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Cars sit at the intersection of Main and Federal Streets in Greenfield Wednesday afternoon. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

Greenfield looking for fix to long traffic lights

Friday, August 28, 2015

GREENFIELD — A town councilor is leading the crusade to fix Greenfield’s traffic lights before someone gets hurt. “People sit through two or three cycles at some of the town’s intersections, and they get very impatient,” said Precinct 5 Councilor Penny Ricketts. “I’ve seen people blow through red lights because they’ve waited too long. I don’t want to see someone … 2

100 years of memories ... and lots of tears: Alumni tour of Newton School brings stories of classmates, the ‘marvelous’ Ms. Carney

Thursday, August 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — Many of the 37 alumni who turned out to tour Newton School, celebrating its 100th year and opening its doors to students Sept. 2 and 4, remembered their own first days of school, and the tears. Louise Mroz, who attended the school from 1925 to 1932, said she doesn’t recognize anything … 0

Neighbors: New book tells story of 1896 Trolley No. 10

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hello, neighbor. Over the past week, there’s been a lot of activity at the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum at 14 Depot St. Visitors have been busy signing a copy of the “Little Yellow Trolley,” a book that follows the history of the 1896 Trolley No. 10. It was written by museum member Marie … 0

Town to shore up Meridian Street hillside to prevent another mudslide

Thursday, August 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town is about to shore up the steep hillside portion of Green River Cemetery, which will help prevent a repeat of the 2011 Meridian Street mudslide. Alan Twarog, the town’s assistant engineer, said Greenfield will … 0

Youth benefit in Community Action workforce program

Thursday, August 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — If you’ve been to the Franklin County Courthouse at any point this summer, there’s a good chance you’ve encountered Jo-Ann Ault of Turners Falls. She’s the young woman who’s spent her mornings this summer as an … 0

Letter: Allow yourself room

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Motorists tailgate (follow too close) on many highways. Years ago, the Mass. State Police and others recommended a car length behind another auto for every 10 miles per hour travel speed. This give a driver behind a vehicle time to handle any ordinary emergency. At 60 miles per … 0

Letter: Life’s potential

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Dear Mr. Wallace Reid, Aren’t you glad your mother thought of you as “more than a potential?’ God blessed you with a life passed “potential.” Too bad you aren’t willing to “pass it on.” Many babies in heaven would thank you for fighting for them. WINSTON and MARIE … 0

Letter: Councilors, do your job

Thursday, August 27, 2015

I read in The Recorder on Aug. 20 “Greenfield voters will weigh in on plastic ban” — why? Our form of government is a representative democracy. As the chair of two Charter commissions — one which abolished the Town Meeting and the second, provided for a mayor and … 0

Letter: Rudy’s effort noticed

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Like a child learning to potty train, so must we learn to take responsibility for what someone else has, until now, had to clean up. Thank you Rudy for taking the time to research and write up the Bottle, Bag, and Food Container ordinances. Citizens spoke, you listened … 0

Harvard students’ business plan? Go bananas!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — Take four Harvard business students, add the Franklin County’s commercial kitchen and throw in lots and lots of bananas. What you get is Just Bananas, a new frozen dessert that some find a-peeling in Cambridge, Somerville … 0

Teen racism forum

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — Local teens of color will talk about their experiences in area schools, during a free program Sept. 12. The audience will also view the PBS documentary “A Class Divided,” about a third-grade teacher who divided her all-white class into blue-eyed and brown-eyed groups, to give them … 0

Art show opens today

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — The local cultural council will open its 3rd annual juried show today from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Greenfield Community College’s downtown center on Main Street. During the show titled “01301/3: Melting,” people will have the opportunity to meet some of the artists and some members … 0

West Nile Virus found in local mosquitoes

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — Two random mosquito samples taken by state health officials near the Deerfield line in Greenfield have tested positive for West Nile Virus, but that doesn’t mean people should panic, according to Nicole Zabko, the town’s health director. Zabko said she was contacted by the state on … 0