Greenfield

Carrie Brown, Owner of Adams Donuts in Greenfield, points to the exhaust hood that does not pass health and fire codes. Recorder/Paul Franz

Mayor tells inspectors to check all restaurant hoods for compliance by end of 2015

Friday, March 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — Restaurant owners who know or suspect their kitchen hoods are not up to code or lack fire suppression systems would be wise to correct the issue as soon as possible. Mayor William Martin has asked the town’s health director to make sure all restaurant hoods are up to code and have fire suppression systems by the end of … 0

Prepping for the perfect prom: Free for the taking, dresses, tuxes line GHS lobby

Friday, March 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — Sarah O’Sullivan spun around in her new long, green gown as her friends raved over the dress. Down the hall, Valenka Kosick browsed through four racks of dresses in search of that perfect, elegant gown. And Tim McCarthy and Hunter Felix mixed and matched ties with tuxes, looking for options for … 0

Argotec gets tax break from state

Friday, March 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — The plastic-film manufacturer that recently received a tax break from the town in exchange for adding 50 jobs over the next five years has also received a tax break from the state. Argotec Inc., which is located in the town’s industrial park, was approved for the state’s Economic Development Incentive Program … 0

Letter: Let diplomacy work

Friday, March 27, 2015

Diplomacy is an important tool for our country in these trying times. Forty-seven Republican senators recently sent a warning letter to Iranian leaders threatening to blow up any diplomatic deal negotiated by President Obama. This letter wasn’t just bad politics — it was a dangerous attempt to undermine … 0

New program aims to help people get treatment before they break the law

Friday, March 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — For those dealing with mental health or drug abuse issues, it’s easy to get into the court system, but hard to climb back out. A federal-grant-funded program hopes to keep Franklin County folks from getting lost in the system. Franklin County Register of Probate and member … 0

GHS building committee to decide on composition of athletic fields

Thursday, March 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — As they study for their final classes this spring, students can see the beginnings of a new track and ball fields taking shape — the final touches of the new $66 million Greenfield High School. While the school building is expected to be completed in the … 0

Town spends $100,000 more than it budgeted for snow and ice; DPW crews begin spring cleanup

Thursday, March 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town spent about $100,000 more than it budgeted for snow and ice this year. For the past four years, the town has budgeted $200,000 for snow and ice. This year, it spent between $297,000 and … 0

Neighbors: Area wildlife needs our help

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Hello, neighbor. Medicine Mammals in Wendell needs our help. The local Native American nonprofit wildlife rehabilitation center is hoping to raise money to help care for the orphaned and injured wild animals that made their way to the center this winter. Loril Moondream, wildlife rehabilitator and owner of … 0

Abutters of French King Highway project file appeal

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

GREENFIELD — The lawyer representing seven abutters of the big box department store planned for French King Highway has filed another appeal, and said he is willing to keep filing until all avenues have been explored. Thomas Lesser of Lesser, Newman and Nasser in Northampton said he filed … 1

Committee OKs moving Greenfield 4th grades to elementary schools

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

GREENFIELD — Local third-graders will get to stay in their elementary schools next year instead of moving to Greenfield Middle School. The School Committee approved the change in a 4-3 vote Wednesday. The vote eked by because of problems that may make it impossible for one elementary school … 2

Mayor hires part-time economic development director

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town has a new economic development director who will work part time for the next three months. Mayor William Martin said Larry Jutras, owner of Lake Hitchcock Development in Sunderland, has taken the position and will work on six projects, including the former Bendix-Repal property … 0

Greenfield Ford and Toyota moves into new parts and service dept.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Ford and Toyota has moved into its new parts and service department. Owner Robert Cartelli said the $7.4 million project, which began late in 2013, should be completed by summer. Cartelli said he added eight … 0

Greenfield town clerk and energy manager moving offices

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town clerk and her staff are moving into a larger office a few feet from where they are now in Town Hall. Mayor William Martin said he decided to move the town clerk’s office next to the collector’s and assessor’s offices to create a “service … 0