Greenfield

Area elders face cuts

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

GREENFIELD — Poor elders in Franklin County wanting to stay at home may have a tougher time doing so with proposed statewide cuts to elder and home care services set to take effect. Across the state, elder services are bracing for $2.3 million in cuts to their budgets, including $1.5 million from the Home Care services account. In Turners Falls, the Franklin County Home Care Corp. expects to lose an … 0

Greenfield parking kiosk lots to be free Fridays, Saturdays

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

GREENFIELD — Starting Friday through Jan 3. All parking in kiosk lots in town will be free on Fridays and Saturdays. That’s a change from recent years when parking during the holiday shopping season was free every day of the week. “It is my intention to assist the downtown business owners in making holiday shopping a pleasant and festive experience for those who … 0

FRTA bus fares free for Black Friday

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

GREENFIELD — You can hitch a free ride with the FRTA Friday. Rides on the Franklin Regional Transit Authority’s fixed route buses will be free all day. “It’s our way of kicking off the holiday season,” said FRTA Director Tina Cote. Whether you want to check out Black Friday deals at downtown shops … 0

Letter: Missed, made my points

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Dear Tim Grant: Please reread my letter, this time for comprehension. I never stated that Ken Carville should not write letters to the editor. I was only suggesting that as long as people like him and you continue to use insults and name calling of those people who … 0

BFMC reopens in-patient wing

Monday, November 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — After eight years, Baystate Franklin Medical Center is re-opening the Spoke 5 medical-surgical ward as a fully active unit today, a sign in the rise in people seeking care from the Greenfield hospital. Spoke 5 has been used in the past only during high surges in … 0

Neighbors: Looks like a harsh winter ahead; take care of each other

Monday, November 24, 2014

Hello neighbor. First, I’d like to wish you a happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving. Enjoy your friends and family — that’s what great memories are made of. I’m waiting to hear from our local precipitation prognosticator Farrah Pomeroy … 0

Salvation Army sees increased need

Monday, November 24, 2014

As the holiday season comes upon us this week, the Salvation Army in Greenfield is noticing an increased need in the community for food and clothing. The food pantry shelves are going bare. Requests for food assistance has … 0

Police seek suspects in second stabbing

Monday, November 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — Police seek three suspects in the second stabbing in the past week. A Riverside Drive man was stabbed multiple times in the hands around 6:30 p.m. Sunday in his home. The victim told police his roommate let “three white guys” into the apartment while he slept. … 0

Police investigate bar bathroom robbery

Monday, November 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — Police are searching for the suspect in a knife-point robbery in the bathroom of a local bar. Police responded to the Main Street Bar and Grille at about 1:11 a.m. Sunday, where a man said he had been robbed. The victim told police he was in … 0

Letter: Honest portrayal

Monday, November 24, 2014

In response to Beth Shepard’s My Turn — Let’s talk about Anthony Bourdain and “Parts Unknown” and the recent episode shot in Franklin County. First of all, the show is “Parts Unknown” not “Come Visit This Pretty Place.” The whole premise of the show is to educate people … 0

Letter: Crush milk jugs

Monday, November 24, 2014

In our class, we looked at a photo of the South Deerfield recycling dumpster. We noticed that there were a lot of uncrushed gallon milk jugs that took up a lot of space. In our class, we did an experiment. We found that we could fit six uncrushed … 0

Tackling mass incarceration from behind bars

Sunday, November 23, 2014

GREENFIELD — Presenting on the topic of restorative justice in October, Mel Motel of Brattleboro had a relatively engaged audience, some with questions about mechanics, some with a skeptical bent and all with the relatively uncommon perspective of people who aren’t going home after the presentation. Not all … 0

Letter: Pumpkinfest suit

Sunday, November 23, 2014

When I read “Pumpkinfest faces $1.2M smoke, noise lawsuit,” I assumed it was related to the Keene Pumpkin Festival as a result of the issues that unfortunately arose during their event this year. As I read on, I saw that it was in fact referring to the Franklin … 0