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Soaring toward success: 3,000 feet in the air, Valley teens learn leadership, responsibility in Civil Air Patrol’s cadet program
08-09-2023 4:14 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

High above the Pioneer Valley and the rolling hills of the Berkshires on a hazy evening, rising Northampton High School senior James Bertone-Johnson made an announcement to the other two passengers.“I have controls.”At that moment, nearly 3,000 feet...


Deerfield Academy settles child sexual abuse claim involving longtime athletics employee
07-27-2023 7:54 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

DEERFIELD — Standing outside Deerfield Academy, the director of a nonprofit assisting sexual abuse survivors and a lawyer present on a Zoom call announced the settlement of a credible sexual abuse claim regarding an Athletics Department member at the...


‘This is all our history’: New exhibit explores the military experience of region’s underrepresented 
07-27-2023 7:53 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

With a newly redesigned Military Gallery, the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association is taking a new look at the history of the region’s armed forces.Featuring both in-person and online sections, the new, permanent “Facing the Fight” exhibit at...


Farmers tell Healey of potential impacts of disease, produce quality after continued flooding
07-19-2023 2:03 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

DEERFIELD — After more rain pounded the region on Sunday, Gov. Maura Healey and other state officials visited Deerfield on Monday afternoon to hear firsthand accounts of the damage from the continuing rains to farms in the region — including...


PVTA seeks grant to pilot Amherst-Greenfield route
07-13-2023 11:35 AM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SUNDERLAND — As the South County Senior Center continues to work with neighboring transit authorities, Pioneer Valley Transit Authority representatives shared news last week that there may be a potential solution to some of Sunderland’s transportation...


Report sought as dog hearing continues in South Deerfield
07-06-2023 12:38 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SOUTH DEERFIELD — After conferring with the owner and her attorney, the Selectboard opted to continue a dog hearing for the second time to get additional information from a behavioral consultant before setting conditions.While the board continued the...


Brothers eye new life for vacant gas station in South Deerfield
06-28-2023 8:11 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Two brothers are seeking to knock the dust off the vacant Cumberland Farms across from the South Deerfield Common, provided they can secure a state grant to kick-start the purchase and redevelopment of the site.James and Jason...


Student project shines light on ‘alternate perspective’ of Deerfield history
06-28-2023 7:57 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

Native American history is a standard element of the fourth grade curriculum. However, with Deerfield celebrating its 350th anniversary this year, Jennifer Smith’s class went one step further.Throughout the year, Smith’s students at Deerfield...


Antiques show returning to Deerfield on June 17-18
06-08-2023 11:19 AM

By CHRIS LARABEE

DEERFIELD — For the first time in six years, Historic Deerfield and the Antique Dealers’ Association of America are bringing the annual antique show back to Deerfield.The show will take place in Deerfield Academy’s Hale Family Gym on Saturday, June...


Planning Board approves SunnyDayz ‘cannabis campus’ in South Deerfield
06-01-2023 6:22 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

DEERFIELD — After several months of hearings, the Planning Board has approved SunnyDayz’s proposed “cannabis campus” on Routes 5 and 10, pending a review of conditions by town counsel.The board approved the site plan review, special permit and...


Deerfield’s Tilton Library shares plans, timeline for expansion
05-30-2023 9:02 AM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Tilton Library unveiled its revised schematic design this week, showcasing the addition’s proposed new angle, which is designed to protect two old trees on the property and create more front lawn space.The design was shown to...


Deerfield town park project dies in court 
05-18-2023 4:19 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

DEERFIELD — The proposed North Main Street park project is effectively dead in the water after a joint motion to annul the town’s site plan review was filed in Franklin County Superior Court.All three parties in the appeal — abutter and plaintiff...


Deerfield voters ease apartment bylaw regs, approve new planning position
05-03-2023 8:30 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Property owners will face fewer regulatory hurdles building accessory apartments and deciding who can live in them, after Town Meeting voters approved changes to the town’s bylaws late last month. Additionally, voters approved...


Valley Neighbors growing strong in Whately, Sunderland, Deerfield
03-31-2023 8:33 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

Once a week, Whately resident Carlotta Thackeray takes a few hours to go to doctors’ appointments, shop for groceries or weed the garden. The twist, however, is these are not for herself, but for elderly residents of South Franklin County through the...


Revised accessory apartment bylaw aims to address housing shortage in Deerfield
03-16-2023 7:25 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

DEERFIELD — After February’s review, the Planning Board approved its accessory dwelling unit bylaw revisions for the Annual Town Meeting warrant, pending town counsel’s comments and potential edits regarding an appeals process.The revised bylaw would...


New app tells hidden history of Pocumtuck people at Historic Deerfield 
03-16-2023 7:16 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

DEERFIELD — With the launch of its new mobile app, Historic Deerfield is inviting the public to learn about indigenous history through a walking tour placing the museum’s main street in its original context.Now available on the Apple App Store and the...


South Deerfield native Ashley Randle named state agriculture commissioner
03-02-2023 9:17 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

BOSTON — With a background in showing cattle at fairs and working on the family farm in South Deerfield, the state’s new agriculture commissioner has a regional flair to her.South Deerfield native Ashley Randle has been tapped by the Healey-Driscoll...


With accessory apartment bylaw nearly done, Deerfield Planning Board seeks input
02-23-2023 8:56 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

DEERFIELD — Although the final draft of a revised bylaw governing accessory dwelling units is nearly complete, the Planning Board held off on approving it at its meeting on Feb. 6 with the intention to encourage public input before sending it to Town...


Brothers ‘keeping it simple’ with Deerfield diner
02-16-2023 9:15 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

DEERFIELD — Looking for a diner-style breakfast at a cheap price? Chris Dodge and Jim Dion have you covered.The two brothers, who are both military veterans, have opened The 5&10 Breakfast Club in the Tibetan Plaza at 265 Greenfield Road, with the aim...


Foresters, conservationists oppose Healey logging moratorium
02-01-2023 9:08 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

While campaigning, one of Gov. Maura Healey’s climate priorities was to place a moratorium on commercial logging on state-owned forest land, a move that foresters and environmental advocates say would be detrimental to forest health, the state’s...

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