Greenfield

The Pushkin Gallery in Greenfield. Recorder/Micky Bedell

Downtown buildings up in air

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

GREENFIELD — If a downtown developer doesn’t come up with the money and documentation required to cover his multimillion dollar debt before early December, it looks like he could lose the two landmark buildings he has spent years and millions of dollars renovating. What could happen then to those anchors of the town’s commercial heart has local officials watching closely, … 0

GCC earns national green award

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College is one of five community colleges of 1,200 nationwide that is recognized for its environmentally sustainable practices, programs and job training. The college is one of five community colleges awarded with an American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Green Genome Award as part of an expanding national effort … 0

Embezzling teller gets 2nd sentencing delay

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

GREENFIELD — Sentencing for a convicted embezzler has been postponed for the second time. Meghan Porter, 26, stole $92,000 from a single customer’s accounts in 2011 and 2012 while employed as head teller of Freedom Credit Union’s Greenfield branch. Porter pleaded guilty Sept. 3 in Franklin Superior Court to two counts of larceny over $250 by a single scheme. Her sentencing was scheduled … 0

GCC, other community colleges split $20M to invest in STEM

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College is one of 15 schools statewide to get a slice of $20 million to promote programs and train prospective workers in science, technology, engineering and math. In a consortia, 15 community colleges across the state were selected by the federal Department of Labor … 0

Letter: Nosy neighbors

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

As I read The Recorder police logs, I’m totally convinced of one thing: We have a town full of Gladys Kravitzs. For those of you who don’t remember Gladys, Google will be beneficial here ... I’m sure I won’t be alone in my assessment. ED GREGORY Greenfield … 0

Brewing up the blues

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

GREENFIELD — If you are looking for a barbecue with live blues music, local and national craft brews, contests, vendors and more before fall is over, look no further. The fourth annual Riverside Blues & BBQ Festival will be held Oct. 11 and 12 in Beacon Field below … 0

The Enterovirus D68: Be alert and be clean, but don’t worry, say specialists

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

GREENFIELD — While there have been no confirmed cases of the respiratory infection Enterovirus D68 at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, hospital and infection control specialists advise caution and good hand hygiene. The strain thought to be causing the current outbreak around the country, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), can be … 0

Teachers attacked by Greenfield student?

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

GREENFIELD — Three middle school teachers complained of being assaulted by a student on the same day, but police and school officials aren’t giving out many details this week about the incident. On Sept. 22, three Greenfield Middle School teachers walked into the police station at about 4:30 … 0

Neighbors: Mohawk Trail featured again

Monday, September 29, 2014

Hello neighbor. Once again, our beautiful 100-year-old Mohawk Trail has been featured — this time by the Boston Globe in its Sunday Travel section on Sept. 28. Just recently, Yankee Magazine wrote several articles on the trail and our great county. A photo essay by Essdras M. Suarez … 0

Forum to discuss increase of Munson Street traffic tonight

Monday, September 29, 2014

GREENFIELD — A community forum will be held tonight in Robbins Memorial Church at 55 Munson St. to discuss the fears some residents have about the increase in traffic along the street and the speeds at which some … 2

Groups plan weekend cleanup of downtown Greenfield

Monday, September 29, 2014

GREENFIELD — The same group that plans to install 50 benches throughout the downtown over the next few years is planning Broom Days on Saturday and Sunday with the Downtown Cleanup Brigade. Both groups will clean up Bank Row on Saturday and Fiske Avenue on Sunday. The groups … 0

Letter: Beautiful benches

Sunday, September 28, 2014

A big, wet (recycled) kiss to all of the Rejuvenators, teacher Mark Leonard, and all the Greenfield High School students and Franklin County Jail inmates who contributed to the highly functional and beautiful AND recycled content benches that are beginning to grace the sidewalks of our fair town. … 0

Four Rivers achieves 100% proficiency on ELA for fourth year

Sunday, September 28, 2014

GREENFIELD — For the fourth consecutive year, 10th-graders at Four Rivers Charter Public School achieved 100 percent proficiency on the English Language Arts MCAS test. Four Rivers also outperformed sending schools in every category of the high stakes test for grades 7, 8 and 10. The high scores … 0