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Greenfield Community College President Robert Pura, left, and Elms College President Sister Mary Reap sign the agreement to expand degree programs offered by the two schools. submitted photo

GCC, Elms College expand degree offerings

Friday, January 30, 2015

GREENFIELD — Starting next fall, Greenfield Community College students will be able to pursue a four-year bachelor’s degree in business management and marketing, early child care or education as part of an expanded program between GCC and Elms College. And the courses will be taught at the GCC main campus for less than it would cost to take them at … 0

Gasoline: How low can it go?

Friday, January 30, 2015

GREENFIELD — “Oh! Only $20!” exclaimed Patsy Hendricks of Greenfield as the handle of the gas pump jumped slightly in her hand — a signal that her car’s fuel tank was full, and that she had saved more cash. With the price at the Hess station on Federal Street sitting at $2.13 that … 0

Federal Street Cumberland Farms reopens

Friday, January 30, 2015

GREENFIELD — Cumberland Farms on Federal Street has completed construction of its new expanded store and is open once again. The store, which was built where Domino’s Pizza once stood, is 4,513 square feet, which is 1,500 square feet larger than the previous store. The company purchased the Domino’s property — Domino’s Pizza … 0

Former major leaguer talks to GHS students

Friday, January 30, 2015

GREENFIELD — “There’s some chances you have to take. You have to be willing to take chances if it’s something you love,” said Peter Bergeron, a professional baseball scout to dozens of Greenfield High School students. One of … 0

Police: Man arrested after showing pellet gun in bar, claiming to be with ‘Homeland’

Friday, January 30, 2015

GREENFIELD — A local man armed with a pellet gun and claiming to be from Homeland Security offered to back up local police officers during his own arrest, according to police. Ryan Adams, 30, of 4 Armory St., … 0

Letter: Electric bill blues

Friday, January 30, 2015

I got the electric bill for a house where there is no variable use to power excepting the furnace uptime. The bill on Dec. 11 was $66. The bill for same place on Jan. 13 was $96.84. Other of my bills have are similarly large increase. So the … 0

Letter: Getting free from plastic

Friday, January 30, 2015

As a member of the team trying to get single-use plastic out of our waste cycle, I find the editorial use of the word “zealous” a very biased comment from someone who has not even been a part of our experience. Also the editor’s assumption that the townspeople … 0

Greenfield drug raid nets 26 single-use bags of heroin; 4 arrested

Friday, January 30, 2015

GREENFIELD — State and local police swarmed an Oak Courts apartment and arrested four people after heroin was allegedly found there. Police recovered 26 single-use bags of heroin in the Thursday night raid, and turned two children over … 0

Historians thrilled about plans for dam

Thursday, January 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — The mayor and local historians say they are thrilled that it looks like the Wiley & Russell Dam on Deerfield Street may be repaired and restored instead of removed, but the Connecticut River Watershed Council is … 0

‘Great draw for surgeons’

Thursday, January 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — The new operating rooms at Baystate Franklin Medical Center slated for summer 2016 will attract more skilled physicians, give medical and nursing students a better learning experience, and current staff more space to meet patients needs, … 0

Lunt may become drug detox, rehab center

Thursday, January 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — A Springfield-based addiction treatment program has proposed to establish a drug detox and rehab center at the former Lunt Silversmiths factory off Federal Street. “I’ll be looking at the proposal more closely with other officials in … 0

Lt. governor says homeless and addicts top priorities

Thursday, January 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito told a room full of town leaders Thursday that homeless families living in the town’s hotels and opioid addiction are the new Republican administration’s two top priorities. “We will have specific plans … 0

High school art exhibit opens at Artspace

Thursday, January 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Artspace Community Arts Center’s newest exhibit features teen artists from around the region. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight in the 15 Mill St. gallery. The exhibit showcases work by teens from 13 area high schools, and will be … 0