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Greenfield Mayor William Martin in his office in the town hall

Mayor to talk municipal broadband at Harvard

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

GREENFIELD — The mayor will speak on a panel today at Harvard University about municipal light plants — he’s hoping Greenfield votes to create one in November. The panel will discuss municipal fiber-optic networks across Massachusetts, as well as Greenfield’s plan for a light plant. Mayor William Martin said the day-long program, “The Telecom Opportunity Today,” will be host to more than 80 municipal and state officials. “They’d like to hear about Greenfield’s plans,” said Martin, who will talk about the town becoming a “gigabit city” by offering ubiquitous broadband throughout Greenfield. “It’s gratifying to see Greenfield’s broadband vision receive recognition and interest from the … 0

Business for World Eye still steady

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

GREENFIELD — It has been more than a month since the owner of the downtown landmark, World Eye Bookshop on Main Street, said she was considering closing if business didn’t pick up, and Tuesday she said business has been “OK” and steady. Jessica Mullins said people continue to stop her while shopping at … 0

FRTA asks for public review on draft plan

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Franklin Regional Transportation Authority plans to increase ridership by extending the hours of operation and offering service every day for the riders on fixed routes, according to the newly released draft of the Comprehensive Service Analysis. The eight-chapter document was compiled with the purpose of improving fixed bus routes in … 0

Letter: A cleaner future

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

America’s youth, along with the rest of America, need and deserve a brighter future and a cleaner environment. The money spent by greedy corporate elites on dirty fracking; pipeline building; habitat destruction; chemical waste; export; police/security costs; emergency; cleanup of air, water and greenhouse pollution; land settlement costs; … 0

Greenfield officials, crowd pleased with fireworks display

Monday, July 6, 2015

GREENFIELD — There wasn’t a bad seat from Beacon to Lunt fields as the sky above Poet’s Seat Tower lit up with colorful fireworks late Sunday night. “I had goose bumps,” said Greenfield Recreation Department Director Christy Moore. … 0

‘We’re dying’: Police report 3 opioid overdose-related deaths in last 2 weeks

Monday, July 6, 2015

GREENFIELD — People are continuing to die of heroin, about as many in the last few weeks as in some previous years. “We’re dying,” said RECOVER Project Director Linda Sarage. The RECOVER Project, on Federal Street, is a peer-to-peer addiction recovery community. “Our safe places don’t feel safe. … 0

Local agency sending Greenfield homeless kids to summer camp

Monday, July 6, 2015

GREENFIELD — Homeless children living with their families in Greenfield hotels and shelters will have the opportunity to go to camp this year for at least two weeks each. Rural Development Inc., a nonprofit in Turners Falls that reached out to the community last month for some financial … 0

Neighbors: Greenfield fireworks the best in years

Monday, July 6, 2015

Hello neighbor. I’m sure those of you who attended the fireworks in Greenfield on Sunday night woke up Monday morning still in awe. They were magnificent — the best I’ve seen in many years. I sat on Lunt … 0

Building a sound education

Monday, July 6, 2015

GREENFIELD — When Maria Scotera takes up the baton of Greenfield High School music director in the fall, she won’t be a new face to many. Scotera is moving up to the high school this year with her … 0

Women’s GARDEN Project fund growing quickly

Friday, July 3, 2015

GREENFIELD — Doubled funding will help the Franklin County Women’s GARDEN Project grow more gardeners in the next three years. The Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts has awarded the initiative $20,000 a year for the next three years. … 0

Letter: Wrong location

Monday, July 6, 2015

On July 16, the Planning Board is meeting to allow by special permit the Behavioral Health Network of Springfield to operate a 62-bed detox and rehab facility at the former Lunt property. Is this the best fit for the neighborhood; one that currently is home to the town’s … 0

‘That was insane’

Sunday, July 5, 2015

GREENFIELD — Some were expecting a bigger bang than in years past, others were surprised to hear past shows weren’t what they were supposed to be. But everyone wanted to see fireworks Sunday in Greenfield. “It’s supposed to … 1

United Arc plans to build two, instead of three, duplexes on Summer Street

Sunday, July 5, 2015

GREENFIELD — The local agency that has been serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for more than six decades has decided to build two duplexes, instead of three, on property it owns on Summer Street. The United … 0