Greenfield

Neighbors: French musical at Arts Block

Monday, April 20, 2015

Hello neighbor. If you’re looking for something fun to do next weekend, or the following one, head to the Arts Block on Main Street in Greenfield for the French musical, “Irma la Douce,” which will be performed by Arena Civic Theatre on Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. “Irma la Douce” is a 1956 lively comedy-musical written by Marguerite Monnor with lyrics and a book by Alexandre … 0

Letter: Off topic

Monday, April 20, 2015

Anyone who brings God or Al Gore into the debate about climate change clearly doesn’t understand science. CATHY GOUCH Greenfield … 0

Better living? It can start with relationships

Sunday, April 19, 2015

GREENFIELD — Energy efficiency and sustainability were the name of the game at Franklin County’s Better Living Show at Indoor Action Sports on Bernardston Road Saturday afternoon. The show, hosted by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce both Saturday and Sunday, featured a variety of local vendors offering everything from solar panel installation and information on energy-efficiency upgrades for visitor’s homes to soft-shell … 0

Letter: Where are we headed?

Sunday, April 19, 2015

We are Teens in Action — a group of teenagers who live at Leyden Woods in Greenfield. We have been watching the news about shootings and riots and we are very concerned. We also recently celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day. These are things we talk about at … 0

‘Community Legal Aid became a savior for my family’

Friday, April 17, 2015

GREENFIELD — At their Ashfield home, Karla Clarke was splitting wood with her then-husband, James, when he smacked her across the face, leaving reddened impressions on her skin, to get her to shut up. It was the last … 0

Parking garage part of Greenfield capital request

Friday, April 17, 2015

GREENFIELD — The mayor has included enough money in next year’s $7.4 million capital budget for a municipal parking garage, to implement a municipal light plant, if voters approve it in November, a new marked cruiser, generators for Town Hall and the middle school, new fire equipment and … 0

Greenfield accessory apartment ordinance withdrawn temporarily

Friday, April 17, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town’s Planning Board has decided to temporarily withdraw a proposed ordinance that would allow homeowners in all residential districts to add small apartments to their single-family homes. Board Chairwoman Roxann Wedegartner said withdrawing the Accessory Dwelling Units ordinance will give the board more time to … 0

Letter: Support a senior center

Friday, April 17, 2015

Are you a senior? If not, I hope you will be some day. Around 4,000 Greenfield residents have already reached that milestone. We are asking the community to support our wish for a much-needed new senior center. We’ve heard promises of a new center for years. We still … 0

Letter: Shocking? Shouldn’t be

Friday, April 17, 2015

Why is everyone so incredulous at the dramatic price increase of their electric bills this past winter? Why are you shocked when natural gas moratoriums on new hookups were decreed in western Massachusetts? My answer, “you reap what you sow.” According to a U.S. Energy Information Administration (www.eia.gov) … 0

Big Brothers Big Sisters join 24th annual gala to benefit Pioneer Valley children

Friday, April 17, 2015

GREENFIELD — For the first time, The Future Begins Here, an annual gala, will feature Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin and Hampshire counties to benefit Pioneer Valley children. The event is set for May 3. The event marks a new collaboration between the two nonprofits. “This is … 0

Holiday week trash collection

Friday, April 17, 2015

GREENFIELD — Due to the Monday holiday (Patriots Day), the following will be rubbish and recycling pickup for the week of April 20: ∎ Monday collection on Tuesday ∎ Tuesday collection on Wednesday ∎ Wednesday collection on Thursday ∎ Thursday and Friday collections on Friday Rubbish and recycling … 0

Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission aided by United Way

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Editor’s Note: This is the fifth of six stories that show how United Way helps the people of Franklin County. GREENFIELD — Every Thursday, Rob Fiedler and Jordan Welsh, both of Greenfield, meet up to go bowling, see … 0

Tech students capture honors in statewide competition

Thursday, April 16, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Nine Franklin County Technical School students finished first in competitions at the annual Business Professionals of America State Leadership Conference. Twenty-six students from FCTS competed against 350 students in about 20 events March 7 through 9 in Framingham and Upton. Emmett Boyd of Northfield, Kyle … 0