Greenfield

A bus to Northampton exits the Franklin Regional Transit Authority in Greenfield on Tuesday evening. Recorder/Micky Bedell

Going public: FRTA wants to know what it would take to get you on the bus

Friday, October 31, 2014

GREENFIELD — There are a lot of moving pieces to consider when you sit down to try to improve public transportation in the state’s most rural county. The Franklin Regional Transit Authority, which serves 41 towns in four counties, has its work cut out for it. So the agency is in the process of doing a comprehensive analysis of its … 0

Everyone wants more buses

Friday, October 31, 2014

GREENFIELD — While a selection of bus riders’ opinions on local public transportation varies, there was one common thread — voiced again and again — during a recent series of interviews. All of those questioned said they want to see the Franklin Regional Transit Authority start to offer night and weekend buses, something … 0

Mural to be installed on side of Green Fields Market Saturday

Thursday, October 30, 2014

GREENFIELD — The 40-foot-wide mural that the Paint the Town Green Committee has been working on for several months is set to be installed on the eastern exterior of Green Fields Market this week and unveiled during a ceremony on Saturday. Committee Chairwoman Sandra Boston said people will gather in the walkway on the eastern side of the building at 11 a.m. and … 0

Neighbors: Beloved former teacher still going strong at 88

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hello neighbors. For those of you who graduated from Turners Falls High School and remember with great respect and admiration your former history teacher, George F. Bush — no, not one of our former presidents — try to get your hands on a copy of the Oct. 27 … 0

GCC gleaning project helps local food pantry

Thursday, October 30, 2014

GREENFIELD — On Sunday, Greenfield Community College students and staffers will travel out to nearby farm fields to rescue food and bring it to those in need within the community. It’s all part of a gleaning trip organized by the school’s Civic Engagement and Service Learning program. Gleaning … 0

Police seek suspect in Leyden Woods shooting

Thursday, October 30, 2014

GREENFIELD — Police are searching for a man who allegedly shot at two people in Leyden Woods Wednesday night, while a second suspect is in custody. Jose Joel Velazquez, 25, last known as living in the Leyden Woods … 0

Filmmakers flock to Massachusetts

Thursday, October 30, 2014

GREENFIELD — You don’t have to go to Hollywood nowadays if you want to work in movies: Massachusetts is now one of the top 10 film locations in the United States, says Lisa Strout, director of the Massachusetts … 0

Letter: A new senior center

Thursday, October 30, 2014

If you’ve had any reason to visit the current Greenfield Senior Center, you may wonder why a new facility has been proposed. It’s true that the activities and programs are amazing and the wonderful staff and myriad volunteers are welcoming and helpful but the list of serious problems … 0

Letter: Dynamic representation

Thursday, October 30, 2014

If I could mention all of Representative Denise Andrews’ accomplishments for the 2nd Franklin District — and beyond — in 300 words or less, I would, but it is simply not possible. From advocacy for homeowners, minimum wage workers, veterans, fathers, seniors, farmers (the list goes on) to … 0

Letter: Keep them in office

Thursday, October 30, 2014

On Tuesday Nov. 4, the 1st and 2nd Franklin districts will have a choice. I’m urging voters to stick with the winning team of Reps. Steve Kulik and Denise Andrews. Both of these public servants have worked hard to bring resources to western Massachusetts, to serve their constituents … 0

Franklin County Resource List

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Here is a list of resources available locally: ■ Clinical and Support Options: Greenfield; 413-774-1000. Individual, group and family counseling. ■ Community Crisis Response Team, Community Action: Franklin County and North Quabbin Area; 413-773-5090. Free support to individuals and groups affected by crime related trauma. ■ Community Resources … 0

Nurturing men — The pro-feminist man

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The key to stopping domestic violence, social workers say, is preventing it in the first place by changing cultures and attitudes and how society sees men in particular. While some local groups are trying to change men’s view … 0

Why I stayed: He had financial security

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

It was hours before “Marie” would walk down the aisle to marry “Bill,” a wealthy Oregon man she had met two years earlier. Marie, who has lived in Franklin County for 17 years and Greenfield for 10 years, had met Bill in 1995 at an outdoor concert in … 0