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Deerfield Elementary School seeks crossing guard

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

DEERFIELD — Students at Deerfield Elementary School may get a surprise as they head to and from school, at least for the first few months of the year. Assistant Principal Clay Connor is temporarily filling in as school crossing guard at Pleasant Street as the town looks to fill the position. The town has been seeking a new crossing guard since the last one retired this year. There are two … 0

MAP Deerfield Academy buys John F. Thorn estate for $1.5 million

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

DEERFIELD — For the second time this year, Deerfield Academy has purchased property in Old Deerfield for $1.5 million. According to the Franklin County Registry of Deeds, the Trustees of Deerfield Academy purchased the John F. Thorn estate at 22 Old Main St. from Jennifer A. Wood, a personal representative, on July 29. … 0

Unsuccessful applicant for medical marijuana license in Franklin County sues state

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A locally based nonprofit that wants to sell medical marijuana in Franklin County has sued the state for “arbitrarily and capriciously” rejecting its application. JM Farm’s Patient Group is suing the state Department of Public Health to halt the medical marijuana selection process and to explain why it did not … 0

Friends & Neighbors

Friday, August 8, 2014

To submit an item to Friends & Neighbors, send an email to newsroom@gazettenet.com or mail your news to the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Box 299, Northampton, Ma. 01061, c/o Friends & Neighbors. Ashfield Colin Perkins-McCraw was named to the dean’s list at Paul Smith’s College in New York for … 0

Deerfield police warn of telephone scam

Monday, August 4, 2014

DEERFIELD — Have you received a telephone call lately that just didn’t seem quite right? Were you offered something that seemed too good to be true? According to the Deerfield Police Department, there’s a pretty good chance that it is too good to be true, and town residents … 0

Deerfield chief: New ambulance service running smoothly

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Action still sought on animal abuse bill BOSTON (AP) — The sponsor of legislation that would stiffen penalties for animal cruelty in Massachusetts is still hoping the measure will become law even though it fell short of final passage as the Legislature ended formal sessions for the year. … 0

New England Natural Bakers of Greenfield considers expansion in Deerfield

Thursday, August 7, 2014

DEERFIELD — Representatives of New England Natural Bakers told the Deerfield Select Board Wednesday night they are interested in the former Oxford Foods pickle factory property in South Deerfield. The town purchased the 16-acre site in 2008 with the hope of using it to enhance the local economy, … 0

Deerfield Economic Development and Industrial Corp. seeks bylaw changes to market industrial park

Thursday, August 7, 2014

DEERFIELD — Help may be on the way for Deerfield’s struggling industrial park. The Deerfield Economic Development and Industrial Corp. will conduct a review of the town’s zoning bylaws in an effort to attract new tenants and spur growth within the park. Members of the nonprofit corporation, which … 0

Cyclists visit Valley raising awareness about climate change

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Dressed in bright orange T-shirts and black cycling shorts and carried miles by their bicycles, six members of the Climate Summer team have been riding around Massachusetts over the past seven weeks, including a vigil Wednesday night and … 0

Jacob Jarvenpaa of Deerfield faces heroin, shoplifting charges after incident at Greenfield supermarket

Thursday, August 7, 2014

GREENFIELD — A Deerfield man faces heroin and shoplifting charges after police say he tried to steal several DVDs from a local supermarket. Jacob Jarvenpaa, 32, of 15 Elm St., Deerfield, pleaded innocent Wednesday in Greenfield District Court to charges of shoplifting and heroin possession. Officer Patrick Buchanan … 0

Deerfield Select Board names Kayce Warren permanent town administrator

Thursday, August 7, 2014

DEERFIELD — After being without a town administrator for over a year, the Select Board voted Wednesday night to offer the town’s top managerial role to Kayce Warren, who currently holds the position on an interim basis. The unanimous vote came after nearly two hours of impassioned debate, … 0

Frontier beats Northampton, claims 12U Suburban League softball championship

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

HADLEY — Early runs led the Frontier 12-and-under softball team to the program’s first Suburban League championship with a 7-5 win over Northampton on Wednesday at Hopkins Academy. “This is the furthest Frontier has gone in 12U. Last … 0

SLIDESHOW: Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, Hitchcock Center, Earthwork Programs connect children and environment

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

On a hot summer day in mid-July, Rainier Jewett, 8, of Florence rose up from the underbrush in the woods of Conway covered in mud and forest debris and sporting a broad, sly smile. Then several more young … 0