Greenfield

Christopher, 19 months, hugs packages of diapers at the Greenfield Community College Diaper drive where he was with his mother, Janelle Verchot of Millers Falls. Recorder/Paul Franz

Annual diaper drive sets donation goal for 24,000 after last year’s supply ran out in 4 months

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

GREENFIELD — Since September, Janelle Verchot of Millers Falls has attended classes at Turners Falls High School and Greenfield Community College. She serves as a volunteer firefighter. And she plans to attend Springfield Technical Community College to study pharmacology. She is also a 16-year-old single mother raising her 18-month-old toddler, Christopher, with the help of her family. Making ends meet … 0

Greenfield at-large town councilor missing in action

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

GREENFIELD — An at-large town councilor has been missing in action for several months and it appears it will be up to voters, if he decides to run for re-election, to do something about it. Dalton Athey has missed four regular monthly Town Council meetings since the fiscal year began on July 1, … 0

McClintock chosen as interim director of Franklin County anti-hunger program

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

GREENFIELD — Local food columnist, advocate and community organizer Mary McClintock of Conway will serve as interim Executive Director of the Franklin County Community Meals Program as the anti-hunger nonprofit makes a number of changes. McClintock is replacing Sharon Pleasant, who is leaving for a new position. Pleasant has been with the meals program for six years — two of which were spent … 0

Hidden park may become one of Greenfield’s most popular after $700K renovation

Monday, May 4, 2015

GREENFIELD — When renovations are completed on one of Greenfield’s parks next spring, the town’s recreation director said she believes the hidden park will become one of the town’s most popular. An almost $700,000 makeover is planned for … 0

Neighbors: Another chance to help a neighbor in need

Monday, May 4, 2015

Hello, neighbor. First, I would like to send out a “very happy birthday” to grandson Justin’s beautiful mommy Suzanne. There’s going be a benefit golf tournament with shotgun start for longtime local disc jockey Ryan Interlande, who needs a heart transplant, at Thomas Memorial Golf and Country Club … 0

Letter: A noble spirit

Monday, May 4, 2015

After almost 20 years away from Greenfield and now residing within view of “Federal Street North” school, where I attended fourth, fifth and sixth grades, 1959 through 1962, and having thought about students and instructors and all the bittersweet times of these years, I saw the obituary of … 0

Letter: Nonviolent protest works

Monday, May 4, 2015

In response to Cate Woolner’s My Turn piece, “Calling Attention to Racism: act of civil disobedience least I could do,” I’d like to applaud you and the other 14 people arrested along with you in Springfield on April 14, as well as your April 23 article. History has … 1

Teaming up on the farm: horses, people

Sunday, May 3, 2015

GREENFIELD — Wild horses can’t drag Lucy Leete away anymore. The Ashfield resident proved that Saturday at the Just Roots Farm’s weekend workshop on how to use draft horses to accomplish a variety of farming tasks. Ashfield farmer … 0

Fiery end for car; occupants OK

Sunday, May 3, 2015

GREENFIELD — An older Pontiac caught fire by the corner of Davis and Silver streets around 4:15 p.m. Sunday, briefly closing Davis Street. Greenfield Fire Lt. Andrew Eisch said the driver called 911 after his car lost power … 0

Room to grow: Prepping community garden for seedlings

Friday, May 1, 2015

Editor’s Note: This is the second installment in an occasional series on one family’s adventure in their first year in a community garden at Just Roots farm in Greenfield. On a Thursday after work, I head up to … 0

Other towns, cities doing well with plastic bans

Friday, May 1, 2015

GREENFIELD — Several cities and towns throughout the state have banned either plastic bags or bottles. Some are considering banning more plastic items in the future. But it appears Greenfield may be the first to try to ban … 0

Referendum organizer says group won’t change wording

Friday, May 1, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town’s lawyer recently suggested that town councilors reject the wording of a proposed ban on plastic and paper bags and plastic water bottles. The lawyer said the proposed citizen’s referendum has wording that is “contradictory … 0

Mail carriers set to collect food for needy May 9

Friday, May 1, 2015

GREENFIELD — On May 9, mail carriers are asking the public to leave a nonperishable food item on their doorsteps for them to pick up and deliver to local food pantries. The Greenfield Post Office delivers to Franklin County food pantries. The National Association of Letter Carriers have … 0