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Owner Jessica Mullins fills a customers bag with books at the 'Cash Mob" event at the World Eye Bookshop on Friday afternoon. Recorder/Paul Franz

‘We’re gonna make it’

Friday, May 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — The owner of World Eye Bookshop says the response to her plea for people to come into the store this week and “vote with your dollars” has been overwhelming. “We’re gonna make it,” said the almost 40-year-old bookstore’s owner Jessica Mullins on Friday morning. “We’ve got the WRSI (The River radio station) cash mob this afternoon and business … 0

With Arts Block and Pushkin sold, vision turns toward future

Friday, May 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — The man who is soon to become the former owner of two landmark buildings in the heart of downtown says he is overjoyed that a local periodontist will take ownership of them by mid June. “I won’t have to worry about the burden of owning the buildings any longer, but will … 0

Rallying local shoppers

Friday, May 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — One local business’s public plea for support from the community this week has prompted its owner and other downtown business owners to revive a once-popular “shop local” campaign. Mary Walsh-Martel, owner of Magical Child, said she, Jessica Mullins, owner of World Eye Bookshop, and Lisa Cocco, owner of Opus, all located on Main Street, had been talking about reviving what’s known … 0

‘This is where we buy our books’

Friday, May 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — Barbara Deguise of Greenfield heard that her favorite local bookstore was in trouble while she was getting an allergy shot this week, so she rushed over to Main Street to buy some books. “This store offers … 0

Autism group to benefit from free soup and game night at Hope & Olive

Friday, May 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — On Monday, Community Resources for People with Autism is partnering with Hope & Olive restaurant for its monthly Free Soup & Games Night. This event is a monthly benefit held at the restaurant where people are invited to a free buffet of soups and breads donated … 0

Greenfield to replace streetlights with energy-efficient LEDs

Thursday, May 28, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town expects to replace all of its cobrahead streetlights with energy-efficient ones by the end of summer. Greenfield received $65,000 from the state Department of Energy Resources last year for the project. Mayor William Martin … 1

Arts Block, Pushkin have new owner; local periodontist outbids local developer for downtown buildings

Thursday, May 28, 2015

GREENFIELD — The local developer who wanted to buy two landmark buildings in the heart of downtown has been outbid by a Greenfield periodontist. Steven Goldsher, owner of Pioneer Valley Periodontics on High Street, said he bought the … 1

Greenfield offers Northfield resident assistant supt. job

Thursday, May 28, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield School Committee Thursday night voted to offer the newly created job of assistant superintendent for curriculum, instruction and professional development to Jen McKusick of Northfield. McKusick is principal of Oak Grove Elementary School in … 0

Second Helpings celebrates 15 years of feeding people

Thursday, May 28, 2015

GREENFIELD — When Maggie Sweeney started Second Helpings community meal with Deerfield Academy at St. James Church 15 years ago, she never dreamed it would grow like it has over time. But, Sweeney said its growth is both … 0

Neighbors: Senior event promises opportunity

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Hello neighbor. The Franklin County Sheriff’s TRIAD program, along with the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office and Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility in Greenfield, will sponsor the Senior Services Health and Safety Expo on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Schuetzen Verein on Barton Cove in Gill. … 0

B(u)y the book: World Eye Bookshop sees steady flow of customers after plea

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — The owner of the downtown landmark, World Eye Bookshop on Main Street, says if the rest of the week goes like Wednesday, the bookstore will stay open for sure. “Business has been great and steady,” said … 0

Town Councilor kicks off campaign with her band

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Town Council Vice President, who also happens to be Precinct 7 Councilor Karen “Rudy” Renaud, has decided to run for a four-year at-large seat on the council this year, and she’s kicking off her campaign Sunday by performing with her new band Vote For Rudy. … 0

Dems to caucus at Elm Terrace Saturday

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — A caucus will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the community room at Elm Terrace to elect delegates to attend this year’s Massachusetts Democratic state convention, according to the Greenfield Democratic Town Committee. The theme for this year’s convention is focused on an “action agenda,” … 0