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Franklin Council of Governments will offer assistance to towns in Tennessee Gas Pipeline filing

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Franklin Regional Council of Governments is looking into providing legal and technical assistance to help towns deal with the Northeast Energy Direct project proposed by the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. The COG’s Regional Pipeline Advisory Committee, which has been coordinating its efforts with the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission and other regional planning agencies, told delegates from some of the eight Franklin County towns along the pipeline route this week …

Some Frontier Regional parents express concern about early release plan for students on Fridays

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

DEERFIELD — Parents in the Frontier Regional and Union 38 school district want to see further details of a plan to release students early on Fridays and the use of that time for professional development before it is approved. The district’s administrators argued at a public forum Tuesday night that early release on Fridays would provide teachers with much-needed training time while maintaining …

Wolfie’s Restaurant in South Deerfield closes temporarily for repairs after fire

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Local firefighters quickly put out a kitchen fire at Wolfie’s Restaurant early Tuesday, causing it to close temporarily for repairs. At 1:41 a.m., Deerfield Police were dispatched to 52 South Main St. for a reported motion alarm in the kitchen of the eatery. Officer Bill Kimball noted steam on the …

Final stages for cleaning two polluted sites at East Deerfield Rail Yard

Friday, March 13, 2015

DEERFIELD — The cleanup of two polluted sites in the East Deerfield Rail Yard is in its final stages. Lyndsey Colburn, a project manager from Environmental Resource Management, the environmental consulting firm hired by rail yard owner Pan Am Railways to oversee the project, told the Select Board …

Symposium Saturday in Old Deerfield on public sculpture

Friday, March 13, 2015

DEERFIELD — Sculpted monuments are equal parts history and art as they stand as sentinels in many public parks, outside museums or government buildings and on the corners of streets in cities around the globe. On Saturday, a symposium hosted by Historic Deerfield and Wellesley College will consider …

Historic Deerfield denies permission for Tennessee Gas to survey near Pine Hill

Thursday, March 12, 2015

DEERFIELD — Historic Deerfield now officially counts itself among the growing number of groups standing against the Tennessee Gas Co. proposed pipeline, which is expected to pass through the museum’s property in the North Meadows section of Deerfield. Museum President Philip Zea, in a letter to James D. …

Sarah Moomaw: Saying goodbye isn’t so tough with a bright future ahead

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The high school basketball season is coming to an end and a majority of teams have said goodbye to their seniors. Watching 1,000-point scorers and multi-year starters depart isn’t easy for coaches, underclassmen or their fans. Even for …

Frontier Regional School Committee approves $9.9 million budget which spares the loss of six jobs

Thursday, March 12, 2015

DEERFIELD — Six staff members at the Frontier Regional School have less to worry about now that the regional School Committee has approved a $9.9 million budget — a 2.05 percent increase over the current year. Six jobs had been cut from the proposed budget as deliberations began …

Thursday deadline to file nomination papers for Deerfield town election

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

DEERFIELD — Residents who want to run in this year’s town election have through Thursday to file nomination papers. Select Board Chairwoman Carolyn Shores Ness, a 12-year veteran, will seek re-election to her seat. Barbara Hancock, the town’s treasurer, collector and clerk, said no one has filed papers …

Environmental films at Tower Theaters

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

IN THE NEWS Environmental films at Tower Theaters The fifth Project Native environmental film festival will begin Sunday at the Tower Theaters in South Hadley. The schedule is 10 a.m., “Dam Nation” (53 minutes); 11:30 a.m., “Plastic Paradise” (57 minutes); 1 p.m., “The Starfish Throwers” (82 minutes); 2:50 …

Shooting woes end Hopkins Academy’s Division 4 state title run in semifinals

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

WORCESTER — After guiding the Hopkins Academy boys basketball team to a Western Massachusetts title, coach Angelo Thomas hoped Tuesday night’s loss will prepare his program to win at the state level. The Golden Hawks ran into an …

South Hadley goes cold in 65-58 loss to Marlborough in state Division 2 semifinal

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — Cam Earle stood at the free-throw line with just over two minutes remaining Tuesday in the state Division 2 semifinal against Marlborough. The Panthers had cut the Tigers’ lead down to one, but the South Hadley …

Sports briefs: Locals shine at youth championships, spring and summer league registrations open

Monday, March 9, 2015

Local shines as Trinity College captures first NESCAC Championship The Trinity College women’s ice hockey team captured its first ever NESCAC Championship with a 3-2 overtime win against Middlebury College on Sunday. Jessie Stowell of Hadley had her shot tipped into the goal with 5 minutes, and 12 …