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Greenfield wireless network will need utilities’ OK

Monday, August 3, 2015

GREENFIELD — It may take a little longer than the mayor had expected to turn on Greenfield’s downtown hybrid fiber-wireless broadband network, but he said he believes it will only be a few weeks longer, at most, than originally thought. Mayor William Martin plans for Greenfield to provide the downtown network, which would offer 25 megabits per second (Mbps) upload and download for mobile and fixed devices for free to … 0

On the chopping block: Greenfield trees up for Thursday hearing

Monday, August 3, 2015

GREENFIELD — At least 29 more trees are about to be removed from Greenfield streets, because they are sick, old or have become hazards. Members of the public will have another opportunity to tell government what they think about the removal of trees on Sanderson, Riddell, Federal, Davis, Silver, Shattuck, Allan, Bowles, Cypress, … 0

Neighbors: Dick Henry receives highest Moose honor

Monday, August 3, 2015

Hello neighbor. I’d like to congratulate Richard “Dick” Henry of Greenfield, a member of Greenfield Lodge No. 997 Loyal Order of Moose, who has received the Pilgrim Degree of Merit, which is the highest honor bestowed a member. The degree, currently held by very few throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Bermuda, is the order’s ultimate reward for exceptional devotion to … 0

Moped chase ends in crash, arrest

Monday, August 3, 2015

GREENFIELD — A Greenfield man faces several charges after police say he fled a traffic stop on a moped, and was ultimately caught on foot after he crashed the motorized scooter in Highland Park. Thomas E. Senn, 33, … 0

Aubuchon’s to expand Greenfield store

Monday, August 3, 2015

GREENFIELD — Aubuchon Hardware store at 312 Federal St. is about to expand. According to store Manager Tim Seymour, the 8,000-square-foot store will increase by 4,500 square feet, making it a 12,500-square-foot building. “We’ll be able to add … 0

Gill man arrested on drug charges

Monday, August 3, 2015

GREENFIELD — A Gill man faces drug dealing charges after police say they found heroin and cocaine in his car after he came running at their cruiser during a traffic stop. Michael Kostanski, 41, is expected to be … 0

Letter: Taking notice of his work

Monday, August 3, 2015

Twice this past week my daughters and I have noticed an older (I say this kindly as I’m not truly sure of his age) gentleman picking up trash and weeding on the side of the road. Once on Chapman Street, and just yesterday on the bridge going over … 0

Summer reading program helps children turn the page

Sunday, August 2, 2015

GREENFIELD — For elementary school students, summer is a time of endless diversions — and of forgetting how to read. School has been out since June, but on Wednesday, teachers marshaled students through the halls of Four Corners. … 0

Cows, calves put on a show for 4-H

Sunday, August 2, 2015

GREENFIELD — The livestock section of the Franklin County Fairgrounds was busy during the weekend, with 110 cows and calves in the stalls and 58 competitors bunking down in the exhibit buildings for a Massachusetts State 4-H Dairy … 0

Letter: GCTV’s live coverage

Sunday, August 2, 2015

I write to applaud our own community access television station, GCTV, for fullfilling the promise of the medium: Live local coverage of an event of huge significance to our region, the FERC hearing on the proposed pipeline at the Greenfield Middle School, July 29. No national or regional … 0

Letter: Power needs, options

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Michael Hart’s letter on “name plate capacity” is right on. While there may be some quibbling about the numbers, they are in the ballpark. Fourteen to 20 percent of the time, solar is producing its capacity, wind countrywide is maybe 30 percent of capacity. ISO New England (our … 0

Mixing of drain cleaners prompts evacuation of ambulance dispatch center

Sunday, August 2, 2015

GREENFIELD — A chemical spill prompted Greenfield Fire Department to respond to MedCare Emergency Health at 338 High St. According to Capt. Clark Seaman, someone poured drain cleaner into the pipes on Saturday, unaware that the night before someone else used a different type of drain cleaner. The … 0

Statewide arts funding increases

Friday, July 31, 2015

GREENFIELD — For the past six months, state Gov. Charlie Baker has tried cutting statewide arts funding. On Wednesday, the House and Senate overrode his veto and actually increased the 2016 fiscal year arts budget by about 20 percent, or $2.3 million. In total, $14.16 million will be … 0