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People begin to sit down to eat while others wait in line at the Greenfield Free Harvest Supper in this 2013 file photo. Organizers for the event this year say that unless more individuals and businesses volunteer, the free community event may not take place. Recorder file photo/Trish Crapo

Free Harvest Supper: Will there be one this year?

Monday, May 25, 2015

GREENFIELD — The committee that has put the Free Harvest Supper on every August for the past decade is still waiting for about six people to step up and “do some heavy lifting,” or last year’s may have been its last. Supper organizers, including Dino Schnelle, coordinator of the Center for Self-Reliance food pantry, said whether the supper is held … 0

Greenfield community turns out for Memorial Day parade to honor veterans

Monday, May 25, 2015

GREENFIELD — “Remember the faces you cannot see and the names you don’t know,” retired U.S. Army paratrooper Thomas Goodwin of Grinnell Street told a crowd of about 200 people on Monday morning. Goodwin, 80, who served in Vietnam as a paratrooper and received a Purple Heart, said he joined the 173rd Airborne … 0

United Arc needs variance to build housing for aging clients

Monday, May 25, 2015

GREENFIELD — A local agency that has been serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for more than six decades would like to build three small duplexes for some of them on land it owns on Summer Street, but is running into a few obstacles as it goes through the town’s permitting process. … 0

Neighbors: Grandparents: Share your stories

Monday, May 25, 2015

Hello, neighbor Many times in my travels throughout the county, I am stopped by other grandparents who have read about my grandsons Justin, Owen and Travis. They thank me for sharing my stories every now and then, and then they share some of their own with me. Over … 0

Thousands settle in for music, fun at Strangecreek

Sunday, May 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Strangecreek Campout kicked off the New England summer music festival season over the weekend, but if you only stayed for the music, you missed half the fun. To get the most of the three-night festival, … 1

Greenfield native fixed planes during WWII

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Elizabeth “Betty” (Grader) Stange still looks to the sky each time she sits outside her home in Florida, and she dreams about the day she flew her uncle’s plane into Turners Falls Airport. A Greenfield native, Stange was … 0

Proposed ordinance amendment on public demonstrations appears dead

Sunday, May 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — A proposal to alter how the town regulates public demonstrations, picketing and other mass assemblies on public property appears to have died in committee. At-large Town Councilor Isaac Mass presented the proposed changes, but after some discussion by the Council Appointments and Ordinances Committee and comments … 0

DA grads ‘ready to dance with the world’

Sunday, May 24, 2015

DEERFIELD — Graduate Conor Sullivan promised the crowd at Deerfield Academy Saturday that he was about to give one of the best, most heartfelt, tear-jerking speech they’d ever heard. “If it fails to live up to those expectations, … 0

Northfield ambulance taken for illegal ride

Sunday, May 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — An Everett man faces several charges after allegedly taking an ambulance for a ride. Greenfield Police responded to Baystate Franklin Medical Center, 164 High St., Saturday at 3:55 p.m. for a report of a stolen ambulance. While police looked for the vehicle it was returned to … 0

Full Opioid Task Force meeting Tuesday

Friday, May 22, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Opioid Task Force of Franklin County and the North Quabbin Region will hold a full-group meeting Tuesday. Dr. Ruth Potee will speak on the physiology of addiction. Potee, of Valley Medical Group, treats addiction in … 0

Greenfield holiday week trash schedule

Friday, May 22, 2015

GREENFIELD — Due to the holiday on Monday, the following will be the rubbish and recycling schedule: ∎ Monday’s collection will be on Tuesday. ∎ Tuesday’s collection will be on Wednesday. ∎ Wednesday’s collection will be on Thursday. ∎ Thursday’s and Friday’s collections will be on Friday. It is important to have … 0

Greenfield woman badly burned; neighbor comes to her rescue

Thursday, May 21, 2015

GREENFIELD — Kevin Haley of 7 Park St. said a crash from downstairs caught his attention Wednesday night around 10:30, sending him downstairs to find his neighbor badly burned and her apartment beginning to catch fire. “I heard … 0

Car vs. pole accident on Leyden Road interrupts traffic

Thursday, May 21, 2015

GREENFIELD — A utility pole and traffic took a hit Thursday night on Leyden Road. No information was available from police at the time, but an accident closed the road for a time after dark. By 9:40 p.m., detour signs were down and traffic had resumed, with utility … 0