2015

Over the past 29 years, the Green River Festival has become an institution in western Massachusetts, the go-to outdoor musical event of the summer. What started as a modest two-band concert in 1986 has grown into a three-day …

Engagement: William Musante & Emily Klassen

William J. and Maureen (Nolan) Musante, of Florence, announce the engagement of their son, William “Bill” Musante, to Emily Klassen, both of Alexandria, Virginia. Emily is the daughter of Richard and Nancy Klassen of St. Louis, Missouri. The …

Banding of American Kestrels in Hadley

A project sponsored by the Kestrel Land Trust is seeking to better understand population declines affecting the birds. …

Calif. Legislature passes strict school vaccine bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California lawmakers on Monday sent the governor a contentious bill that would impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country in reaction to a recent measles outbreak at Disneyland. The Senate reaffirmed …