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South County Notebook: Sept. 2, 2023
09-01-2023 6:15 PM

Sept. 14: Deerfield hosting info session on municipal campus plan DEERFIELD — The town is hosting a public meeting on Thursday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m. that will be focused on sharing the South Deerfield municipal campus plan and collecting resident...


Conway officials, residents look to curb Upper Baptist Hill Road runoff issues
09-01-2023 12:26 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

CONWAY — What started as a lawyer’s notice to the town regarding flooding of a resident’s basement has turned into a neighborhood effort to determine the source of the water.When torrential rains dumped inches of water on Conway on July 21, Upper...


$124K fundraising goal set for Conway Swimming Pool repairs
08-30-2023 6:30 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

CONWAY — With a temporary emergency order granted by the Conservation Commission for repairs, those who oversee the Conway Swimming Pool are racing against the clock to raise enough money to fix the beloved town fixture.Conway Community Swimming Pool...


MEMA declines to pursue federal disaster declaration for Deerfield, Conway
08-29-2023 5:53 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

Following three torrential downpours that wiped out roads in Conway and Deerfield in July, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has declined to seek a federal disaster declaration because the monetary damages don’t meet the federal...


State shuts down Bardwell’s Ferry Bridge
08-25-2023 4:33 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

CONWAY — Following a routine Massachusetts Department of Transportation inspection, the Bardwell’s Ferry Bridge, connecting Shelburne and Conway, has been closed for the foreseeable future.MassDOT inspected the bridge Aug. 24 and found “deterioration...


South County Notebook: Aug. 23, 2023
08-22-2023 10:48 AM

Whately Congregational Church annual chicken BBQ on Sept. 4WHATELY — Tickets are available through Saturday, Aug. 26 for the Whately Congregational Church’s annual Labor Day BBQ.The take-home-only meal will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on...


New mouthguards fitted for Frontier student-athletes ahead of fall season
08-17-2023 5:16 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SOUTH DEERFIELD – It’s an annual tradition for many student-athletes and parents: scrambling to buy a mouthguard before the season begins, boiling it and ending up with one that might not fit so well.Treehouse Orthodontics opted to help students and...


PHOTO: Garden guest
08-17-2023 12:29 PM


Franklin County towns talk extreme weather prep, maximizing storm damage relief
08-10-2023 6:14 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE and JULIAN MENDOZA

With damage assessments sent to state and federal partners, the Deerfield and Conway selectboards are working together to bring more storm damage relief to their hard-hit communities, while other local towns look to prepare themselves in anticipation...


Firefighters rescue Deerfield River tubers
08-09-2023 7:37 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

DEERFIELD — Four tubers made it safely to shore at Stillwater Bridge after needing to be rescued from the Deerfield River on Wednesday afternoon.According to the tubers, all women visiting from Rhode Island on a day trip, one member of their group...


PHOTOS: Rehabilitated bald eagle released in Deerfield
08-09-2023 10:10 AM


Natural Roots farm in Conway reaches $85K fundraising goal
08-02-2023 6:36 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

CONWAY — Just a few weeks after losing its main field to the South River’s floodwaters, Natural Roots has reached its initial $85,000 GoFundMe goal through hundreds of community donations.As of Wednesday, the farm had raised more than $87,000 to...


Floods inspire talks in Conway, Deerfield on prepping farmers for changing climate
08-02-2023 6:18 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

CONWAY — As farms around the region determine their plans going forward following unprecedented rainstorms, U.S. Sen. Ed Markey and several other state and federal partners emphasized the opportunity in this moment to prepare farmers for a changing...


Amid nearly $2.2M in damages, Conway officials talk options for storm repairs
08-01-2023 4:49 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

CONWAY — After nearly 21 inches of rain, Conway is figuring out how to pick up the pieces of roads that washed away following unprecedented storms in July.Week after week and storm after storm, the small town has been hammered by rain, wiping away...


Sia Stewart: Responding to climate change must be a top priority
07-28-2023 4:56 PM

Phil Korman, Claire Morenon and Margaret Christie spell out very clearly the losses farmers are sustaining from this summer’s extreme weather [“Farms, floods, and climate change,” Recorder, July 25]. Amid the details of the heartbreaking damage and...


Getting involved with climate crisis vital
07-24-2023 8:19 PM

I couldn’t agree more with columnist Russ Vernon-Jones [“Concerted people power needed to stem climate crisis,” Recorder, July 21]. We all need to take every action we can to reduce carbon emissions, now more than ever. Joining with others is a great...


‘We need help’: Many roads remain closed days after torrential downpour
07-24-2023 7:18 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

CONWAY — The town was still reeling on Monday from the onslaught of rain that fell Friday evening, causing road damage Bob Baker called the worst he has seen in his 42 years as fire chief.Baker said Adams, Main Poland, Fields Hill, Old Cricket Hill...


With Franklin County towns pummeled by rainstorms, cleanup continues
07-23-2023 11:59 AM

By BELLA LEVAVI

CONWAY — With upwards of 8 inches of rain battering Conway on Friday evening, town officials spent much of Saturday assessing infrastructure damage and working to ensure residents could reach their homes.“It came down hard and fast,” said Helen Baker,...


Conway assessing flood damage to roads, homes
07-19-2023 9:52 AM

By CHRIS LARABEE

CONWAY — Town officials are continuing to assess damage to roads and residences following the recent string of heavy storms that slammed the region, and ahead of more rain in the forecast. The Selectboard met Monday to discuss the damage and possible...


Conway farm launches GoFundMe following flooding; CISA aid available to other farmers
07-14-2023 3:22 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

CONWAY — With Natural Roots anticipating a total loss of its main fields following Monday’s flooding, the farmers have started a GoFundMe to help recoup their losses.After assessing the damage left in the wake of the storm, alongside visits from...

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