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Manager of Engineering Greg Oles discusses changes to the kitchen hood.

Hospital kitchen among green changes

Sunday, July 27, 2014

GREENFIELD — This August, a trailer will temporarily take the place of the kitchen at Baystate Franklin Medical Center as the Greenfield hospital moves toward decreasing its energy footprint. For a total $450,000, the hospital is replacing its kitchen hood — the equipment piece above the grills that takes cooking smoke and exhausts it outside — and updating its kitchen … 0

Upper Valley Music Festival relaxed in return to Greenfield

Sunday, July 27, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Upper Valley Music Festival spread out around the Town Common and the main intersection Saturday, fitting easily back into Greenfield after two years in neighboring Turners Falls. The festival stages multiple performers in multiple venues throughout the afternoon and evening, all within walking distance of each other and the rest … 0

New collaboration opens doors for economic security for women

Sunday, July 27, 2014

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College and area women’s and domestic violence resource advocacy groups are partnering to empower at-risk women in transition in Franklin County. The Franklin County Women’s GARDEN (Growing Agricultural Resiliency and Developing Economic Networks) Project is a new three-year partnership, funded through a $20,000 grant from the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts. Partner members include GCC’s Sustainable Agriculture and Green … 0

Weldon residents to be without an elevator

Friday, July 25, 2014

GREENFIELD — Residents of the 109-year-old Weldon House on High Street will have to take the stairs to their upper-floor apartments for the next six to eight weeks while the owner replaces the only elevator in the concrete … 0

Big food retailers going local

Friday, July 25, 2014

GREENFIELD — According to the “food odometer” developed by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture in Iowa, the average fruit or vegetable travels nearly 1,500 miles to get from farm to consumer. And to keep food from spoiling … 0

Letter: Offensive thinking

Friday, July 25, 2014

The good folks who are pitching a fit over the placement of “migrant minors” in our communities are no better than the “good folks” who declined to give refuge or sanctuary to the Jews and others who fled the Nazis. I am aware that this will deeply, deeply, … 0

Greenfield waits to hear from lawyer about possible fireworks short-change

Friday, July 25, 2014

GREENFIELD — The town will have to wait a few more days for a lawyer’s opinion on whether a New Hampshire company has been short-changing the town’s annual fireworks display for the last four years. Mayor William Martin said it will most likely be early next week before … 0

Kennametal chooses Greenfield

Thursday, July 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — Kennametal Inc. has decided to grow its operation in Greenfield after years of cutbacks, which means it will bring 70 new jobs to town over the next five years and plans to spend almost $5 million … 0

Turners Falls earns battlefield grant

Thursday, July 24, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — It has been 338 years and since the Great Falls on the Connecticut River between present-day Gill and Montague took a place in the bloody geography of King Philip’s War, and two years since the most recent effort to study the battle began. Unsuccessful last … 0

Turners Falls man arrested on OUI charges, cops say he backed into cruiser

Thursday, July 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — A Turners Falls man was arrested on drunken driving and other charges after he backed his car into a parked cruiser, according to police. Dion W. Cadiz, 24, of 88 2nd St., was arrested Wednesday night on charges of operating under the influence of liquor, driving … 0

Neighbors: Young neighbor to raise money for animals

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hello neighbor. One of our younger neighbors, 11-year-old Miracle Leyro, is organizing a walk through the downtown Greenfield area this Saturday with a group of her friends. The youngsters plan to raise money for Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society. Miracle’s mother Diana Nunez told me that Miracle plans … 0

Letter: Cooperation missing

Thursday, July 24, 2014

It’s nice when one crossed the street and motorists stopped for you. We can’t hear the cars now — they are really quiet. Of course, it helps the drivers if walkers use the crosswalks. In these white painted areas, pedestrians are more visible and vehicles should be expecting … 0

Bar Association Advocates gets $33,000 grant

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

GREENFIELD — Lawyers advocating for domestic violence victims will be getting a slight boost in pay for their services. The Franklin County Bar Association Advocates received a $33,000 grant from the Massachusetts Bar Foundation to support the Bar Advocates for Victims of Domestic Violence, Children and Elders Program. … 0