Shutesbury MA OKs Solar Project on Possible Burial Ground

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Tensions flared again Tuesday  as the Planning Board approved a special permit for a 30-acre solar installation. After nearly a year of debate, the permit is a compromise between the developer and residents concerned about a possible Native American burial ground.

Full story in The Greenfield Recorder.

1704 Raid Reenactment at Deerfield Museum

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On Saturday, Feb. 27, and Sunday, Feb. 28, the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association plans to host a commemoration of the 1704 raid on Deerfield. The battle that took place in the fields north of town will be re-enacted Saturday at 2 p.m., on Deerfield Academy’s athletic fields at the end of Albany Road. A master of ceremonies will provide commentary about the battle. Sunday is slated to feature additional entertainment, including a lecture by Amherst College historian Kevin Sweeney in an event sponsored by Historic Deerfield, Inc.

Full story in the Greenfield Recorder.