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Mary Walsh-Martel, owner of the now-closed Magical Child toy store on Main Street in Greenfield. 
Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

Magical Child closed; Reopening for liquidation sale later this month

Friday, February 5, 2016

GREENFIELD — After 32 years of business, the owner of the Magical Child toy store on Main Street announced the shop was closing for good Friday, reopening only to liquidate its merchandise later this month. Mary Walsh-Martel first opened the store in Shelburne Falls in 1983 and moved to Greenfield 12 years later. She put her business on the market … 0

Planning Board to revisit in-law apartment ordinance

Friday, February 5, 2016

GREENFIELD — The town’s Planning Board will revisit the controversial proposed accessory dwelling unit ordinance and has set a date for two public presentations about the ordinance and what it would mean for residents. During its Thursday night meeting, the board decided it would hold two presentations March 17 — one at 1:30 p.m. at the Senior Center and another at 7 p.m. … 0

Greenfield Winter Carnival starts today

Friday, February 5, 2016

GREENFIELD — Call it a stroke of luck that snowfall on Friday kicked off the Greenfield Winter Carnival, which continues through the weekend. The annual event put on by the town’s recreation department includes fireworks, sleigh rides, ice carvings and a cardboard sled contest. This year’s theme is “Winter is Magic.” Given the … 0

Woman charged in break-in, fight

Friday, February 5, 2016

GREENFIELD — A 31-year-old woman faces charges including breaking and entering after allegedly kicking in an apartment door and fighting with the occupants. Jennifer L. Madsen, whose address was listed as the Days Inn when she was arrested on Nov. 21, 2015, pleaded innocent Friday in Greenfield District … 0

Letter: Making a healthy choice

Friday, February 5, 2016

Thanks for highlighting the serious toll that diabetes takes on the health of people in Franklin County and for drawing attention to the excellent work that the YMCA is doing in partnership with the Community Health Center and others to reduce the impact of this disease. The best … 0

Goodbye, Dolly! For six decades, Franklin County at her fingertips

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Dolores “Dolly” Gagnon, who’s had her fingers on the pulse of the community for more than six decades at The Recorder, is ready to take a breath for some serious gardening. Gagnon has been the face — and … 0

Town looking to take ‘synergistic’ approach to library, public safety complex projects

Thursday, February 4, 2016

GREENFIELD — The town is eyeing the former Carr Hardware and current juvenile court properties on Wells and Main streets as a prospective site for a new police and fire station. Mayor William Martin said over the past … 0

Plans moving along for Greenfield broadband

Thursday, February 4, 2016

GREENFIELD — The design for a complete build-out of a hybrid fiber-optic/wireless broadband network in town is still in progress, according to Mayor William Martin, who said he expects plans will be complete in a couple of weeks. … 0

Neighbors: Share your Valentine’s Day stories with your neighbors

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Hello neighbor. As we approach Valentine’s Day, I’d love to hear — and possibly share — some of your stories. Please send me some of your fondest Valentine’s Day memories, whether it be about your partner, children or pets. Also known as Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast … 0

Greenfield Savings receives high marks

Thursday, February 4, 2016

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Savings Bank has once again made the grade. The financial institution was recently given an A+ national financial health rating by DepositAccounts.com, an online publication dedicated to banking/savings information for consumers. Banks submit their quarterly … 0

Greenfield DPW director disputes wastewater plant violation allegations

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

GREENFIELD — After a Greenfield resident spoke before the Town Council at its most recent meeting to voice concern over a series of ongoing Environmental Protection Agency violations at the town’s wastewater treatment plant, the director of the … 0

Deadline Friday to send love letters to homebound seniors

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

TURNERS FALLS — Meals on Wheels recipients in Franklin County and the North Quabbin region will receive handmade cards from local volunteers as part of an annual Love Letters initiative by LifePath, Inc, formerly known as Franklin County Home Care. But if you want to submit one, the … 0

Winter Carnival fun

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

GREENFIELD — When the town’s annual Winter Carnival began in the early 1920s, contestants would race toboggans down chutes at breakneck speeds on the hill beneath the Poet’s Seat Tower — known as Rocky Mountain — and skiers … 0