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Sienna Huerta, 3, plays with a pumpkin in the aisles of Warm the Children on Wednesday in Greenfield while her mother searches for mittens. Recorder/Micky Bedell

Families pick out winter gear for cold weather just around corner

Friday, September 19, 2014

GREENFIELD — When Connie Sicard was a third grade teacher at Sheffield Elementary School in Turners Falls, she witnessed first-hand the need among her students for warm winter clothing. “I saw how much they needed new clothing, there were so many of them without warm clothes,” Sicard said. Ann Dejnack, who also worked at Sheffield Elementary as a sixth grade … 0

Cash surplus to pay more cops

Friday, September 19, 2014

GREENFIELD — A $3.28 million windfall will allow the town to hire at least two full-time police officers and three or four new employees in the town’s Public Works Department. The state has certified the town’s “free cash” surplus at a record $3,280,402 this year — double what it has seen in past years — and the mayor said police, public works and … 0

Tires don’t appear to pose threat to environment

Friday, September 19, 2014

GREENFIELD — The town’s conservation head doesn’t seem to be as concerned about the sea of tires off of Colorado Avenue polluting the Deerfield River as he is about what it will take to shore up the stream bank if they are removed. Greenfield Conservation Commission Chairman John Blasiak said tires do not … 0

Two local dance teachers want spot on ‘Amazing Race’

Friday, September 19, 2014

Two local dance teachers are eagerly awaiting a call back from producers of the Amazing Race reality television game show to find out if they’ll have a chance at being chosen as one of the teams to compete … 0

Boston Globe challenges Patriot Care Corp’s application for medical marijuana dispensary

Friday, September 19, 2014

A company that was awarded a medical marijuana dispensary license in Lowell and is vying for licenses in Boston and Greenfield appears to have overstated the scope of its operations at a counseling and research program for HIV and AIDS patients at dispensaries it owns in other cities. … 0

Practical purpose for mound of tires?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

GREENFIELD — A former Colorado Avenue resident says that he believes the thousands of tires found piled along the Deerfield River were put there many years ago by the property owner to stabilize the riverbank. Allan Keyes, who … 1

Letter: Walk carefully!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A brief message to all pedestrians, especially those crossing with youngsters: Please do not jump out into travel lanes from between parked vehicles and assume that drivers have seen you. Pickup trucks; SUVs, delivery vans, even parked cars often shield you from our view! Please: Stop, Look and … 0

Letter: Birth control vs. CO2?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

I have been giving a great deal of thought regarding the public concern about global warming, fuel costs, health care costs, escalating taxes and water. In my opinion the increase in our population has created a problem. Perhaps one possible solution to cutting governmental spending would be to … 0

PARKing Day offers info and fun

Thursday, September 18, 2014

GREENFIELD — A parking space in the heart of the downtown will be transformed today into a public park. The town, Franklin Regional Council of Governments and Greenfield Business Association will temporarily transform a metered space on Main … 0

Neighbors: Lots of fun and festivals this fall

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Hello neighbor. What a great couple of months we have ahead of us here in the county. It’s no secret that fall is my favorite season, not only because of the brilliant color, cool temperatures and crisp apples from our local orchards, but because the county is alive … 0

Weldon elevator replaced and open

Thursday, September 18, 2014

GREENFIELD — Residents of the 109-year-old Weldon House on High Street were surprised and thrilled to learn last week that their elevator had been replaced and was up and running several weeks ahead of schedule. At the same … 0

Greenfield bench project a lesson in collaboration

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — A five-member group called Greenfield Rejuvenators is teaming up with the town, jail, a high school teacher and his students and local organizations to install up to another 50 benches in the downtown. The new benches … 0

Local Democrats kick off election season

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Democratic Town Committee will kick off election season with the promise of a strong commitment and coordinated effort to elect Democrats at home and throughout the state this year, members say. Chairman Doug Mayo said the committee will work with party leaders over the … 0