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This file photo shows the owner of the former Box Car Gallery Kim Curtin in the doorway to a space being considered for a downtown Greenfield satellite police station. Recorder file photo/Paul Franz

Greenfield considers small police substation

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — The owner of two small storefronts located in the heart of the downtown has offered to lease one of them to the town so its downtown police officer has a space to operate from throughout the day and night. “We are interested in putting a small police substation downtown,” said Mayor William Martin. “It’s an intriguing space.” Martin … 0

Will part of bank building be new home to school offices?

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town’s public school administrative offices may soon be operating out of the TD Bank building on Main Street. Mayor William Martin is reviewing a proposal to move school offices currently at the former Davis Street school to 324 Main St. temporarily until a permanent location can be determined. The school offices would be located on the second and third floors … 0

Plastic bag documentary to be shown in Greenfield tonight

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — Greening Greenfield and Traprock Center for Peace and Justice will show “Bag It!” today at 6:30 p.m. in First Congregational Church, 43 Silver St. The humorous, award-winning film about plastic follows Jeb Berrier as he navigates the plastic world. He asks questions like, “Are plastic bags really necessary?” and “What happens to plastic bags after they are discarded?” When his journey … 0

Despite Juno, travel ban, Main Street restaurants get cracking

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — Though the travel-banned streets of Greenfield were silent Tuesday morning save for the howling remnants of Winter Storm Juno, the scene inside of The Brass Buckle restaurant on Main Street was a very different story. The … 0

Police look for leads in latest Valley Mart robbery

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — Police are still looking for a masked man who brandished a knife in robbing the Valley Mart convenience store on Mill Street Monday afternoon. Police searched the area of Mill and Deerfield streets after the robbery, reported at 3:23 p.m. and local and state police were … 0

Recorder columnists spend day doing what they love

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

On Tuesday, as snow fell on Franklin County at nowhere near the rate expected when everything was canceled and a statewide snow day declared, most of The Recorder’s local columnists were doing what they love most. One used the storm as an excuse to spend his time on … 0

How did local notables spend their day?

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

How did some of the county’s more prominent residents handle their snow day Tuesday? Here’s a sample: Robert Pura, president of Greenfield Community College, spent the morning checking email, reading The Recorder online and catching up on news on the radio and television. He also used the day … 0

Letter: Our educational dollar

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

I would like to comment on the front-page article of The Recorder on Obama’s education plan. President Obama has presented a plan to make community college education free for qualified students. As GCC President Pura said, this policy is a radical change in U.S. history making higher education … 0

Letter: Helping out

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

What two ways can you help yourself and help the fire and police? That yellow thing, a fire hydrant, could be cleared of snow. This water source allows the Fire Department to put out fires. Hope we never need the darn thing, but, an ounce of prevention is … 0

County braces for nor’easter

Monday, January 26, 2015

Katie Boudreau of South Deerfield wasn’t taking any chances on Monday. She said if the nor’easter forecast to envelop the county today hit as hard as predicted, she wasn’t going to be without water, milk, bread and enough … 0

‘Risky’ Case, former dean at GCC, dies at 93

Monday, January 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — Always with a smile and clarity of voice, Ethel “Risky” Case worked tirelessly to better the community, stand up for women’s issues and advocate for the elderly, her friends and community members say. As a former … 0

WMECO calls in crews to help respond to potential power outages

Monday, January 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — Western Mass. Electric Co. has called in extra crews from out of state to assist in case of outages caused by the ongoing blizzard. Those will include workers from WMECO parent company Northeast Utilities, as well as crews from other utility companies and independent contractors. Spokeswoman … 0

Cruiser crashes en route to armed robbery

Monday, January 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — A police car crashed into a civilian’s vehicle on the way to a report of an armed robbery in a local convenience store. Sgt. James Rode was seen walking and speaking to other officers after he … 0