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Beekeepers disappearing along with bees
No one knows exactly why honeybees have been disappearing in such large numbers, but beekeeper Dan Conlon of South Deerfield believes the phenomena, now called "Colony Collapse Disorder," started in the 1980s, when the bloodsucking "verolla destructor" mite and a trachial mite began infesting bee colonies.
Town seeks more control over archaeological digs
The Daily Hampshire Gazette reports that the proposed rule would give the Deerfield Historical Commission oversight over all town archaeological resources and improve accountability among archaeologists surveying and digging land.
Real Estate/Changing Hands
Scott G. Lesure and Sally J. Rice to Hoff Family Trust, Survivors Trust Trust A, of Salinas, CA, Mary F. Hoff, trustee, 81 Baptist Corner Road, $165,000.
Albany Times Union
Man accused of killing parents transferred to mental facility
This July 5, 2013 photo provided by New York State Police shows Anthony Repp, 22, photographed by Deerfield, Mass., police after being taken into custody in Deerfield following reports of a person stowed away in a rail car.
Real Estate Changing Hands
James G. Clarke Estate, James H. Clarke, Jay M. Clarke and Kendra A. Clarke of South Deerfield and Andrew S. Clarke of Aurora, Colo., to Clayton Curry and Sarah Curry, 642 Bear Swamp Road, $144,000.
District Court Logs: Nov. 12-15
Maxwell J. Wilby, 21, of Old Main Street, Deerfield. Charge of being a person under 21 in possession of liquor, in Greenfield, dismissed at request of the commonwealth.
Neighbors: TFHS grad published in runners' magazine
Montague Mug Race Director Ann Fisk wrote me recently to tell me about 1974 TFHS graduate Jeanne LaPierre, who wrote a short article that was published in the November/December issue of New England Runner magazine.